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Reflection: Final Paper

Reflection Paper/Strengths and Weakness
When it came to analyzing other authors or writers, it seemed that it opened my eyes in some ways, that I needed to look at others ways in how would be approach my audiences or others that would be reading my articles, journals, or encounters. The best way that I learned was by going by sections and seeing each one and looking at each sentence and seeing what the author is trying to say and that seemed to help me out with how I would go about with writing my papers or articles.
When it comes to the genre, I understand that things are different and times become different in general because things change, or advancements grows into reality from paper or ideas. I know that when LeGuin made her speak in the 80s, things were different now compared to then. But I know that what she said can still be put in effect today as it was back then to the students that she was talking to. It helped me out because it showed me that no matter what time they are in, it came still come into times nowadays and we can surely use it here somehow.
When it comes to the tools that I used, I really didn’t use a lot of tools because the main point or idea that I wanted to get away towards my audience was the main point and showing my point of view in general so that people could look at it a different way and see if I could swing my vote towards them in a way. I just wanted to expand the view of others in a way and show that there is not just one point of view of something, that we can look at things from a distance and not judge something in some way.
When it comes to a blog, it felt weird doing it at first since I usually don’t post things on a blog in general outside of facebook and the amount of times that I do post things so at such random times and not very often either. But other than that, it was my time a professor had ever done that in class for her students and I felt that it was very cool and interesting at the same time. I write in a way differently because I want to make others think in ways so that they can look at it and take that step back and realize what I am trying to say or getting at.
I never broke any rules when it came to a genre because if that genre was before my times, it would be really hard because I would not want to step on anyone’s toes in anyway possible or get yelled at because I was not in that particular time period.
I would have to that the different genres that we discussed and wrote about in class was very interesting and opened my eyes in a way which was a good thing but I would have to say that they really did have a profound effect on myself, my work and how I perceive things as well when it comes to looking at other authors and writers.

Strengthens and Weaknesses
As my strengths, I would have to say that my ideas are pretty good and I can write pretty good writer, everything comes to me in general like everyone else but I feel that I cram too many things into it and over shoot it sometimes
I think that I need to improve more when it comes to making my papers to become stronger and have more depth in them in ways that we can clarify it for the readers.
I feel that if I were to put more time into my writings and proofread them so that they are not so confusing for the reader. I think that I just start typing and the words are there in my brain but perhaps that are coming out too fast and I cannot keep up with in some ways. My brain works faster than my mouth can speak.
I struggle with writing because sometimes things just don’t come to me in general. I think that I need to take more writing classes to improve myself in writing papers. I have dealt with it in a where I rewrite my papers over and over to somehow make them stronger and more understandable. The improvements that I have noticed is that I can really need to start my papers early so that I can truly put forth the effort more and be able to show more information about what my topic is all about.
What I learned from this class is to be more aware of what a reader would ask when it comes to questions and you want to be able to show the readers that a way somehow and not make it so confusing for them at the same time. I will use them skills to make my papers in the future stronger, better, and not so confusing for the readers who will be reading my articles or papers in general.


Artifact #2: Playing with Language: Option 2

Encounter #4: Option 2: Playing with Language
“Journal #3
When La Guin talks about the whole utopia thing and how there must be some type of system because of the things that we talked about earlier that week because there are so many ways that we can go about with what each person would consider their utopia and how it is truly an impossible thing to have or try with since this world coexists with some type of balance within it to keep it safe in some ways.”

Playing devils advocate isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be or as easy as I have seen it in the movies and books, but I did my best when it came to playing both side of this argument.

Positive Side:
I think that every person has their own viewpoint of what they consider utopia is. I understand that we all have our own different views of what we look as a utopian world. Kind people could be part of that, or people who allow others to go ahead of them because they maybe elderly or have a family. Another examples could be of someone paying for the person behind them, like the next customer perhaps. When it comes to the positive side or good side of this is that there would be no evil if this world were a utopia. Everyone would get along with each other, and everyday would be sunshine and nothing else. I know that there would be a lot of questions when it comes to if we could ever survive in a utopian world? Would evil ever seep into this world or not? I really don’t know how to answer the questions these questions either.

Negative Side:
On the negative part or aspect of a utopia, I would have to say that conflict could somehow seep into this utopian world in someway, worlds are at balance and always will be ying and yang, right and wrong, men and women. We all work together to keep this world at a balance in some ways. Can we ever truly live in a utopian world? I think that we could not due to the fact that we all survive on a balance that is within this world. If we were to have a world where we were free of violence or crime, all evil would be erased in someway and I think that this world has worked off of it’s bad or evil in this world to come out with something good.

In my conclusion I would have to say that a utopian world could really not exist in the world that we currently live in because of the fact that war is always going on within this world and I know that I may not be able to fully understand it at all. But I think that we all need to learn to get along with each other and not start wars with each other or stick our noses into other people’s business.


Artifact 1: Redo: Encounter #3

Encounter #3
Jeffrey Holtz
English 104
Professor K. Volmer
Artifact #1

Unity and Community together

” What comes to our minds, when we hear the word “earth”? I don’t know about you but I think of the only living planet in the solar system, plus we realize that this world is not only for human beings but mammals and reptiles too. I think that we need to realize that we as humans are affecting this world and destroying a lot of things within it. We need to be more informed about how we can restore this world and affect things that are happening and destroying ecosystems too. I understand that we use a lot of resources when it comes to certain ecosystems but we need to know that we are using too much. I am fully aware that people choose to live in areas where they know that natural disasters. No matter where we live within the states there is always some type of natural disaster but when it comes to the south, they should know that they have Hurricanes there and a season of them too. I am glad to see that we have been rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina hit there badly. I am very bad for the people that had to evacuate from there or move to another state even. If they grew up there, it must have been hard for them. But it is nice to see that things are getting better and we are actually seeing the city get back up on its feet. “Renovations to the old grocery building have addressed core issues like structure, water damage, and restoration of utilities, with virtually no attention to finish work. Wires, pipes, and roughed-in beams are exposed. The cinder block wall of the classroom is cracked. The bathroom plumbing can’t handle toilet paper. Outside, the lot is filled with raised beds, sheds and hoop houses made from salvaged materials. Shade cloths protecting tender greens are repurposed burlap sacks. The air smells overripe—the result of a compost aeration problem Turner is dealing with.” (Levaux, Ari. “A Different Education: Compost and Community, Not Literacy”)


Playing with language: Option 2

Encounter #4: Option 2: Playing with Language
“Journal #3
When La Guin talks about the whole utopia thing and how there must be some type of system because of the things that we talked about earlier that week because there are so many ways that we can go about with what each person would consider their utopia and how it is truly an impossible thing to have or try with since this world coexists with some type of balance within it to keep it safe in some ways.”

Playing devils advocate isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be or as easy as I have seen it in the movies and books, but I did my best when it came to playing both side of this argument.

Positive Side:
I think that every person has their own viewpoint of what they consider utopia is. I understand that we all have our own different views of what we look as a utopian world. Kind people could be part of that, or people who allow others to go ahead of them because they maybe elderly or have a family. Another examples could be of someone paying for the person behind them, like the next customer perhaps. When it comes to the positive side or good side of this is that there would be no evil if this world were a utopia. Everyone would get along with each other, and everyday would be sunshine and nothing else. I know that there would be a lot of questions when it comes to if we could ever survive in a utopian world? Would evil ever seep into this world or not? I really don’t know how to answer the questions these questions either.

Negative Side:
On the negative part or aspect of a utopia, I would have to say that conflict could somehow seep into this utopian world in someway, worlds are at balance and always will be ying and yang, right and wrong, men and women. We all work together to keep this world at a balance in some ways. Can we ever truly live in a utopian world? I think that we could not due to the fact that we all survive on a balance that is within this world. If we were to have a world where we were free of violence or crime, all evil would be erased in someway and I think that this world has worked off of it’s bad or evil in this world to come out with something good.

In my conclusion I would have to say that a utopian world could really not exist in the world that we currently live in because of the fact that war is always going on within this world and I know that I may not be able to fully understand it at all. But I think that we all need to learn to get along with each other and not start wars with each other or stick our noses into other people’s business.


Redo of Article #1

Jeffrey Holtz
English 104
November 15th, 2011
Article #1

Article #1 Le Guin “Bryn Mawr”

This article and what La Guin writes I would have to agree with you, since why are we as a society changing things like the languages we speak. I understand that if we are in different countries to speak another language like if we traveled to Spain or Italy. I would be expected to be able to have a conversation with them in either Spanish or Italian. But in America, we have the language of English. We need to realize that we don’t need to have a different dialog of English for politics, or education. We all are able to speak English and we need to show that just because we are a senator or a professor for a university. We all can speak one language and have many different dialogs for one main language we have in America. The father tongue language, how La Guin uses it as “the social power”, she talks about a few examples within her article and show that when people use the father tongue language, it is usually towards a large crowd of people like from senators, presidents, or political officials. (Le Guin, Ursula. “Bryn Mawr Commencement Address”). Are they officials important for our country and to inform us about what is going on with our country and the status of our economy? But we don’t have to use another language to speak to Americans about information about how we are doing as a country. I know that times have changed but I feel like this father tongue has been going on since we were able like what Le Guin say when they were being printed in either newspapers, being broadcasted on television, etc.” (Le Guin, Ursula. “Bryn Mawr Commencement Address”).
Now on the other hand, we have the mother tongue, which when I read this article, everything has had when it came to examples is something that I have heard my mom say to my siblings or me. It felt weird actually because I thought that my mom was in my head saying all those things again to me. Even though I have not heard my mom say all these things to myself in a while. But back to this Le Guin, I think that without the mother tongue we wouldn’t have that someone who is able to keep us calm and sing to us when we cannot sleep as children. I like what Le Guin says “that men, don’t use the mother tongue at all, they ignore it or change the subject like talking about sports and cars. “ (Le Guin, Ursula. “Bryn Mawr Commencement Address”). The question that pops into my head is why do guys have to ignore talking or speaking the mother tongue? I know that it may not be so called “cool language” to speak than mother tongue but at least show some kind of compassion towards your children.
One thing that rakes my brain is why do universities and colleges speak with the father tongue and encourage us student to listen and learn from the people who speak the father tongue while in school? Le Guin talks about it in here with how “universities and colleges are patriarchy” (Le Guin, Ursula. “Bryn Mawr Commencement Address”). Both women and men

Works Cited:
• (Le Guin, Ursula. “Bryn Mawr Commencement Address”)


Redo: Encounter #3

Unity and Community together
” What comes to our minds, when we hear the word “earth”? I don’t know about you but I think of the only living planet in the solar system, plus we realize that this world is not only for human beings but mammals and reptiles too. I think that we need to realize that we as humans are affecting this world and destroying a lot of things within it. We need to be more informed about how we can restore this world and affect things that are happening and destroying ecosystems too. I understand that we use a lot of resources when it comes to certain ecosystems but we need to know that we are using too much. I am fully aware that people choose to live in areas where they know that natural disasters. No matter where we live within the states there is always some type of natural disaster but when it comes to the south, they should know that they have Hurricanes there and a season of them too. I am glad to see that we have been rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina hit there badly. I am very bad for the people that had to evacuate from there or move to another state even. If they grew up there, it must have been hard for them. But it is nice to see that things are getting better and we are actually seeing the city get back up on its feet. “Renovations to the old grocery building have addressed core issues like structure, water damage, and restoration of utilities, with virtually no attention to finish work. Wires, pipes, and roughed-in beams are exposed. The cinder block wall of the classroom is cracked. The bathroom plumbing can’t handle toilet paper. Outside, the lot is filled with raised beds, sheds and hoop houses made from salvaged materials. Shade cloths protecting tender greens are repurposed burlap sacks. The air smells overripe—the result of a compost aeration problem Turner is dealing with.” (Levaux, Ari. “A Different Education: Compost and Community, Not Literacy”)
Work Cited Page:
• Levaux, Ari. “A Different Education: Compost and Community, Not Literacy”


Earth?

” What comes to our minds, when we hear the word “earth”? I don’t know about you but I think of the only living planet in the solar system, plus we realize that this world is not only for human beings but mammals and reptiles too. I think that we need to realize that we as humans are effecting this world and destroying a lot of things within it. We need to be more informed about how we can restore this world and affect things that are happening and destroying ecosystems too. I understand that we use a lot of resources when it comes to certain ecosystems but we need to know that we are using too much.


Article #1

Article #1
English-104
Professor Volmer
Jeffrey Holtz Z1642450
October 19th, 2011
Article #1
Le Guin’s ideas when it comes to language of how there are so many languages through different communities and cultures. For language it starts off with old English, then to contemporary English and into the final stage of slang. I know that things change over time but I feel and think that we are losing the true nature of what this country founded when it came to how we should speak within this country. As an example it could have been proper English back then, old English. I know that a little of change can be good for the country and society in general but to go from English to slang it is huge change, there seems like no transition from one to the other. The tongues of both mother and father seem to be part of the proper English that was used back then and I think that it still is used in our times now just not as frequently or we don’t hear as much.
“Using the father tongue, I can speak of the mother tongue only, inevitably, to distance it — to exclude it. It is the other, inferior. It is primitive: inaccurate, unclear, coarse, limited, trivial, banal. It’s repetitive, the same over and over, like the work called women’s work; earthbound, housebound. It’s vulgar, the vulgar tongue, common, common speech, colloquial, low, ordinary, plebeian, like the work ordinary people do, the lives common people live. The mother tongue, spoken or written, expects an answer. It is conversation, a word the root of which means “turning together.” The mother tongue is language not as mere communication but as relation, relationship. It connects. It goes two ways, many ways, an exchange, a network. Its power is not in dividing but in binding, not in distancing but in uniting. It is written, but not by scribes and secretaries for posterity: it flies from the mouth on the breath that is our life and is gone, like the outbreath, utterly gone and yet returning, repeated, the breath the same again always, everywhere, and we all know it by heart.” (Ursula K. Le Guin, Bryan Mawr Commencement Address, 1986)
From what I believe what Le Guin is talking about within this quote, is that the father tongue is not used and heard as much as the mother tongue. That when we are children, we tend to hear and understand more of the mother tongue than the father tongue. The mother tongue has so much more meanings and correlates itself with more with as kids and in some ways bring us all together with some sort of binding in a way. Perhaps this is imbedded within the DNA of women/females when it comes to the mother tongue and even though as males and men, we still have the whole father tongue thing, it just seems like the father tongue is more confusing than the mother tongue.


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