I feel that it is important to open further discussion and analysis of making more areas for
people to roller skate, so it could be safer. As of right now people only have parks, skating arenas
and bike lanes on the streets to skate in public. Not all streets have bike lanes so it could be very
dangerous if multiple cars were to pass by someone skating and not be aware of them on the side
of the road especially at night. If there were more bike lanes or smaller lanes for people to skate,
then drivers would be more caution when driving. The article Avoid Bikelash by building more
bike lanes by Michael Andersen states that by not having more bike lanes it could slow down
drivers and cause more traffic, making it a disadvantage for everyone.
People of all ages can benefit from making more areas to roller skate. Instead of taking
public transportation roller skating can eliminate the cost of a train ride or a bus ride for a person.
The article Exercise Benefits of Roller Skating by Roller Skating Association International states
“Just one hour of moderate roller skating burns 330 calories for a 143-pound person” which
means that skating can be a benefit to a person’s health all while commuting to their destination.
The article also states, “Kids may not realize that while they are socializing with their friends on
skates, the activity itself is better than running the same distance.” Meaning that not only does it
benefit adults on the go is help kids socialize while exercising and having fun.
Another reason why making more areas for people to roller skate can be of benefit is
because there will be less theft. Most bikes that people leave chained to a pole end up with the
seat missing or with the front wheel missing but with skates they can easily be put away in a
locker or be put away in a bag. According to Skating: A Full-Fledged Means of Transport by
Alexandre Chartier “A pair of skate’s weights about 3 kg and doesn’t take much space, it is easy
to carry and store. It is about the same weight as the average laptop.” Meaning people and
parents won’t have trouble carrying around their skates or their children’s skates.
In addition, if more people get into roller skating then there will be more awareness that
with practice and proper equipment then it could be safe and there would be less injuries.
According to Roller Sports Safety, an article by ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention
Foundation “Inline skating injuries can be prevented in 90% of circumstances. The likelihood of
visiting the hospital is 1 in 25 every year if you participate in inline skating.” Meaning that with
proper safety precautions the only issue would be not having areas to skate that would be safe.
Therefore I feel that it is important to open further discussion and analysis of making more areas
for people to roller skate, so it could be safer.
UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 1 Inquiry Project b”H
Student Name: Kiara Deolio Course and Section Number: E106 Date: UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 1 Note: the following are prompts to help you organize your work. Please make your answers clear and easy to read! Take all the space you need to answer the questions.
My general area of study is: Roller Blading
1. After doing some preliminary research, I am able to note below at least one argument / discussion / problem that surrounds my area of study: Is it safe to skate? Some people say that skating accounts for over 100,000 injuries each year while others say that with proper training, skill development and equipment all injuries can be avoided.
2. The people or community of people most affected by this problem are…: The people that use skating as a form of transportation are affected because if there are more people against roller skating then less places to skate will be made and skating on the streets could become more dangerous.
3. Here are some key terms or phrases particularly associated with this issue. (For example, if your proposal is about hiking, you might use phrases like “manageable distances,” “maps,” “excursions,” “rough terrain,” “backpack,” “dehydration,” “survival in the elements,” “pathfinding,” et al.):
Speed, Helmet, Knee Pads. Exercise
4. Here are the sources I have used so far to read about and otherwise learn about this issue. (Wikipedia, CNN, personal interviews, The New York Times, Psychology Today – whatever the source, please note it. Did you use the key terms you just listed, above, when you conducted your searches? If not, take some time and do so!): ~ https://www.rollerskating.com/pages/all+about+roller+skating/51 ~ http://www.online-skating.com/articles-1851-skating-a-full-fledged-means-oftransport.html ~ https://www.brainline.org/article/roller-sports-safety
March 31, 2019 12:15pm at Junction Blv
Awesome got here right on time i see the train coming, i have 15 min to get to work i should be fine with time, ‘screech, air being let out’ great this cart is packed with people, ughh its only two stops. ew ew don’t touch me, move. ” stand clear of the closing doors please” “achoo” did that guy really just sneeze right next to me and not cover his f$#@# mouth !!! god people are so gross i need to get a car i cant deal with public transportation anymore. finally here “excuse me”
April 1, 2019 5:21pm at the train station Roosevelt Av, 74th street
Shit,shit, Ima be late, gotta make before the next train gets there.
Yes I see it ok, got 45 minutes to get there
Gotta make it down the stairs first, ‘walking fast’ speeding down the stairs, get out the way!!! If you’re gonna go down the stairs slowly then move to the f@#$#@ side, “excuse me, excuse me!” If they’re gonna be on their phones why are they standing in the middle?? Finally made it, i hear the train lit, screeching, doors opening, train starts to move, this stop is so long, ‘ cough’ cough’ “Roosevelt island “ ding train starts to move.
Books that I’ve read in my past English classes
- Brave New World- In high school
- The Catcher in the rye – in high school
- In ENG1101 we read articles and a textbook on grammar.
Influences in the past year
- Lucid Dreams – Juice Wrld
- Eastside- Halsey, Khalid, Benny Blanco
- Flames- Sia
- Sunflower- Post Malone, Swae Lee
- Wanderlust –The Weeknd
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1, #2, #3
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
– A Love So Beautiful
– Meteor Garden
- My mom
- Art ( painting , sketching)
I sit and stare at the skates
As they await my weight.
One sock, two socks on my feet,
Must get them on before I hit the streets.
Fastening them on tight,
I stand tall like a knight.
I start to glide left then right,
ready to take flight.
I bend my knees,
I stay low feeling the breeze.
Seeing the trees pass by I’m at ease.
Recipe about Roller Skating
Prep time: 5 min
Total time: Until you had enough fun
- A pair of socks
- A pair of skates
- A helmet (if needed)
- Knee pads (if needed)
- Sit down
- put on your socks
- Put on your helmet and knee pads if needed
- Put on your skates
- Take A deep breath
- Believe in yourself
- Start to glide
- Have Fun
Name 10 genres you encounter in your everyday life?
Music 1 pop, 2 rap, 3 punk rock, 4 bachata, 5 merengue,
Advertisement: 6 posters, 7 commercials, 8 radio
Tv shows: 9 drama, 10 mystery
Name one or two that you like best and say why. Who is their audience? What sort of language do they use? I enjoy listening to pop and punk rock music because its energetic and can easily put me in a good mood. Their audience is anyone that enjoys that type of music. Some of the songs do use some profanity in the English language but most don’t.
What is your understanding of the term “genre”? my understanding of the term “genre” is a series of things that are similar or sound similar and are categorized into one thing.
- 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?
I’m very comfortable composing a piece of writing on Facebook because social media is
something that’s everywhere, and if people don’t get on to it, they will be left behind and wont
know what is going on in the world.
- 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 feel more comfortable than someone older using Facebook because I’m more willing to understand it then they are. Not only Facebook but all social media has its own language that most older people don’t understand because they aren’t around it as much as younger people. Some mistakes an older person might make is to post a photo but will possibly tag a person that has nothing to do with it or it could be someone that they might not even know.
- 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 was “‘I Am Under 18’ Button Clicked for First Time In History Of Internet”.
- 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?
Some of the rules I carry in my head when writing a poem are, it must rhyme, and it must sound beautiful. I sometimes struggle with writing research papers because I might not always find enough information to finish or write the paper.