ENG1121E106Spring2019

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Final Reflection

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 1

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

5/20/2019

 

MY JOURNEY

 

What is my journey? A great question in my mind as friend and family have asked me “why go to college now”? I truly believe that with education and mixed with my experience, I would be able to achieve a higher position in my career and also I can feel accomplished with a good education.

My journey so far has been very interesting. In the beginning of my first semester which was August 2018, I didn’t honestly know what to except and how I was going to react being away from school for twenty years. I wondered “would it be like high school”? Perhaps maybe it was like what I seen in movies, a big room with a large blackboard with many chairs lined up around the large blackboard. As I walked into the classroom, I said to myself” this remind me of high school, I have a challenge ahead of me”.

My family and friends have given me support and always have pushed me into completing this “dream” I wanted to do. My mother has been my biggest supporter and fan, she will always say to me “It’s never too late to finish what you started” I see her today and I recognized how accomplished she is as a retired NYPD sergeant. This type of spirit and energy flows within our family and that has given me strength and courage to complete my journey.

 

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The further I went into the semester, the more and more comfortable I became. Yes it does have that high school feeling but this is college and suddenly my hunger to learn started to come out. I felt confident on the work I was doing, for the first time in a long, long time I understood what the professors were instructing the classes I was attending to. At that moment I knew that I was able to continue my journey.

I was able to complete my first semester passing all my classes to achieve twelve credits towards my transcript. Wow! My first twelve credits towards my dream, my goal. This moment had made a buzz within my family and friends, as they too celebrated with me. The funny thing is at that time all I had in my mind was “I am ready for my second semester, let’s bring it”! Now the second semester towards my journey has commenced and with some experience I had from last semester I pretty much had a good sense on how to prepare and organized myself a lot more easily than last semester.

I was excited since this new semester I am taking two of my major classes. My major being Legal Studies, However, I knew this might be a challenge. I quickly dived into my classes and I really like all my classes except philosophy, the subject was interesting but the accent my professor was using was very heavy and I cannot really understand her. I felt really bad and embarrassed and her accent it was very difficult for me to understand so I decided to stop attending her classes. Now I have three classes to focus on which is Intro to Paralegal, Civil Litigation and English.

 

 

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I didn’t let that minor setback affect me, even though I felt terrible and I was kind of blaming myself because I was thinking it was me that really didn’t pay attention in philosophy class.

So in English when my professor asked us to pick a genre, I was really putting serious though into it and I realized what better genre topic than my life career which I made it mystic calling it “Paralegalism” the art and/or act of being a paralegal. It does have a pretty interesting ring to it and also it helps to explain what a paralegal is and their functionality. In this English class I was actually having fun and I didn’t feel lost or hopeless, this units that where taught actually help me realize that there isn’t anything I can’t write about. It really had my creative juices flowing all the time.

Where would this journey lead me too? I don’t really have an answer but I have a pretty positive feeling about it. I am really enjoying my time at college and meeting so many interesting people and actually sharing common goals. I believe in this motto, life is short and every minute counts, make the most of it!

Let Freedom Ring-Revised

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 1

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

LET FREEDOM RING (Revised)

 

Freedom for me is a natural and exclusive right which people have enjoyed since the day they were born. Freedom is not something that can be touched, seen, felt or reached. All this gives a vague idea about freedom. Can we define freedom? And do we really have it?

People all round the world with many backgrounds and/or cultures have different opinions, definitions and thoughts about the idea of freedom and what it means to them. Some people think freedom in political sense, others think about social freedom, and others talk about personal independence and religious freedom. But with all the different topics and opinions, one thing stands for sure, that everyone wants to be free in.

Freedom for many of us is the choice to live one’s life to do what one wants, live where one wants, to eat what you want and learn what one’s heart desires. Freedom is to pick and choose what religion to practice or who to marry or what college to go to. Clearly, freedom can apply to different aspects of life and is not an absolute term.

We have freedom to ensure honesty, self-awareness and respect and not just live free but for all societies define and practice freedom in their own respect. Different cultures around the world see their form freedom in their own light, and thus people living in different cultures around the world can enjoy freedom in ways that are appropriate and humanly correct.

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 2

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

Enjoying and practicing our freedom does not mean that we disregard the rights of others and live solely the way we feel right. We have to consider the rights and the feelings of people around us when living our freedom simple by respecting their rights. Similarly a free person does not have to fear or suffer discrimination when expressing their opinion, we all need to ensure that everyone feels safe and their feelings are not hurt. Societies which encourage freedom of opinion, thoughts, beliefs, expression, choice etc. are the ones where creative minds flourish and people are safe to express themselves.

Does freedom come with independence? I believe both freedom and independence is the same word because it’s toward the same cause. I believe freedom gives us the right to appreciate the enchanted beauty of nature around us. A person who is worried and anxious cannot be free at mind and hence cannot enjoy the scenic beauty all around us, the magnificent beauties of the nature, the incredible smells when walking thru a market place, or even enjoying the different types of music played around the world. Freedom is a state of your mind that implies that your mind and body is under no fear or compulsion of safety in life. I believe education or preaching does not make us free, yet it’s a stepping stone to commencing to freedom, to achieve following an idea of a person or an example of a master is not a sign of freedom either. I believe freedom is the absence of any pressure from the social, political and religious environment that we live in and to able to do what we think is correct.

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 3

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

I feel that freedom has certainly no particular definition or absolute meaning, because for everyone it would mean something different and unique. I believe that freedom, if not properly viewed or have some constraints, can be very harmful as well. For a prisoner, being out of the prison means freedom, but for non-prisoners, freedom is something that a person is free to do while abiding by social customs and law of the country. No societies or countries can guarantee absolute freedom to everyone. I believe the reason being that it will be a complete chaos if we try understanding what everyone in other countries or societies believe what freedom means to them. Freedom itself is not an absolute right, and it too has some constraints. A freedom that poses threat to the society and the nation we live in is not freedom in real sense. We cannot kill people, violate laws, smuggle drugs or doing anything illegal to the society and call it freedom. But then if crime is not freedom are we really constricting people to live a certain way?

I believe that freedom should be part of our basic rights as people. Some freedom is specific to the age group that we fall into. A child shall be free to play, to be loved by parents and family. This nurturing and bonding may be the idea of freedom to a child. Similarly to a teenager, freedom may be about hanging out with friends, enjoying group activities. The adults may enjoy social life, marriage and raising their children as part of their freedom. The elderly people may seek security of health and life, spend good time with grandchildren, involve in religious and social activities and believe that to be their freedom.

 

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 4

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

I truly believe freedom is far more than a concept. Deprivation of freedom itself can be harmful and toxic to people. So whatever freedom you have, try to make the most of it and enjoy that freedom. You never know when that freedom that you treasure and truly believe in might end or be changed and/or altered.

Let Freedom Ring-Revised

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 1

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

LET FREEDOM RING (Revised)

 

Freedom for me is a natural and exclusive right which people have enjoyed since the day they were born. Freedom is not something that can be touched, seen, felt or reached. All this gives a vague idea about freedom. Can we define freedom? And do we really have it?

People all round the world with many backgrounds and/or cultures have different opinions, definitions and thoughts about the idea of freedom and what it means to them. Some people think freedom in political sense, others think about social freedom, and others talk about personal independence and religious freedom. But with all the different topics and opinions, one thing stands for sure, that everyone wants to be free in.

Freedom for many of us is the choice to live one’s life to do what one wants, live where one wants, to eat what you want and learn what one’s heart desires. Freedom is to pick and choose what religion to practice or who to marry or what college to go to. Clearly, freedom can apply to different aspects of life and is not an absolute term.

We have freedom to ensure honesty, self-awareness and respect and not just live free but for all societies define and practice freedom in their own respect. Different cultures around the world see their form freedom in their own light, and thus people living in different cultures around the world can enjoy freedom in ways that are appropriate and humanly correct.

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 2

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

Enjoying and practicing our freedom does not mean that we disregard the rights of others and live solely the way we feel right. We have to consider the rights and the feelings of people around us when living our freedom simple by respecting their rights. Similarly a free person does not have to fear or suffer discrimination when expressing their opinion, we all need to ensure that everyone feels safe and their feelings are not hurt. Societies which encourage freedom of opinion, thoughts, beliefs, expression, choice etc. are the ones where creative minds flourish and people are safe to express themselves.

Does freedom come with independence? I believe both freedom and independence is the same word because it’s toward the same cause. I believe freedom gives us the right to appreciate the enchanted beauty of nature around us. A person who is worried and anxious cannot be free at mind and hence cannot enjoy the scenic beauty all around us, the magnificent beauties of the nature, the incredible smells when walking thru a market place, or even enjoying the different types of music played around the world. Freedom is a state of your mind that implies that your mind and body is under no fear or compulsion of safety in life. I believe education or preaching does not make us free, yet it’s a stepping stone to commencing to freedom, to achieve following an idea of a person or an example of a master is not a sign of freedom either. I believe freedom is the absence of any pressure from the social, political and religious environment that we live in and to able to do what we think is correct.

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 3

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

I feel that freedom has certainly no particular definition or absolute meaning, because for everyone it would mean something different and unique. I believe that freedom, if not properly viewed or have some constraints, can be very harmful as well. For a prisoner, being out of the prison means freedom, but for non-prisoners, freedom is something that a person is free to do while abiding by social customs and law of the country. No societies or countries can guarantee absolute freedom to everyone. I believe the reason being that it will be a complete chaos if we try understanding what everyone in other countries or societies believe what freedom means to them. Freedom itself is not an absolute right, and it too has some constraints. A freedom that poses threat to the society and the nation we live in is not freedom in real sense. We cannot kill people, violate laws, smuggle drugs or doing anything illegal to the society and call it freedom. But then if crime is not freedom are we really constricting people to live a certain way?

I believe that freedom should be part of our basic rights as people. Some freedom is specific to the age group that we fall into. A child shall be free to play, to be loved by parents and family. This nurturing and bonding may be the idea of freedom to a child. Similarly to a teenager, freedom may be about hanging out with friends, enjoying group activities. The adults may enjoy social life, marriage and raising their children as part of their freedom. The elderly people may seek security of health and life, spend good time with grandchildren, involve in religious and social activities and believe that to be their freedom.

 

Jason Morales                                                                                                                                                   Morales 4

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

4/12/2019

 

I truly believe freedom is far more than a concept. Deprivation of freedom itself can be harmful and toxic to people. So whatever freedom you have, try to make the most of it and enjoy that freedom. You never know when that freedom that you treasure and truly believe in might end or be changed and/or altered.

Top Ten Genres

1) Sports

2) Law

3) Comedy

4) Facebook

5) Instagram

6) Travel

7) College

8) Food

9) Culture

10) Family

My favorite genre would be sports, more specially baseball. Me and my co-workers would talk nothing more than Law and sports. Law id because the nature of the job we have and the importance it is to completing tasks and making sure everything is updated for the attorneys to read and understand. Sports is because when its not law its sports and the standings and the outcomes of games. Who will play the best in the playoffs and who will bring the championship back home. Its a long season and plenty of conversations will take place.

My understanding of genre is categories of different things, different things that goes on in your life and you get to choose which ones makes you happy and which ones don’t .

Law review: an audio experience

Hearing the opinion of the 7 judges in the NYS Court of appeals in the case of The people vs. Brown makes me think that the argument made by the appellant was suffice and accurate as to the ethical aspect of the case. It was argued that it was a conflict of interest in part of the defense attorney in the matter. The attorney was representing the witness to the crime and the witness hired the attorney to represent both the witness and the defendant is very strange. I am very shocked that the judge on the bench didn’t questioned why the defendant wanted the lawyer and explained to the defendant what a non-waiver of conflict is and how it would challenge his outcome of the trial. The judge ruled against him and was sentenced 25 to life in jail for murder. Now the NYS court of appeals sees the errors that were made in the trial and remanded the case back to Supreme Court New York County for retrial of the matter.

Internal Revision: A Process of Discovery by Donald Murray

1) According to Donald Murray “writing is rewriting” he explains many find it a burden while others accept its condition. The rewriting gives a chance to perfect the story you have written. There is no such a mistake in writing, each writing have unlimited that means there is no score, yet you write for better. In addition there are many opportunities and strengthen you gain from your writing.

2) Donald Murray explains that discovery is a process of using language to discover meaning in experience and to comminute it. The more words you discovery the more vivid and better your writing will be. The discovery used by your creativity in writing where a writers discovers ideas while writing and “ignorance” is were also writers makes progress from their lack of knowledge in writing and understanding the words used.

3)The process and product explained in the text is important  in life and we should be able to find a way to build high quality products with focus and efficiency. The product and process approaches originally appeared in education as different strategies for approach in writing.

4) External revision can involve the processes which are difficult and challenging such advertisements, proofreading, editing and etc. Internal revision is a process which Murray finds to be normally passed on or overlooked by writers. It involves the process of revising your work to improve forms of language, grammar, context and voice.

5) Content is something we should take some time and research new information on the subject matter you are going to write about and search for new content. Form and structure means creating the beginning, middle and end to your story so writing a draft to formulate these concepts and ideas. Language leads the writer to a certain style and flow sort of looking and searching for more words to make the story vivid and alive. The reader would have a really vivd description in their mind of your story.

Recipe for Para legalism

1 cup of knowledge of law

1 cup of Politeness and courteous

1 cup of writing skills

1 cup of excellent communication

Equals to a fully competent and prepared Paralegal!

Best served when its chilled !

 

Navigating Genres

Jason Morales

CUNY of Technology

English 1121-Section E106

Prof. Schmerler

3/5/2019

 

1). This article (though somewhat old) mentions Facebook posts as a kind of genre. Can you briefly describe how comfortable you feel composing a piece of writing in this genre? Do you feel more comfortable than someone much older than you — your Grandmother, for instance? Why do you think this older person might not write as well in Facebook as you do? What are some of the mistakes they might make?

I post to Facebook almost every day and I am very comfortable doing so. I also write blogs, comments very regularly and also post photos. I wouldn’t say that I feel more comfortable than someone older than me, as I encounter many people much older than me on FB all the time. The older they are the wiser and mature they are. I think more older people should join Facebook and start sharing their wisdom.

2) Dirk gives a few examples of titles in The Onion (a newspaper that was founded in 1988 at a college, btw). What was your favorite title?

My favorite title from the examples that Dirk gave from the list of titles from The Onion is: “Don’t Run Away; I’m Not the Flesh-Eating Kind of Zombie”.

3) On page 258, Dirk describes the rules we carry around in our head before we start writing in a particular genre. What are some of the rules you carry around in your head? Is there a particular genre in which you struggle to write? I would struggle a lot with commas and periods. I try not to make the sentences too long as well. Commas are meant to be used to fragment run-on sentences and/or to give readers a chance to think about the paragraph..

I find that I am having a tough time starting my essays on my law papers. I tend to write and state all facts and opinions of the courts and the papers are meant to be written by stating the facts straight to the point.

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