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Synthesis paper

Posted On December 7, 2011

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The difference between a synthesis paper and a rhetorical analysis paper is that in a synthesis paper you are allowed to voice your own opinion. In the rhetorical analysis you write about what the author says and how he says it. The goal of the synthesis paper is to give your opinion on a piece of literature. In this paper kind of paper you can agree or disagree with the author and you should bring arguments from both sides. The easy part of writing a synthesis paper was given your own opinion and not trying to agree or disagree with what the author thinks. The hard part of writing the synthesis paper was to validate the author’s credibility. A synthesis paper is written daily all over the world and is usually good for media to use to make their ideas seem more credible.

Rhetorical analysis

Posted On December 7, 2011

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Rhetoric is the study of how writers and speakers use words to influence an audience. A rhetorical analysis is an essay that breaks a work of non-fiction into parts and then explains how the parts work together to create a certain effect—whether to persuade, entertain or inform. In a rhetorical analysis the author is trying to get a view across to their reader, and the reader is determining how the author did that. The main goal writing a paper like this is to show your knowledge on an argument through different writing strategies. The easiest part of this paper was to summarize the points the author was trying to make. The hardest part was to write more in depth of what the author was trying to say. A rhetorical analysis is used all the time to persuade someone to agree with your opinion.

Objective Summary

Posted On December 7, 2011

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To write an objective summary you got to summarize a source text very briefly. It should not be longer than 250 words and it got to be accurate and objective. Do not write your own opinion, but express what the writer intended. I thought it was a rather easy assignment where I just repeated the author’s ideas and meanings into a short summary without using my own opinion.

NBA lockout

Posted On September 23, 2011

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I like this NBA lockout post because who cares about the NBA and the overpaid guys only playing the 4th quarter of their games. I do! I hope the season will be on its way at the beginning of January. With the great season and playoffs we had last year we need a new season to follow. At least the lockout will benefit the college and European basketball.

Review session

Posted On September 16, 2011

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The review was really helpful because it gave me some good ideas on what I can change for the better with my paper. Having somebody else reviewing my paper gives it a different opinion which helps a lot. I know it works that way for both parts as they can read about your paper and get ideas from you too. I also think the review could be more beneficial if the reader was more critical and gave more feedback.

Least helpful is probably that the reader does not know the article you are writing about as good as you.

Russia cruise past Finland

During this summer I actually played in the Nordic basketball championship for Norway against Finland. The Finns came out on top and won the whole tournament and moved on and qualified for the European championship.

In Lithuania at the moment the European basketball championship is on it’s way. The group stage is passed and on to the next stage the best 12 teams advance. Shockingly enough the Finns move on and claim a spot in the top 12, where they last have been seen many many years ago. Congratulations Finland!

Apparently they face some harder opponents ahead, because Thursday night they lost to the Russians in there first second stage game.

Keep on fighting Finland! Make us Nordic country’s proud!

A little info about me

Posted On August 26, 2011

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Hi everyone!

My name is Aksel Bolin. I’m from Oslo, Norway and at the moment i go to school in Illinois at Northern Illinois University. Here I play basketball and are on a scholarship. This is my second year and that makes me a sophomore. Making the move and step to go to college in another country was a big deal in my life. I was not sure if it was right for me or whether I was gonna make it or not. But it has shown itself to be the perfect situation for me where i get a great education together with high level basketball. Besides playing basketball and going to school i like hanging out with my friends and having a good time.

 

Aksel