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  • jeff cada wrote a new post, journal entry #7, on the site eng110 10 months, 1 week ago

    After I completed my MLE paper I had one of my three interviewees read it and ask what they thought about what I wrote. One of the main things they said was that they like the personal connection I made to the […]

    • I’m so glad to hear that interviewing different people has helped you to think about language, identity, and ideology! You’re so right that this is what makes Queens College such a unique and valuable place for learning. More often than not, we don’t think about how much our experience is shaped by interactions we have with others (as you have included this point in earlier drafts). This means we really are the ones that can make our learning useful and meaningful, depending on how we view, act, and react in it. Thank you for reminding me of how fortunate I am to work with you and many other multilinguals at QC!

  • jeff cada wrote a new post, Journal Entry #5, on the site eng110 12 months ago

    The video “Is ‘Talking White’ Really A Thing?” has two people blindfolded and, tested if they can distinguish the difference between Englishes spoken amongst a few races.  In the U.S we often associate they way […]

  • jeff cada commented on the page, on the site jrobengl110 1 year ago

    I like how you pointed out the audience, it is important to know what is going through their head when they read your story, or who how like what you are making. All good stories always should start out as “who do I want this to appeal to?”, similarly like science, you need to make initial observations before formulating a hypothesis.

  • jeff cada wrote a new post, journal entry #4, on the site eng110 1 year ago

    For me good stories should always have surprising parts for both the readers and characters within the story. For example, we probably read that mike stuffed his pockets with diamonds without ike noticing and, […]

    • I agree that surprising the audience can be good. If you don’t know what going to happen, it can keep you on your toes, excited for what happens next.

    • Ha! It’s interesting to read that you thought the quotes were too much. Maybe this is something we should talk about tomorrow. If we know more of the context in which she wrote this, maybe we could better understand her choice?

    • I believe the language can be used flexibility. There is also rules in the language. The language have own structure and syntax. We need to study to make our writing better.

  • jeff cada wrote a new post, journal #3, on the site eng110 1 year ago

    Gretchen McCullouch’s article ” Why do you think your’re right about language? your’re not.”, describes a fallacy that what is considered “good” English speakers are not speaking the same language. I learned that […]

    • you summerized the article well and i like how you gave examples

    • The examples you gave are excellent, Jeff. I wish you had shared them in the class! You’re so right about symbolic interactionism. The way we interact reflects what we value–either explicitly or implicitly, and this tells so much about our assumptions and where the discrimination often comes from. Excellent post!

  • jeff cada commented on the page, on the site jrobengl110 1 year ago

    I like how you used the example of her being embarrassed by her professor, it only adds the whole emotion of the whole reading. And the clam feeling she conveys in her writing really conveys her thought process, in many cases people who rage and uncontrollably write often will be seen as the enemy. Much like in debating those who get way too…[Read more]

  • jeff cada commented on the page, on the site Fabliha Fairose 1 year ago

    It is very true that pushing a group of people to point can have major drawbacks. A psychology professor at the University of Michigan came up with whats called the weathering theory. It states that socioeconomic problems will slowly deteriorate the mental health of said group, perpetuating their stereotypes further. This can evidently be seen…[Read more]

  • jeff cada commented on the page, on the site Fabliha Fairose 1 year ago

    This is the unfortunate truth that racism is still embedded within the confines of our everyday lives. It is a great point that you brought up since Amy does not really explore the theme as much since, it was more a mother appreciation kind of thing. We often associate race with one’s capability to learn which only does harm than good. And in…[Read more]

  • jeff cada commented on the page, on the site ENGL 110: College Writing I 1 year ago

    It is a great thing to be able to understand the emotions the author has in your life experiences. Often times and not just in the U.S might I add, people struggling to speak the common language of said country, are seen as those with limited thinking and lack emotional responses. As a society, I truly believe we need to be willing to take the…[Read more]

  • jeff cada wrote a new post, journal entry #1, on the site eng110 1 year ago

    Mother Tongue by Amy Tan is a about the importance a language has on a individual and the people in their everyday lives. Her mother is almost always running into problems because of what some would call “broken” […]

    • found it cool you can speak some words in a different language, later down the road try learning more about your culture

    • Thank you for such an insightful post, Jeff. I think you really hit the point of Amy Tan’s essay with your point about our society (or any society really) looking at people from a very particular point of view. How would Amy Tan answer regarding what shapes the way people listen to each other?

  • jeff cada created the site eng110 1 year ago

  • jeff cada wrote a new post, Journal #2, on the site eng110 1 year ago

    “Academia, Love Me Back” by Tiffany Martinez encapsulates what is means to be a first generation college student, as often times they tend to be immigrants. The writer conveys the power of words and the […]

    • Jeff, I really enjoyed your writing. Your perspective helped me to understand more about the meaning of the blog written by Tiffany, a girl with whom I identify myself. and yes , I agreed with you when you said that she is looking to change something with sweet expressions like ,“Academia needs work”.

    • I like your word choosing to express your feelings and situation. this style of vocabulary gives this writing more professional.
      other thing I notice that in one place you are talking about loneliness because of students , witch are mostly white. I gone a agree with it .

    • this is a great sum up of the story and i got your point.

    • I agree that Tiffany came across as being sympathetic than hostile. She really used her emotions to fuel her post. The connection you made between her writing and Obama’s speech was accurate.

    • emotion in this article is strong. Tiffany Martinez use emotion appeal to share his pain and angry with the reader. In “Arguments Based on Emotion”, emotion appeal is a powerful tool. This is the relationship between two articles.

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