It’s a warm summer day in the middle of July and I decide that I am going to stop wasting my time inside the house and I am going to go do something with my friend Josh. Josh and I are really good friends and we happen to enjoy the same things like sports, funny movies and making money. Around 7 p.m. I call Josh and ask “Hey Josh, let’s do something new tonight.” Josh says, “I’m up for anything man, what do you have in mind?” As I think of new places that we can go to I come across this advertisement for a casino for people 18 and up. I tell Josh, “How about we go to a casino and make some money?” Josh thinks about it for a second and says, “I am in. Pick me up in an hour.” Around 9 p.m. Josh and I arrive at the casino and when we walk in we hear the sounds of machines going off and people cheering as they make money while the DJ plays music. Josh turns to me and says, “This was a great idea, what should we play first?” As we walked around the casino I spot a roulette table and say, “Josh, let’s go play roulette. It looks really interesting.” Josh replies, “I’ve never played that but I guess I can give it a try.” We walk up to the table and each put it $20, as the night goes on we keep winning and now we are both up around $100. Josh looks at the clock and says, “Hey man it’s already 11 I think we should get out of here, we already made money and it’s starting to get late.” I look at the table and look at the screen with the previous numbers and realize that the last five numbers were all odd so I tell Josh, “I’m going to play one last time and we can get out of here.” Josh agrees and says, “okay I guess since your
Dr. Susan Rodriguez
Original/sentence: “David tries to pursue the readers in believing that over weight people are not to blame for their obesity.”
Correction/sentence: “David tries to pursued the readers to believe that over weight people are not to blame for their obesity.”
Reason for correction: Because “pursue” is now and…
Ever since America’s schools surged forward during the Cold War as we raced to
stay ahead of the USSR, they have steadily declined as the quality of teachers and
materials degraded and our country stopped caring about education. Michael Moore in
“Idiot Nation”, and Benjamin Barber in “America Skips School” both talk about our
education system's plunge from number one in the world and how it happened. Our
Nation’s children are being taught by teachers who no longer care as they already have…
Mrs. Laura Ahmed
Arguing a Position
In this world we live in there many mysterious forces that as humans we cannot understand. One of the things in this world we have yet to understand is fate or destiny. Some people believe in it some people don’t. Some people don’t even know what fate is. Fate is defined by the dictionary as “the universal principle or ultimate agency by which the order of things is presumably prescribed; the decreed cause of events…
Individual Project 3
Every community is affected by different problems and some of the same problems as well. In my community one of our biggest problems is the language barrier between citizens. I reside in El Paso, Tx which shares its border with the city of Juarez, Mexico. The border between Mexico and America is an open border, meaning that Mexican citizens are free to come and go into America as they please. This provides problems in as such the business, citizens, and even the local law…
Sentence combining is organizing short simple sentences into a longer fluent and captivating sentence while maintaining the meaning originally expressed.
There are several strategies for combining sentences such as the use of adjectives and adverbs, prepositional phrases, and coordinators or conjunctions. To understand these strategies, we must take a quick run back to a Saturday morning television show; Schoolhouse Rock.
Am I the only one old enough to remember, Conjunction Junction, Lolly, Lolly…
Explore the Interplay of the traditional and the innovative in a creative writing space.
I woke in a daze. How could this have happened? I had simply closed my eyes for a minute. I don’t understand. I kept walking forward. Walking in a daze. My vision was just clear enough so I could recognize the complete chaos of my room. Fighting to stay calm, to think coherently, I took a deep breath and For the first time I was aware of the pungent aroma filling my nostrils. I gagged, eyes watering, bile…
THE ART CITY
Before New York, earth had Paris, before Rome, Venice, Millan, and Florence, there was Athens, Cyprus, Olympus and Greek. The art world has changed trend base on the cities. Art lovers also know the hieroglyphs of the great pyramid in the Valley of the Kings and story of Mesopotamia. New York City represents cultures from around the world the world, because of the strength in combined flavor the city include in international art in their events.
Manhattan, compared to the rest of…
ENG-150: Interpretive Strategies
20 February 2015
Gabriel Conroy’s National Identity and Power in James Joyce's "The Dead"
James Joyce’s intricate short story “The Dead” can be declared as one of the greatest works in Western literature. This short story serves as the final chapter in the collection of stories by Joyce called Dubliners. “The Dead” specifically, considers the complex issues of national identity and power while using historicism, patriarchy and language as a lens…
ENG 246/ WGS 201 Spring 2014
Choose two of the following three prompts and write for each a 3-4 page essay (double-spaced, approximately 800 words).
• Work with a variety of works from our reading list.
• Structure your essay according to the logic of your argument. Weave ideas together, and make connections when appropriate.
• I don't expect you to include outside sources; however, you may. You can use bits of your own previous writing for this course but none of other student's…
The essays taught me how to better organize my thoughts and be able to communicate them properly. All of the reading and homework assignment showed me how I can better reach my target audience and how to analyze other works. Prior to this course, when I wrote I rarely had a rough draft and seldom did I organized my ideas ahead of time. I think that my writing has improved a lot because I have a better understanding of rhetoric writing and editing, but there is always more…