Class 12: MON MAR 02

No Bad Reviews

  • Bad restaurants? Sure. Bad hotels? Sure. But bad Children’s Theater? Is nothing sacred? Make an ethical claim: Name something that should NEVER be given a bad review, no matter how much it may deserve one.
  • Just for fun, check out the bad reviews for this Party Planner.

Counterintuitive Predictions

  • An extended Riddle that includes an In-Class Task

Advertising Failure

  • The source material plus another In-Class Task


20 Responses to Class 12: MON MAR 02

  1. davidbdale says:

    My answer is a kid’s birthday party.

  2. j6128 says:

    someone’s funeral

  3. gossipgirl3801 says:

    children’s art work

  4. j6128 says:

    What happened
    No bad reviews
    Counterintuitive predictions
    Advertising failure

    What I learned
    Somethings should never be given bad reviews ex: someone’s funeral
    Some reviews are just cruel and terrible
    Most people just write about the negative experience
    You can lose your professional repetition by just a negative review
    Quality critics are very valuable

  5. stripedsweater21 says:

    We talked about bad reviews and places where a bad review would not be a good idea.
    A bad idea for a bad review would be an autobiography.
    We then talked about counterintuitive predictions which is an in-class activity. We would read a claim and determine whether it is true or false, reasonable or not, or ethical or not.
    The article talks about how the failure rates for mammograms are very frightening for doctors, since they can deter women from getting tested and others may make it seem like errors are more common than they actually are. However, criticism is necessary for many reasons. It is understandably difficult to spot a tumor, which could explain the failure rate.

  6. harp03 says:

    Class Notes 03/02/2020

    Bad Reviews: One thing/person that should never be given a bad review is a Little League Baseball umpire. The umpires are often times volunteers, or young people that are in the midst of their first paying jobs, as well as (likely) their first time umpiring. And it’s just a Little League game!

    Counterintuitive Predictions:
    -For each claim, write whether it is true/false, reasonable/unreasonable, and wrong/right
    -There is not just one answer, it is simply opinion

    -Gave our guess as to what the article will be about based on the premises
    -Then, we read the actual article and re-evaluated our original summary prediction

  7. alyse816 says:

    Most people only leave bad reviews when they are to actually leave a review, and don’t realize that that can hurt someone’s profession
    You can criticize into different categories based on true/ false, reasonable/ unreasonable, and good/ bad
    Mammograms have to be taken seriously, because many people’s lives are at stake

  8. bmdpiano says:


    No Bad Reviews:
    – One bad review could ruin a whole business or professions since people only go to write bad reviews rather than good ones.

    Counterintuitive Predictions:
    – Rating comments on 50 claims from an article about mammograms.
    – Are they true/false? Are they reasonable/unreasonable? Are they right/wrong?
    – The summary I predict that the article is about is the accuracy of mammogram screenings and how the accuracy rates are now being published. As a result, more people are scrutinizing the doctors who have sent patients back for a second look or biopsy. This can result in the firing of doctors which happened to one doctor who ended up becoming a radiology fill in. Women will still accuse the doctors for being inaccurate when the technology might not be good enough to spot all cancers or they will judge when doctors brought patients back for a double check. They must mean they’re inaccurate right?

  9. Cleo says:

    class notes:
    -is it necessary to always write a bad review?
    -bad reviews do not always reflect on the place/service considering people mostly do not write good reviews.
    -deciding whether we thought statements were true, reasonable, or morally correct.
    -I would assume this article discusses the success and failure rates of radiologists/ doctors who perform mammograms.

  10. a1175 says:

    -most people write bad reviews rather than good ones
    -bad reviews can ruin someone’s career
    -people really do care about reviews of certain things

  11. nayr79 says:

    Today’s class started with a quick introduction to the topic of reviews by discussing Yelp! and Google Maps and how nobody in this class really uses it. Apparently, people write reviews on children’s theatres. We had some laughs with bad reviews. Personally, my favorite reviews are for physical products. I love the “5 stars very good” reviews that provide no help at all and the “0 stars don’t by this it sucks” reviews even more. Overall, my favorite reviews are the ones from the illiterate people of the internet. The class discusses how one bad review from one angry customer could ruin your business. Doctors were an example in which someone who goes through all this trouble to learn, become a doctor, turn their practice into a business, etc., all for it to go down the drain because someone wrote a review saying “I didn’t like him/her.”

  12. shaquilleoatmeal2250 says:


    – Are there such things as bad reviews on certain places or things?
    – Ex: can you badly review a funeral, kids party, kids art work even if they are terrible?

    – true/false , reasonable/unreasonable , right/wrong
    – All might seem relatable, but surprisingly aren’t at all
    – Something can be true/unreasonable/right
    – They each may seem the same, but have different characteristics
    – Prof exampled one that does so

    – 50 premises as class work to help get a hang of the three categories
    – Talked about some of the statements and how they fit as true/false, etc.
    – Then read the article about all the premises to determine what we think about the 3 catergories

  13. gossipgirl3801 says:

    3/2/20- Today in class we first talked about bad reviews left online and then made a claim about something that should never get a bad review even if it’s bad. We talked about how bad reviews aren’t always that valuable or honest. We then moved onto counterintuitive predictions on a n article about mammograms we never read based on 50 claims from the article, and then rated them “true or false” “reasonable or unreasonable” or “right or wrong”. We also had to write a blind summary about the article we never read, and then got to read the actual article.

  14. rose1029 says:

    Class notes 3/2/20
    – What happened:
    – No bad reviews discussion
    – Counterintuitive predictions riddle with an in-class task
    – Advertising failure with the source material and an in-class task

    I learned that:
    – What some may pass over as bad service others see the fault within themselves and share advice to other customers instead of bad reviews
    – You could lose your professional reputation due to a bad review from someone who simply didn’t get what they wanted
    – This is not a journalism class!
    – There can be a lot of claims made in an article, most of them don’t have to be true they are more or fewer suggestions

    Many would assume that rating people in the medical fields by their performance would help people seek out the best care, but there are some downsides to it as well. By publishing the success rates of doctors, some doctors will then decide to try their absolute best in detecting cancers once they know that their reputation is on the line. Some patients may see a completely reasonable unsuccessful rate, and think that those doctors shouldn’t be allowed to practice. And some women may even decide to not get mammograms at all, do to the fear of having a false peace of mind after getting the test and then discovering cancer when it is too late. Many doctors are giving up their professions even though they have contributed a great deal to the mammogram process and through their own mistakes being shared, inspired improvement within the radiology community.

  15. tenere84 says:

    Notes 3/02

    No Bad Reviews
    – Some things, like a bad children’s theater, should never be given a bad review, no matter how much it may deserve one.

    Counterintuitive Predictions
    – True or False: Occurrences in the world may not always be reasonable, logical, or right. Even so, they might be true.
    – Reasonable or Unreasonable: People act for reasons other than logic; among them sympathy, loyalty, hope, fear, vested interest, greed, and ineptitude.
    – Right or Wrong: Decisions based on logic or reason can be ethical and moral, unethical or immoral.

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