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    Description and Summary Conover, Ted. The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World. New York: Vintage, 2011. Print. The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World is an interesting book about the author, Ted Conover, who travels to various destinations to discover how roads connect people and the effects on the world. On his adventures he meets many people along the way. On each journey, he usually knows someone or has some type of connection to a person who has been to or lives in the current destination. The layout of the book is broken into chapters and mini chapters, which reflect on the main chapter. Each chapter represents a new location and a new road. Conover travels all over the globe to research and experience roads and their effects on people. His first adventure takes place in South America, in Peru. There he travels both by truck and by light water craft. Conover goes through the Andes…

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    individual’s character. Within the prison system, lies a prison guard subculture in which, the power of control is stressed. Control and power are the means of successively managing a prison. Throughout the novel New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing, author Ted Conover (2001) writes of his experience as a Correctional Officer at Sing Sing maximum-security prison. Behind the prison doors, a different world takes flight. Conformity As a correctional officer there are a number of rules, regulations, and…

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    Historically, America has been predisposed towards racism against African-Americans. However, Americans, for the past century, have effectively ignored the issues with race that the American society still faces in the criminal justice system. In his TED Talk entitled “We need to talk about an injustice,” Bryan Stevenson addresses the issues with the American criminal justice system by detailing the problems and showing the important role the citizens of American can play. Although the topic is a…

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    The use of statistics and experiences from other individuals helped to provide a good explanation of this information. Baron’s offering of a timeline on the development of technology helped develop the argument on technology by providing the benefits of technology while acknowledging its negatives. The use of digital media outlets, such as TED Talks, are useful tools that help provide information in a appealing way. For example, some individuals, such as myself, may prefer to watch a video to…

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    importantly though, deception, the lies that create false hope and a brighter future. In Joyce Carol Oates’s, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, we watch as a young girl named connie falls victim to Fear, lust, and deception through a man named Arnold Friend, who she encounters while hanging out with a friend. We watch as he slowly changes his role in Connie’s life and how he uses the power of lie to control, excite, and destroy her. With the help of Pamela Meyer 's’ TED talk called…

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    External influences can change everyone’s day to day life. Everyone may have different influences that change how they are, but all influences form who you are. It doesn’t matter how much you feel that you can’t be affected by the outside world, or how what’s going on in the white house has nothing to do with you because you live in a small town in Vermont, when it has everything to do with you, and no matter how much you wish it wouldn’t affect your life, it will. Because like what Julian…

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    An important as aspect of communication is making the receiver of the message want to listen what the speaker says. The way people perceive the speaker affects whether they will listen to accept what he has to say. For example, in President Obama’s speech, if members of the audience do not like President Obama, they will not accept his message. The audience in Holt’s speech perceives the speaker as credible because they made time to come to the TED talk and listen to Jim Holt. This relates the…

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    The TED Talk I watched was titled Why you should talk to strangers. Kio Stark, the presenter of the speech, discussed why there are many benefits to talking to people we don’t know. According to Stark, not talking to strangers causes the opportunity to create unexpected connections. She said people do not talk to strangers because of our fears. Her speech concluded with Stark encouraging people use their senses instead of fears and outlining the steps of how to appropriately talk to strangers.…

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    I love TED Talks. In the quiet morning before school, I found myself pursuing the Internet looking for a catchy title and a topic of which I wish to learn more. I am often provided with a creative idea, new perspective, or meaningful message for me to reflect upon and apply to my life in some small way. TED Talks are created by passion, intelligent individuals who have amazing messages to share with the world. While some topics have more of a direct correlation to my life than others, these…

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    The following worksheet needs to be completed for the Bonus Assignment in BA 1500, Fall 2016. Answer the questions completely and use concepts from class to respond to the questions. If any of the questions are not answered, the assignment will be not be evaluated. 1. What is your name and section number (e.g., 100, 101)? Ashley Braun BA1500-101 2. What Ted Talk did you watch? What is the URL (copy the link to this document)?…

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