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”.

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.
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

AB, Citation, and Ethos

Annotated Bibliographies.


Ethos- establishes credibility.

  1. Citation
  2. 5 sentences
  3. Supplemental paragraph

Annotated Bibliography.

What am I looking for?



-Identifying where our info comes from.

-Attribution who created the image. Where did you get it? (Photos etc.)

*Link the image of where you got the photo and or quote from.

Creative commons license: attach the right to their work.

Why do we cite sources?

-Build our own ethos

-Researchers can find your work and use your work.

To whom are we composing? Which “discourse community”?

-Group of people who have intellectual conversations.



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:


  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?


Ancient Crayon Conclusions

Ancient Crayon lets archaeologists draw conclusions

“ British archaeologists have uncovered a 10,000-year-old crayon that provides a tantalising glimpse into the lives of Mesolithic settlers. “crayon-like object”, is 22-milimetres long and seven-millimetres wide, an elongated structure comprised primarily of haematitite, although with some small hard pieces of other minerals embedded.” It was discovered by a team led by Andy Needham from the University of York in England, from a site called North Yorkshire.

“The lack of any obvious artistic or design elements to the grooves, the researchers write, can be taken as evidence that the object was periodically and precisely scraped to obtain red ochre. The pointy bit, they suggest, “might indicate the elongate shaped piece was used as a drawing and colouring tool, perhaps in a similar way to a contemporary pencil or crayon”.

“in the area have included beads and pendants, and a collection of more than 30 headdresses fashioned from deer skulls.”

  • The way this author is presenting this is sensational
  • 10,000 year old literacy; communicating or creating knowledge
  • Go beyond Haltmans tex
  • Compare& draw distinctions

Haltmans text Quote-

“While only some of culture takes material form, the part that records the shape and imprint of otherwise more abstract, conceptual, or even metaphysical aspects of that culture that they quite literally embody”(2)

* Objects carry more meaning than their face value. If you extrapolate from them or analyze them you can learn about the culture which they come.