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Rough Draft Project 4

 

 

Response 6

1. It is proposing that the Global Health Workforce Reserve should be must be established because it benefits people all over the world with scarce healthcare and bad conditions.

2.This article proiritizes the solution by explaing why the Global Health Workforce should be instated and encouraged.

3.All the audience really knows about this article is that ebola is out there, that itoriginated from Africa, and has killed millions of people over time.

4. The author does use a stasis issue in when he talks about other epidemics like ebola. This would be considered resemblence.

5. The author does talk about the positive results that come from the use of the Global Health Workforce Reserve. For example, he talks abut how if we had this workforce there would be less catastrophes all over the continent and even the world. He also mentions that this workforce can help minimize the spread of ebola.

6. One of the most effective strategies that the author used was when he compared the crisis of ebola to other events like the earthquake in Haiti. He mentioned that in Haiti there was a lack of volunteers which prolonged the clean up of the catastrophe and mentioned that if the ame thing is happening in the situation dealing with ebola.

 

 

 

Rough Draft Project Three

 

 

Rough Draft Project Two

 

 

 

 

Third Response

     The banning of drugs is a very controversial topic. Some people believe that if drugs remained banned that crime rate will go up vecause so many people will do whatever it takes to purchase these drugs. Others believe that drugs are no good because they will just lead to increase in deaths and crime. In their recent work, Gore Vidal and Theodore Dalrymple have offered hard critiques on whether or not Marijuana or other drugs should be legalized in the United States. Although Vidal didnt come out and say it, his article assumes that if you do legalize all drugs in the U.S., the U.S. will become a better and possibly safer place. Dalrymple, on the other hand, believes that drugs like weed should be kept banned becuase he believes that if drugs were reaalized "people would run around like mindless zombies". 

     In Gore Vidal article, he argues for the legalization of drugs. He believes if the government legalized drugs,g that federal officials can lower and maybe get rid of crime dealing with drugs whether its selling, growing, or using them. He believes the United States can sell drugs or tax them so that the government can get a profit out of them. It is suggested by Vidal that federal officials, with their extensive control of the drug market, should thoroughly state all the specific hazards of a drug, so people will realize the effects of drugs and are more likely to not become addicts. Vidal also used the example of Prohibiton to further argue his idea. He stated that when alcohol was banned not only did alcohol consumption increase but there were gangs forming which ended up increasing crime rates. These crime rates grew expontentially during this period not only from drugs being used and sold but from violence as well. Vidal argues that legalizing drugs will not only lower crime rates but that it will benefit the government by them making money.

      In Don't Legalize Drugs, Dalrymple provides a counter argument to Vidal and other supporters of drug legalization. He states that actually more crime occurs when drugs are legalized. Drug users commit more crimes when under the influence of drugs then when sober. Dalrymple also believes that drug abuse should not be looked at as a disease but more as the users on fault. Drug addicts should be held responsible for their actions and should be punished for being under the influence. Dalrymple, I believe, shows a bit of paranoia when he then blames the government for the distribution of drugs saying that it is a federal scam.

     Both authors show use of rhetorical technique to try to convince similar readers in favor of their opinion of drug prohibition. Vidal brings up important details on why drugs in America should be banned, and uses convincing evidence to show the harm of illegal selling. Dalrymple provides a compelling argument that unregulated drug legalization will still cause many problems in the United States. I believe that both of these articles were written to convonce a similar audience. If both of these articles were read to the audience could allow such a person to weigh the strengths and weakness of each side through the writers rhetorical strategies.  

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

You can find memes everywhere you look. They can be found on twitter, instagram, facebook, and even on TV. But how many people actually know what a meme is? Memes are basically pictures with words written on them that make millions of people laugh. However, memes are more than just that and I am going to show you by analyzing the "Skeptical African Kid" meme. This meme shows a curious African boy in a third world country talking to an American women. He is curious because he is shocked about why some Americans are doing things that African people or other third world people can only dream of doing. By analyzing this meme I will explain what a general meme needs, what makes the meme i have chosen unique, and also give a little background knowledge about this meme.

 

 

 

Rabeeh Karnib

Professor Todd Breijak

English 1020

September 21, 2014

Skeptical African Kid

     You can find memes everywhere you look. They can be found on twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and even on television. But how many people actually know what a meme is? Memes are basically pictures with words written on them that make millions of people laugh. However, memes are more than just that and I am going to show you by analyzing the "Skeptical African Kid" meme. This meme shows a curious African boy in a third world country talking to a White American woman. He is curious because he is shocked about why some Americans are doing things that African people and other third world people only dream of doing. By analyzing this meme I will explain what a general meme needs, what makes the meme I have chosen unique, and how the meme I have created matches the criteria of that specific meme.

     Memes are, in general, something that was created to make people laugh. There are many different types of sub genres of meme. For example, there are "Bad luck Brian" memes, "aggressive sloth" memes, "Scumbag Steve" memes, etc. Memes, however, need specific characteristics for it to be considered as a meme. One main characteristic is that all memes must have the correct picture that matches that meme. For example, "Bad luck Brian" memes must have the school picture of the Bad luck Brian kid as the background. Another example is that the "Scumbag Steve" meme must have a picture of that specific guy standing at the doorway looking like a rapper. Memes must also have white text on the top of the picture and at the bottom as well. This is common in almost every single meme out there. Lastly, the text on the meme must correlate to the joke that allows the meme to be unique from all other memes. For "Bad luck Brian" memes, the top text must indicate something good that happened to the boy and then on the bottom it becomes negative due to his "bad luck". These are just some of the criteria needed to create a meme, however, some specific memes need a little bit more detail for it to be its own.

     I chose to write about the Skeptical African Kid meme. This meme has a lot of unique characteristics that make  it different from every other meme. One characteristic of my meme is it must have the picture of the young African kid. However, what is unique about this kid is that his facial expression must be of confusion or shock. This is very important because it correlates to the text. Another specific detail about this meme is that there must be a White, American woman in the picture. The woman must be looking at the kid as if she just finished telling him something and the boy must be staring back at her for the idea of the text to be understood. Lastly, the skeptical African kid must be telling the woman something he finds confusing about American culture. Also, the thing he finds confusing must be something that poor African people, or other third word natives, wish they had. For example, "You are telling me..." must be the first line on top of the picture and "people stand in line for hours for an apple they can not even eat?" is the second line that goes on the bottom. I have created a meme that fits the criteria of  the Skeptical African Kid meme very well.

     The meme I have created is consistent to a Skeptical African Kid meme for many reasons. One reason is that it has the typical picture that all Skeptical African Kid memes should have, which is the picture of the African kid putting his hands together and looking very confused. This qualifies as a meme because the picture matches the specific meme and its joke. My meme also corresponds with the original meme because it also has the white American woman shown in almost all every Skeptical African Kid meme. Again, this allows my meme that I have created to qualify as a meme due to the picture matching the situation. Lastly, my meme's text is exactly what all other Skeptical African kid memes portray. What this means is that the African kid must be in a conversation with the American white woman telling her something he finds ironic about the American culture. The meme must start of with the line "So you are telling me"on top in white text, which my meme does have, and with the twist of the joke. In my meme the top text says, "So you are telling me" and at the bottom it says, "that people intentionally make water dirty by taking a dump in it". This qualifies as a meme because it has the text that correctly matches the sub genre. The meme that I have created matches the Skeptical African Kid meme because it has the African kid in the picture, it has the White American woman in the picture, and the text makes the meme understandable by allowing the joke behind the text become unique to its sub genre.

     After analyzing the Skeptical African Kid meme, I have showed you what a general meme needs, what makes the Skeptical African Kid meme special, and how the meme I have created matches the what is need for the Skeptical African Kid meme. so in general, this essay is basically trying to get people to understand that all memes are different. Sure they all have a picture with white text on the top and bottom. Sure they all make you laugh every time you see them. But different memes are kinda of like different books or different movies. There is something unique about them that make them their own. For example, you would not put a comical scene in a horror film or an action scene in a romance. Just like how you would not but a Bad luck Brian joke on an aggressive sloth picture. Another example would be that you would not put a Skeptical African Kid joke on a "One does not simply.." picture. In conclusion, memes have specific characteristics that put them under a sub genre and without they won't make sense.

 

 

 

Comments (2)

Rabeeh Karnib said

at 10:53 pm on Sep 14, 2014

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INTRODUCTION

You can find memes everywhere you look. They can be found on twitter, instagram, facebook, and even on TV. But how many people actually know what a meme is? Memes are basically a picture with words written on it that makes millions of people laugh. However, memes are more than just that and I am going to show you by analyzing the "Skeptical African Kid" meme. This meme shows a curious african boy in a third world country talking to an American women. He is curious because he is shocked about why some Americans are doing things that African people or other third world people can only dream of doing. By analyzing this meme I will explain what a general meme needs, what makes the meme i have chosen unique, and also give a little background knowledge about this meme.

Brian Sliger said

at 10:08 pm on Sep 21, 2014

Rabeeh,

Enjoyed your paper. I saw that your thesis was clearly defined in the last sentence of your essay. Your essay was pretty clearly arguing that the meme you made falls into the sub-genre of skeptical African kid memes, and the points you made seemed to connect to one another well. This seems to be a strong point of your paper, as well as the good examples you used. If you wanted to improve in an area, I would just read through the essay. Many times in my first drafts I have sentences that don't flow well together, and using some synonyms and conjunctions can clear this right up.

Overall though, I can tell you totally understand what genre is and what separates genre. IMHO, this paper is an A- and could easily be an A after some editing.

Good job,
Brian

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