I have been given the opportunity to complete extra credit by sharing my views on an article. I chose The Science of Why New Year 's Resolutions Don 't Work by Susan Weinschenk. The article is about how many people don’t complete their new year’s goals because the goals are too drastic and they don’t use “actual science to change behavior”. Susan stated how “to change a new habit you essentially have to create a new one, so whether you are changing an existing habit or creating a new one, the “scientific” method for doing so is the same.” So, in order to create a new habit you have to add onto an already existing habit or create a small new one. Everyone has hundreds of habits currently, so this part of the process shouldn 't be hard.
By focusing exclusively on Avery Brundage, Marvin is leaving out other important sides to the dispute. After imitating this strategy, I learned that historians must be able to narrow down the information they are provided and choose only the specific details that is most valuable to the topic under investigation. However, this may come at an expense. It is difficult to decide what is valuable and what is insignificant, and there will always be some useful details that may be left
“Why, it was--- she stopped. I don’t know, she said” pg. 40 Mildred may not have realized it, but for Montag he figured out that he really wasn’t in love anymore. Montag at that point in his life made the decision to try and turn his life around. Even though society was at all odds with him, he still tried to
Many authors choose to write about characters who experience adversity. In “ How it Feels to Be Colored,” Hurston shows that there will always be difficult times, but being able to learn and take an advantage out of the adversity will show a great benefit. Taking a bad experience and being able to know your worth even if most do not will give you an advantage, Hurston says, “ How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” Hurston uses a sense of humor towards discrimnation, The effects of adversity are prominent in my mother’s life. My mom had my father walk out on her when she had a two year old and a newborn.
Have you ever seen twins? Have you ever tried to tell the two apart? While the outside appearance may be consubstantial, their personalities will most likely be contradistinctive. That 's kind of how the memoirs “Barrio Boy”, by Ernesto Galarza, and “No Gumption”, by Russell Baker, are. While there are many unambiguous similarities such as their characters, P.O.V, story structure, values, and theme, they have univocal differences such as the character 's ' actual personality.
The Erlking by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum confused me, even though the interpretation sounded interesting and fantastical. At first, I wondered if my confusion dealt with me not reading or hearing about “Der Erlkönig” before. After thinking that, I read the poem online; I really liked the poem because of creepy it is. I saw some correlations with Bynum’s version, but confusion still lingered in my head. I’m thinking a combination of the story structure and the lore (the fairies and elves) didn’t mix well with me.
Throughout Galileo’s Daughter, Sobel affirms Galileo’s idea, that just because you believe something does not make it true, and even when the observations appear to prove something true, there will always be those who will argue it to be false. This, however, is a flawed way of thinking. We can’t justify a belief rooted in assumptions, even if it provides a more detailed model. When we accept information on the basis of false premises, we satisfy an insatiable lust for knowledge beyond that which we can attain from logical reasoning, but conversely our judgment becomes blinded by the veil that emanates from the realm of false information. This false information can be difficult to discard because it can be used to explain so much about the natural world and our purpose in it.
The assignment was to deconstruct his essay ‘no pun intended’ and figure out whether it was effective or not and why. This was very challenging because I am very opinionated person so I had to approach this essay, from a neutral perspective and not sound harsh. It took me two revisions to finally get it
A story can go many directions, as well as American History. Can a story be considered history? As noted by Joyce Carol Oates, author of Believing What We Read, and Vice Versa, “In any case, language by its nature tends to distort experience. With the best of intentions, in recalling the past we are already altering it- one might say violating-the original experience, even if it is just the previous night’s dream, which may have been wordless and was certainly improvised.”(Oates) History is a collection of past events. A story can also be a set of facts but some things are altered, but it 's still based on true facts.
He explains what he saw like death and gore which he says that a kid like him shouldn 't have to see that other than in a form of literature. The next reason for Wiesel’s writing is so that he may fight against people who would forget about such a crucial event (Wiesel Acceptance Speech). He mentions that if we forget, we are all guilty from what might happen next, and that we are the accomplices to see that it may happen again. Lastly, Wiesel lighty mentions two goals that he is trying to achieve. These goals happen to be understanding for those who never got the experience of concentration camps, and not keeping silent about what happened inside the walls of the camps (Wiesel ix).