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20 February 2018
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Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

“…The experience of consuming culture is like filling up a bathtub, soaking in it, and then watching the water run down the drain.” This was one of my favorite quotes when reading this because this is something that happens to me very often.
I used to enjoy reading books until I …

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20 February 2018
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Eco: Fourth Day

When reading the fourth day I was noticing that they spoke about love a lot more than they usually would or at all honestly. I didn’t know that monks weren’t allowed to seek love from women, I thought they were all married and the wives were just nonexistent to the …

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20 February 2018
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Eco: Third Day

Reading through the third day a few things stood out to me and one of those things was the fact they were talking about Jews. On page 206 Salvatore said, “…They had been told that the Jews were the enemies of Christianity” which threw me off because I’ve just been …

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14 February 2018
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DK Book

Page 6 talks about what is writing and this reminded me of the video we had recently watched about cursive writing mainly because of the images on the page. Looking at each picture and reading the captions, it shows the evolution of writing from one century to the next, which …

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13 February 2018
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Eco: Second Day

Reading second day I was definitely more engaged in the text versus first day, I’m not sure why, but I’m definitely enjoying the fact that it has this murder mystery theme to it. It’s reminding me of  shows that I have watched involving instances such as this one, but this …

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11 February 2018
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Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

While reading this article all I thought about was myself.  These last two years of college I haven’t been doing anything except constantly reading and writing, mainly reading. From being on my laptop all day in class and then going home to complete a reading assignment, I noticed that my …

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6 February 2018
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DiRenzo, “His Master’s Voice”

It’s interesting to see that in those times you still needed to depend on someone to make your work better. In modern society you don’t really need someone, but it’s always nice to have that second opinion and extra helping hand. I think it was pretty interesting to know that …

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6 February 2018
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Twenty-Six Old Characters

Reading the cursive text was pretty simple for me because I tend to write in cursive a lot. Ever since I’ve learned how to do it, I just enjoyed writing it, so it’s my go to whenever I want to write quickly. I did have a slip up trying to …

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5 February 2018
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Can You Read or Write Cursive?

Fortunately, I made it through the entire page with only three mistakes because I couldn’t make out what the word was, but that happens when people are starting off cursive. As you use it more, you’ll learn to understand how to read it based on everyone’s different style of writing.
When …

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31 January 2018
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Plato, “Apology”

When we were told in class that this speech would be one hour long, I was debating on if I would listen the whole way through, but I actually finished it. When I first played the speech and was listening to the tone of voice of the speaker I thought …

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