Blog Post #5

An infographic is a visual way to represent a problem in our case, but you can represent different things to target the audience, using different pictures, fonts and colors you can reach different audiences. In my infographic I am going to target an audience from young people to adult people. My topic is about how Climatic Change affects biodiversity? I am going to do some research about which environments are suffering the most and in the infographic I am going to show to the audience how the biodiversity in those places is being affected. To show this I will probably use some pictures and a strong thesis to support o topic phrase that will catch the viewers attention.

Personal Writings is when you are expressing your feelings, personal actions or problems using one of the different kinds that this genre involve. Usually when you are doing personal writing you are writing to a friend or someone that knows you and is going to understand and support what you are expressing with that writing.

Professional writing is the type of writing that you will use at the workplace, it has a formal tone. In this kind of writing you are trying to reach different audience and it could be used to achieve a certain goal, like persuade, inform or instruct.

Both types of writing are using in different occasions and depending on what audience we want to reach and what is the propose of our writing, if we are trying to find a job we will use a professional writing style in our resume. But if what we want if you tell a friend something that have upset us today we will use a personal writing style, since this one is more informal that the professional writing.

Authors have to use a particular genre depending on the audience that they are targeting, they can not write in the same way to persuade teenagers that to persuade adults, from the beginning they don’t think in the same way and also they are interested in different things. If you want to persuade a teenagers may be you will success using an informal language while to persuade the adults you will success probably using a more professional tone.


Blog Post #4

I only had to research papers in college, one of them was for a science class and the other one was for an English class. In the first one the paper that we have to write was only to pages and there wasn’t a big research to do, we only needed to use two sources.The paper from the English class was longer and with more sources, I used the library website to find my online sources and the class book as another source. In this paper we have more freedom to choose the topic.

To write both papers I did my research online using Google in the case of the science paper where I found a online scholarly paper with all the information that I needed for my paper. For my literature research paper I used the library website to find different peer-review journals. To find my sources I used combination of different words from the paper that I wanted to write. In the case of the literature paper I tried searching by the name of the author and then by the name of the literature piece that I was analyzing. I knew the sources were legitimate because in both cases the name of the author was present and also they present a citation page as well, and I found some of them at the library website.  For both papers I used the MLA citation format.

The process of research can be easier now that I have learned some tips from the library website, I used to try to search the information using only the title of the topic, but now I have learn that besides the words of the topic I will be able to get more documents and books if I search using different words related to my topic. If I use words that can appear in the journals I will be able to obtain more information and also reduce searching time. There could be books with the words that we are omitting that can contain helpful information for our research papers. In the website there is also different options that will help you find the perfects sources for your topic. To create a good paper is better to use scholarly sources that are more boring to read that the appealing popular sources. Using scholarly sources you will be sure that you are obtaining all the information that you are going to need later in your paper, including the citations. Some times differentiate between this two types of sources can be hard if they look similar. But we also can use the help of a librarian to find the perfect source. The information that we can be found in three majors sources, books, scholarly papers and magazines or newspapers. If we are looking at a topic that is recent we probably are only going to find the information in newspapers or magazines. But if we wait some months we can be able to find some scholarly papers that people has created after months of research, and at the end we find the books, that are the combination from the other two and is where we can find wide information about one or more topics. There is a lot of resources available at the library website that have easy access and that will help me to success finding the best information for my research paper.

Blog post #2

From reading The Allyn and Bacon Guide I have learned that you can’t write a good paper without having a good thesis. The thesis contain the most important information that you are going to use later to create the paper. Also I have learned that rhetorics can be use to persuade people in different ways and depending on who we are addressing we will have to use different words to persuade them.
I was familiar with this information from the other english classes, but I sometimes forget to write a thesis in my essays so it has been good to read all this information again to write a good thesis in my papers from now on.

Blog post #1

After finish this class, I want to be able to address different audiences in a professional way, have acquired the knowledge that would help me not only now but also in my professional life, have learned how evaluate all the information that is available for the reach paper topic. I want to be able to improve my skill in reviewing, and rewriting my own papers and improve my citations, in this way I will be able to avoid plagiarism.

I usually able to find a good hook up line or paragraph to catch the readers attention, I am also good finding tons of information for my research papers, and I am good comparing to ideas from different authors.

In the other hand I am bad finding topics to write about, it takes me usually a really long time to find one. I am bad analyzing the information that I found for the topics what makes me loose information in the writing process. Finally I am bad at reviewing my own papers with make me have sometimes a lot of mistakes.

I don’t really have a lot of experience writing, I have done one big project for one of my classes back home, and I have done more of my writing here in English for two classes. I have done two research papers, one scientific and other one in a literature topic.

Other experience that I have in writing is in social media, I currently have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, I check them everyday but I usually don’t post unless I really have something to share.

Blog Post #3

How Climate Change affects biodiversity? Climate Change is a hot topic, a lot ofpeople talk about it and you can easily find information and comments about it indifferent places and media. However it is not something new, we can find records ofpast Climate Changes that took place long time ago. When we think about ClimateChange the first think people say is how the poles are melting, but what a lot of peopledon’t know is that this process is also affecting the biodiversity of the oceans forexample. There is different species that are only able to live in certain conditions,temperature, salinity, and because of the Climate Change those optimal conditions arechanging and the species have to migrate to different places to survive. That is the caseof some fishes that are adjusted to live in cold waters and now that the averagetemperature of the ocean is increasing they are migrating to seek those conditions.
There is other environment that have been affected by this Climate Change, and likeeverybody knows this is not a problem with a clear solution. The Change is in processand we can only try to slow it down. Climate Change is problem that affects everybody,because the temperatures on the earth are continuously changing and affecting somehowour daily routing and also because our diet could be modify if this changes inbiodiversity start to be bigger.