This week we explore receiving feedback, revising, editing, and proofreading. View the presentation below to get started.This is a course link to the discussion board. Select the title to access the discussion thread. You can access the full discussion board and view all the forums from the Discussion Board link in the course menu.
For this discussion, complete one main post (1A and 1B) and two peer responses.
For full participation credit, posts must occur on three or more days during the active week. First post should occur on or before Wednesday. See rubric for full assessment of discussion posts.
Post #1A After reading one of the two selections listed below, answer the following questions. (minimum 250 words)
What is the central point (thesis) of the piece?
Does the author provide evidence for his opinion? If so, cite an areas where evidence is used to support the main argument.
Is the counterargument presented? Cite an area where the opposing view is addressed.
1. Alina Tugend’s “Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus” pages 779 – 783
2, Sarah Dzubay’s “An Outbreak of the Irrational” pages 808- 813
Alternative Math | Short Film
User: n/a – Added: 9/19/17
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh3Yz3PiXZw
Post #1B After watching the video, “Alternative Math” answer the following questions:
What is the writer/director’s goal in making this film?
What is the tone of the piece? Who do think is the intended audience?
Describe your reaction to the piece. Not whether you liked it or not, but whether you agree or disagree with the premise. Does it have any relationship to current affairs? If so how?
How do you know if a source is reliable?
For Your Peer Responses: Comment on one of your peer’s posts on the readings, and a different peer’s response to the video.
For full participation credit, a minimum of three posts must occur on three or more days during the active week.
First post should occur on or before Wednesday.
All posts should include word count.
Posts discussing written texts should include quotes with APA in-text citation and reference.
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Discussion and 2 peer responses
Peer post #1
The central point of “multitasking can make you lose…um… focus” explains it all in the caption! Professors around the country have done significant research and the conclusion just comes down to although some thing have been completed faster through multitasking it was never as efficient as focusing on one task at a time. Others studies found that some actually lost time and still were not able to complete efficiently. For example “David E. Meyer, a professor of psychology at the University is Michigan, and his colleagues published in the Journal of Experimental psychology, found that for all types of task, the participants lost time when they had to move back and forth” also something that opened my eyes and made me reflect on myself was from a 2005 study “no task left behind?
Examining the nature of fragmented work,”found that people were interrupted and move from one project to another about every 11 minutes which completely blows my mind and makes complete sense in my every day life that simple quote has made me realize how often I probably do this and hopefully I can learn to take a lot of this articles advice. There is no counterargument presented because the whole article is filled with a variety of professors all agreeing on the same thing, that multitasking isn’t efficient in the long run. They even give multiple examples of advice and practices you can do to help stop these bad traits we have come accustomed to. One professor “Dr Hallowell has termed this effort to multitask “ attention deficit trait”. It is very much a proven thing.
Alina Tugend’s “Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus” pg 779 – 783
Bullock, R. & Goggin, M.D. (2019). The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings
The central point of “An Outbreak Of the Irrational” is trying to explain the fact that is vaccines are Necessary and important and even statistically proven to help protect the population, but even with proven facts some people based off of their own research have come to believe otherwise and the rise of people declining vaccinations despite the doctors recommendations do not get themselves or their children vaccinated. The author then goes on to explain how selfish that is because they are expecting and using the vaccinated people around them as a shield basically from the viruses and diseases, If everyone had their attitude towards vaccines than our world would soon reduce drastically. I completely agree with this article, but i know some after reading this will still have there own opinions. I think people that choose not to vaccinate are uneducated on the topic, and should look into more updated research. The author in the story states that the majority of these people are upper class and “privileged people are more inclined to question what their doctors recommend, do their own investigation online, and be more confident in their own believes and findings” then “ when faced with the decision of whether to vaccinate their kids or not, these middle and upper class families are searching high and low for reasons to say no” like why not trust your doctor and the cdc? As well of you most know some people also believe that vaccines can cause autism, but once again in this article it explains that the man who originated that story was “completely invalidated follow up research and Mr.Wakefield has been tried for misconduct”
Peer post #2
Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus
In the article “Multitasking can make you lose…um…focus” by Alina Tugend, she speaks on how multitasking can cause you to lose focus, as says in the title, your work could cause stress. She provides solutions for each problem multitasking cause. In this article, the author used multiple sources of evidence to support the main argument. In one part on page 781 it states “…the participants lost time when they had to move back and forth from one undertaking to another…” This can cause stress and not really be multitasking because your really only doing one thing at a time. The counter argument is also presented in this article also on page 781, first paragraph it states “ …human brains have a very large prefrontal cortex, which is the part of the human brain that contains the “executive control” process. This helps us switch and prioritize take”. Our brains are only use to multitasking if it becomes a routine but if it’s something new or complex it becomes more difficult.
I think the director goal in making this film is to show people that it does not matter how well you are doing in school or how bad you’re doing; the system will still pass you. He or she wants to draw attention to people so they can see for themselves what is going on. The video has deeper meaning than what most think. The tone that the video is giving me is that its serious, but funny at the same time. I say serious because it touches into the real world, it shows what is going on in real time and it is funny because you can’t take them seriously and its actually how some people are towards others. I think the intended audience is for the parents and the system. Some parents would not even care, they just want their child to graduate and that is it. While other parents want their child to actually learn and earn that diploma. the system should rethink their choices too, it is good to graduate and everyone wants to get there, but it is not fair to people who actually get their work done and feel some type of way about it. I disagree with the premise because it is not right to just let a child go by and seeing that they made a mistake and not fixing it, so in the future when that question pops up again they’re confused on why everyone else is giving another answer and people are looking at them crazy. You should teach someone what is right and show them how to get through with certain things instead of giving up on them. Personally, I feel like this does take place in current affairs, but you never know what goes on behind closed doors and not a lot of things get out there. I do remember a teacher saying that they are just passing students and they do not care about the education of others. I could even see kids graduating who were not doing good in their final semester in high school and people were wondering how they passed. You know the source is reliable when it is coming from a trustworthy author, sources that points to other websites or documents, and you can see when it was updated at the bottom of the page.
Tugend, A. (2008, October 25). Multitasking Can Make You Lose … Um … Focus. New York Times, p. B7(L). Retrieved from https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A187744166/OVIC?u=lirn99776&sid=OVIC&xid=575098bb