The article “ Rhetorical Numbers“ written by Joanna Wolf, is about how Numbers are integrated in our everyday life and how we understand these numbers. In her opinion we should teach more numbers because she thinks that people often don´t understand what these numbers mean.
I don´t really understand why she has such a bad thinking about the understanding of numbers. Maybe I understood her a bit wrong in that topic, but I see no problem with the understanding with numbers in our society. Of course their a some people that can´t read numbers but when they learn them, I am pretty sure that they will understand them.
Topic: Why they should or should not participate in extreme
We want to find sources that support us. We want our froend to
know we care and that we´re worried. We also want them to know we´ve
done our homework.
When we bring in the research, do we Quote it directly or
When we do either one, we have to Name the source and where
they´re from: ex: Acc. to Josh Marshall a freshmen in my class at
AUM´´´the power outage was the scariest of my life.´´
SOURCES THAT AGREE WITH US ARE IMPORTANT IN THIS SITUATION.
On the other hand, sources may be used to disagree with us.
,, International Business is being overtaken by the evolution of industries and technology, and critical voices challenge its districtiveness and value.“
I totally disagree with this sentence, because I think that IB is still something that works. In my eyes, the evolution of industries and technology takes place in other areas for example: Online Shopping. in these days, people buy their stuff online and don´t go to their next public store, where they could get exactly the same stuff.
This is dangerous because it creates BINARY THINKING.( we did this
things in class to go one side or other, not both)
Examples of how to avoid this: In Josh Marshall´s book Camping
Out( short things go in quotes, longer books and things in italics),
Marhshall states that people “ who want to avoid camping out are
cowardly. It´s not fun to live your life in a hotel.“ While I
first found a problem with the word „cowardly“, I
understand that Marshall wants to promote a life fully lived, both
indoors and out.
The last few weeks we talked about very different stuff in our Class. The first day in Class was a little orientation lesson. Because there we talked about where and how we have to set up our own personal Blog that was very helpful, because I really had no Idea how to do that. After that we began to talk about our semester Topic “Apocalypse“ after that, we had to figure out a weapon that we could use at a apocalypse. All groups found some very interesting weapons. Our Homework was it now, to set up a Blog where we had to write about a day at home were we lost electricity or water connection and we should explain how we handled this situation. At the next day in class, we must interview our classmates about their “Disaster“ it was very interesting to hear what kind of problems some people had at home and how they handled this situation. At day three we talked about Fake News and how we can figure out if a website is telling the truth or not, for that we had to look at two different Website and we had the exercise to find out which website is trust full and which not, the result was very surprised for some of us. And the last few days in claas we talked a lot about the Fukushima and Chernobyl Apocalypses that happened years ago. Our Homework was it here, to found some sources that were able to describe what exactly happened at this two towns. The nest day we talked a lot about this in class it was very interesting and we found out, that you can go to theses areas as a tourist and I believe that that could be a great chance to see a real Apocalypse in Real life but they are a bit to far away. For me it was very good to write our online Blogs because by writing I can improve my English writing skills because in my opinion they are not good enough, and the best way to improve them is learning by doing. The topics that we talked about the last couple of weeks were all very interesting, but for me in personal the most interesting topic were the interviews with our classmates, because from the two guys that I talked with, I was able to pick up some good Information’s what I could do, when we would lose the water connection at home, okay it is very unlikely that something like this will happen in Germany, but if yes I know what to do.
I want invent at a desaster
top you can see the AUM Library Tower and a water barrel. I want to
talk about the scenario“ Zombie Apocalypse“. So why the AUM
Library Tower ? First of all I think, that it is a good protection
against the zombies because here we can go upstairs and have many
different areas where we can live so many people will be safe in the
tower and we could build a community where everyone has their own
things to do for example : Protect the Library Tower, cooking, or
cleaning. Isn´t the Tower an easy target for enemies that need
protection and want to survive? Yes, you are right but we are able to
go on top of the building and so we have the chance to see enemies
earlier and then we can get ready for a fight. And with the time we
will build a big wall around the Tower so that we are safe. And why
the water barrel ? So with the time the chances to find water around
the campus will sink, and here in Montgomery it often begins to rain,
so when it starts raining we build up some water barrels and get as
much water as possible.
Discussion about resources
For my research I had to take a quick look at Netflix
because I am a big TWD Fan. So to support my Idea with the Library
tower, I remembered that Rick and his crew found a safe place in
Alexandria, but to make this place 100% safe they built a big wall
all around the city, they have done this to keep zombies and enemies
out. Okay the Library Tower is not as big as the city, but I believe
that a wall around this Building would be a good protection. In class
we had a talk about zombies and stuff like that, and for me it was
very interesting to hear what kind of research my classmates had
done. We talked about, how we can find websites that publish serious
Information’s and no fake news that was very helpful, because so I
was able to make a much better research about the topic “zombie“.
But for this disaster above the best research was Netflix, because in
my opinion TWD is a very detailed series that helped me the most,
when you need some information’s for surviving a zombie apocalypse.
So what I wanted to know is, in my Blog I wrote down that I use
resources fom public newspapers or TV channels( CNN, The Guardian)
because I think they are the most serious source that I can find
internet. But is that true or are there sources that are better then
the things that I talked above.
In English 1010 I learned to get a much better writer
then I was before I came here, because in that Class we had to write
weekly discussions and Rough Drafts. That was the best what could
happen to me. Another strength is that I got a better reader in
English. Before I came here I had problems by spelling words
correctly, but in English 1010 we also had to read a lot, every week
we had to read something new, because of that I was able to connect
my writing with my reading skills. And at last but not least, I can
speak much better English then before. In my High school back in
Germany we had English but the most time it was just Great Britain
English, so it was not very helpful the first few weeks after I came
here. Of course I was able to speak okay but I want to have it
perfect, because it looks much better on my curriculum vitae when
they can see the I am able to speak perfect English. My big weakness
that I still have is Grammar. Sometimes I am not able to find the
correct words or the correct form of that word and sometimes I have
big problems to pronounce me correct. And that are a few examples
that I want to change this semester and hopefully over the 4 years.
What I want to bring from English 1010 is my engagement by doing all
my Blogs and all important papers.
What happened in Class:
Thinking about the past few weeks
My opinion about the topics in class and Homework
What I want invent to a disaster
What kind of disaster I am using
Where I would go and what I would do
Discussion about resources
Where I got the Idea from the wall from
What Kind of resources I was using
I heard that you want to
visit Fukusihma or Chernobyl. That could be very dangerous, but their
are some groups which are doing extreme tourism. And below I want to
give you some options, where you can go and what are the most
interesting places in Fukushima and Chernobyl.
visit three types areas along with the coast and understand the
situation of past, present and future. •
the area where were attacked by Tsunami. You could understand how
people took actions. •
the area people do not allow to live in because of high radiation
dose. You could understand the real situation. •
the area people try to reconstruct their community. You could feel
hope for the future of this area.
believe that this is a very good offer, because their you can see how
hard the earthquake and the tsunami hits Fukushima. And another
reason is, that their are people, that now the area and they have so
many Informations for you, that could be very interesting.
field camp of the 25th brigade of the radiation chemical and
bacteriological protection; –
Dytyatky checkpoint, an official entrance to the Exclusion zone; –
the village of Zalissya with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and
the house of the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna; –
a bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built a month
after the accident to facilitate the traffic of military vehicles; –
an almost fully buried village of Kopachi with a remaining
a concrete-reloading unit, essential for the Sarcophagus erection in
a decontaminated Red Forest at place of the first and worst
radioactive fall-out; –
the town of Pripyat populated by 50 thousand people before the
entering buildings inside)
hospital receiving the firefighters and NPP workers, badly affected
by the accident; a
river port and the most prestigious Pripyat café at the
town hall – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident
hotel, a correction point for helicopters dropping lead bags over the
4th reactor ruins; Energetic
Palace of culture, the main recreational site for the Prypyat youth;
wheel in the amusement park which was never open;
pool „Azure“, which was still in operation after the
fire station, the crew were the second to extinguish fire at the NPP
at night of the disaster on April 26, 1986;
and there are much more things that you can explore in Chernobyl.
hope that you have enough informations now. Let me know where you
went and why.
Now I want to explain you how I used the ´´iceberg´´ technique. So every time when I am looking for serious news I try to figure out, which News are serious I look if they are from a big news agency, because I think that those news are the most serious news that I can find in the Internet. So everytime I scroll down to see if a big agency uploaded something about this topic.
Day One – Orientation
A. Descripition of
project: Bottom of Page 2 on syllabus
B. Project structure:
Page 3 of syllabus
C. Weapons activity-
chose a weapon for disaster or apocalyptic scenario(too narrow in
D. Short assignments-
breaking things down into chunks, making a blog, Anne Lamott´s
´´Short Assignments„- one paragraph a day
Day Two – Practice
A. Write about a time
when you lost power or other utilities.
B. Conduct primary
research. Gather data from your classmates. Interviews count! Make
nametags to label your sources when you quote them.
According to Josh
Day Three –
A. Handout on Sources (
see the website)
B. 4 Sources –
a. Where Does our
water come from
b. Healthday and
c. NPR and ´´Fake
Image searches on Google
to verify the truth.