Category: Free Writing

Free Writing #10

“Nearly 2,300 years before him, Plato proclaimed: ‘we have learned everything there is to learn…Seeking and learning is all remembrance'”(Turchi 224). I find this sentence to be quite interesting as Turhci shows the hubris that Plato and many other famous philosophers, scholars, and academics held to be true. But also Turchi wants us to understand

Free Writing #9: Thanksgiving Map

Another map that could be included in trying to explain American Thanksgiving is to show the current reservations of Native Americans across the country. In doing so, this shows the truth of the conquest and murder of the Native Americans that was committed by European settlers and not the “Thanksgiving story” of everyone getting along.

Free Writing #8: Explaining Thanksgiving

I think that an interesting thing to further explain Thanksgiving are the damages done by deep frying turkeys. Every year, I hear about fires and injuries caused by deep frying turkeys during Thanksgiving. I think it would be interesting to see the damages done from this Thanksgiving tradition for some Americans.

Free Writing #7

The map is depicting the neighborhood of Boylan Heights, North Carolina are showing a divide of the residents living on the hill and those at the bottom. In the first map of the jack-o-lantern distribution, this divide comes up. There is a large cluster of pumpkins in the northern/top of the neighborhood, but as you

Free Write Reflection: CfE: Prothero, “A Cloud of Unknowing in American Religion and Politics”

I attended Stephen Prothero’s talk about religious illiteracy in the United States. Professor Prothero discussed that the United States is lacking in religious literacy or understanding of religions in four aspects: knowledge of world religions, comparative perspective of religions, understanding why people practice religions, and critically engaging a religion through analysis. He further goes on

Free Writing #6

The beginning of the passage describes the universe as a library which is, “… indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings” (Borges 51). Within the walls of the the hexagons, collections of books lining the shelves of the walls. It is then that the

Free Writing #5

What I found interesting in this chapter of  was this excerpt, “It is easier to write about a simpler world, one in which characters don’t think about, don”t imagine, everything we think about and imagine” (Turchi, 45). If find this to be an interesting because, to create a compelling story or map, the characters and

Free Writing #4

When I encounter a difficult text, I begin to slow down my reading. Then, I continue to read and find context clues further into the text to possibly understand it if it is a paragraph or sequence of sentences. If it is multiple sections or paragraphs, I begin to reread it looking for context clues
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