Answer these questions.
a.) What is the post of yours you're most proud of and why?
b.) Find the two best single-sentence quotes from two different classmates in the forum. Write down what they wrote, copy each quote exactly as your classmates have written them, and make sure to attribute your source. Next, tell us what you liked about each quote. No single student should be quoted more than five times in total.
c.) Do you feel you can add to or improve any of your own posts? Quote from something you've said, and add to it or improve upon it here.
d.) Take a look at a sentence you wrote that was grammatically incorrect. Quote it, using proper quotation marks, and then write the correct version just below. You may choose more than one, if you wish.
e.) List three words you either learned from reading others' posts, or that you were reminded of that you wished you used more frequently (or some combination of the two).
f.) Finally, what did you learn by re-reading through all of these discussions again? (A lot of people think of drafting as only something you do as a writer, but re-reading is a similar process that can yield similarly powerful results...) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
refer to these for each part.
Part A: dissusion #5 The Internet; It is regarded as the modern information superhighway. It is part of people's everyday life. With the huge data and information available on the Internet, the truth of every fact has raised people’s eyebrows. It is not very easy to determine such truth, unless a careful procedure is done. Many people are victims of lies, misconceptions, misinformation as well as propaganda peddled over the Internet. The youth remains adversely affected as they make critical assumptions leading to information biases. The ease with which one can obtain information from the Internet is the main reason for questioning of their credibility.
Apart from the basic information distortion threat, the tech revolution poses great challenges in several dynamic spheres of life aspects. While the adult citizens risk being duped, fraud or even potential legal challenges, the younger generation especially the youth is adversely affected. This is due to inexperience coupled with inability to justify the truth. This forms the basis of teaching Internet skills in the schools. With this strategy, the youth can learn to validate real information, isolate misinformation and avoid potential threats of various cybercrimes.
The perils of poor fact-checking is quite imminent, especially in the last American Elections during which the Republican candidates made biased information in the campaigns against Democrats, giving misinformation far off from the truth. And how can one really validate or justify the truth? Well, checks need to be applied in the digital information pathways to filter out false information. Truth rather than quality should form the basis of an argument, and this begins with teacher training in order to impart knowledge on the learners to enable the cope with the challenging advent of the modern digital information superhighway.
Part B: pick 2 quotes from here
After reading all three articles, as well as the contribution from my classmate Carol Moynihan, I firmly believe falsification of history exists within not only the government and media, but as well as the textbooks we use. History has been revised in the interest of those who have political or any infulentail power. Lets begin with the Kings Speech and the missleading information of Edward V111, while the Kings Speech was an award winning film, it withheld some interesting information regarding Edward and his relationhip with the Nazi political party. Reasons for the hidden bits of historically accurate information in the Kings Speech began with the source; the writter. David Seilder, an upper class Jewish screenplay writter wrote the script for the Kings Speech. His family was able to escape the second World War and settle their lives in America. The independent history of lawmakers, writters and voters causes bias regarding articles like movies, textbooks and even magazines. Each person has their own idea and interpretation of history and can choose or vote whether to enact or revise, history will never be crystal clear becuase of its continous reshaping and revision. by Sam
Although all three articles I have read share similar topics, I have decided to reflet on a couple of things from some of the articles, that caught my attention the most. In the article, "Truth, Lies and the Internet" by Jamie Bartlett and Carl Miller, the very first thing I read caught my eye."The internet is now almost certainly the greatest source of information for people living in the UK today. We use it to read up on what is happening in the world, to get advice about things that worry us, to argue and collaborate, to decide who to vote for and who to date. The information we access and consume on the internet is central to forming our attitudes, our beliefs, out views about the world around us and our sense of who we are within it".This statement just made me think, wow this is so true, and yet so sad. We use the internet as a source for every little thing in our lives. We base everything we do and everything we think around it. Like it was said, it forms our attitudes, beliefs, and views, it is crazy how every thing we do is a decision made mostly based on the information that the internet is providing. How can we allow something like that, something that we dont even know is a fact, controll what we believe in and how we are as a person? It makes me believe that we can all easily be brain washed.Speaking of facts, what caught my attention in the second article I read was even more mind blowing to me. "The Peril of Poor Fact-Checking" by Michael Colborne and Edmonton Journal, explains how we read and listen to everything without knowing if it is even true. What striked me as odd in this article was how they were explaining how the information that is said about politics or politicians are sometimes not facts. And it made me think, isn't the information that has to do with these kind of people pretty important to our country? How can it be allowed for such false information to be publicized to us? When it is information that we base how we view our coutnry and the people that are in charge of running it. Here is a part of the article to better explain what I am talking about, "Obama claimed that, under his health-care law, premiums have gone up more slowly than at any time in the last half-century, when it's actually just heath spending that's gone up that slowly. He also clained that manufacturing jobs jabe increased by half a million since the worst days of the recession - which is true, but he never mentioned thats's less than half of what's been lost since he took office". This just makes me think that they only like to write and speak about things we the people would want to here and what they want us to believe. BY Kate.
part C/D: Online classes are definitely lifesaver for me; I have taken 2 online classes previous semester and taking 3 this semester. I think there are more advantages then disadvantage. Since i work full-time Its hard for me to go to campus and attend classes. With Online classes I can be at work still be able to catch up on my assignments. I am very reserved and quite which makes it much more harder for me to be in classroom and participate. I for one find in much easier to speak my mind behind the screen. Online classes helps you become more independent by teaching you time management. You don’t have to deal traffic and weather conditions. And you defiantly don’t have to deal with that one annoying kid who just keep asking stupid questions and never mute. If there are advantages and disadvantages stand together in most situations. Downfall for online course is that there are more chances of getting distracted. I always get carried away, oh let me check my email or Facebook. You can face computer problems which can cause you to miss an assignments due date. However I prefer to take online classes more then on campus courses.
part E: credible and you can just add another word.
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