Composition II

Should We Teach Children Traditional Gender Roles?

Gender Roles PowerPoint Presentation Introduction In August of 2015 Target announced that they were going to get rid of the boy and girl aisles in their toy section. After the news spread there were two main responses to this: outrage and praise. Some people thought it was ridiculous to take away the signs that were… Continue reading Should We Teach Children Traditional Gender Roles?

Composition II

Why Do People Conform to Society?

According to Chris McCandless, society is the place to leave behind because living within it leads to unhappiness:   "So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give… Continue reading Why Do People Conform to Society?

Composition II

Do Paper Books Still Have a Place in 2017?

In 2007 with the introduction of smartphones, Facebook, and Twitter the idea of people not reading as much as they used due to the increase in technology was created. However according to a Gallup poll, people are still reading at the same rates they were back in 2002 (Anders and Swift). With people reading the… Continue reading Do Paper Books Still Have a Place in 2017?

Composition I

Final reflective memo: My composition I journey

~ Section I ~ When I entered college, I thought I could write just about anything. For a while I think that was true when I was writing two or three pages of literary narratives, rhetorical analyses, and literary analyses. I will admit my grammar and syntax isn’t always on point and writing can always… Continue reading Final reflective memo: My composition I journey

Composition I

Literary analysis: Our role models

Who do you look up too? In Benjamin Percy’s “Refresh, Refresh,” the author writes a story about two boys growing up with their father’s out at war. Within the piece Percy pushes the idea that fathers shape who their sons grow up to be by showing how the boys work to make them proud, how… Continue reading Literary analysis: Our role models

Composition I

My professor gives the inside scoop on social science writing

I choose mass communications as my major because I enjoy stories. I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing and that’s what I want to continue doing in the future. I feel in this major I get to study the work of others and see how their work affects the masses before I get to venture off… Continue reading My professor gives the inside scoop on social science writing

Composition I

Rhetorical analysis: Should education be reformed?

In Regan Manwell Sowinski’s editorial “Stop Blaming Teachers: Send Texts Instead”, Sowinski pushes the message that American education materials need to adopt viewpoints from all sides of the culture it teaches. Sowinski advocates for this change in the classroom by reasoning through the materials in current use and speculating what they could be, establishing her… Continue reading Rhetorical analysis: Should education be reformed?