Thursday, November 5, 2009
Some people would argue that the increase in the obesity rate is not an epidemic, I disagree. I consider it an epidemic because over 65% of the population is either overwieght or obese, more than double the amount of what the percent was in the 1980's. An epidemic is where alot of people in one area have something resembling a disease at the same time(thank you definr ). Being overweight or obese may not be catorgorized with diseases, but being overweight definatly makes people more susceptible to health risk that I listed above.
I do not think that the tax should be made, not only for those, but because there are actually people that have the exact opposite problem, they do not weigh enough. How does that help them?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
My home computer would not let me add a bibliography, so I am adding it below. Sorry for the inconvience.
Monday, October 5, 2009
-A cumulative sentence that continues its description into not only looks but time as well. This passage was from Ellen Hopkins's book called Tricks.
I gaze at the painting, as if at the real scene, but somethings missing, not from the past, not from the present, but from the all to soon future.
Sentence 2. Will I burn if I kiss you?
-A rhetorical question that is also a simple sentence asking a simple question. Ellen Hopkins wrote this passage in her most recently published book, Tricks.
Would he die if he choose them?
Sentence 3. In the closet, itching for breakout, but afraid of the fallout.
-A complete sentence that describes the characters internal conflict. From Ellen Hopkins's Tricks.
Out of sight, sitting here thinking, and feeling that of sinking.
Sentence 4. Hear my tears, fear my pain.
- This passage repeats the sound of the last symbol of the first word and repeats the whole second word. Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
Gain for self, pain for loss.
Sentence 5. Loss is loss.
-This sentence has a repetition that uses an article to separate the two. This was written by Ellen Hopkins in her book Tricks.
Fear as fear.
Sentence 6. I followed him, he tossed me away.
-This sentence is interesting because it sort of uses antithesis by showing both sides of the story. By Ellen Hopkins in her book Tricks.
She hated him, he loved her anyway.
Sentence 7. You can't eat, can't sleep,can't concentrate on simple things.
-This sentence from Ellen Hopkins's book Tricks shows repetition and balance by using the rule of threes.
I could leave, could quit, could look at the boss's face.
Sentence 8. A kiss means love.
A simple sentence that is also a comparison. From Ellen Hopkins's book Tricks.
The symbolism is like forever.
Sentence 9. No way to hit reverse, turn around, go back home.
A periodical sentence that is uses symbolism. From Ellen Hopkins's Tricks.
One direction for straight ahead, go forward, make it there.
Sentence 10. Part him, part mom.
A perfectly balanced sentence. By Ellen Hopkins in her book Tricks.
One spoon, one fork.
Sentence 11. The hum changes to a steady blip...blip...blip....
The sentence uses the rule of threes with onomatopoeias and ellipsis points to make the moment more dramatic. From Ellen Hopkins's Tricks.
The sink stays at a constant drip...drip...drip....
Sentence 12. Prostitution is not a glamorous profession.
A simple statement that is very blunt in it's reasoning. This passage was taken out of the Author's Note in Tricks, by Ellen Hopkins.
Chores are never a fun experience.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Your score: 57
0-32=low ( most people with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism score about 20)
33-52=average (most women score about 47 and most men score about 42)
53-63 is above average
64-80 is very high
80 is maximum
The web address for the test is http://glennrowe.net/BaronCohen/EmpathyQuotient/EmpathyQuotient.aspx. To take the test you have to click on your gender and if you choose you can type your name in. After that you just have to answer 60 simple questions with either defiantely agree, slightly agree, slightly disagree, or defiantly disagree.
There is a similar test that is called the Systemizing Quotient, or SQ. While the EQ is to see if you have a 'female mind', the SQ tells you if you have a 'male mind'. The test is set up with the same format as the EQ test. My results were
Your score: 35
20-39=average (most women score about 24 and most men score about 30)
40-50=above average (most people with Asperger Syndrome or high functioning autism score in this range)
51-80 is very high (three times as many people with Asperger Syndrome score in this range, compared to typical men, and almost no women score in this range)
80 is maximum
the web address for this test is http://glennrowe.net/BaronCohen/SystemizingQuotient/SystemizingQuotient.aspx.
My notebook entries so far are:
-The turn signal on my motorcycle, it's just far enough away from the clutch that I can't turn the signals on or off while I'm shifting or making turns.
-The drawers on my dresser, if you accidentally pull them too far out then it is impossible to put them back without taking the whole thing apart.
-My motorcycle helmet, if I'm going slow or am at a stop my helmet gets really hot, to the point of needing to lift the visor, even though it has a vent thing on the front of it.