Jacqueline

  • WEEK 9

    ASSIGNMENT 2 SAMPLES

    Atara Brandspiegel

    Christina Konstantinou

    Wenhao Su

    Jenny Zheng

    WEEK 8

    What does academic “language” look like? How does it sound? How do w […]

  •  ASSIGNMENT 1
    *DUE dates indicate when these assignments will be collected

    Assignment 1: Community Profile & Language Use
    Workshop 1
    GRADE

    4 pages minimum (not including images)

    4 […]

  • Nariah’s Post:

    First off, I was really starstruck at the rawness of the movie, a lot of the intimate scenes were not filtered. I am so used to America filtering shows and movies that come on TV that some of the scenes came as a surprise to me. Secondly, some of the camera angles were not something that I was familiar with. For example, some…[Read more]

  • Elizabeth’s scene:

    Scene 1:
    The aroma of spices and fresh baked non fill the atmosphere and is carried through the
    entire palace by the weakened levanter carried from the desert. It is evening, just about
    time for tea and sweets. A woman is relaxing from the summer heat on a beautiful
    tapchan (a low table). Beside her is her soon to be husband…[Read more]

  • Ashley’s scene:

    Scene 1 draft
    A dark room with a very dim light lighting a young teenaged girl, almost 20 years old, as she walks into the room. The room isn’t small, but it’s not very big either and some outlines are visible where the dim light shines. She looks to her right and left to find something, a light switch. When the switch is tur…[Read more]

  • Isatou’s scene:

    Isatou Jaiteh
    English 210W
    Professor Cornetta
    11/25/19
    Scene #1
    {Sandra walks into the shop and inside he finds an old lady sitting in a wooden rocking chair looking up at the ceiling}
    Sandra: Umm… Hello is this the location where I can meet Mrs. Wiggins?
    {The old woman stares at Sandra without any expression on her face}
    Mrs. W…[Read more]

  • Kristen’s scene:

    SUNY BINGHAMTON – EVENING

    Three tipsy/drunk college students (Madison, Samantha, and Danny) shuffle into a small elevator in one of the dorm buildings on campus, wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats. They just left a frat party and are on their way to another. There are already two other teens (Jack, Angelica) in the…[Read more]

  • Brandon’s Scene:

    Marion residents: 3 floors, backyard and front porch, with a 2 car garage. The American dream of living, yet there’s always something new to improve within these walls.

    Jamie: Kim your mother is at it again!
    Kimberly: What nonsense is she threatening us now with?
    Jamie: Same as always….
    Kimberly: The dishes?
    Jamie: No, gue…[Read more]

  • Write a scene between two or more characters. The only requirement is that there is tension between the characters in the scene (maybe one of them is lying, maybe a conflict is coming to a head, the audience […]

    • [It’s during the dead of night when Lyn comes back home. She looks at all the windows of the house to see that none of the lights are on.]

      LYN: Just in case…

      [Lyn takes out a pack of makeup wipes and takes one out. She scrubs her face until most of the makeup has come off.]

      LYN: [sighs] Okay.

      [Lyn takes out her keys and attempts to…[Read more]

    • Brandon’s Scene:

      Marion residents: 3 floors, backyard and front porch, with a 2 car garage. The American dream of living, yet there’s always something new to improve within these walls.

      Jamie: Kim your mother is at it again!
      Kimberly: What nonsense is she threatening us now with?
      Jamie: Same as always….
      Kimberly: The dishes?
      Jamie: No, gue…[Read more]

    • Kristen’s scene:

      SUNY BINGHAMTON – EVENING

      Three tipsy/drunk college students (Madison, Samantha, and Danny) shuffle into a small elevator in one of the dorm buildings on campus, wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and Santa hats. They just left a frat party and are on their way to another. There are already two other teens (Jack, Angelica) in the…[Read more]

    • Isatou’s scene:

      Isatou Jaiteh
      English 210W
      Professor Cornetta
      11/25/19
      Scene #1
      {Sandra walks into the shop and inside he finds an old lady sitting in a wooden rocking chair looking up at the ceiling}
      Sandra: Umm… Hello is this the location where I can meet Mrs. Wiggins?
      {The old woman stares at Sandra without any expression on her face}
      Mrs. W…[Read more]

    • Ashley’s scene:

      Scene 1 draft
      A dark room with a very dim light lighting a young teenaged girl, almost 20 years old, as she walks into the room. The room isn’t small, but it’s not very big either and some outlines are visible where the dim light shines. She looks to her right and left to find something, a light switch. When the switch is tur…[Read more]

    • Elizabeth’s scene:

      Scene 1:
      The aroma of spices and fresh baked non fill the atmosphere and is carried through the
      entire palace by the weakened levanter carried from the desert. It is evening, just about
      time for tea and sweets. A woman is relaxing from the summer heat on a beautiful
      tapchan (a low table). Beside her is her soon to be husband…[Read more]

  • Brandon’s monologue:

    It is roughly 2:30 in the morning, Jackson is sitting with a bottle of whiskey in his living room.
    Rationalizing and intaking the news about his fathers diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

    How could this man be such a bozo?, he hasn’t gone to an actual doctor; how could he even know that he has Alzheimer’s? I forget shit all the t…[Read more]

  • Ashley’s Monologue:

    Tiny pillow

    A door closes and woman, Laurie, enters from stage left. Muffled footsteps going upstairs are heard in the background; it’s her husband. They just got back from their second ultrasound and learned that their baby is a girl. She’s carrying a small pillow with a pillowcase with letters on blocks. Laurie now sta…[Read more]

  • Write a one-page monologue (a speech by one character, often used to reveal something about themselves). Explain the characters and setting as we saw in the examples in class (Waiting for Godot and A Raisin in t […]

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    • Ashley’s Monologue:

      Tiny pillow

      A door closes and woman, Laurie, enters from stage left. Muffled footsteps going upstairs are heard in the background; it’s her husband. They just got back from their second ultrasound and learned that their baby is a girl. She’s carrying a small pillow with a pillowcase with letters on blocks. Laurie now sta…[Read more]

    • (Sarah, Throwing an empty coffee-box into the garbage)

      I mean really, what type of person just puts an empty box back into the cabinet! Everyday is the same! Am I the only person who has respect for others in this apartment? (Looks at clock) Great! First I wake up late, and now I can’t have coffee. This would happen! (In a dramatic voice, S…[Read more]

    • Brandon’s monologue:

      It is roughly 2:30 in the morning, Jackson is sitting with a bottle of whiskey in his living room.
      Rationalizing and intaking the news about his fathers diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.

      How could this man be such a bozo?, he hasn’t gone to an actual doctor; how could he even know that he has Alzheimer’s? I forget shit all the t…[Read more]

    • In her bedroom, a girl, Sam, paces back and forth while her girlfriend lounges in a beanbag chair by her bed. She has a slightly disheveled appearance, hissing every few moments.

      SAM: You don’t understand. Well, you do, but- Anyways! It hurts, okay? It just hurts. It’s not like I want to be in pain, but I have to. Do you even know how much it…[Read more]

    • *In the gym, on the platform, everything, everyone fades to black*
      This is what I trained for 2:59
      This what I do 2:58
      Im the greatest 2:57
      Who can do this? Who? 2:56
      WHO DOES THIS ?! 2:50
      *Deep Breathe* 2:45
      *slight exhale* 2:44
      *DEEPER BREATHE* 2:39
      IM AN ANIMAL 2:00
      I BELONG HERE 1:59
      How many times have I failed, how many times…[Read more]

    • (An empty stage. 1830’s england. A single street lamp stationed in the middle of the stage. Rain falling heavily drenching the character, who is sitting under the lamp, crying.)

      Eleanor: Is there a reason why I should withstand their insults? It seems my last name means nothing to them. Must a “lady” act like she has no feelings. I am no puppe…[Read more]

  • After watching Ali: Fear Eats the Soul on kanopy.com, answer the following questions. Your responses should be between 2-4 sentences each.

    1). What is the most gripping cinematic moment in the film? What makes […]

    • The most gripping cinematic moment in the film was towards the end were Emmi told Ali that the cheating would not affect her love for him. Its powerful because nowadays once you cheat, the relationship is over. It is rare for someone to forgive their spouse for cheating for the bond that they have. It was the way Emmi completely dismissed that Ali…[Read more]

    • I am not a fan of the movie. Personally, I found it quite mundane. But there is one scene that pulled my heartstrings. It was the scene where the main characters where sitting outside and Emi was crying to Ali about how much she was struggling with the prejudice she faces daily because she married him. What moved me was how he comforted her,…[Read more]

    • 1) The most gripping cinematic moment in the film was Emmi and Ali’s marriage. We see people having a negative view on this situation. She is with a tanned Moroccan immigrant so lot of hatred/discrimination is involved. In my opinion I loved the scenes, they were so powerful and affecting because I could relate to it. It made me question if this…[Read more]

    • Nariah’s Post:

      First off, I was really starstruck at the rawness of the movie, a lot of the intimate scenes were not filtered. I am so used to America filtering shows and movies that come on TV that some of the scenes came as a surprise to me. Secondly, some of the camera angles were not something that I was familiar with. For example, some…[Read more]

  • Fatima’s response:

    Through the portrayal of the characters Samad and Clara, one can see how the theme of religion plays out; as both individuals lose a sense of their faith, they struggle to find who they are.

    Therefore, identity also reoccurs in the novel White teeth demonstrating: a loss of identity can lead to a loss of motivation in life. T…[Read more]

  • By Monday 11/04 at 6pm, post three to four claims about White Teeth experimenting with the sentence patterns and transition words we discussed in class today. In other words, take the conflicts you wrote about for […]

    • While White Teeth presents tradition as a strong virtue, some might say that Zadie Smith presents characters like Samad that show tradition is not always going to be followed as it is set out to be.

      White teeth presents characters like Clara, Archie, Samad etc struggling with life decisions, as a result, the presence of their past history…[Read more]

    • Zadie Smith presents the theme of history throughout the novel. This is depicted through Samad’s obsession with his great grandfather, Mangal Pande. Samad attempts to live up to his ancestors legacy by convincing Archie to shoot Peret to represents his heroism and have a place in history.

      As the novel progresses, a loss of identity occurs when…[Read more]

    • In White Teeth, it looks like the past is contradicting the couples present by their family’s problem or cultural problem.

      Identity is also seen in the novel within the characters that were least likely to change themselves, for example, Magid and Millat.

      Being a traditional family is the main important thing for Samad. He is so obsessed…[Read more]

    • White teeth brings up how perfection is not always satisfying through Joyce’s experiences. Meanwhile, Samad and his wife are living an imperfect life.

      Religion is brought up as something that can be easily swayed as Samad, Clara, and Millat show.

      The meaning of beauty arises as Irene tries to straighten her hair to impress Millat and his…[Read more]

    • Throughout White Teeth, Zadie Smith challenges the notions of racial homogeny that people–most of the world–believe to be present post WWII.

      Not only does Smith challenge racial homogeny but also identity in general: identity is socially constructed through a negotiation between oneself and the environment we live in.

      Furthermore, Smith…[Read more]

    • Fatima’s response:

      Through the portrayal of the characters Samad and Clara, one can see how the theme of religion plays out; as both individuals lose a sense of their faith, they struggle to find who they are.

      Therefore, identity also reoccurs in the novel White teeth demonstrating: a loss of identity can lead to a loss of motivation in life. T…[Read more]

  • Jacqueline posted a new page, on the site ENGL 162W Fall 2019 11 months ago

    In your post, write a few sentences in response to these prompts:

    1). Choose one of the conflicts arising in White Teeth (our notes from today’s class can be found on Blackboard).

    2). Write what you think […]

    • One of the arising conflicts in this novel is the symbol of teeth. I think teeth symbolize people. Teeth are white no matter what race they are. Teeth connect people throughout time and it represents the way we experience life. For example, when Samad sneaks up to go see Poppy and she gives him a toothbrush, Samad saw his two sons biting into two…[Read more]

    • One conflict in the book White Teeth is friendship. From being separated for almost thirty years Samad goes to London looking for Archie. As a true friend Samad wanted to keep the friendship with Archie going. This shows that he really cared in keeping contact with him. I think this shows the definition of friendship. If they both agreed to…[Read more]

  • Ashley’s Flash Fiction:

    Characters

    As way to help her deal, she leaned on her favorite characters, books, movies, music, family, and friends. She moved between them all; and they worked until they didn’t. But that was fine by her; she didn’t need to lean on them anymore.

  • Your second fiction assignment is to write a word-for-word transcription (no-editing) of a conversation you overhear. Include all “um”s and stutters and whatever it takes to recreate the conversation. […]

    • Person A (bus driver): ma’am you have to close your stroller, I’m not moving until you close it.

      Person B (women with stroller): Jesus fucking Christ! Don’t start with me, I Ride this bus every fucking day and you the only one who be saying shit about it. It’s hard to close and open with all my bags here, just move!

      Person A: I’ve asked you…[Read more]

    • Ashley Anderson
      English 270W
      Professor Cornetta
      10/23/19

      Conversation transcription

      Person 1: “I want to drop Spanish because I’m not doing well in it. I failed three tests and I don’t want to have to worry about dropping my GPA”
      Person 2: “Yeah. I get it. So you’re going to check when it is that you’re able to register for next seme…[Read more]

    • Person A- This is collusion vs me the fuck
      Person B- You fucked me in the other league
      Person A- ugh what
      Person B- Ty Johnson
      Person A- Sorry I had a higher waiver claim
      Person B- uh I was getting him?
      Person A- um how were you getting him if I put the fucking claim for him

    • Person A: Did you guys read the thing for homework?
      Person B: No, thing is like 200 pages
      Person C: Wait, then how did you do the homework?
      Person B: (laughs) I guessed until I got 5 out of 5 correct
      Person A: (laughs) How are we going to answer this then?
      Person B: I’m already expecting a C in this class (shrugs)
      Person A: (Laughs) I…[Read more]

    • Person A: BRO! My girl is so f**cking annoying.
      Person B: Ummm so break up with her duhh.
      Person A: I meannnn I still like her. She just too jealous of everything.
      Person B: Obviously you idiot, she caught you cheating before.
      Person A: Okay so what? It’s wasn’t even that big of a deal.
      Person B: YOU HAD SEX WITH ANOTHER GIRL
      Person A: Sex…[Read more]

    • Person A: Yeah, she’s turning twenty-one.
      Person B: So, are you guys doing anything for her birthday?
      Person A: I just finished decorating the apartment. Tori’s buying the drinks.
      Person B: Oh my god, do you have pictures of the apartment? You’re so extra. It probably looks dope.
      Person A: Yeah! *pulls out phone* See those are the streamers,…[Read more]

    • A: Hey.
      B: Mmh?
      A: I’m going to get rid of your depression today. You’re never going to hear from her ever again.
      B: … *gasp* Aww! Oh my goodness…
      B: My depression never existed.
      A: (chuckles)
      B: That’s so cuuuttteee, it just started hugging it… Aww…
      B: Why can’t society be this adorable?
      A: Mmh.
      B: I want a monkey.
      A: (laughter that…[Read more]

    • A: Did you empty the dishwasher?
      B: In a minute.
      A: Excuse you? I asked an hour ago.
      B: UGH I just got home from cheer.
      A: You got home from cheer an hour ago. Can you please empty the dishwasher?
      B: (Low grumbling)
      C: Did you hear what your mother said? Get up!
      B: I am-uh!
      C: She asked you an hour ago! Let’s go!
      B: I’m getting up right…[Read more]

    • Person A: You guys took forever to get ready. I had to go out and get air. Uh while I was walking I met this nice man. He’s going to go to New York. And you guys take so long getting ready I don’t know what to do. I have to walk or I sit in the room for hours. You guys are —
      Person B: This is my son and this is my niece. Say hi guys!
      Per…[Read more]

    • Person A: Yooo bro what sup?
      Person B: OH Yo what sup I did not see you.
      Person A: Yea I just got in the bus through the back door.
      Person B: Oh nahh lucky the bus driver did not see you.
      Person A: Fuck the bus driver I am getting in regardless bruh.
      Person B: You be tripping bruh.
      Person A: What you was listening to?
      Person B: Bad…[Read more]

  • This short story is attributed to Hemingway:

       For sale: baby shoes, never worn. 

    1). Consider the following questions about this tiny text (you don’t need to respond on the blog, but think about it […]

    • I don’t understand. How? Why? What? I can’t figure it out.
      What happened? How did this happen to me? Why did this happen to ME!
      This morning I was walking to the train like usual and now I am in a jail cell. Like what! All I can remember is that stupid old man. Wait…. old man. OMGGG, I know it all now, it was HIM not ME! They all stare at me…[Read more]

    • They told me to stay home, “it is raining like cats and dogs”, I never stopped to think, “what if it was the last time I saw my father?”. Throughout my childhood I was pushed to be better than what I am, competitions grew less fonder, the enjoyment of it was depleting.

      I just wanted to be loved or even hear him say, “Good job son, I am proud…[Read more]

    • Sitting in this chair I realize what I must do. In order to end the corruption, I must reset everything.

    • It didn’t hit until right after I stepped out the front door. In retrospect, I kind of sensed it was coming, but I ignored all the signs. Now, though, the consequences were catching up to me.

      I really, really needed to go.

      The time it took to unlock the door and take off my shoes and coat felt like eons. My body was a bomb ticking away,…[Read more]

    • I run down the steps and adjust my jacket. Will I even catch the train in time? I open the front-door and admire the stars. The air smells crisp. Everything begins to make sense. Suddenly, I’m haulted in my place. A text message fights through the darkness of the night. It reads, “I’m home.” As I turn the corner, I become aware of the butterf…[Read more]

    • Not too long ago I was in an accident. I can’t remember anything. I haven’t been able to since. Not my mother, my father, my sister, or my best friend. Everything I know is from what I’ve been told by the people around me. My “mom” and “dad.” They could be lying and I would never know.

      Today is my first day back at school. I’ve only had…[Read more]

    • She stared through the window of the eerie looking shop. She stood there pondering whether to go in or not her eyes focused on the beautifully decorated walls, dark calligraphy danced off every corner, tempting her to go in. A list of pros and cons running through her head like the end credits of a good movie. A tall boy with a huge smile waved at…[Read more]

    • So she’s a little late, it happens. But she couldn’t help but think about how it feels like her mistakes we’re building up against her. She wouldn’t be surprised if her boss though she didn’t care, when really this was the first time in a while she was genuinely trying her best to keep up.

      Life’s funny like that, when you finally try to…[Read more]

    • Write something about pointless fruit. No, that doesn’t seem right.
      Backspace.
      Write about how your parents are immigrants and found the American dream. That’s way too much, never mind. Backspace.
      Exasperated and tired, I turned towards the lit candles that surrounded my desk.

      I have tried just about everything to combat this wri…[Read more]

    • Ashley’s Flash Fiction:

      Characters

      As way to help her deal, she leaned on her favorite characters, books, movies, music, family, and friends. She moved between them all; and they worked until they didn’t. But that was fine by her; she didn’t need to lean on them anymore.

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