Phase One

Week Two

This week’s lecture has made me think in diverse ways. After analyzing the facts presented to us in lecture, I have learned that opinions are personal. An opinion is something every use and carry out throughout their daily life. It differs from person to person and is not supported with an any evidence. It is a bias that everyone holds.

When differentiating between fact and opinion, an abundance of information must come into consideration. A fact is something that was been scientifically backed up with evidence. It is something that has been proven to be true, such as the world is round. An opinion on the other hand, is not scientifically proven, but instead an individual’s diverse way of thinking. It is all a matter of opinion.

Week One

Hello everyone,

My name is Riya and I am an English and Professional Writing major. I have always had an interest in reading and writing, so I believe this is the most suitable program for me. When I was deciding which program I should choose, this program stuck out to me and I decided to go for it. I am very glad I did because of my interests, everything fits perfectly. I am very outgoing person and always eager to learn more. My interests other than reading/writing are cooking/baking and I enjoy spending time with friends and family. The course project has made me both excited and nervous because I do not listen to podcasts, therefore neither am I familiar with them. I feel that in order to make a podcast I need to be familiar with them as well. So, because of this project I am going out of my comfort zone to listen and along the way discover and familiarize myself with different podcasts. I have never recorded my voice, so I am very interested to see how that turns out.

A research/shortcut tactic I’ve used is the search of “key words” that I learned in EN 1001. This tactic has allowed me to figure out the main terms of a scholarly article, which can then help me in the construction of the topic and theme. This technique really allows readers to capture a sense of topic. Even if  you did not read the passage, you can get an understanding of what the text is talking about.