Tuesday, April 26, 2016

reflection on writing project 3

Out of all the writing projects that we did this semester, i think this is my favorite one. i had a lot to say on the topic and i really enjoyed researching the different sources that helped my make my point stronger.At first, i thought this paper was going to be hard and boring but i found that it was actually interesting because i did it on a topic that i wasn't too familiar with so some of the facts were interesting to find out. also i thought it would be really hard to find all my sources but it came really easily to me, i actually found way more than what was needed. there was just so much food information on that specific topic that i had to use a lot of sources. even thought writing papers isn't fun, i found myself enjoying writing this arguement paper because i really wanted to make the point of how organs should be legal to sell if the person chooses to sell it. what made it a lot better was that i was able to do it in MLA formate , instead of APA so that was very nice. overall, i had a great time writing this paper and hope that everyone can take little something away from reading it, i hope they can forth their own opinions on the subject too.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

what do i love?

i love a lot of things so it shard to really pinpoint one thing. i love boating, singing, driving, smiling, long talks, beaches, painting my nails, buying clothes, putting on makeup, having fun with my family, watching little kids, being alone, taking pictures, finding new and interesting facts, looking at planes, watching tv, catching up on all my favorite shows, going to parties, dancing with or without people, weddings, planning a party/event, tanning, working out( if its fun), eating, cooking, doing adrenaline seeking stunts, swimming, tubing (snow or water), snowboarding. i love to do anything really. but what i want to do, i want to be an air traffic controller when im older. i want to have a fun happy life that i can share with my family. the question of what i want to do is very vague so im not sure how to really answer it but i just want to be happy with people who i love all around me. what will i do to reinforce that tomorrow? im going to do everything that i love, not all of it because obviously i cant go water tubing when its cold out. but i will do everything that i can tomorrow to make myself happy. there is alot of things that i will do that i don't want to do, like going to class, but those are the things that i have to do to get a better future for my family and i. i have big goals in life that i plan on achieving but i plan on being happy when going for these goals.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

my research question

my topic is should it be legal to sell your organs. i think it would be a very interesting topic that isn't thought of regularly. nobody really thinks of organ donations or organ transplants unless they're personally effected by it. but i believe that organs should be legal to sell. i wanted to choose a topic that was interesting and could catch anybody's attention. i need to learn about the stats that go with organ donations and how many people are actually on the list. also i need to find out if other countries have implemented this law where organs could be sold and see if it tuned out okay or if its spiraling out of control. also information on my main key points like how it would effect the poor and the rich and whatnot. it would be nice to get the opinions of doctors and people in the medical field, but it needs to come from people who have researched this topic. it not a very popular topic so im not really sure who i will be finding as an expert on it. But it will be interesting to see who they are and what they do for a living.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

thoughts on peer revision

Like I stated in my last blog on the revision process for my writing project 1, I never really did throughout revisions on peoples’ papers, so with this project it was nice to get solid feedback on my paper. I learned a lot from the revision feedback that I had received from my peers. A lot of things that they didn’t understand, and they pointed out to me, helped me write and revise my paper so it could easily be understood by anybody. Also because one of my peers wrote a paper on the wage gap prior to this class, she was able to give me some insight on the topic that I didn’t know. She was gave my tips on how to write the paper and how to set it up to make it the best it could be. I gained a whole part of my paper from that talk, I added the history part to my paper because I was told it could enhance my final paper. I like the revising process because it gets vital feedback that you might not get anywhere else if you don’t have anybody at home to read your paper for you. 

experience composing this paper and compares your original design plan

The main point to my paper is still the main point to my design plan. I made the design plan based around the facts of how woman are being discriminated against in today’s society and I used all those very informative facts in my final paper. This allows the reader to get a good understanding on the topic because there is a lot of information in the paper. One thing that I did add into my paper that wasn’t in my design plan is the history of the wage gap. I wrote in my paper on how it started in the beginning of World War II to give the reader more of a foundation on the topic. I thought that it was missing a beginning so that is why I added that into my paper, I believe that it make it a better paper overall. The audience stayed the same, it is mainly for people who have a job, specifically women. Based on all the sources that I use in my paper, the logos portion of the design plan doesn’t add up because I have many more facts to back up my topic. I think I did accomplish everything that I set out to do because it is a very well informed and very well written paper. It’s on a topic that many people aren’t fully informed about and after reading it, they can form an opinion on it. My main goal was to just inform people and I think I achieved that goal. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

well i just officially voted in my first election. it was fun! its crazy how many positions that only one person was running for. it seems like it would be easy to run for something, seems like there are no other candidates who wants to be it. I'm surprised that they still used paper ballots, i would think that everybody would use machines because it would be easier to count and take account for everyone. but it wasn't bad at all, its like taking a test, all you do is fill in the bubbles. unfortunately there was a lot of people that i voted for who i don't even know what their views are. i didn't know there was so many different positions that are being ran for. i thought there was only couple, not like 10. but I'm glad i went, i want to be apart of society and have a say on who gets to run this amazing country. i think everyone should consider voting, even if they don't have the same exact views as one of the candidates, if they don't vote they lose their voice and can't get mad with how our government is being ran, they lost that privilege.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

so were about halfway through the last semester of the year and i couldn't be more thrilled. I'm so tired of being stressed out every day because of all my classes and having work on top of that. the good part about school right now is that one of my classes is almost over because it was a half a semester class. i have the option to take the final which would be on money but I'm not sure if I'm going to or not. if i do, and get a better grade than one of my last tests, then it replaces it. but if i get a worse grade than the others, then that test drops. so there no bad side to taking the test besides having to wake up an hour earlier and going to Lewis earlier. but i haven't decided if I'm going to take it or not. but nothing gets me more excited than the thought of summer break coming up, i cannot wait! hopefully these next month and a half fly by and finals go good so i can start my break out on a good note!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Explanatory Synthesis Notes

My topic is about the gender wage gap. Im explaining about how a woman makes 78 cents to a mans dollar. meaning, a woman and a man can have the exact same education and be employed by the same company and work the same job, but the woman will still make a lower income than the man.  I will be discussing how it all started in the United States because of World War II. There are many reasons to why it is still going on today. there have been some actions to try to get rid of the gap but it seems to always be there.

Huffington post- this source is explaining how they did a test on many people and their results showed the gender wage gap. the people had the same education, an MBA, and they were employed by the same people but the woman still make less money. Im using this source in my paper by using the fact of right out of college, a woman will make $98,000 and a man will make $105,000. this will make the reader realize that woman might never have the upper hand in income or ever be equal if getting an education cant even help.

Q13 FOX- This source explains how if a woman gets a higher education than a man, the woman might still make less. this will help with my explanation because it shows that woman are in a very tough spot because not even getting a better education can help sometimes.

Whitehouse - In this source its explaining this different aspects the gap is based on and how it is still going on. There is also information on how there has been attempts to get rid of the wage gap but there is always a way out of it. Im using the different ways that is explained in the article on why it is still going on and how i effects women.

CNN- This article is explaining how there are different job positions that pay differently for men and woman . and i will use this in the paper because it explains how woman dominate the teaching field, but still men will make more. but they do make 87 cents to a mans dollar, which is better than the normal average.

Under standing the basics( the white house) - this source is explaining how the equal pay act was signed in 1963, but it still hasn't worked. But it also explains the executive order that President Obama signed in 2014. im using this is my paper by talking about the paper Obama signed and how there is actions being taken to try to help the discrimination against woman.

National Park Service - this source is explaining how the gender wage gap started in world war II . this is the background to the issue and how it has kept its effect after the war. In my paper, Im using this article to help me explain the beginning of the gender wage gap. This helps set up my paper and lets the reader know how it had all began and how it still is being done today.
This week is really dragging. There is so much to do before break and all my teachers are cramming in papers, tests, midterms , and quizzes right before we get let out of school But the thought of being on a beach in less than a week is the only thing keeping me going at this point. I CANT wait until school is over and summer is here. summer is really the best season , i love being carefree and warm 24/7. well until i have to go to work but thats another story. I'm not really sure what I'm doing this summer job wise but we shall see when it comes closer! its crazy how i thought last semester was long, but this one feels even longer. I just hope i get good grades and possibly receive some scholarships that i recently have applied for. i hate applying for scholarships , they always take so long and are so drawn out. but i know that my parents love it and it really does help with the cost of college. its ridiculous how expensive college is so any little financial help really does make a difference.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

I can't wait for this semester to be over. i just want it to be summer and warm out. But I'm not really sure what I'm going to be doing this summer, job wise. i was thinking about taking summer school classes at JJC but I'm not sure yet. i wanted to maybe get another job so i can form three jobs but that may be little too much since ill be working days at one already. it could be a weekend job but i want t enjoy myself over this summer. ill have to look at all the classes i have to fit in in the next 3 years at lewis and determine if i should take summer courses or not. On a better note, I'm excited for spiring break( even though its still winter). I'm going to Florida with my parents for about 5 days. I saw online the other day that over 10,000 black tip sharks were migrating to the Florida beaches so i won't be in the ocean , but i will be in the pools!  Hopefully we will have warm weather there, it will be nice to get away from the 20 degrees that we have been having around here. atlas this weekend its supposed to warm up, but it will be very windy i believe. but ill take it! well i should get back to my outline, i have a very busy weekend and i need to get it out of the way asap.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

explaining boating

Since I was young, my family has always had a boat. We would take it to the Illinois river and drop it in there and just drive around. this is where i formed my love for the water. We went every summer , whenever we could because it was how we bonded as a family. My dad taught us how to tube on a inflatable tube that would be towed by the boat. Also, my brother and I were taught how to ski on the water. although we did both, tubing was my passion. It was my favorite thing to do in the entire world when I was younger. my family would take either relatives or friends out on the lake with us to let them enjoy themselves too. I think I enjoyed boating so much because of the relaxed and exciting atmosphere that always seemed to wash over me when I got out on the river. everyone would have an amazing time for the day and you got to spend quality time with one another. Boating has always been and will always be a huge part of my life that can never be filled with anything else. It was my favorite thing to do because when i would go, every one of my problems would just disappear. When I have a family, i plan on having a boat and making that a huge part of my kids' lives too because i want them to experience the thrill of having one like i did as a child.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

at this point in my life, i feel as though that i have a very boring and uneventful life. i wish i had more things to do but then again, i don't have the money to do anything. its like a double edged sword. but then again, i have such a busy schedule from school to work that i don't really have the time to me hanging out with people or going out to parties that much. i love having a social life but it can get in the way of my priorities like homework. i don't mind not doing much, since i live at home, I'm always comfortable in my house and can just do whatever, instead of living in a tiny dorm room. i enjoy staying home and being with my family because i know its not going to be like this forever, might as well make the most our of it. my friends who went away to school always are posting pictures of them drinking and at bars/ parties, but i don't understand how they even pass their classes because they arnt ever doing homework. i wish my major was that easy.. unfortunately it isn't. but its going to be so worth it when i get to walk across that stage at graduation and finally get an adult job!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When I first was introduced to this paper, I thought it was going to be boring and just another pointless assignment. But when I stayed to write about bowling and connected myself with the outside sources, I found it fun to try to connect my experiences with theirs. Like I was told, you follow a process of writing your paper and them coming to a conclusion that you didn’t have before you started. I honestly didn’t think it would happen but it did! Regarding my original design plan, I pretty much stuck to it and the outline for the most part. There were a few things that I had changed, like putting more of the outside sources into the conclusion because I know that it is a requirement. I didn’t stray from the design plan but I did add a lot more body to the paper to better explain myself , from draft to draft. I’m happy with what I ended on because I think I made my thesis very clear in the conclusion.  But what I really enjoyed about this writing assignment was that I could do the inductive writing style. Where I lead up to the thesis and not stating it in my introduction like every other paper I have ever done. One big resource that I utilized was the writing center. I’ve never gone to them for help but with this paper, I emailed it to them and they got back to me very quick. And they found a lot of errors that I didn’t see myself, nor my peers from class. They also made suggestions that I think really helped my paper become stronger and just better rounded. I think that I wrote a very good paper that met all the requirements.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I had an amazing time this weekend at Northern Illinois University while being with my boyfriend and all his fraternity friends. I really makes me wish that i had gone to a bigger school where there was much more to do on campus and just a better night life. I love Lewis for the academics part but not for the social part. Although i know that college is supposed to be about learning and getting a degree, it doesn't waver the fact that I also want college to be my party years where I can have the best time with everyone before we get dumped into the real world. When I go to NIU, everyone is still focused on school but they also are thinking about where the next party is or when their friends are going to come over to hang out. with going to Lewis and living at home, I don't get to experience that kind of college life. but also with going into aviation, Lewis is the perfect place for me because it had a a phenomenal aviation program. I was very lucky with living so close to lewis that I was able to  commute and save money by not living in a dorm. I know that I have a lot to be grateful for that I shouldn't be thinking about how my life could be different by going to a different college, but sometimes I just wonder about it.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

throughout my schooling career, i have always done peer reviews on my classmates papers but i never had any guidelines to go about it with. this was the first time that i had to answer questions based on their writing. it made me think about concepts and ideas which normally wouldn't even cross my mind when editing a paper. even though it was alot of reading and writing for others' papers, i truly hope that it helped them with their paper and maybe made them think of different ways to put their paper together. for me, my paper did have alot of flaws that they caught and brought to my attention. i think peer editing is a good thing because sometimes the writer just skips right over things, which can make or break an essay. i haven't read over my review of my second draft yet but im curious to what they wrote because i want my paper to be really good and easy to follow along too. like i said before there were alot of things that i probably wouldnt have even thought of before doing this exsercise, like how the title connects with the paper and it is should be revised or not. i always thought essays were easy to write but if you want a solid, amazing essay, there is so many aspects that need to be taken under consideration to make it absolutely perfect.. but even after that, its still not perfect, it will never be. i think doing these revisions on eachothers' essays were a great idea because it gives insight from an unbiased outsource. its not a teacher who you might feel uncomfortable sharing your paper with, its just a classmate.
i think that i have way to high of expectations in life. like for tests and what not, i ALWAYS thing im going to do better but when i get it back, its not at all the grade i wanted. like for example, i thought it did bad on a quiz and gt at 85%, but the next quiz i thought i did really good, when i got it back i received at 75%. like seriously.. i cant win! i always thought college would be so difficult and i didn't get that feeling first semester, but this semester is starting to feel like that. i know its only going to get harder but i dont know... it just sucks haha .but i dont regret coming to a university, i really didn't want to get stuck in a community college. all my friends that went to jjc says its high school 2.0. pretty much everyone from my graduating class went there. so i was very proud of myself that i got accepted into Lewis. not that i was better than them or anything, just that i felt more accomplished in myself. i have such high expectations about myself.. getting back to my original rant.. i have too high of expectations...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

lately i have been dwelling on how I'm going to do this semester but I've come to realize that I'm doing pretty well so far. i don't think i have to worry so much its hard to not worry when you have such high expectations for yourself. The only class that I'm genuinely worried about is my Message of Jesus class. i find it quite difficult and hard understand so i need to start working harder in that class if I'm going to strive for a good grade. theres a lot going on in my personal life too that makes it hard to focus on school and my work in my classes. this week hasn't been to chaotic so thats nice, but i was sick for couple of days which sucked. fortunately i feel a lot better today verses yesterday. positives, right?! I'm always just waiting for Friday to come again, thats the only highlight in my life anymore, sad but true. i just can't wait until summer, where its always warm and all my friends are back home, its the best time of the year. i always feel so free and relaxed. but instead it February 2nd and its 38 degrees outside. ugh.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

this upcoming paper is going to be difficult i think. i had trouble with writing the outline and design plan , i just didn't know exactly what wanted to say, i hope it will come to me when i start to write my full rough draft. i feel like this semester is going to be way more difficult that last semester. all my classes have higher expectations than my last semester. which isn't bad or anything but I'm just worried about my gpa because i had such high hopes of getting on the deans list this semester. I'm just excited that after this semester that i will be almost done with all my gen-eds then i can't just focus on all my aviation classes. hopefully it will be a good semester to end my freshman year.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

im not really sure what i write about right now. ive never really done this "free " writing before.. its kinda fun, not going to lie. its like im just writing EVERYTHING down that im thinking. so for the space aliens . ill explain...... i got nothing, i have no idea what to right about at all. im thinking about writing about how to bowl but that kinda hard since theres so much technicalities in it. ill do it anyway i guess, so bowling is about taking a round object( the ball) and trowing it down a long , kinda narrow piece of wood ( the alley). at the end of the alley is 10 pieces of plastic(the pins) that are standing upright , the objective of the game is to hit the pins down. you want to hit as many down in one throw as possible. there are ten frames, but you get 2 tries of each frame, and 3 possible tries on the last frame.. for a grand total of 21 throws. but theres a thing called a strike. that means on your first try , you throw the ball and hit all 10 pins down. but say you throw and hit only 5 pins down, then you throw again and try to gt the other 5 down. if you get the 5 other pins down, then you have just gotten a spare. a strike is what you really want to get but spare is second best. if you throw trice and still have pins standing then you have an open frame, because you didn't get all 10 pins down in one frame. so for the actual bowling part... on the alley there are little boards that make it up, all those boards have a number that goes with them.. the very first board all the way to the right is board number 1.. the very last board all the way to the left is board number 40. this isnt crucial information to being successful in bowling but its good to know if you want to improve your bowling techniques and lingo. the pins also have a number that goes with each one. the very first pin, the head pins is pin number 1, then it goes to the left one in the next row and those are 2,3, then the next row in 4,5,6, then the back row is 7,8,9,10 .. all these pins are in a triangle facing you. if your a right handed alien then you want to hit right between pins number 1 and 3, thats called the right side pocket. and vise versa for the let handed alien. well thats all the time i have for now.... good luck bowling!

what does it mean when i say sports? there are so many sports out there that i cant even begin to name all of them. but sports can mean many different things to one person and mean completely something different to another. some may find sports stupid but many they just haven't found the right one for them. hell, video games is considered a sport now, which i would have never through about before. sports can play a very small roll is someones life or dictate everything about ones life too. its depends on how much they love the game. for me, sports played a pretty large role in my life. my passion was with bowling, i loved it since i was 4 years old, it helped me in so many ways in my life that i just loved it and couldnt stop bowling. but with some people, they make a living off of playing a sport, thats their jobs in life, for example a football player. they will find much more joy in playing football than someone who might throw a football around during gym class. sports can be much more than just a game, it can be somebody's entire life. they were so hard in that one sport that if they lose a game, they are completely devastated and cant get away from that one thing they failed on in the game. but others if they lose a game, they arnt even phased. they think that life will go on and they shouldnt even worry about some silly game.

sports is like having a baby. one ca spends so much time working on a sport and how to get better at it that it like having a baby. there is so much time going into raising a baby, its crazy. if somebodys life is football, they put all their effort, their passion, their love into the game, its the same for having a child. you want to make that child have a the best life and e the best they can be, but as a baby, you have to keep them alive. feeding, baths, changing, just everything else that goes into raising a baby. but another aspect of it is that you pride yourself on that sport. you want to do your best playing that sport , it became your life. with a child, you will take pride into everything that child does, hell, a parent takes pride in their childs poop. and when one wins the superbowl in football, its equivalent to a parent watching their sone or daughter graduate highschool.. or even say their first word. all the time and effort that was put int that sport/ child has finally paid off. you cant help but feel pure joy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

-write a scene that reveals a small truth you realized.
Last summer and parents and I met up with some of my dads old high school friends for dinner and a pizza parlor. I expected them to talk about how their lives are now, but instead they started to reminence about the good old days. They talked about sneaking beer into their rooms and blasting Led Zeppelin. Bout how they would do anything but their homework, and that they would all pile into an old rust bucket and drive around until they were just about to run out of gas. It got me thinking about how they were all my age at one point and they did what my friends and i do now. Yeah, times and technology have changed but my dads and my generations are very similar in how we have a good time. Honestly, I just thought of my dad as a adult, I never realized that he was doing everything that I am today.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

This week there is so much to do. I have multiple quizzes and tests in my classes and I have to work everyday, sometimes before and after school. Fortunately I have a fun weekend ahead of me that I'm super excited about, so at least i have something to looks forward too. Hopefully I won't have too much homework, but I think thats very unlikely to happen considering all my classes have such a busy schedule. I can't wait to feel the relief that always washed over me when I get out of work on Friday and I can just go home to lay down or go out for the night. Also, I need to get started on more scholarship stuff, its come that time of year again where I need to write 74475333959 papers about how I got into the aviation field. It stinks when you think you can just use the same paper over and over again for the scholarships but they twist the questions around and ask something else so its just easier to write a whole new paper. Oh well, it needs to get done.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Being completely new to mindtap, I'm thoroughly confused at how any of it works. the first time I tried I couldn't figure anything out. Fortunately, this second time around I think I may have gotten the hang of it. It was just hard to find where i can submit everything in because it tells you what you have to do in multiple places but I couldn't find where to post it all. But I found it and I got to finish all the homework fairly quickly tonight. Unfortunately mindtap is the least of my worries. I have so much on my plate right now, its crazy. With working two jobs and being a full time student I have no time to do anything anymore. And it doesn't even feel like I'm studying like I should be, yet I'm still busy! My goal this semester is to get on the deans list because I barely missed it last semester. On top of that I also want to work more so I can make money to get a new car that I have been wanting. But I know where my responsibilities lie and I'm sure ill be fine.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

today i realized that all my of writing that i have ever done in school was just about how i wanted to make my teacher happy and just put my thoughts down. but the question of " would it be harder to change the tone of the essay for a different audience?" and i have never thought about that, but yes. it would be harder to change pretty much the entire paper because the audience had changed. so today i learned that in some papers, i may have to take a tone that i wouldn't want to necessarily take because i have a different audience.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

I believe that blogging is meant for you, and on a side note its meant for others entertainment. Its a  way to put your ideas and  opinions onto the internet where people can read and reflect on them. There isn't a good way and a bad way to blog, its simply how the person wants to portray themselves to others. When one blogs about something they shouldn't be worried about making others happy, I believe that they should be themselves and write what comes to mind. life is always making others happy and worrying about how you might impact people around you, but with blogging, you only need to worry about yourself, everyone else is out of the picture. The one writing has no responsibilities to their readers because it was the viewers decision to read the blog, and what is said, is someone else's options that they have no control over. I believe that the only responsibility a blogger has is to be themselves while writing, that is what makes blogging so spectacular. Its ones raw emotions and thoughts about something, which people love to read about because that might have the same thoughts or have a different perspective on the topic. People can communicate through blogging so its a great way to get to know people.