Friday, March 30, 2012

Issues Paper Reflection

Man, I am SOOOOOO GLAD that we're done with the issues paper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Research papers are BY FAR my weakness when it comes to writing and I just can't tell you how much I hate them. I could only stand to work on my paper for short periods at a time and the progress just wasn't very quick. I probably spent a total of about a billion hours on this stupid thing and it's still terrible. I just cannot write issues papers! I spent more time on this than any of the other papers and I'm certain this will be my worst grade of them all.'s good that we're done now because I'd probably get violent soon if I had to keep working on this. I think we were taught well, though. My less-than-ideal is totally due to lack of skill, not because of the way it was taught or the way we were told to do it. So in short, the process was miserable, nothing went well, the whole thing didn't go well, and the program couldn't have done a whole lot better but I definitely have improvements to make. The end. Now I'm going to go have the laziest weekend of my life to recover from the strain of the stupid issues paper.
So I had the post done before class, but I just realized something that I HAD to tell you guys about. You know how it was going to rain tomorrow and there was going to be awesome lightning and thunder and dangerous stuff? THEY CHANGED THE WEATHER FORCAST!!!!!!!!! There's no more lightning, or even rain!!!!!!!!!! :'( My weekend totally just died. Now that I've depressed ya'll, I'm going to go. Oh, and I'll probably never post on here again so....adios!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

IP Organization

So I kind of took bits and pieces of all three different groups's how I organized my essay:
1) Intro: I basically catch the reader's attention and make them subconsciously know that technological communication is destroying our society's social skills.
2) Statement and discussion of topic: Here is where I really introduce my issue and begin to develop my argument and clearly state my opinion about the subject.
3) Statement of facts: Now I throw some facts at the reader. I found many studies and experiments showing the results of too much electronic social communication. They can't argue with the facts!
4) Procatalepsis: Here is where I acknowledge other arguments and give them credit, then throw it back in their face with more facts and evidence showing why they are wrong and I'm right.
5) Conclusion: Here is where I finish up by telling them to stop being stupid (not really, but you know what I mean) and to act and inhibit change. Then I finish strong, leaving them no room to argue back because I'm right and they'll know that they were wrong.

The end.

Friday, March 16, 2012

I can't think of any more creative titles. Bleh.

I think I've been losing my mind lately so don't criticize me for lame titles. Anyway, guess what? I just had my Bishop's interview for my mission call!! Do you know what that means? I'll have my stake presidency interview in a week and get my call in a few weeks! It's about time! My birthday isn't til July 21, meaning I can't even submit my papers until March 23. That's the consequences of being young. I'm SO impatient, I just want to know NOW where I'll be living for the next two years!! We'll see what happens. I'm excited though :) I feel bad for all those girls who want to serve missions because they see all these guys their age leaving right now and they can't! They still have to stay here and kill themselves in school while we get a two year break. It's awesome for us and awful for them. Anyway, that's what's been on my mind recently and I'm going to explode if I don't get my call soon! So if I"m not in class on Monday, you now know why...but hopefully I'll be okay. I will survive! Well...that's all for now. Here's a great picture that ya'll should enjoy :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Research lab...not worth my time.

So once upon a time I walked into the writing and research lab. I go in and there's nobody at the front desk so I awkwardly look into all the rooms until somebody finally comes to help me. Well, it was the guy who explained everything to us when we were in the library as a class, so that made it kind of weird. Then I told him I was there for the class but I didn't know what I was doing, and he said that unless I have specific questions that he can't really help me. Well, I didn't have any questions because 1) I was only in there because I was required to go and 2) I had no idea what the lab even was and why I was going there. So eventually I left without really getting any help. Honestly, I don't think I would have had much help anyway because Google is amazing and can find just about anything. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but I really do have lots of information already so I don't feel like I need any help researching right now anyway. But for people that do need help, I think the research lab might be helpful, it just wasn't for me. The end.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Remarkable References...

I don't really have anything to say about this, so we'll just jump to the point:

"Retired police officer reinvents self as etiquette school owner"
News article

News article

Another news article

Professional document (as in, a document written by an expert)