Category: Unit 2: Assignment 2 (Page 1 of 12)

Listening Assignment 1st Attempt

Got to the subway between 8:45 and 9:00 pm.

My report is based on what I actually heard. With this exercise, I tried to capture as much sound as possible, instead of trying to analyze more of what the people is actually taking about.

A man singing – word-  I just don’t understand. People talking – Train whisking by, screeching wheels, door opening – Stand clear – Next Stop is: Bergen street.  Doors shot, screeching, siren- buzzer, snack bags rattling, Train approaching, Train slowing down, screeches- another train approaching -sounds.- A little further, train leaving  station. People talking -Feet Walking – shoes dragging of the ground. Train approaches screeches of the brakes – announcements.  Stand clear – door closes  – brakes  screeches-  Man talking with heavy voice – Curse words.. or profanity uses of words [*********]. Bottle cap open- profanity – music playing – people talking – coughing – radio playing music from a boom box – it sounds like Spanish music playing loudly from  a cell phone – People laughing – man sniffing – throat clearing.  Train conductor reporting – any police officer on the train please report to the  conductor.  Step in and stand for the closing doors please.  wheels scraping against the tracks- air conditioner blowing – Train passing- coughs – loud video playing from a C.D player.

Genre: Children’s Literature/ Poetry/ Fiction/ Picture Book


Authors: Bill Martin, Jr; and John Archambault,

Published by:  Simon and Schuster in 1989

Page count: 36

Anthropomorphism Letters


This book is written about the letters of the alphabet.  It was written using a rhythmic style.  Its as if you are singing or chanting a song.  Based on the rhythmic  style, causes you to remember most of the story line or even easy recital without looking at all the  words in the book.

The letters of the alphabet raced  each other up a coconut tree, but unfortunately the tree could not hold all of their weight,  started to bend and the alphabet letters fell off the tree just like people and got cuts and bruises.

The letters of the Alphabet  cried for their mommy’s and daddy’s; their uncle’s and aunt’s; and their grandma’s and grandpa’s, just like human do.  But  after all, the letter “A” , just as a little child still did not learn his/her lesson, began to go back up the coconut tree and dare the others to race him/her.



COURSE: Main Course, Entrée

CUISINE: Trinidad and Tobago

KEYWORD: Steel Pan

AUTHOR: Nadia Douglas

INGREDIENTS: Oil Drums, High quality Steel, Heat – (Fire), Wood (to make sticks), Rubber – (for sticks).

Hammers – (sinking sledge-hammer) or shot-put; Protective gloves; Something to protect your ears form the noise; Ruler and pencil – to mark sinking circles; A compass – to make circles

Backing sledge-hammer; soothing hammer with a soft plastic head

Flexible ruler- to measure the note along the surface and the rim; Note templates; Pen, preferably an overhead marker to stick to the drum surface

Nail Punch; Grooving hammer

Marking stick or ruler; Electric hacksaw or cutlass; Chisel Plate shears and file – for trimming

Fireplace of some kind; Clock – for timing; Brush, soap and water – to clean the pan

Tuning hammers; Bending iron and a cutlass – to raise the outer notes, or Wooden wedges – specially shaped to raise the outer notes; Wooden stick to raise the notes of basses. Tuning stick; Padded stand or a truck tire – to put the pan on while tuning; A tuned instrument – as reference while tuning; Electronic tuning device – for fine tuning; A sticky or magnetic sheet – to damp interfering notes.

INSTRUCTIONS: Take an oil drum. Turn it upside down – Open end facing downward, on the ground. Pound the bottom of the oil drum till its indented like a bowl. Concavity shape and depth depends on the type of  steel pan being made.  Use a template to cut out the shape of the notes on the pan, outlining it with a pencil or chalk or other similar marking material.  Use special hammer to flattened in-between  notes outlined.  Indent   the outline notes (grooving).   A Nail is used to indent or grove around the notes with a grooving hammer.  The skirt of the steel pan is measured and cut out using and electric hacksaw or cutlass or chisel.  Unwanted pieces may be removed.  The length of the skirt depends of the type of steel pan being made.  Rapid Tempering is done in order to hold the notes for a longer period of time.  The steel pan is placed faced downward and is heated until the notes turned a bluish color.  You can cool the pan by throwing cold water on it or it can be left to cool on it own.   After the pan is cooled, you use the special hammers for tuning by pounding on both sides of the notes simultaneously and until the correct pitch is formed by using an electric tuning device.  A protective finish coating is done (chroming) to prevent from rusting.

Unit 3 Worksheet 2

Student Name: Aizhan Akhmetova

Course and Section Number: ENG 1121, E106

Date: May 6, 2019


I feel that it is important to open up further discussion and analysis of phlebotomy skills and training during the clinical period in school. “Phlebotomy is a process of puncturing the vein (also known as venipuncture) in order to get a blood sample for performing a medical test”. If we go way back to the blood draw history then, “bloodletting is an ancient medical practice, but its origins weren’t sound. Bloodletting is what it sounds like, it’s a withdrawal of blood. In ancient times, this was usually done with a knife”. Little did I know about healthcare in the U.S.A., which is one of the fast growing industries with secure jobs.

Such discussion would bring the following potential benefits, like how to deal with some level of your nervousness and anxiety while drawing blood. People tend to be scared of blood and I was one of them. Stepping into a healthcare field was a nerve racking. I remember my first time drawing blood from my classmate on our phlebotomy clinical rotation. Luckily, we had the best professor and instructor to learn from.  The idea of sticking someone with a sharp needle without causing pain gave me anxiety and my hands were little shaky. Yes, the needle went right into the vein and blood was flowing through to the tube. However, phlebotomy isn’t for everyone, it’s an excellent opportunity for those who can handle being around blood, needles and work with different people on a daily basis.

I’m so grateful that we are living in the XXI century with modern technology, specially in medicine. While phlebotomy is an entry-level job, it’s still a medical career. People who come to see phlebotomists can be nervous or scared, or uncomfortable. Hence, if someone commit to be a phlebotomist, they should get rid of those fears and bad experiences that they had.  Therefore, because of improper or lack of training sometimes people get hurt and injured and these are complications after the blood collection that I’m going to discuss:

  1. Nerve damage: if a nerve has been punctured and patient starts feeling pain, numbness and shocking sensation for more than couple hours then this person should be evaluated by the pathologist or go to ER for nerve damage.
  2. Re-bleed: this complication may occur if patient has some liver disease, vascular disease, clotting disorder and in particular case patient will bleed a lot and blood might clott.
  3. Deep vein thrombosis: this complication can affect the large blood vessels and can travel to the lungs with leading a serious condition called pulmonary embolism.
  4. Vasovagal reaction: patients involuntary nervous system can cause the heart to slow down and this causes the blood vessels in the legs to dilate and person can lose consciousness and faint.

This awareness is important because people need to know how hands-on training and practice is important in taking steps into the phlebotomy. The more person practices, the more he/she gets comfortable drawing blood. In order to get better, we should take an advantage of having internet access and use it right way. Drawing blood can be rewarding and challenging all at the same time.


Work Cited

Salley, Jessica. “The Weird History of Phlebotomy.” The Weird History of Phlebotomy,

“Is Phlebotomy a Good Career Choice? –” Phlebotomy Examiner, 27 Sept. 2018,

“How To Draw Blood Like A Pro: Step-By-Step Guide.”,


Analysis of the poem “Trees” by J. Kilmer as a genre

“Trees” is a poem by American poet Joyce Kilmer. J. Kilmer is famous for his simple style, appreciation of nature and religious views. The poem was written in February 1913, it was first published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse in August 1913 and included in Kilmer’s 1914 collection Trees and Other Poems. It addresses to people who appreciate nature, I guess, that’s one of the reason it was so popular and was liked by public. From the other hand, publishing in the magazine of poetry suggests narrow circle of fellow-poets-readers.

The purpose of the writing poems in general and “Trees” in particular is to convey not only information, but emotions as well. Emotional message translates through using reach adjectives and metaphors. For example, Kilmer compares unanimated object: a tree, to a child “whose hungry mouth is prest against the earth’s sweet flowing breast”, and to a person who “lifts her leafy arms to pray”. Using the language, J. Kilmer evokes colorful images in a reader. The main signature of poem as a genre is the rhyme. The rhyming words and certain number of syllables in each line create unique tone, melody, character and feeling.

I would speculate that poetry is the most creative type of writing. It can be written in wide variety of ways and still called a “poem”. Traditionally, poems suppose to have rhythm and rhyme but in modern poetry even that is not required. I understand poems as a type of writing that translates emotions through words in an artistic, creative way.

Example of the genre : Poem



By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.



Kilmer, Joyce. “Trees” in Monroe, Harriet (editor), Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. (Chicago: Modern Poetry Association, August 1913), 2:160.

Genre Assignment

You may see me struggle,
but you won’t see me fall.
Regardless if I’m weak or not,
I’m going to stand tall.
Everyone says life is easy,
but truly living it is not.
Times get hard,
people struggle
and constantly get put on the spot.
I’m going to wear the biggest smile,
even though I want to cry.
I’m going to fight to live,
even though I’m destined to die.
And even though it’s hard
and I may struggle through it all,
you may see me struggle…
but you will NEVER see me fall.

The poem was created to uplift anyone who had any thought of giving up in any situation. It lets the audience know that life may get hard a times, but you have to constantly persevere through it all by fighting for what you have visioned for yourself. The poem teaches you alot in just a few lines which is what makes it good. Each line written in the poem can relate to the audience no matter who it is. Besides that, the poem also mentions the fact that life may get difficult to the point where you at your weakest.The time when the toughest situations approach you that when have to stand tall. Staying positive through the obstacles that life has ready to throw at you is what’s most important. Staying positive when you at your worst can be the most helpful tool.

My Own poem about my love for basketball

Hoop dreams and great friends made me do things,
stay out trouble learned new things
what it do bring is “good games”,
Shooting shots but the target has no name, playing against the clock,shoot the rock
let it go straight, Okay I’m ready, middle left right which way I’m headed, many directions but I took flight never staying steady, basketball is life,
many working hard for the nights they ain’t believe in them self so they’ll make it right, sleepless nights
no pain no gain there’s no rest in life,
only when you on the bench your thoughts take a pause and observe the rest,
learn from their make mistakes and make them ONE again
become the captain of the team but we all are men,
and chemistry is at 1000 cause we more then friends
brothers in arms playing defense when the walls to them, and if we lose play it cool but better get lost in gyms,
Get ready to do better all your flaws are wins, we all want is in, side of each and every one of us that’s the lawless gem

Tesha Donald’s Recipe

Recipe about how to sustain a relationship




1 or more loved ones


Additional Ingredients

1 Load Patience

1 Exuberant Heaping of Honesty

1 Heart full of Openness

1 Load of Integrity

1 Deepening amount of Trust

1 Extra-Large Helping of Love



Mix all ingredients well and to thorough completion.


Serving size

1 – Plenty of Loved ones

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