Advocacy Revised Final

Posted: October 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Here is the MS version of my essay

 

Muneeb Khurshid

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The New York Times Online Viewing

Now days every corner you turn someone is either on their cell phone, lap top, Ipad, or some sort of electronic device that allows them to access the internet and other applications. There is so much technology being used and there is such a large demand for it that so many business have to start to meet the peoples request for online applications, may it be for banking or school work to the New York Times. Recognizing this it’s easy to say that technology is making everything at our fingertips so we should get with the program. If we are getting the opportunity of having convenience come to us why not let it in?

Most of us use the Internet on a daily basis to look up information, socialize, gaming, shopping, music and reading the paper. If we need to do something or find something there is almost always an online solution. The New York Times did something similar they recognized the consistent dependency on technology and the people’s demands so they made an electronic edition of the paper for easier access for the people who weren’t able to get to a paper or just simply didn’t have time. Not only does this make life more convenient for the people so they don’t have go running to get the paper or waiting for it on their doorstep, and carry it around. Also, don’t forget then the worst part when the black ink stays on your fingertips after flipping through all the pages.

These days it’s a very big topic about saving the environment. Technology will help solve some issues involving the whole “going green” projects. Instead of having to print out thousands of pages of paper and killing trees you can just subscribe to online edition of the New York Times. The online edition is the exact same as the print version. Same page numbers headlines everything. It is 100% identical to the print version and saves time, effort, and the environment. There are a few minor differences such as instead of flipping to the next page you just scroll down and press the right arrow button on the online version. In whole the actually concept of flipping the page vs. scrolling down is a huge thing. It’s wrong to say but the American people today are lazy, well most of them at least. We want things quick, simple and without a problem or struggle. The online version of the outstanding paper the New York Times meets these needs of the American people today.

The use of technology has adapted with our culture and society. It’s our favorite things. In schools today’s a student uses programs such as Microsoft word to type there papers not pen and ink on a sheet of paper. We use online resources to do research for projects and papers, not the library. We take the option that is more convenient. For the New York Times to not be up to date would just be a plain insult. But since they do have an online identical version of the paper then it would be insulting if we didn’t use the technology. Its easier to use, and helps save the environment. Just having an online viewing is proving to us that there is change in the way people read the paper? If the New York Times is meeting our needs is would be foolish not use the online resource to view the paper.

The New York Times online version is exactly identical when it comes to pages and information as the print version. The way you use the site is actually much easier. No more ink on your fingertips! Not only is it easier it has the one trait that we all love and that would be simplicity. When you go through the print version if your looking for a specific item or topic you have to go searching through the paper page by page. With this being said sometimes it gets frustrating with the small font and scrambling through the pages. On the online version there is a search bar, which makes life much easier to get exactly where you want to be in the paper. There are different search items such as sports, news, New York, Business, etc. Online viewing is more organized and up to date with our society.

The world is becoming more intact with technology and how it works. So being as lucky as we are we can have so much all to our fingertips at a press of a button! So we should use this technology to help make life more convenient. The New York Times has decided to contribute to the effort on making life easier so why shouldn’t we accept the contributions being made? The young generation is lucky to have all this convenience in there time. All this technology around us makes us comfortable with other sources of technology and helps us learn more and more on a daily basis. So we should accept it as a gift and use it to help keep life going happy and easy.

Advocacy Draft

Posted: October 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

Now days every corner you turn someone is either on their cell phone, lap top, ipad, or some sort of electronic device that allows them to access the internet and other applications. There is so much technology being used and there is such a large demand for it that so many business have to start to meet the peoples request for online applications, may it be for banking or school work to the New York Times. Recognizing this it’s easy to say that technology is making everything at our fingertips so we should get with the program.

Most of us use the internet on a daily basis to look up information, socialize, gaming, shopping, music and reading the paper. If we need to do something or find something there is almost always an online solution. The New York Times did something similar they recognized the consistent dependency on technology and the people’s demands so they made an electronic edition of the paper for easier access for the people who weren’t able to get to a paper or just simply didn’t have time. Not only does this make life more convenient for the people so they don’t have go running to get the paper or waiting for it on their doorstep, and carry it around, don’t forget then the worst part when the black ink stays on your fingertips but also it helps out with the environment.

These days it’s a very big topic about saving the environment. Technology will help solve some issues involving the whole “going green” projects. Instead of having to print out thousands of pages of paper and killing trees you can just subscribe to online edition of the New York Times. The online edition is the exact same as the print version. Same page numbers headlines everything. It is 100% identical to the print version and saves time, effort, and the environment.

The world is becoming more intact with technology and how it works. So being as lucky as we are we can have so much all to our fingertips at a press of a button! So we should use this technology to help make life more convenient. The New York Times has decided to contribute to the effort on making life easier so why shouldn’t we accept the contributions being made?

Textual Analysis Final Draft

Posted: October 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

On your way to your first year in college and in the car/plane are you really thinking of what was just told to you by your parents? No! Your listening to the older kids talk about the parties, easiness of classes, all the hot girls/boys that the school has to offer, and the different types of clubs/organizations that you can join to meet people, oh and let’s not forget about the dorms and who is getting a apartment. College is a huge change for 99% of the incoming freshmen. They don’t really know what to expect so they pretty much just listen to what most the older students or graduates have to tell them. So many students have so much to hear from so many different people old and young but what is more helpful than getting advice from current students who have already gone through the exact same thing you are about to go through! This article does exactly that and helps out the incomers with some helpful tips and advice in different views.

These six different writers have a lot to say from getting more involved with organizations and research projects to stepping out of your inner bubble and explore the real world. Then we have the extreme writers who talk about dumping your boyfriend/girlfriend and meet new people and go to parties and explore the dorms to find people you like talking to. Each individual writer has so much important information to say but at the end of reading each of their articles it came down to one thing. That all the incoming freshmen should just be open to new things and be friendly to meeting new people may it be on campus life or outside of it. The six writers are trying to make a impact on the students be letting them know about their own first year college experiences.

Throughout the whole piece I noticed how each of the writers has their own ways in making their point. Rebecca and Christine approach the readers in a calm way talking about how leaving the old behind and in with the new is a good thing for incoming freshmen to start college.  Willie talks about how students should take time away from school and campus life because from the demands of school work and social life you should just have some time where you can just get away and do something different that doesn’t involved anything to do with school. When it comes to humor and a lot of personal opinion about college Tim takes the stage in really getting to a friend level with the readers. Aman talks about throughout the article how research is a good way to meet new people and help other in college.  Finally Evan talks about how the incoming students may not have the whole future planned out with majors and all and its definitely ok because “nobody does”. Even though we see different opinions in all these writers we come to the bottom line of how each is trying to make a helping input in incoming students lives.

Therefore the intended audiences in this piece are incoming freshmen who will receive the information from there parents. These incoming freshmen are those who may be struggling getting used to the new setting and what not. Especially helps in the idea of students who are just overwhelmed and confused with the overall concept of college. The writers build a strong friendly relationship with the readers because they have already gone through the same situations so there giving helpful tips and advice that doesn’t seem like a lecture. Since mostly older folks read the New York Times and not the average incoming freshmen It was geared towards parents of students who can share the article with their children or help the parents cope with what the student will be going through aswell as the student getting past certain obstacles within there first year.

The purpose of this article is to really let both students and parents know what’s going on and open there eyes. So they can understand that college is more than just staying in your room and studying all night, more like having a goodtime learning new things, meeting new people. This article will help student relieve some stress and some parents understand what’s going on and give some breathing room to their incoming freshmen. All the writers brief you with their own advice and opinions so the students can have a better and more successful college experience which will bring them to the real world and how to go about it. Life is full of changes its how we go about it that makes them important.

Works Cited:

Novikoff, Tim, Willie X. Lin, Aman Singh Gill, Christine Smallwood, Evan LaLonde, and Rebecca Elliot. “Ditch Your Laptop, Dump Your Boyfriend.” The New York Times 26 Sept. 2010: 12. Print.

Proposal

Posted: October 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

For my argument essay I have decided to take a side in the argument of whether we should read the actual print or digital version of the New York Times. With the current circumstances of people moving around so much these days and as our technology is advancing day by day everything is being worked off of your phone or computer. With this being said I believe having an online version of the New York Times would be not only more convenient for most people but a less waste of thousands and thousands of sheets of paper.

The world today is very consistent on being dependent on technology. We use the internet on a daily basis to look up information, socialize, gaming, shopping, music, etc. If we want to find something or do something there is almost a solution on the internet for all our problems these days. Within this paper I’m going to use it to argue that being able to access the New York Times online is an awesome resource because it will make great convenience to many. Having an electronic version of the paper reduces extra weight to hold in your hands and saves trees. You would be able to access it from your Smartphone or laptop or any other source of internet. If we are surrounded with all this technology why not make use of it?

Textual Analysis Final Draft

Posted: October 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

On your way to your first year in college and in the car/plane are you really thinking of what was just told to you by your parents? No! Your listening to the older kids talk about the parties, easiness of classes, all the hot girls/boys that the school has to offer, and the different types of clubs/organizations that you can join to meet people, oh and let’s not forget about the dorms and who is getting a apartment. College is a huge change for 99% of the incoming freshmen. They don’t really know what to expect so they pretty much just listen to what most the older students or graduates have to tell them. So many students have so much to hear from so many different people old and young but what is more helpful than getting advice from current students who have already gone through the exact same thing you are about to go through! This article does exactly that and helps out the incomers with some helpful tips and advice in different views.

These six different writers have a lot to say from getting more involved with organizations and research projects to stepping out of your inner bubble and explore the real world. Then we have the extreme writers who talk about dumping your boyfriend/girlfriend and meet new people and go to parties and explore the dorms to find people you like talking to. Each individual writer has so much important information to say but at the end of reading each of their articles it came down to one thing. That all the incoming freshmen should just be open to new things and be friendly to meeting new people may it be on campus life or outside of it. The six writers are trying to make a impact on the students be letting them know about their own first year college experiences.

Throughout the whole piece I noticed how each of the writers has their own ways in making their point. Rebecca and Christine approach the readers in a calm way talking about how leaving the old behind and in with the new is a good thing for incoming freshmen to start college.  Willie talks about how students should take time away from school and campus life because from the demands of school work and social life you should just have some time where you can just get away and do something different that doesn’t involved anything to do with school. When it comes to humor and a lot of personal opinion about college Tim takes the stage in really getting to a friend level with the readers. Aman talks about throughout the article how research is a good way to meet new people and help other in college.  Finally Evan talks about how the incoming students may not have the whole future planned out with majors and all and its definitely ok because “nobody does”. Even though we see different opinions in all these writers we come to the bottom line of how each is trying to make a helping input in incoming students lives.

Therefore the intended audiences in this piece are incoming freshmen who will receive the information from there parents. These incoming freshmen are those who may be struggling getting used to the new setting and what not. Especially helps in the idea of students who are just overwhelmed and confused with the overall concept of college. The writers build a strong friendly relationship with the readers because they have already gone through the same situations so there giving helpful tips and advice that doesn’t seem like a lecture. Since mostly older folks read the New York Times and not the average incoming freshmen It was geared towards parents of students who can share the article with their children or help the parents cope with what the student will be going through aswell as the student getting past certain obstacles within there first year.

The purpose of this article is to really let both students and parents know what’s going on and open there eyes. So they can understand that college is more than just staying in your room and studying all night, more like having a goodtime learning new things, meeting new people. This article will help student relieve some stress and some parents understand what’s going on and give some breathing room to their incoming freshmen. All the writers brief you with their own advice and opinions so the students can have a better and more successful college experience which will bring them to the real world and how to go about it. Life is full of changes its how we go about it that makes them important.

Works Cited:

Novikoff, Tim, Willie X. Lin, Aman Singh Gill, Christine Smallwood, Evan LaLonde, and Rebecca Elliot. “Ditch Your Laptop, Dump Your Boyfriend.” The New York Times 26 Sept. 2010: 12. Print.

On your way to your first year in college and in the car/plane are you really thinking of what was just told to you by your parents? No! Your listening to the older kids talk about the parties, easiness of classes, all the hot girls/boys that the school has to offer, and the different types of clubs/organizations that you can join to meet people, oh and let’s not forget about the dorms and who is getting a apartment. College is a huge change for 99% of the incoming freshmen. They don’t really know what to expect so they pretty much just listen to what most the older students or graduates have to tell them. So many students have so much to hear from so many different people old and young but what is more helpful than getting advice from current students who have already gone through the exact same thing you are about to go through! This article does exactly that and helps out the incomers with some helpful tips and advice in different views.

These six different writers have a lot to say from getting more involved with organizations and research projects to stepping out of your inner bubble and explore the real world. Then we have the extreme writers who talk about dumping your boyfriend/girlfriend and meet new people and go to parties and explore the dorms to find people you like talking to. Each individual writer has so much important information to say but at the end of reading each of their articles it came down to one thing. That all the incoming freshmen should just be open to new things and be friendly to meeting new people may it be on campus life or outside of it. The six writers are trying to make a impact on the students be letting them know about their own first year college experiences.

Throughout the whole piece I noticed how each of the writers has their own ways in making their point. Rebecca and Christine approach the readers in a calm way talking about how leaving the old behind and in with the new is a good thing for incoming freshmen to start college.  Willie talks about how students should take time away from school and campus life because from the demands of school work and social life you should just have some time where you can just get away and do something different that doesn’t involved anything to do with school. When it comes to humor and a lot of personal opinion about college Tim takes the stage in really getting to a friend level with the readers. Aman talks about throughout the article how research is a good way to meet new people and help other in college.  Finally Evan talks about how the incoming students may not have the whole future planned out with majors and all and its definitely ok because “nobody does”. Even though we see different opinions in all these writers we come to the bottom line of how each is trying to make a helping input in incoming students lives.

The intended audiences in this piece are incoming freshmen who may be struggling getting used to the new setting and what not. Especially helps in the idea of students who are just overwhelmed and confused with the overall concept of college. The writers build a strong friendly relationship with the readers because they have already gone through the same situations so there giving helpful tips and advice that doesn’t seem like a lecture. But at the same time since mostly older folks read the New York Times and not the average incoming freshmen It was probably geared towards parents of students who can share the article with their children or help the parents cope with what the student will be going through.

The whole point behind this article is to really let both students and parents know what’s going on and open there eyes. So they can understand that college is more than just staying in your room and studying all night, more like having a goodtime learning new things, meeting new people. This article will help student relieve some stress and some parents understand what’s going on and give some breathing room to their incoming freshmen. All the writers brief you with their own advice and opinions so the students can have a better and more successful college experience which will bring them to the real world and how to go about it. Life is full of changes its how we go about it that makes them important.

Works Cited:

Novikoff, Tim, Willie X. Lin, Aman Singh Gill, Christine Smallwood, Evan LaLonde, and Rebecca Elliot. “Ditch Your Laptop, Dump Your Boyfriend.” The New York Times 26 Sept. 2010: 12. Print.

Cowen, Tyler. “Can the Fed Offer A Reason to Cheer?” The New York Times 19 Sept. 2010: 5. Print.

In his article apart of the Sundays New York Times, Tyler states that Americans have lost their confidence in the United States economy and rather than to spend more money are cutting back alot and barely spending any which in turn is not helping the financial crisis of America in any way. Tyler expresses his argument by trying to increase the knowledge in us about the current situation so we can turn it around and quick before we dig ourselves to deep into a hole where we cant get ourselves out. Cowen tells us about the issue we are facing by showing us how the decrease in people spending money is affecting the economy. Also describes the problem by explaining how when the Gov.. gave money to the citizens to spend more and in turn they saved it because of the financial problems actually ended up hurting the economy even more. Tyler assumes that his readers are the everyday americans may they be businessmen or just stay at home moms, in all just everyone that was affected by the economies financial issue.

Are Scanners Worth the Risk? Precis

Posted: September 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

Stellin, Susan. “Are Scanners Worth the Risk?.” The New York Times 13 Sept. 2010: TR3. Print.

In her article, Susan Stellin suggests that the controversial questions upon scanners in the airport for security purposes should be properly tested by real academics etc. instead of the companies that make them for effectiveness and to see if is a legal issue. Stellin makes her argument by going over the certain aspects of these scanners such as how they work, what they can see, what makes them safe, and opting out of going through them in the eyes of the employees who work with them and the companies that manufacture them comparing to the citizens who have to walk through them and the engineers and academics that are being denied the right to investigate further into these scanners and the details within them such as health and privacy issues etc. She assumes that her audience are from the daily airport travelers to the vacation travelers so they are aware of what is going on with there rights and safety while in the airport and the details to support it.

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Posted: September 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

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