Create and object

Feb 22- Class Activity
Class activity objective was to create an “object” in 30 minutes with an assigned partner.
What is this thing? A bird sitting in a bird nest
What inspired you to create it?
Our inspiration was the feather and the eyeballs and we created a beautiful bird like object.
Tyler and I were partners for this group activity. Each group was given a plastic bag with essential materials to create “something”. The plastic bag contained: 2 eye balls, a small black box, 1 orange straw, bubble wrap, 2 pieces of blue tissue paper, 1 feather, black/silver ribbon, and a few other items.

4/3 Class activity

How does the writer introduce her argument?
-The writer starts her introduction with facts regarding the military and for the most part remains neutral in the beginning with a lot of facts.

How long is the introduction?
-The author quotes and paraphrases throughout the entire 3.5 paragraphs.The author builds an idea that there is a problem with the affordable housing in Orange County.

Where does the author paraphrase? quote? why one and not the other?
-The author paraphrases throughout the entire analysis but quotes when needed.

What is the authors thesis?
The Housing Affordability ACT: Making Supply Meet Demand.
Thesis: “The cites’ dependency on sale-tax revenue has given them a bias against the development of affordable housing units, causing them tot urn down affordable housing proposals, and thereby hinder cities from meeting the affordable housing needs within their communities”.

4/3 class notes

Activity #1:
Step 1: Introduction
Working with the 3 step method.
1) Introduce the source
2) quote/paraphrase the source citation
3) comment on the quoted/paraphrased material: how does the quotation support (or refute or clarify or give dimension to or..)your argument/analysis?
Why does “Joe Potato” not need introduction.
Notes:
author & publication
already credible – to whom
audience awareness is huge
how we introduce our source “rhetoric” how we want to introduce our source several different ways.
4 ways to integrate a Quotation:
1)signal phrase set off by a comma: “situation”
EX: Amy Tan— words in brackets [] means your own words…. when you are taking words out you must …
2) signal verb with a “that” clause:characterizes the author “argues that”
3) Signal clause or full sentence set off by a colon:
4) Quotation integrated into the grammar of the sentence
Activity#1 cont.
Step 2: Citation
Micheal Levin Example:
-difference between the two style of citation and why? why does it matter?
more credible using “philosophers” makes your ethos more credible.
– what is a block quotation?

when you quote an author for longer than just one sentence.
command tool button ”
Step 3: Commentary

What do we need to consider in order to answer that question
when you’re using your evidence you are using it in your way.

HIV/AIDS in the Military

In this paragraph the introduction is giving the background on Brian Cozart and his likes/dislikes. Which is very general and narrative like. In the policies the writer gives facts with numbers of the evolution of the homosexuality and HIV/AIDS in the military over a span of three decades. Implementing different policies over a timeline which have allowed homosexuals to serve in the military and have become more acceptance of the “gay” and “lesbian” community. The “Dont Ask Don’t Tell” policy that was implemented in 1994 allowed individuals to not disclose their sexual orientation when enlisting in the military. The writer presents detailed facts with a timeline ranging form 1960-2000. Paraphrasing the policies and putting it into chronological order so the reader can understand the evolution of homosexuals in the military. The writer presents briefly the Bill Clinton issue “lift the ban” on homosexuals in the military . I feel the writer is wanting the reader to understand how people thought of homosexuality in the military and many thought of it as an illness. Ultimately, the writer presents many facts and historical events that have taken place to allow the LBGT community to evolve over time.

Thesis Statement Activity#1

Activity#1 Thesis

The comic culture uses the media platform to touch on controversial issues such as homosexuality, HIV/AIDS, political issues.
*Questions
Does the comic culture use its media power for the good or bad.
What connection is there with the comic culture and my pane?
What does the comic culture do for the HIV/AIDS epidemic?
What is the comic culture?
What is controversial about the comic culture?
Does the comic culture do enough for the HIV/AIDS epidemic?
Does the comic culture use its media platform to inform our society in a positive way?

Activity#2 Organization
start thinking of organization early on it will help you in the long run for your website/blog.
-Titles, linguistic text, visuals (videos & pictures), sub-headings, menus and navigation, put links in AB
-About

3-20 activity#2

Activity #1: Our Shared General Research Question:
What is the relationship between the Comic Culture and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?
Guynes. S. & Advisor Lecklider, A. & Rubin, R. (2015). Fatal Attractions: American Comic Books and the AIDS Crisis. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston.

Item

The Comic culture and the HIV/AIDS epidemic connects through pro-gray organizations taking risk with current political and cultural issues. Garry Tradue cartoonist/writer of the Doonesbury Comic Strip introduced character Andy Lippincott a gay man with HIV/AIDS in the late 1970’s which was controversial caused the reaction of many newspapers to drop the comic strip.

Our Shared General Research Questions

3-20

Activity #1: Our Shared General Research Questions:

What subculture us embodied in the AIDS quilt block you’ve chosen to document and research?

The artistic culture is embodied in Andy Lippinocotts quilt block

What is the relationship between the subculture embodied in the quilt and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

What is the relationship between the Comic Culture and the HIV/AIDS epidemic?

 

 

 

 

Feedback is always positive

Feedback is always a great thing to get from your professors at the beginning of the semester so you can apply the feedback and work on your weakness. I need to be less “wordy” and get straight to the point. I need to write from a personal  stand point and not be so research essay writing. I need to write personally based on my personal experiences. In unit 1 i was a  rusty grammatically and going into unit 2 i want to use less words and have a sense of personal ownership of my work. I want to become a better communicator in overall and in Unit 2 written and spoken.

Secondary Research questions

Week 5 Activity#2

Secondary Research questions:

Evaluation

  1. What is the significance of the music notes and the piano with Robert Waynes Myers?
  2. What is the significance of the black and pink colors in RoberWaynes panel?
  3. What is the connection with the carrots and rabbits with Jimmy Finley panel?
  4. What do rabbits and carrots symbolize (generally) to whom? Why?

 

Haltman/Prown Activities 2/15

What is an abstract aspect of Culture?

“Embodied Culture” is from the Haltman text.

-Norms “moral codes”

-Beliefs

-Values

-Thoughts

-Language

-Personality

-interest/self interest

-History

-Lifestyle

-How our panel embodies culture?

 

What are Multimodal Projects?

Is a conveyance linguistic, visual, aural, spatial, and gestural.

Linguistic: word choice,

Visual:

Aural:

Spatial:

Gestural:

 

Activity#1

Group C-

Mary’s: What’s present is the general description of the quilt, which is a foundation for a more detailed description. Its there to give the audience a sense of what details are to come. What’s missing are the nuanced details about the panel.

Stacey’s:What’s present are very detailed language, and the use of descriptive terms. The full name of the person is missing. With the name being absent you might assume that the family name meant little to the person making the quilt, or to the person the quilt is about.

 

Activity #2

Secondary Source Research questions.

-Who is Andy Lipincott?

-What does  Doonesbury have to do with AIDS in America?

-What is the significance of HIV/AIDS in Doonesbury?

-What does AIDS have to do with comics?