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Elizabeth, Wardle. “You can learn how to write in general”

This book offers honest insights on the major myths about writing instruction. This book opens us to various arguments meant to create a general debate to a given audience by delivering opinionated and well researched statements so as to create this given objective. Such arguments include the authors need to state that there is no such thing as writing in general. In her own way she states that writing is particular and just because a person can learn one thing about learning it does not necessary mean that it will translate into another subject. This article imposes a new doctrine on how we look at writing in general especially as it pertains to a third party person conversation.

The authors concluding argument is that use of prior knowledge of writing can greatly help an individual be more successful and also become a better reader in new writing situations due to the fact that there`s really no special writing in general since by use of writing is the only proper way a person can write. The author also goes on to state that writing as a whole is greatly influenced by society since they clearly are depicted to be the general audience we convey with. Writing in a grade like manner to achieve a form of tranquility or a system of writing ignores the fact that a writing is meant to be for a particular person and thus is subject to different viewpoints based on the audience in general reading the writing.

Mark, Edmundson. “Who are you and what are you doing here?” August 22, 2011

The book and author in question take a step back to look into the American education system. Seeing just how important the education system is to create an individual who further improves themselves and society as a whole the author laments at just how fragile this system can be. Looking back into his college years the author sees just how fragile the education system can be if not given proper attention. A case example the author uses is just how the college education system focuses more on social status for students rather than a means of the student actually getting educated and learning more on how to better themselves. This form of ignorance in turn leads to student caring less about their grades which in turn leads to teachers and lecturers caring less about student education and performance. The need to do whatever it takes to be successful is another major concern since this will in turn lead to a culture of cheating in school without much care that the main concern of the said institution is to educate the student and help them learn.

The author concludes that going to college and school as a whole is the best choice a person can make. He draws from his own college experience to make us understand and encourage us to find something we enjoy doing if we want to be successful. Distractions are still a constant unavoidable circumstances for kids in school but by finding something one enjoys and then cares about to an extent of learning it is the only key for a person to truly succeed in school. Although he enforces the doctrine of stricter teachers and lecturers and he still emphasizes that if student only do the one thing that they love then school will never at all be difficult for them.

Rebecca, Gulotta Haakon, Faste and Jennifer Mankoff “Curation, provocation and digital identity: risks and motivations for sharing provocative images online,” May 2012

By using interviews in general the author in have delved into a kind of focus on this study to greatly identify why people in general feel a need to share provocative aspects of their lives and the general consequences they may suffer from doing so. From a need of instant gratification to a kind of need to feel valued by society the researchers have seen that momentarily needs of being judged by others have been the underlying cause for such need to share provocative and curative photos of oneself. The key and major reasoning for this research was to find out how people conceptualize their digital rights and their key motivations for putting their photos online and thus their expectations and the perceived risk in doing so.

Although the studies aim was to find just how expressly people feel about sharing a large part of their private lives to others online it was also able to come up with a few suggestions on how we could protect said people from harm. By encouraging growth and development of photo sharing sites we will effectively find a way to ensure that people privacy is protected and they in turn feel free to do as they please with their photos and privacy. The development of systems that are sensitive to user’s concerns was also another major point since this will equip users with the necessary tools to make informed decisions of just how their content is shared online.

Jennifer, Owen and Kate, Boyer. “Holding on to childhood things: storage, emotion, and curation of children`s material biographies” 2019

The keep focus on this article in general is to study just how parents and children relate to each other in regards to material things. The study looks at the young children in the UK in regards to further understand more about this study. The key focus was on how handling such material goods for their children helped the parents greatly get over feelings of nostalgia while they accepted their children’s eventual move into adulthood and away both physically and emotionally from their guardians. Taking a sample group of eight middle income parents in the UK a key argument emerged that greatly. This argument showed that the parents willingness to handle their children`s material possession after they were gone helped them to gradually transition into a kind of understanding of their children`s eventual maturity into adulthood. This practice offers the parents a material-emotional grounding since they give a sense of security due to a fear of uncertainty about the future especially in the context of housing markets for their children.

This article in general creates an amazing way for parents to think about the eventual future of adulthood for their children. Although it focuses purely and entirely on the parents it greatly helps children become considerate on just hard it is for their parents to eventually accept the situation and in turn try and help them in the eventual situation they have to mature to adulthood and thus leave their parents.


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Cox, A. M., Clough, P. D., & Marlow, J. (2008). Flickr: a first look at user behaviour in the context of photography as serious leisure. Information Research, 13(1), 13-1.

Owen, J., & Boyer, K. (2020). Holding on to childhood things: storage, emotion, and curation of children’s material biographies. Social & Cultural Geography, 1-18.