ENG 1121 D430, Spring 2020

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  • #58519

    Rebekah Coleman
    Participant

    Please reply and provide the following information:

    **Your topic and a brief description of why you choose the topic;
    **Your 4 sources. For each source, tell us what type of source it is (genre, mode, medium, etc) and it’s title;
    **A brief (2-3 sentence) summary of the source. Remember, summaries describe what a piece is mostly about, it’s main ideas.

    #58912

    Gianluca Alioto
    Participant

    Topic:
    Priavate vs Public Highschool

    Sources:
    1. Friend who went to a private HIghschool
    2.https://www.bayridgeprep.org/admissions/tuition-information
    -Website on the private highschool that states all the statistics of the HS and what it has to offer.
    3.https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/education/private-school-vs-public-school-facts-benefits-statistics/
    – Website that gives relavant knowledge on the differences betwwen the education system in a private and public highschool.
    4. The highschool that I went to.

    #58924

    Raylisa
    Participant

    Ray-Ana Walford
    03/22/2020
    English
    Research

    Journal Article
    https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/172/3/255/221213
    Orben, A. and Przybylski, A., 2019. Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies. Psychological Science, [online] 30(5), pp.682-696. Available at: <https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956797619830329&gt; [Accessed 22 March 2020].
    This journal article explains how there are many speculations on how screens really affect the well-being of teens. Moreover, the little study there is not reliable since it is not done on the broad scale of adolescent country wide. The author concluded that data from different countries needed to be collected. The effect of screens of adolescents from Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom were taken for a period of time and it was concluded that there isn’t enough data to prove screens affect teens’ mental health.
    The mode for this piece is persuasive. The medium for this piece is typed.

    Article
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956797619830329
    Barnett, Tracie A., et al. “Teens and Screens: The Influence of Screen Time on Adiposity in Adolescents.” OUP Academic, Oxford University Press, 8 July 2010, academic.oup.com/aje/article/172/3/255/221213.
    This article also talks on the effect of screen time on adolescents’ body fat but it is focused on kids 12-13 years old. It was found that there males made a 2.9 percent increase and girls percent body fat had no evidence on screen time. Although physical activity modified the association between screen time and percent body fat in both sexes. However, to prevent obesity screen time does need to be reduced.
    The mode for this piece is informative. The medium for this piece is typed.

    Article #2
    Dotinga, Randy. “How Are Smartphones Affecting Kids’ Mental Health?” WebMD, WebMD, 3 May 2017, http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20170503/are-smartphones-helping-or-harming-kids-mental-health#1.
    http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20170503/are-smartphones-helping-or-harming-kids-mental-health#1.
    This article focuses on how screens affect the mental health of kids of different ages. It was concluded that for kids screen time does need to be reduced because it also affects sleep time if excessively on it .
    The mode for this piece is narrative. The medium for this piece is typed.

    News Paper
    Blanchard, Sam. “Smartphones and Tablets Are Causing Mental Health Problems in Children as Young as TWO by Crushing Their Curiosity and Making Them Anxious.” Dailymail, 2 Nov. 2018, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6346349/Smartphones-tablets-causing-mental-health-problems-children-young-two.html.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6346349/Smartphones-tablets-causing-mental-health-problems-children-young-two.html
    This author speaks on how teens spend a lot of time on their screens that cause many mental health issues. That even a little amount of screen time can have an effect on their well being and can lead to an addiction. This exposes teens to all kinds of physical and mental ailments.
    The mode of this piece is persuasive. The medium for this piece is typed.

    #58921

    Raylisa
    Participant

    Ray-Ana Walford
    03/22/2020
    English
    Research

    Journal Article
    https://academic.oup.com/aje/article/172/3/255/221213
    Orben, A. and Przybylski, A., 2019. Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies. Psychological Science, [online] 30(5), pp.682-696. Available at: <https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956797619830329&gt; [Accessed 22 March 2020].
    This journal article explains how there are many speculations on how screens really affect the well-being of teens. Moreover, the little study there is not reliable since it is not done on the broad scale of adolescent country wide. The author concluded that data from different countries needed to be collected. The effect of screens of adolescents from Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom were taken for a period of time and it was concluded that there isn’t enough data to prove screens affect teens’ mental health.
    The mode for this piece is persuasive. The medium for this piece is typed.

    Article
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956797619830329
    Barnett, Tracie A., et al. “Teens and Screens: The Influence of Screen Time on Adiposity in Adolescents.” OUP Academic, Oxford University Press, 8 July 2010, academic.oup.com/aje/article/172/3/255/221213.
    This article also talks on the effect of screen time on adolescents’ body fat but it is focused on kids 12-13 years old. It was found that there males made a 2.9 percent increase and girls percent body fat had no evidence on screen time. Although physical activity modified the association between screen time and percent body fat in both sexes. However, to prevent obesity screen time does need to be reduced.
    The mode for this piece is informative. The medium for this piece is typed.

    Article #2
    Dotinga, Randy. “How Are Smartphones Affecting Kids’ Mental Health?” WebMD, WebMD, 3 May 2017, http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20170503/are-smartphones-helping-or-harming-kids-mental-health#1.
    http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20170503/are-smartphones-helping-or-harming-kids-mental-health#1.
    This article focuses on how screens affect the mental health of kids of different ages. It was concluded that for kids screen time does need to be reduced because it also affects sleep time if excessively on it .
    The mode for this piece is narrative. The medium for this piece is typed.

    News Paper
    Blanchard, Sam. “Smartphones and Tablets Are Causing Mental Health Problems in Children as Young as TWO by Crushing Their Curiosity and Making Them Anxious.” Dailymail, 2 Nov. 2018, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6346349/Smartphones-tablets-causing-mental-health-problems-children-young-two.html.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6346349/Smartphones-tablets-causing-mental-health-problems-children-young-two.html
    This author speaks on how teens spend a lot of time on their screens that cause many mental health issues. That even a little amount of screen time can have an effect on their well being and can lead to an addiction. This exposes teens to all kinds of physical and mental ailments.
    The mode of this piece is persuasive. The medium for this piece is typed.

    #58911

    Gianluca Alioto
    Participant

    Topic:

    Private v.s Public Hoghschool

    Sources:
    1. Interview a friend who went to a private Highschool.
    2.https://www.bayridgeprep.org/admissions/tuition-information
    – Website on the private Highschool, stating the facts about the school and what programs it offers, cost, and any other questions.
    3.https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/education/private-school-vs-public-school-facts-benefits-statistics/
    – site that has all the statistics explaing the differences between a private vs public school.
    4. The highschool that I went to.

    #58907

    Red278+ / Anthony
    Participant

    Topic: MTA Fare Increases
    Question: Should fares depend on the quality of the services?

    I chose this topic, because I have been reading and researching about the MTA, and the fare history with the past 100 years. Over time, I heard that fares are regularly increasing despite some riders saying that service not improving. In addition, some say that the $2.75 is too expensive, despite efforts to make fares “fair”.

    First source: http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/docs/Final-Board-Fare-and-Toll-Proposals.pdf
    It is a board presentation, and it is called: “2019 Fare and Toll Proposals”
    This presentation shows ridership and proposed fare increases along different systems of MTA. In addition, there are toll increase proposals as well. It shows that in order for MTA to maintain profit, fares and tolls (system-wide) have to be increased sometime.

    Second source: https://tyleragreen.com/blog/2017/10/alls-fare-diving-into-mta-fares/
    It is a personal blog, and it is called: “All’s Fare? Diving into MTA Fares”
    This blog tells how the fare increases, and answers common questions about it such as “Why do fares increase?” and “What started the rises?”. Also, it is stated that fares increase for different reasons.

    Third source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/nyregion/mta-fares-hike.html
    It is a news article, and it is called: “Subway Fares Are Rising Again. But That Won’t Solve the M.T.A.’s Crisis.”
    This news article tells readers that fare increases won’t resolve the problems that MTA already has. While the MTA rises fares in order to keep up with economic inflation and new technology, it doesn’t mean that the MTA services will improve.

    Fourth source: https://thebannercsi.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/x3vwuv3gmbelreemzsu47zo5wy.jpg
    It is a data table, and it is called: “Subways and Bus Fares”
    This data table indicates which prices will increase for each respective service on MTA subways and buses. One thing that is notable is price for the pay-per-fare MetroCard remains the same, but the effective fare still increases, because the MTA eliminated the 5% bonus.

    #59002

    Arnelle Martinson
    Participant

    Arnelle Martinson
    English 1121
    Professor Coleman
    3/ 23 /2020

    My topic is “Does Video Games Have a Negative Impact on Young Ones?” I chose this topic because I want to know if gun violence has a correlation to the video games teenagers play today.

    My first source is an article titled “Do Video Games Encourage Violent Acts.” In this article the author is trying to identify a video game such as “GTA, Black OPS”, etc can lead to violent and aggressive acts. The author disagrees with the notion that video games is the cause of of mass shootings. He believes that everyone uses video games for the reason of mass shootings because it’s an easy target. The genre of this source is informational. The tone of this piece is argumentative. The author also uses credible information and events behind his argument. I also noticed that the author explains why video games are good and does not have a negative influence based on scientific research.

    The second source is another article by Michael Casey and the title is “Do Video Games lead to Criminal Behavior?” The main point of this article is to describe video games having an effect on young ones. This article describes to us that it does not lead to criminal behavior however it does lead young adults to become more aggressive. The intended audience of this article is to parents and adults. The author is hoping that adults will be cautious of certain video games. The author’s goal of the story is to inform that violent video games have a strong link to young adults character and personality. I also noticed that the author uses a credible resource to explain his claim. The tone of this article is very direct and speculative.

    My third source is a trend. The title of this source is “Violent Crime Rate and Video Game Sales 1998 to 2015”. In this trend the main idea is to point out the amount of video games bought throughout the years has an effect of violent crime rate. Based on the trend it shows that the higher the video game sales the higher the crime rate is. This makes us aware that video games do show an impact on the amount of crime. Although this may not be a credible source, it shows us that there may be a correlation between violence and video games.

    The 4th source I have is a children’s health article titled “Do Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior”. In this article the author agrees that there may be a connection between video games and aggressive behavior. The audience for this source is directed towards the parents of children. The author wants the audience to make sure that they are concerned with some of the video games their children are playing and that they should get rid of these video games also. The author insists that parents enforce video games that will help build their child’s knowledge. The tone of this article is very convincing and direct. The author uses all reliable and trustworthy sources. One example the author uses is a doctor. The doctor is able to prove their point on how violent video games have a negative impact.

    #59092

    Alexandros Veliz
    Participant

    Topic: Technology and Privacy

    I chose this topic because i am tech enthusiast and like many other people who use their phone and browse the internet have come across the decision to allow an application of website to use my private information.

    First source: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/downside-connected-tech-are-smart-devices-your-home-spying-you-ncna1101906

    It is a magazine article called: “The downside of connected tech: Are the smart devices in your home spying on you?”
    The magazine covers some examples to why the average consumer should not by smart products. Giving a link to some examples and even rating the product of how secure it is to keeping your information private.

    Second source: https://www.cnet.com/news/techs-invasion-of-our-privacy-made-us-more-paranoid-in-2018/

    It is a opinionated article called: “Tech’s invasion of our privacy made us more paranoid in 2018”
    This article describes how ever sense more people have been noticing the questioning acts on what companies do with our information (With or without our permission) that those same companies had to change. It gives a summary of the before and after people started to notice what companies were doing.

    Third source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5182577/How-Google-Amazon-SPYING-you.html

    It is a news article called: “Google and Amazon really DO want to spy on you: Patent reveals future versions of their voice assistants will record your conversations to sell you products”
    This news article tells readers that popular companies like Google and Amazon are using their smart home assistance (Google Home and Amazon Echo) to spy on their consumers and give personalized ads based on what they say.

    Fourth source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/17/the-cambridge-analytica-scandal-changed-the-world-but-it-didnt-change-facebook

    It is a news article called: “The Cambridge Analytica scandal changed the world – but it didn’t change Facebook”
    This news article summarizes a huge scandal that was going on between Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica, creating one of the biggest controversy that started the necessity of knowing what as consumers are giving person to when entering a website or using an application or smart devices.

    #59070

    Justin Guillen
    Participant

    Topic: MTA fare increases
    Question: What are the pros and cons of fare increases?

    I chose this topic since most of my city memories as a teenager involved the MTA such as constantly taking the bus and train places.

    1.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/nyregion/mta-fares-hike.html
    This news article describes the difficulty of fares competing with the economy and the MTA systems funding. The article is both sided which is perfect for my Question.
    2.https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2011/07/27/cuomo-albany-balance-mtas-books-on-the-backs-of-straphangers/
    The blog article discusses how the MTA constantly borrows and citizens have to pay for this.
    3.https://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/archives/1800-the-fare-hike-mess
    This table is useful as con about inflation compared to the fare prices over the years.
    4.https://www.amny.com/opinion/mta-fare-hike-increase-1-27848201/
    This is an article. However, instead of focusing on information, the author asks average riders their opinions on the fares and subway services.

    #59082

    Alexandros Veliz
    Participant

    First source: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/downside-connected-tech-are-smart-devices-your-home-spying-you-ncna1101906

    This is a trivial News article talking describing how simple internet based devices ask for personal data and have low security measures for data stealing. The article gives a link of common smart devices that use personal information for the device to function.

    Second source: https://www.cnet.com/news/techs-invasion-of-our-privacy-made-us-more-paranoid-in-2018/

    This is an informative article describing a brief summary of how the common person acted towards companies who use unapproved information for their personal benefits before and after it became more mainstream. It question readers on how we should see companies and if it’s worth to use smart devices.

    Third source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5182577/How-Google-Amazon-SPYING-you.html

    An Opinion based article showing how companies like Google and Amazon are spying on our conversation to create personal ads for them. IT gives multiple examples of how smart devices like Google home and Amazon echo were listening into conversations when they’re supposed to listen when activated with a key word.

    Fourth source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/17/the-cambridge-analytica-scandal-changed-the-world-but-it-didnt-change-facebook

    A News article that describes one the most well known scandal related internet privacy. The Cambridge analytica scandal was Cambridge Analytica having harvested the personal data of millions of people’s Facebook profiles without their consent and used for political advertising purposes.

    #59058

    Maliha
    Participant

    MalIha Zaman English Project
    My topic is teens and screens. I chose this topic because I was interested in the many factors that play into the question of how and why does technology play such a big role in a teen’s life.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqamKb7gTWY Documentary
    The title of the online documentary found on YouTube is called Teens, Social Media, and Technology. This basically talks about the effects of screen time and the reasons behind why people love to use social media and technology. It discusses both sides of how and why it is good in some ways and bad in other ways.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhwlHTXteJY TED Talk
    The title of this YouTube videoTedTalk is called Social Media & Youth – an intricate Relationship. This speech discusses the dangers of becoming addicted to using phones and mentions cause and effects of using the phone..

    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50140111 news article
    This news article is called Heavy social media use linked to poor sleep which evidently discusses the effects of how used social media too much can lead to an unhealthy amount of screen time and less sleep.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/nurturing-resilience/201801/teens-and-dangerous-levels-cell-phone-use Article
    This is an informative article called Teens and Dangerous Levels of Cell Phone Use. This article displays a unique perspective discussing the problem of the dangers of cell phone usage and also having possible solutions to work on this issue.

    #59227

    Florence Jiang
    Participant

    My topic for the unit 2 project is about how social media portrays gender norms and how it can affect an individual. The reason I picked this topic was because ever since I started doing research papers in high school I have always been interested in the topic on gender norms or gender inequalities.

    https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-psych-122216-011719
    “Gender Stereotypes” is an annual review of psychology. The information is from the research and practice psychologists perform. The annual review talked about all the different types of stereotypes that occur to each gender. It also stated how it affects us as we grow older and it explained the good and the bad side to gender neutralizing.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5817048/
    “Addressing Gender Socialization and Masculinity Norms Among Adolescent Boys: Policy and Programmatic Implications” this is written in a journal form. It talks about the gender norms of boys. It also goes on to explain the effect of the gender norms for example they act out a lot.

    https://www.nyu.edu/classes/jackson/causes.of.gender.inequality/Readings/Wood%20-%20Gendered%20Media%20-%2094.pdf
    “Gendered Media:The Influence of Media on Views of Gender” This is also another journal where it explains the history of gender norms and how the media portrays gender norms. Also it shows many effects on individuals because of how the media portrays it.

    https://www.apa.org/members/content/social-media-research
    “Social media’s growing impact on our lives” this article talks about how social media affects our lives. This article doesn’t necessarily talk about gender norms however it does talk about how social media impacts our lives even the smallest things.

    #59401

    Josh Clarke
    Participant

    My topic is Should College Athletes Be Paid. In this project lay out the reasons for why or why not. Here are the sources:

    Interview with Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2000942-kareem-abdul-jabbar-says-college-athletes-must-be-paid-in-crossfire-interview.amp.html
    Kareem talks about his experience as a college athlete. He also explains from his point of view why these athletes should be paid.

    NY Times Article
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/opinion/california-student-athletes-paid.amp.html
    This article gives people’s different point of views on whether or not a salary should be included.

    SmartAsset
    https://smartasset.com/retirement/should-student-athletes-be-paid
    The Pros and Cons of college athletes being paid.

    ESPN Podcast
    http://m.espn.com/general/play?id=22585848
    Jonathan Hood and Nick Friedell talk about the recent scandal in college basketball

    #61530

    Daniel Espinoza
    Participant

    My previous topic was should advanced AI be brought into our daily lives. I decided to switch topics because my previous topic was difficult to research, and I felt that I wouldn’t make progress with this topic.
    The topic that I will be researching is about teenagers and technology like phones or computers and do they affect teens in a negative way or positive way. Ever since the 1990s, technology has been booming and has affected the world. I decided to choose this topic because this is something that I could relate to therefore it will be easy for me to write about.

    My Sources
    http://dev.keepyourchildsafe.org/teens/teen-statistics/teen-technology-statistics/
    This website is called Keepyourchildsafe who specialize in child safety programs. One being time efficiency for teens which is like to use your time wisely for teens. This source is a statistic on teens technology use. It includes special information such as: time spent by teens on phones, time spent on video games, and such.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563209000971
    There is a common affect that technology has on teens which is social skills. Social skills can vary from doing a job interview to small talk. This is a negative for teens who don’t have social skills because they can’t communicate properly to other people in a professional environment. This is a scientific article based on how phones affect teens social skills face to face and through technology.
    https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/17726
    As teens begin to grow up, technology will not be only a part of their lives but as a way of life. Adult activities such as: having a job, driving, paying a mortgage, and such are soon being developed into teens. Many accidents happen because of technology, such as texting and driving in which people die. This is an article with statistical facts about teens safety risk when using tech when performing real life jobs.
    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.348.6906&rep=rep1&type=pdf
    As technology continues to develop into teenagers’ lives, language is being developed. Is there a worry where technology can affect teenagers writing skills? According to this article, technology effectively increases writing skills for teenagers instead of decrease. This is an article from Google Scholars and it has interviews from many teens and statistical facts on internet use for school purposes and such.

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