Journal #20: Thinking Seriously About Food

Journal #20: Thinking Seriously About Food

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F If there’s one thing that ENG 110 has taught me, it’s that no topic of discussion is entirely black and white. We have discussed the ethics of food throughout this entire course and I am left with more questions as the semester comes to an end than I had going into this class. Food was almost completely intrinsic to me, and now that I’m writing one final journal entry in which I must put down my…

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Paper #3 Final Draft

Paper #3 Final Draft

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Jesse Miller 21 November 2016 A Taste of Reality Human beings dominate almost every food chain there is. Able bodies and nimble fingers provide a cunning advantage over those who hop, gallop, and swim away in terror. A very large portion of the animal kingdom consists of meat-eaters, but the ingenuity of the human race has found many ways around carnivory by discovering alternative diets that allow humans to thrive without the consumption of meat. It…

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Paper #3 Draft 1

Paper #3 Draft 1

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Jesse Miller 15 November 2016 [Enter Snazzy Title Here] Human beings dominate almost every food chain there is. Able bodies and nimble fingers provide a cunning advantage over those who hop, gallop, and swim away in terror. A very large portion of the animal kingdom consists of meat-eaters, but the ingenuity of the human race has found many ways around carnivory through the discovery of alternative diets that allow humans to thrive without the consumption of…

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Journal #19: Responding to TSIS “Planting a Naysayer in Your Text

Journal #19: Responding to TSIS “Planting a Naysayer in Your Text

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Because I think of myself as a rather flaky individual, I, like Ms. Thompkins, often come across the dilemma where I erase entire pieces of writing out of fear that the naysayers will pick arguments to pieces. A good practice for me, then, would be to do exactly what this chapter suggests and face potential counterarguments head on. The part of the chapter that really resonated with me was on page 79: Anticipating Objections, which stated…

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Journal #18: Reconsidering the Lobster

Journal #18: Reconsidering the Lobster

Grace Fortin ENG-110 When I read “Consider the Lobster” for the first time in September, I went into it with the mindset of someone who is on the side of those in the lobster industry and I had almost no qualms regarding the boiling and consumption of lobsters. This time, I tried to apply a fresh viewpoint and more graciously consider the morality of killing and consuming other creatures and question why I have thought the way I have. After…

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Paper 2 Final Draft

Paper 2 Final Draft

Grace Fortin Jesse Miller ENG 110-F 4 November 2016 The American McDream They say the American Dream is dead. No longer are people willing to work hard for what they believe in or strive to achieve their goals. Honesty and truth no longer exist. I happen to believe that the American Dream is not dead, but simply evolved. Americans still have goals they want to accomplish, though the way they work to accomplish them is not the same as they…

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Journal #17: Response to TSIS: Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say

Journal #17: Response to TSIS: Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Amidst all the “They say” and “I say”, I agree that it could get confusing for the reader to distinguish the author’s views from the views of others that are written about in a piece of writing. I haven’t given much thought to the ways in which authors use language techniques to create a divide between what they say and what others say. After reading the example passage on page 69 and the analysis on pages…

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Paper #2, Draft 1

Paper #2, Draft 1

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F The American McDream They say the American Dream is dead. No longer are people willing to work hard for what they believe in or to achieve their goals. Honesty and truth no longer exist. I happen to believe that the American Dream is not dead, though, simply evolved. Americans still have goals they want to achieve, though the way they work to achieve them is not the same as the way they have always perceived them…

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Journal #15: Responding to TSIS: “Three Ways to Respond

Journal #15: Responding to TSIS: “Three Ways to Respond

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Reading this section has reassured me when it comes to writing a comprehensive argument. I have always been wary while coming up with an argument in response to “they say,” mostly because I have not been explicitly informed about the different stances I can take. High school writing prompts were mostly black and white, meaning I had to take a stance that either agreed or disagreed with the information in front of me. I find the…

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