Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater Discussion Quiz

From examining the originality report, I learned that I did not plagiarize. I had a 0% overall match. According to Blackboard’s recommendations for interpreting overall Safe assign scores, papers usually include some quotes and some common phrases that match other documents. Typically these papers have no evidence of plagiarism.

I don’t think the plagiarism catcher missed anything. It didn’t highlight a single thing. I did not find any lapses in academic integrity that the plagiarism catcher failed to catch. I believe that it does bring up ethical concerns for teachers because of the fact that we are relying on software to do the job for them. Sometimes the software isn’t coded properly for specific instances and bugs might occur. It is risky to completely reply on a software.

Writing Metaphor

Baking A Cake: A metaphor for my writing life

Begin with a detailed recipe for the cake.

A recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake from Google

Just like writing, I want to have a guideline of how I am writing my paper. 

Gather all the ingredients and utensils stated in the recipe.

Ingredients of a cake from Google

I need to do research and acquire resources in order to have the knowledge to write a paper.

Preheat the oven and grease a cake pan.

Oven with a lot of food from Google

I need to have the proper environment to write my paper in.

Mix the dry ingredients together and the wet ingredients together.

Egg and dough being mixed from Google

I need to know how to organize my paper and write about my topic in a steady flow instead of a crazy mess.

Mix everything into a bowl and stir your batter.

Stirred cake batter from Google

Making sure that the paragraphs have sentences that lead to each other and have proper transitions to a different topic.

Pouring the batter into the cake pan and baking the cake pan.

Cake batter being baked from Google

Finalizing the paper by double-checking and submitting it.



Race Card Portfolio Blog Quiz U3W9

Are you fresh off the boat?

FOB (fresh off the boat) usually describes immigrants that have yet to assimilate into the host nation’s culture and language. Being born in China and immigrating to the U.S. at the age of 7, I was often asked if I was a fob. I didn’t take any offense to it because I was still young. Since I was at a young age, I learned English and assimilated to U.S. culture quickly and less people assumed that I was a fob.

“Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” was basically about being aware of being privileged of the things that you have. Such as being white or male or female. The article really brought light about many things that I haven’t thought about before. The article tells me all this information about privilege and at the end of the article, there is no solution to fix the problem. There are a lot of perspectives given in the article that I rather just not think about since its just tiring.


Portfolio–Exploring Topics U1W4

To my friend back home that has yet to have college experience,

For my rhet class, I am being assigned to write about an exigent topic and I don’t want to get bored writing my paper. I don’t need to decide right now about what I want to write about but I certainly want to begin thinking about it. I want my topic to be something that most people are aware of or at least have heard of it before. I’m thinking of something that affects the whole world and yet not a lot of people are doing something about it. Something like pollution, climate change, global warming, financial crises, U.S debt, etc. This “world-wide” topic would make it easier to write about and research since there’s just so much relevant information that would pertain to the subject. I would need to explain to my audience how pertinent this topic is and how it affects us as a whole.

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.