Agenda THU MAR 02

Find your Representatives.

28 Responses to Agenda THU MAR 02

  1. greeneggsandham234 says:

    Scotch Bottle Riddle
    -There is no such thing as a bottle of scotch, because an empty bottle is not a bottle of scotch

    Quick Quiz
    -An argument can not be won in the first sentence
    -However it can be lost

  2. chancetoremember says:

    -an argument cannot be won in the first sentence but it can be lost
    -a definition essay has to make the reader understand your essay and must use definitions
    -just because your idea seems clear to you does not mean it is clear to the reader
    -avoid irrelevant information
    -be persuasive

    • davidbdale says:

      Notes will be fewer today, I understand, because I had you busy writing so much of the time. 2s will be easier to earn. 3s are still reserved for the best and most thorough.
      2/3

  3. torthey says:

    Why is there no such thing as an empty bottle of scotch?
    its not a bottle of scotch if theres no scotch in it

    How can an argument be lost in the first sentence?
    lying, belittling the audience, not being clear of your premise (your job is to persuade), confuse your readers.

    Who wins the argument? the person who’s perspective is changed.

    What is a definition essay?
    – identify a problem and its definition in regard to your paper

    • davidbdale says:

      The term defined doesn’t have to be a problem.
      Notes will be fewer today, I understand, because I had you busy writing so much of the time. 2s will be easier to earn. 3s are still reserved for the best and most thorough.
      2/3

  4. nickalodeansallthat says:

    Began class with the scotch bottle riddle and a short two question quiz.
    And then discussed who really wins an argument. The person who wins is the one whose eyes get open, you can be right but that isn’t really winning.
    Watched a Vimeo on the great pacific garbage patch and decided if it was a good persuasion effort.

    • davidbdale says:

      Was it? Why not? The best Notes answer questions, Nick; they don’t pose them.
      Notes will be fewer today, I understand, because I had you busy writing so much of the time. 2s will be easier to earn. 3s are still reserved for the best and most thorough.
      2/3

  5. therealjohnsanchez says:

    Empty bottle of scotch is no longer a bottle of scotch.
    Don’t just describe the problem. Explain why it is a problem and what to do.

  6. starbucks732 says:

    -we talked about if an argument can be won or lost in the first sentence
    -it cannot be won but it can be lost
    -an empty bottle of scotch would not be considered a bottle of scotch because there is none in it, it would be considered a “scotch bottle”

  7. chippy1313 says:

    -an argument cant be won in the first sentence but it can be lost in the first sentence because you can get caught in a lie, have unclear premise, or confuse your readers
    -you need to make sure to identify the problem in your argument
    -the video on the great pacific garbage patch did not address the consequences or problem with the plastic floating in the ocean so it did not convince anyone to do anything about it
    -comments on definition essay were very helpful
    – I did not know our state representatives

    • davidbdale says:

      Do you know your state representatives now? 🙂
      Notes will be fewer today, I understand, because I had you busy writing so much of the time. 2s will be easier to earn. 3s are still reserved for the best and most thorough.
      2/3

  8. kedudnaimad says:

    – arguments can’t be won in the first sentence
    – however they can be lost in the first sentence

    – an empty bottle of scotch is not a bottle of scotch anymore, it is just a scotch bottle

  9. dunkindonuts10 says:

    Scotch Bottle riddle-language, if there is no scotch in the bottle, it is not necessarily a bottle of scotch
    Quiz
    1. argument can not be won in the first sentence
    2.it can be lost in the first sentence by lying, dividing people into groups
    Thesis does not change from the time you started your research until the end-you lose
    Response to feedback on White Paper:
    -making sure I am able to differentiate between factual information and objectifying my language
    -I will argue why animals are continuing to be used for testing when they do not need to be
    -what are the reasoning’s for choosing one method over the other
    -I will be more specific when it comes to those details
    Article: asking mathematicians to testify in court, problem with this is
    -redrawing the district line so the minority party has a statistical advantage when voting-not fair, contradictory, waste of votes, if spread them out more districts can win over others
    -anti-democratic
    -mathematicians are being trained to be expert witnesses
    A07-short argument due rough draft, Monday March 6 by midnight

  10. therealmoana says:

    An argument can not be won in the first sentence but you can lose an argument in the first sentence.
    The person who wins the argument is the person who gains knowledge and changes there perspective.

    The Great Pacific Garbage Patch:
    plastic patch that is twice the size of texas
    continues to grow
    made of “plastic soup” plastic particles that have been broken down it releases poison as it is being broken down
    it can be stopped at the source but is also to big of a problem for anyone to solve alone

    Gerrymandering:
    legislators get to draw maps
    minorities are given advantage through this process, there votes are given more value
    antidemocratic

    • davidbdale says:

      Notes will be fewer today, I understand, because I had you busy writing so much of the time. 2s will be easier to earn. 3s are still reserved for the best and most thorough.
      2/3

  11. aeks123 says:

    There’s no such thing as an empty bottle of Scotch because because if the bottle is empty, it’s just an empty scotch bottle.

    An argument cannot be won in the first sentence, but it can be lost. The first sentence has to create an argument that has premise. We cannot lie in the first sentence because lying destroys our credibility and detaches our readers. Engaging our readers is one of the most important steps in creating a good first sentence.

    A definition argument should be used to define a term or phrase that explains what we want it to mean. It doesn’t mean to just define a term using a dictionary, although using a dictionary definition can be helpful/useful at times.

    • davidbdale says:

      I like: “to define a term or phrase that explains what we want it to mean.”
      Notes will be fewer today, I understand, because I had you busy writing so much of the time. 2s will be easier to earn. 3s are still reserved for the best and most thorough.
      2/3

  12. thecommonblackhawk says:

    The rest of the semester will be small 1000 word essays that can later be combined as our final 3000 word essay.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Why is there no such thing as an empty bottle of scotch? Because once there is no more scotch, it’s no longer a bottle of scotch.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    An argument cannot be won within the first sentence but it definitely can be lost.
    Remember: The winner is the one who learns.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Plastic is taking over the ocean.
    100,000,000 tons of plastic within the great Pacific Garbage Patch. It is 30 meters deep and twice the size of Texas.
    But what is the problem? Where is the proof?
    Remember to clearly identify the problem.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Definition Essays:
    Not something from the dictionary, this would be to simple. Instead, look to something that needs further explanation other than the word itself.
    Time to incorporate a term into our writing.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Gerrymandering: We will rewrite the introduction of the article read from last night.
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    Definition Argument!
    Due Monday at midnight.

  13. greeneggsandham234 says:

    Scotch Bottle Riddle
    -There is no such thing as a empty bottle of scotch, because an empty bottle is not a bottle os scotch

    Quick Quiz
    -An argument can not be won in the first sentence
    -However an argument can be lost
    -either by putting else information, or belittling information, dividing the readers

    Great Pacific Garbage Patch
    -it is a good when, reaching a topic, we came to learn we know absolutely nothing on the topic
    -in an argument, we have to identify the problem
    -we can’t just appeal to emotion, we have to explain why there is a problem

    Gerrymandering
    -the problem is the minority party, is given the advantage through this process
    -Red votes(the minority) is given more value then the blue majority votes
    -this process is anti democratic
    -this tufts university professor is training mathematicians to fix the problem

  14. kingoflizards says:

    Opening arguments should be convincing and gripping. They are a key part to a convincing paper. Like you said, the argument can be lost in the first sentence. When done correctly, a good opening is almost unnoticeable, the reader is just instantly interested, and then keeps reading, but a bad opening can turn the reader off of your paper immediately. A lot of work should go in to a good opening sentence.

  15. davidbdale says:

    Notes will be fewer today, I understand, because I had you busy writing so much of the time. 2s will be easier to earn. 3s are still reserved for the best and most thorough.
    2/3

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