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It’s starts off as an interview with the author and a woman named Lucy Kolkin. It then blossoms into friendship, but then they lose contact with each other. The author was doing research for a novel about a woman who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II. That woman was Lucy that worked as a shipfitter. The author read letter about Lucy and her husband. By doing this, she begins to understand Lucy and she feels a strong connection with her.

The reading by Juana Summers showed how Pop Chart Lab took sentences from famous novels and diagrammed them. Pop Chart Lab is a design firm that used a long forgotten method to help better understand sentences. She explains to us about the controversy surrounding diagramming sentences. She begins to explain how it was used in schools long ago. She states that using the diagram makes it easier for kids to understand  to write and use correct English. From “An Education ‘Phenomenon’, Burns Florey and other experts traced the origin of diagramming sentences back to 1877. Their findings show that diagramming sentences came from two professors who worked at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Burns begins to explain how when it was first introduced it swept across Brooklyn rapidly, but as the years went by it started receiving harsh criticism. they started questioning if it should even be placed in English classes today. Burns says ”that there are two kinds of people in this world, the ones who love diagramming and those who hate it”. Burns also commented about how it never clicks to some students.

This article really piqued my interest because it discusses whether people prefer to take the fastest route or the most beautiful route to your destination. It also explained people points on what they though were beautiful. It talks about how they want to make an app that would help people choose between the fastest or beautiful route. I would definitely buy an app like this because the ones we use now only tell us the fastest routes. These routes usually tend to be boring. They conducted a survey through flickr to find out answers to their questions. The people chose from the quietest routes to the prettiest routes. Through flickr the survey got sent to Boston.

I believe the answer to their question depends on the situation. If I’m running late then I would definitely choose the fastest route, but if I have time to waste then I wouldn’t mind enjoying the scenery. My definition of a beautiful route would be a nice place with trees or nice buildings and it would have to be clean. I wouldn’t mind the loud noises, but if its a place with no noise then that place would be heaven.