Thursday, March 31, 2016

I do not think it is just my generation that likes to throw around the word love. I think it is a stage in life when you are young and trying to figure out love. Parts of you understand and recognize love, while other parts deny its confusion and hardship. When I am in relationships there is no pressure, in my mind, to say love. The pressure seems to come from others when they ask if we love each other. The truth is I do but I don't. I've obviously never told a partner this, but when I reciprocate 'I love you' I am torn. I am too young to completely know love, so no its not the kind of love where I believe he is my soul mate forever. But I do love in the sense that i believe there are different stages of love. I do not completely understand love, but the parts I do understand is the love I know, the love I have. I love as much as I can love, even though a part of me knows I am young and love will grow to be even more some day.
People argue that its wrong to say that dogs are people too. Yes i suppose when people are so literal about it, no a dog should not have all of the same rights as a human citizen. But they are living creatures we actively and recognizably prioritize as family members. Therefore dogs legally should enjoy some basic natural rights like the right to live a healthy life. They are animals and living creatures so they should not be abused or neglected. i'm not saying that the crime should be as intense as homicide, but it is still wrong and very well is still a crime.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

my research question

I picked the topic of exercise and diet and how important it truly is. The question I want to answer is is that health problems and obesity really are a problem that needs to be fixed. I chose to answer this question because I really like health and exercise and always part take in being healthy and active. Majority of mindsets are that it is not that important to have a healthy diet or exercise and it is becoming a problem. Obesity is a problem that can be solved and prevented, and so we should act on it. In order to answer this question I need to describe the consequences of obesity and the diseases it can lead to. I need to research the health aspects and the risks involved compared to how good a body can function physically and mentally with good health. Experts I could read from are dietitians, doctors, exercise coaches, or even athletic trainers. they could work for hospitals or athletic clubs, they could even work for large corporations like Beach Body. These experts research the best ways to remain healthy and continue to do so. Most trainers focus on helping loose weight and remaining healthy and balanced. Doctors focus on the risks and disease that come with avoiding health.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

I have always grown up in a household with dogs and I find it strange when someone else has not. I have actually baby pictures of me rolling around on top of our German Shepard head and pulling his ears. This seems insane to many and completely normal to a lot of dog owners. Dogs do have different personalities though and any dog owner can tel you that they can't all be trusted with babies. But because I was fortunate enough to have a good dog and grow up with several good German Shepard, I love the breed and I feel like I found a special bond. This relationship with a dog is one to cherish and I feel bad for those who are uncomfortable with dogs because they have only enriched my life.
Overall, my experience writing this paper was difficult but a good one. It seemed a little bit more similar to research papers we have done before. And it was more straight forward than the previous paper as we needed to strictly focus on explaining only one topic. Still, it was a little bit difficult as APA is something I am not completely used to, and I was sick for a small portion of this paper. because I was sick on day I missed the first peer review and had to do it on my own which worried me because I though I might be behind. Turns out I remained on track and continued to do peer reviews and work on the paper. The topic I chose did explain something not many people know about and I informed them about it in as much detail as i could. My paper explained how the First Responders on 9/11, who also helped with the cleanup at Ground Zero, have developed various cancers and diseases from the toxic air at the site. This was a difficult and emotional topic to write about as it probably will be to read. It was not hard explaining the issues that lead to this conflict, but it was hard trying o remain a little more objective. I did not want to turn this paper into a rant or an argument as it was supposed to be an explanatory paper. Many times I found myself reading over a sentence that just seemed to engaged or hostile and I would have to delete adjectives to remove such a tone. but once I got that handled mor towards the end it was a bit easier. besides that the hardest part was trying to cite my references, whether it be on the reference page or just parenthetical references. But I think I got it down pretty well. Overall I liked doing this assignment and I liked my topic.

synthesis 2 revision

The revision process for this second paper was much easier than the first for me, despite the fact that I was missing the day we did the first peer review. I was sick that day and I had to upload my first draft to blackboard and review my peer papers on my own. I followed the directions I saw on blackboard, but it was still a little difficult because I was sick and in a different setting. Even though the circumstances were different and made things a little bit harder, the actual review was not too difficult. during the first paper i had never done peer review in groups or inline before, so it was a little bit strange. For this assignment I found myself more comfortable in doing the review. it was easier to read others papers and analyze the styles and structures. I think a lot had to do with the assignment and how it seemed a bit more straightforward on the topic. It was not as hard to understand that each paper was simply directed at explaining one topic.

I felt like reading other peoples papers was easier as they were more narrowed, and I also felt that my paper was probably easier to read and understand as well. the peer review helped me see my paper in a different light. Having someone else point out main parts and structures of my paper made it easier for me to see things missing and things I had well done. It almost created a bit of a checklist in my mind for the requirements of this paper. it clarified what I still needed to do with my paper so I could fix and add what I needed to. I liked doing the peer review as it helped out my writing process a lot and made me secure in my paper when it was finally finished.