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Month: October 2016

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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Journal #14: Mapping Thoughts-“The Story of Service” by Jessica Mitford

Journal #14: Mapping Thoughts-“The Story of Service” by Jessica Mitford

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F In her essay “The Story of Service,” Jessica Mitford explores the typical American funeral service, pondering the procedures and costs of today’s funerals compared to those of the past. She details the process of embalming, calling into question the ethics and morality of funerals and the practices of funeral industry. Mitford discusses how the funeral industry has become a well oiled machine and leaves the reader pondering why the act of displaying a dead body has…

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Journal #13: The McCode

Journal #13: The McCode

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F The McCode The Fast Food production code is a set of guidelines pertaining to the proper production and advertisement of fast food. The McCode is as follows: Dos: All advertisements of McDonald’s products must paint a picture of a pleasant farm from which all ingredients in the food products come from. The food must not appear to be inferior to the moral standards of the consumer. (pg. 111) All food products must be made as inexpensively…

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Journal #13: Mapping Thoughts-“Fast Food” by Michael Pollan

Journal #13: Mapping Thoughts-“Fast Food” by Michael Pollan

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F In this chapter of his book, Michael Pollan explores the components of fast food and how the fast food industry appeals to the public. He reflects on how the industry uses marketing techniques to pander to every family demographic and brainwash us into buying their products. He researches the ingredients in a typical family meal at a McDonald’s, and realizes that almost every ingredient can be traced back to corn. He then inquires about how the…

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Journal #12: The Hays Code

Journal #12: The Hays Code

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F The Motion Picture Production Code, also famously known as the Hays Code, was introduced in 1930 as a way to ensure that motion pictures contained only appropriate content that bettered the lives of those who viewed them. Will H. Hays, the brains behind the code, set three basic ground rules which were to be followed by filmmakers: 1. No picture shall be produced that will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the…

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Journal #11: Response to Wendell Berry’s “The Pleasures of Eating”

Journal #11: Response to Wendell Berry’s “The Pleasures of Eating”

Miller  Composition Mapping Wendell Berry’s “The Pleasure of Eating” What are the questions/conceptual interests/inquiries present in Berry’s essay? (1 para) In his essay, Wendell Berry inquires about society’s view on food and where it comes from. He forces the reader to think about how people just assume that their vegetables come from farms and their meats come from quaint green pastures. He urges people to become in touch with how their food is grown and treated, asserting that “passive consumers”…

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Meal Analysis Final Draft

Meal Analysis Final Draft

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Professor Jesse Miller 7 October 2016 Nourishing Body and Soul In every part of the world, food is a force to be reckoned with. It is what fuels every single living being. With this much power, food has a profound influence on human culture, perspective, and drive. The ways in which food influences us are as numerous and far-reaching. Raymond Carver’s short story, “A Small, Good Thing”, explores a multitude of facets related to food and…

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Journal #10: Meal Analysis Peer Review

Journal #10: Meal Analysis Peer Review

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Meal Analysis Peer Review Peer review of “Meal Analysis Essay” by Trina Sayed Local Concerns: It’s not a huge concern, but just be aware of comma use in areas where there may need to be a period or semicolon. I’ve circled some commas on your paper that I thought may need to be changed. There is a smooth transition from your opening sentences into your thesis toward the end of your opening paragraph. I’ve underlined where…

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Meal Analysis Essay Rough Draft

Meal Analysis Essay Rough Draft

Grace Fortin ENG 110-F Meal Analysis Outline/Rough Draft Intro: The many aspects of food are limitless, and perspective plays a large role in seeing them. Raymond Carver’s Short Story, “A Small, Good Thing”, explores a multitude of facets related to food. Thesis: Food is a physical representation of human values. Throughout the process of cooking, gathering together, and consuming, we witness the many ways in which food represents what we hold most dear: the connection between ourselves and our own…

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