Portfolio Quiz: Unofficial Plans U2W7

I am probably just going to stay in my dorm and chill. I believe this event can solidify our community as a whole at the expense of the community’s well-being and safety. This “holiday” may annoy those who don’t like going out or drinking and may inconveience their studies or other stuff that they rather do other than Unofficial. Since I’m probably going to stay in my dorm the whole time and with the enforcement of security measures that prevent guests from coming, Unofficial probably won’t affect me too much. The drinking quiz basically gives you a bunch of stats and data that tries to keep you away from drinking I assume.

Portfolio Quiz–Research Question U2W6

Connecting back to my previous response to Gerard’s quote about researching about what I don’t know, I’ve thought about going in depth into the policies of individual countries and how they each deal with global warming and climate change in their own separate regions. I believe that my research topic is important because it brings to light a matter that everyone sort of knows about but no one really care about. I can understand why no one really cares about it because it’s not really an immediate threat and doesn’t directly kill someone. It’s not as easy to think about how global warming kills people rather than thinking about how guns kill people. I think it’s because of this sort of mentality that not a lot is being done about global warming. No one knows enough about it and no one cares enough about it. My research topic is more than a yes or no question and has multiple answers to each with each answer having multiple viewpoints and being debatable.

P.I.E. Topics Quiz U2W5

I will be doing my research topic on global warming and world policies. I believe that global warming is how the Earth gets hotter because of greenhouse gases like carbon monoxide that is contained in our Earth’s atmosphere and the gases accumulate and results in an overall higher temperature which affects glaciers, oceans, drastic changes in local temperature, etc. I’m aware that there are policies put in place to reduce global warming but I believe some countries (maybe China) decided to sacrifice the well-being of the Earth in order to gain more money by ignoring the pollution of the air to produce more items to sell. In the “100 Current Events Research Topics” there is one topic related to global warming: “Is Global Warming or climate change something that humans can do something about?” As far as I’m concerned, there are already policies placed in attempt to reduce and “slow down” global warming. Gerad basically says that you shouldn’t write what you know but write about what you want to find out and discover. Ignorance on a subject can bring about a new perspective and shine a light on things. I think that policies on global warming around the world is a pretty specific topic that should be different from most global warming papers.

Critical Response #1

  • What did I do well in this paper?
  • What do I need to work on?
  • Where can I go for help with errors?
  • What have I done to educate myself about this specific problem?
  • How can I get a better grade next time?

I did well in analyzing the given sources and stating a point. I need to work on my grammar, sentence structures, quoting, and a better title. I can go for help with errors by using purdue owl and the reference book. I educated myself about these problems by reading my own essay again in depth and reviewing the comments that I was given. I can get a better grade by remembering the guidelines and basically writing better in general.