Monthly Archives: October 2014

In-Class Writing Workshop

Stage 1:

  • The writing follows the cause/effect outline (pg 241).
  • The writer choose one — cause OR effect.
  • The writer chose one of the orders we talked about in class (pg 240) and it fits this topic.
  • The writing is detailed and specific; the writer actually tells stories about each of the listed causes/effects.
  • The logic is sound.  The writer doesn’t have any post hoc fallacies.

Stage 2:

  • Check capitalization errors (422).
  • Check pronouns — I/me, he/him, she/her (423).
  • Check for fragments, comma splices, and run-ons (424, 425, 426).
  • Check spelling of these words (428):
    • you’re/your
    • its/it’s
    • they’re/there/their
    • affect/effect
    • accept/except
    • than/then
    • a lot
    • nowadays instead of now a days
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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


Favorite Malala Quotations

I really liked this quotation from chapter 18:

When Malala’s father tells her her life is in danger and she needs to lay low for a while, she says: “You were the one who said if we believe in something greater than our lives, then our voices will only multiply even if we are dead” (224).

Add your favorite lines in the comments.




Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


Malala Discussion Chapters 15-18

1. “I stopped wearing my shawl over my head in some of the meetings, thinking I had become a modern girl.  Later I realized that simply having your head uncovered isn’t what makes you modern” (195).   What makes a modern girl?

2. “‘You should be more like Malala and do other things,’ said Madam Maryam [to Malka-e-Noor who only studied and didn’t pursue other activities].  ‘It’s just as important as your education.  Work isn’t everything'” (199).  Explain what Madam Maryam means.  Examples?

3. “In Pakistan we have something called the Blasphemy Law, which protects the Holy Quran from desecration.  Under General Zia’s Islamization campaign, the law was made much stricter so that anyone who ‘defile the sacred name of the Holy Prophet’ can be punished by death or life imprisonment” (207).  What are your thoughts on this issue?  Consider well-known cases like this one  and your own feelings on freedom of speech.

4. Malala sums up the Pakistani response to the US with these two comments:

“Where once we used to blame our old enemy India for everything, now it was the US.  Everyone complained about the drone attacks which      were happening in the FATA almost every week” (209).

“The attack [in which Raymond Davis killed two men] seemed to send the message that the CIA could do as it pleased in our country”             (210)

Explain the Pakistani-US relationship at this time and how the capture of Osama bin Laden influenced it.

5. Malala humbly claims:  “I knew that any of the girls in my class could have achieved what I had achieved if they had had their parents’ support” (216).  Do you think she is right?  What have been the tools of her success?  What sets her apart from other girls in Pakistan but also from those in our society?

6.  In chapter 18, Malala explains what independence means to her.  Summarize her points and explain your own ideas of independence.


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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


Dance Extra Credit

Scroll down for more info about the dance events that are coming up.  
For my Freshman Experience class:
Special Fresh Ex performance of DREAM BIG! is Thursday, Nov. 13th. Performance starts at 7:30pm.
Pre-performance welcome/discussion starts at 7:00pm. Phillips Hall.
Regular ticket price $9.99. Special Fresh Ex price – $5.00.
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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


Case of “Affluenza”

Affluenza video

CNN Article —

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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


Internships available at the Bowers children’s museum, Kidseum:

 If interested, email Jennifer directly!
We invite promising young professionals to join the Museum Education Internship Program to assist with Kidseum’s after school program. The program serves children grades k-8, with a heavy focus on the arts. Children receive one hour of homework assistance, art lessons, docent lead tours at the Bowers Museum, and guest professional artists visit to share their skills. Interns will gain in-depth fieldwork experience by designing, facilitating, and teaching programs that address the needs of Santa Ana youths. Interns have the opportunity to develop and lead lessons. In addition, Kidseum recently acquired smart boards that interns and staff will utilize in lessons.
This opportunity is ideal for students pursuing degrees in art, arts education, teaching credentials, community service, and child development. Anthropology students will also benefit from the internship due to the access they will have to the Bowers Museum’s exhibitions. Students who would like to learn more about working in museum education and students with career goals of working for education non-profits and as teachers will benefit from this opportunity. I believe that I have been successful in my career based on the abundance of internships I did while I was in school.
Please share this opportunity with your students. They can email me directly with any questions they may have.
Thank you,
Jennifer Alvarado
Bowers Museum
Director of Kidseum and Digital Arts Education
Tel 714.567.3670
Fax 714.480.0053
Jennifer Alvarado
Director of Kidseum

2002 North Main Street

Santa Ana, CA 92706

T: 714.567.3670 F:
B O W E R S    M U S E U M

CHINESE AND JAPANESE EQUINE ART – through February 22, 2014
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Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized


Spring Semester

92601 English 101 2:30 – 4:35PM Tu Th Pecenkovic, N VL-302
91987 Library 100 1:00-2:00PM Tu Pedroza, Luis L-112-1
96078 Counseling 116 11:30 -12:55PM Tu Th Nguyen, Thu A-222
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized