Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Do you control your own fate?

 How much control do you think you have over your fate? I think that you have complete control over my fate .

 Do you feel your fate is already predetermined by your lineage — your parents and ancestors? Or do you feel you are in the driver’s seat in determining your own success? I think that you are in the driver's seat in determining your own fate. Although if you are born into a rich family or a poor family it may be hard to ascend to more money If you are poor or fall if you already have a lot of money. I really think that your fate is determined on how much ambition you have and how hard you work at bettering yourself. 

Do you think you will be better or worse off than your parents? In what ways? Why I hope that I will be better off than my parents. But realistically I'll probably end up in the same class as them.
The author makes the argument that “the compulsion to strive, the talent to prosper and the ability to overcome failure are strongly inherited.” Do you think you inherited these qualities? Or do you think you had to develop them on your own?nI think I inherited these qualities in some ways, like if I think something is really important to me I won't quit even if I fail a few times.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2011 Pulitzer prize

A Pulitzer surprise is an award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music. There are thirteen made each year.

The award was given to Joseph rago for his editorial that challenged obamacare

For resources he used professional medical sources

There is definitely bias in the article. "Natural experiments are rare in politics, but few are as instructive as the prototype for ObamaCare that Massachusetts set in motion in 2006. The bills for "universal coverage" are now coming due, and it appears the state political class is prepared to do lasting damage to one of America's top-flight health-care systems." He is slamming obamacare in this passage.

In an editorial you can be biased use yor own opinions. Editorials seem longer than most articles, and they are structured more like an essay.

Monday, February 10, 2014

How Creative Are You?

In my opinion not everyone is creative. They are not creative because of the ways that they think, the environment that the were raised in, or they are just plain lazy. However I do think that you can learn to be creative by being forced to.

A problem on the students' list that annoys me is the confusing parking signs. A problem that really annoys me is having to shovel walkways downtown and at my house. A solution to this problem could be to put radiant heat under the walking surfaces that keep the ground. I wish I could take a creative studies class because it sounds like a lot of fun and being creative will help you succeed in life.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Opening moment

Justin bieber so plane was searched for drugs when it landed in New Jersey: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/31/showbiz/justin-bieber-plane/ 

Art of the interview

What are Sawatzki's rules of interviewing?
He has thre rules: don't used charged words, don't use yes or no questions, and keep your question short.

What are things not to do when interviewing?
Sawatzki gave an example of what Barbra Walters did wrong in an interview. Her interview only lasted three minutes because she was giving emotions to the interviewee instead of coaxing them out of her.  He also used an kxample of Larry king using yes or no questions but sometimes you can't help but ask them.

What troubles or challenges have you encountered when conducting interviews?
Setting up times to meet people to interview is always hard, and when I interview people through the internet I feel as though I don't get as good of answers as I would in person.

What can you do in future interviews to elicit more detailed and informative responses?
I could ask less yes or no questions, but other than that I don't really know what I could do.