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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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29 January 2018
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Plato, “Phaedrus”

In this reading  I took away two points, which were the art of speaking and persuading your audience.  From the dialogue Socrates was saying language is the art of speaking and I also believe he mentioned a powerful speech can persuade the audiences toward the message portrayed through the speech.
With …

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24 January 2018
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Introduction to the Canons of Rhetoric

Canons are a series of stages to prepare for speeches, which are invention, arrangement, style, memory and delivery.
Invention is the generation of ideas for the speech, which is basically the preparation stage for the speech. I would relate this section to an outline of writing an essay or story because …

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24 January 2018
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Oral Interpretation

There is no definitive recitation of any poem (POL): Listening to each of them recite the chosen poems you could tell that they’d practiced with reciting. They chose poems that they could relate to with their interests, which made them recite the poems with more confidence and emotion. I was …

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23 January 2018
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Intro to Weblogs at Seton Hill University

I’ve been blogging since my freshmen year here. I can honestly say that when I first had to blog I hated it because it was just extra stress and it seemed very pointless to me, but over time I actually grew to like it more. Blogging is like having a …

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