October 25, 2016

“The Maker’s Eye” was actually an easier reading. I was more enthused about this article compared to most. I found that since it was only a few pages long, it was easier to write about and to read. Although most of the info in the article is stuff we as amateur writers already know. Professional writers have more time than we as students do; they can take their time writing. They also create multiple drafts, while we pretty much create only one or two at the most. Professional writers are more trained, they do what they do because they like it. We as students write because we are forced to most of the time.  


October 20, 2016

I am doing a research project on Hernias and this is my current argument:

Hernias are a common ailment;however, there is a misunderstanding about the dangers of ignoring a hernia.

1) Do you know that babies can be born with a hernia?

2) Have you ever heard of a hernia?

3) Did you know that hernias can be genetically linked?

4) Did you know hernias are formed not just by heavy lifting?

5) Have you ever had a hernia?

6) Are you a constant cigarette smoker?

7) Do you or someone you know struggle with COPD or Cystic Fibrosis?

8) Have you ever undergone a surgical procedure?

9) If you have endured a hernia, what type of hernia was it?

10) Do you have heart problems?

October 13, 2016

The blogs I’ve looked at have been helpful and humorous. I think when it’s a normal person talking to a crowd about hernias, it’s easier to understand. The terms are less complex along with the whole explanation. When a Doctor or any kind of medical staff approaches you to discuss a medical diagnosis, they use medical terminology, which most people do not understand. The blog I had a chance to read drew me in for many reasons. First of all, the guy was making jokes out of his hernia, he laughed about his own prognosis. The writer also used smaller forms of medical terms, he didn’t use complex terms where the general population wouldn’t understand. All the way from him heading to the hospital to the end of his surgery. I think I could enter into conversations about my topic by using simpler terms rather than complex. I also think by having some humor you may be able to keep others interested.

October 11, 2016

Faking things can be complicated. Personally, I love to act like I never got some ones text. For example, I used to work at a deli and grille, my boss told me I might have to work the day after prom because the girl who always worked that Monday constantly called off. I had already requested that day off, two months prior. I told him that if he needs me to work, I need to know 2 days before, or else I couldn’t work. This was constantly happening, I was the only employee to never call off and I worked there the longest out of everyone. I got a text that evening asking where I was, but no one told me I was working. The people I worked for were good people personally, but when it came to business they were terrible. I never once received a paycheck on time, I went a month without being paid once, we never received pay stubs, so not once did I know how much money I got taken out for taxes, or how much money I was being paid. Schedules were also made last minute every week. The bosses would always talk to customers and other employees about us. That day, I had 5 people call and text me, but yet no one told me I was working. I came in the next day, got tons of crap thrown at me, and even had a customer tell me that what I did was wrong and that my boss was a good guy. Don’t get me wrong, he was a good guy, but very immature. If someone wants you to work, they need to call you ahead of time, not one hour after the shift starts. I told them I needed a two-day notice but never received it. The day after when I went in, at the end of my shift, I collected my tips and quit my job. I felt like I was the only one who cared about my job. I was told I was the first employee in years to ever be constantly smiling and happy, I was the only girl who cleaned and stocked everything required. I never received my last paycheck, and I didn’t bother to ask.

Bunn 2 10/6

My group members blog’s didn’t really change my opinion. None of us really read it. I don’t know why, but I can’t really get into certain articles. I prefer to read articles of my liking and choosing. This is the first assignment I haven’t done in this class, but I also didn’t know it existed or that it was assigned to us.

October 6, 2016

This morning, when we were assigned to write about the Bunn article my face went blank. I didn’t even have a clue what the article was, not one bit. I looked around, and asked my group member if this was assigned Tuesday when I was absent, and I then found out that it wasn’t. So I was still completely clueless honestly. So if you can’t tell, I have not read this article. I think since I was so busy with my portfolio, I didn’t really think about anything else in this class. If this was brought up in class, I would try to  act like I read it, probably ask  my friends around me what it was about. I don’t enjoy reading posts about writing, it doesn’t interest me. Forced reading isn’t my style. I enjoy certain topics and certain books, but articles about writing I do not enjoy.