ENG1101 CD308 Fall 2018

Big Ideas Welcome Here

Hi all, I am going Uzbek style (which comes from Uzbekistan and where I am from) for our party and bringing this pastries called samsa 

it is basically made out of  dough and mix of lamb and beef meat. So those who don’t eat pork please enjoy and sorry to my vegan classmates.

Uzbek samsa

That’s how cooked


Across the street tomorrow. Visit?!

What are your thoughts or interest in this? It is happening in the new building across the street on Tuesday.


Info-graphic courtesy of MediaBiasChart

use is provisional; courtesy of MediaBiasChart

Citation Example of a Topic We Discussed in Class…

Here is an article link I found via the Library after doing a quick search on Gerald’s provisional topic — “police corruption in the D. R.”:

“Medina’s turn; the Dominican Republic.” The Economist, 25 Aug. 2012, p. 28(US). Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com.citytech.ezproxy.cuny.edu/apps/doc/A300607095/AONE?u=cuny_nytc&sid=AONE&xid=9048c1c9. Accessed 7 Nov. 2018.

I was able to read at least part of the article Online, and with one click on Citation Tools get the article in MLA format.

I will copy the entire entry, below:

“Medina’s turn; the Dominican Republic
The Economist. 404.8799 (Aug. 25, 2012): p28(US).
Full Text:

New rum in old bottles

BEFORE winning the Dominican Republic’s presidential election in May, Danilo Medina promised to “continue with what works, fix what is wrong and do what has never been done before”. At his inauguration on August 16th, he fleshed out those promises. He plans to reverse a rise in violent crime with a thorough overhaul of the police, almost to double spending on education and to cut the proportion of Dominicans in poverty from 34% to around 20%. He also pledged to crack down on widespread corruption and eliminate chronic power shortages.

But Mr Medina may find it hard to turn good intentions into achievements. He is a protege of Leonel Fernandez, who ruled the country for 12 of the past 16 years (and whose wife, Margarita Cedeno, is Mr Medina’s vice-president). Mr Fernandez presided over rapid economic growth and a big fall in inflation, while building many new roads and a metro in Santo Domingo, the capital. His energetic personal diplomacy raised his country’s profile abroad.

Mr Medina has left much of the economic team in place. Their first task will be to deal with a budget deficit approaching 4% of GDP. There will be fewer public works, but more spending on social programmes and security.

But there is a darker side to Mr Medina’s political inheritance. Foreign watchdogs say the Dominican Republic is one of the most corrupt countries in Latin America. So it is unfortunate that many officials are to remain in their jobs. They include the interior minister and police chief. That casts doubt on Mr Medina’s promise of police reform, which is urgently needed. Assaults, robberies and murders have been rising. When the local police called headquarters during a bank robbery in Moca, a town in the north, last month they found the line disconnected for non-payment.

Optimists welcome the appointment of a respected attorney-general and also Mr Medina’s choice of Gustavo Montalvo as his chief of staff. Mr Montalvo resigned from a government ethics committee in 2005 in protest at lack of progress in fighting corruption. Mr Medina could achieve many of his goals by pruning the public sector, which is stuffed with party hacks, and redirecting spending to less wasteful ends. That would indeed be “to do what has never been done before”.

Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)

“Medina’s turn; the Dominican Republic.” The Economist, 25 Aug. 2012, p. 28(US). Academic OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A300607095/AONE?u=cuny_nytc&sid=AONE&xid=9048c1c9. Accessed 7 Nov. 2018.

Gale Document Number: GALE|A300607095

A Letter in Reply


I bought wax and a sealing stamp this weekend so I decided to break it in and send a few more letters.

Voting on Tuesday

Remember that if you are 18 or older and you show me an “I Voted” sticker you have a pass on late attendance.

Yes, it DOES make a difference. Tell other people that fact — especially if they live outside New York City!! Give them some incentive if they vote. : )

See you Tuesday.


Library Day today 8:45 AM

Just a reminder that we meet outside the doors of the Library this morning at 8:45AM. The Librarian will take us in after we call roll to a classroom on the upper floor of the Library. See you.

Office Hour Cancelled Oct 31

apologies. Will reschedule.

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