Monday, February 6, 2017

Great Gatsby Notes (ch.1,2,& 3)

CH.1
  • Nick: narrator that lives in west egg
  • Daisy: Nicks second cousin, and  not happy where she is
  • Tom: a bully, married to Daisy
  • Jordan Baker: friend of Daisy's and Daisy is trying to hook up Jordan and Nick
CH. 2
  • Nick meets Toms mistress! "I want you to meet my girl"
  • supercilious: arrogant
  • Wilson: Tom's mistress husband
  • Myrtle: Toms mistress
  • Tom and Myrtle have a secret apartment together
  • Catherine: Myrtle's sister
  • Gatsby is still a mysterious figure
CH. 3
  • Why isn't Gatsby at his own party?
  • Gatsby wants to talk to Jordan Baker
  • Nick says, "She was incurably dishonest "
  • Nicks virtue: "I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hello 2017!

I've grown as a person since January 2016 because I think I'm more optimistic about things than I was last year. I remember being negative about things and even myself. I'm more positive and happy.

Friday, December 9, 2016

An Earth Shattering Fart

My response to "A Sound of Thunder" was how crazy one little small change, can make a big difference. For example, in the story Eckels just got out of the pathway and stepped a butterfly in the past and when he came to the future, the writing was different and it changed the presidency. So all Eckels did was step on a butterfly and it changed many big things. I also found the story interesting because of the time traveling and hunting dinosaurs.

Something Interesting

Something interesting is that I'm trying to catch up on my blogs for this course.

WOW, THAT WAS QUICK

All I can say is that time goes by so fast. I still remember the first day of class, where we had to choose blogs or books and the final exam was a long time yet to come. Now we took the final exam and the first semester is almost over. I find it crazy.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

"Immigrants in our land"

So today during English class I re-read "Immigrants in our land" by Jimmy Santiago Baca and Jessica  Para's analysis and I agree with Jessica. I agree on how the poem is saying how immigrants are leaving because of the bad things that is happening in their native land, but the place they migrate to is no different. Also, I think that immigrants have high hopes and probably get disappointed because, like I mentioned, it's no different.

Also, when my table and I were talking about the poem, we were talking about how we can see Jimmy Santiago Baca point of view when he was in jail. I can see his point of view when he says that his old clothes are taken away and how he has to wear an overall "mechanic wear". Another thing, is that he talks about what people were, what they did,  in the "old life"  and now in the "new life" (jail) "counselors" tell them what to do.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

vocab: fall list #6

1.) meme: an element an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation
2.) virus: a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data
3.) viral: relating to or involving an image, video, piece of information, etc., that is circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another
4.)blog: a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style
5.) wiki: a website that allows collaborative editing of its content and structure by its users
6.) URL: (Uniform Resource Locator) an address that identifies a particular file on the Internet, usually consisting of the protocol, as http, followed by the domain name
7.) website: a location connected to the Internet that maintains one or more pages on the World Wide Web
8.) www: (The World Wide Web) is a network of online content that is formatted in HTML and accessed via HTTP. The term refers to all the interlinked HTML pages that can be accessed over the Internet
9.) internet: the global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information
10.) 2.0: used to denote a superior or more advanced version of an original concept, product, service, etc.
11.) open source: denoting software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified