Congratulations: Welcome to the Recession

Well Guys and Girls,

You have nearly completed one phase of your lives. For that, you should all be happy and perhaps also confused. I am here to share in both of those feelings with you, so feel free to reach out to me if you need anything before you go.

I just read this article saying that Japan is entering an economic depression. That’s not good for any economy, but it isn’t terribly bad for you all. When America entered it’s economic depression several years ago, financial advisors suggested that the best thing to do is to study.

Think of studying as an investment for your life. Even if you have to take out student loans, you will earn an average of 15% higher than individuals without a matching education. If the economy gets better while you’re gone, you will come back to stability and hopefully a nice career. If it remains poor, you will end up with more options than the usual Japanese citizen because of your multi-nationality. You can stay in America and get work experience or possibly return to Japan and find work anyway because of your education.

Worry is natural now, but the only thing you have to do is succeed at your own life. I know you all can do that.

http://news.yahoo.com/japans-young-fret-unexpected-recession-hits-145846969–finance.html

November Week 2: Our Final Classes

Eng 20: Please do not miss this class! This week we will try to complete this entire presentation as an overview of Brave New World for the final exam next week. Test questions will come from sections 3,4,5 in the prezi so please review them as needed. An essay question from chapters 15+16+17 will also be on the test.

https://prezi.com/povk5mqe7ybv/brave-new-world-introduction/

Watch Mojo: Top Ten Notes you SHOULD know about Brave New World

This website may be helpful for those who are struggling to keep up with the reading http://www.60secondrecap.com/decoder/brave-new-world/

Here is a television version of Brave New World produced by the BBC. It may help to view at least the last 40 minutes of the film in order to prepare for the final. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlb1bdU-G7o

A documentary film about Huxley and his work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOq4J88Ab4w

Here is a short animation of the story “The Pedestrain” by Ray Bradbury. I am showing this film because Bradbury’s short story is set in a dystopian future not too different from our own.

Comm 7
Rhetoric in Pop Culture. We will view and analyze a number of documentaries this week for rhetorical themes. These activities are meant to prepare you for the final exam

https://prezi.com/0szmzfinqiol/copy-of-pop-culture-rhetoric/

This prezi will be directly applicable to your final exam:

Rhetoric used in Documentary

https://prezi.com/oogpheka40c0/copy-of-the-rhetoric-of-documentaries/

Example 1 http://prezi.com/0pemypsxzkew/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

Example 2 https://prezi.com/cwwqleovdrq3/gospel-or-scourge-a-rhetorical-analysis-of-a-documentary-of-food-inc/
Consumerism Ideology https://prezi.com/igvwugx2i__l/copy-of-consumerism-in-our-brave-new-world/

In class practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUnobHHAKxo

English 10 We will talk about suitable majors and take the “Holland Type Test” in order to help guide you in the right direction.
http://personality-testing.info/tests/RIASEC.php
https://prezi.com/4eyoj7ruig61/choosing-a-college-major/

This website has a wealth of resources to guide you in choosing a major or career field
http://utsa.edu/careercenter/students/career_assessments/MBTI_Profile.html

Here is another with more specific information
http://www.iseek.org/guide/counselors/counselorclustersholland.html

Musical influence

November week 1

English 10: Choosing a major

This test is just for fun, but it may help you open your mind about possible majors

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/what-should-your-college-major-actually-be?fb_action_ids=767362713335823&fb_action_types=og.comments

Here is a serious major/career quiz that seems to be pretty accurate

http://homeworktips.about.com/od/preparingforcollege/a/majors.htm

Here is my result

Social people make great teachers! They are great with people because they are open and friendly, and they care about others. They are cooperative, which makes them good in many programs and careers.

They may always be in the center of activity and they are likely to have lots of friends. They are interested in social issues, and they are likely to become politically active. They may use social skills to influence others.
Possible degree programs: Teaching, Ministry, Coaching, Counseling, Nursing, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Journalism, Psychology.

Here is an article about choosing a major. See rule 4 http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2011/09/19/5-ways-to-pick-the-right-college-major

https://prezi.com/jn7bueyrbbhl/copy-of-choosing-a-major-workshop/

Comm 7: Ideology, pop culture, and cultural analysi

https://prezi.com/kzq7sua6qyf1/copy-of-rhetorical-theory-popular-culture-and-cultural-analysis/

Keiths Folder

http://liveyourlegend.net/tedx/

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/375.Chuck_Klosterman