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    Literacy Reflection Paper

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    I have had a hard time so far in this class. I understand the terms in class, but the language of the articles is over my head sometimes. I finish an article asking what the point of it was or what I learned and I have no answer. I spend the whole time focused on the article and get little out of it. It is not that I do not understand the concepts or need for integrating literacy into subjects. The articles are speaking over my head. I have a hard time finishing one article much less three or…

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    Lynn Nottage’s play Ruined takes place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The play opens in a bar that is run by a woman named Mama. A man named Christian arrives, offering Mama several goods he has acquired. He also leaves Mama with two girls, Sophie and Salima. At first Mama refuses to take in Sophie because she has been sexually assaulted so many times that she is “ruined” (Nottage, 12). However, Christian pleads with her because Sophie is his niece. Sophie and Salima work at the bar, along…

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    Audience Analysis Audience

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    Why is the audience analysis the most important part of the writing process? Knowing your audience lets you refine the subject matter so it meets the readers needs. Therefore, not understanding what type of audience you are writing to, will affect the outcome causing the goal not to be achieved. Understanding your audience is very crucial and is the first step towards achieving a successful outcome. Before you start to write make sure to define your audience for example, what is the knowledge…

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    People like Feynman – they never cease to fascinate me. I find people who have a thorough understanding in two or more subjects highly interesting. They are able to see things with more than one approach, like using two different lenses to see the world, red and blue for example. Through those lenses you can see the world “protruding”. Most people will find it odd how one can be an expert in conflicting topics. Philosophy is infamously known to be often frowned-upon by scientists. Feynman is…

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    and why do we need the pleasure and uses different philosophical viewpoints to make his argument understandable. Graeber uses the strategies of pathos, logos, and ethos to help support the argument in his article and to give the reader a clear understanding of his intentional purpose for the writing. The writer of this article uses pathos effectively by gaining emotion and interest of the reader. Graeber uses a scenario of a bug to make the article look appealing and adorable and after the…

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    In reflecting and processing the various topics covered in this class throughout the semester, my understanding of what it means to be an effective agent of change has always come back to the foundation. The “Dynamic Triangle of Change” introduced by Junius Williams forms the framework of the process an effective and ineffective change agent moves through in order to reform one’s surroundings. Information, perception, and action make up the three elements of this triangle. During this semester,…

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    Sonny's Blues Narrative

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    Sonny 's Blues written by James Baldwin is a short story about coping with the struggles of life. The Narrator, who Baldwin does not name, finds himself struggling with who his younger brother, Sonny, has become. Growing up as African Americans in Harlem the boys were exposed to hardships at an early age. As adults, the narrator is a successful school teacher and Sonny finds himself struggling with drug addiction and in prison. The Narrator finds it difficult to identify with Sonny who escapes…

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    Workplace Diversity

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    in diversity have a beneficial impact on their business as they can understand their clients during a life-changing event or an accident or illnesses. From this information, we could see that diversity has the important role in Aflac and their understanding of diversity helps them while engaging with stakeholders with different backgrounds. (Source:…

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    Habit Five - Seek First To Understand, Then To be Understood In Habit five, Cuvy explains the importance of listening and understanding before wanting to be understood in return. Being selfish is one of the worst characteristic of human beings. When somebody talks to us, or explains a trouble or fear that they might have, we need to listen. Listen before reacting and listen before giving our opinion. When we truly listen, we give ourselves time to understand what the person is saying in order…

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    Ignorance Is Ignorance

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    Is there some kind of pleasure to be found in not making sense? Not to say all ignorance stems from a simple lack of understanding, but rather, and in most cases it roots in the denial of not wanting to accept a situation or fact for what it is. Another key reason that many chose to live this lifestyle is due to a desire to be accepted by society, given that ignorance has…

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