Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's over.

This is it.  The final blog post.  The LAST BLOG POST.

The Issues paper went well.  I logged over a million hours on it and know everything I've ever wanted to know about vaccines.  I got plenty from help from peers, the research lab, Chris Husberg, and others.  It was cool to learn so much about a topic and try to persuade an imaginary audience.  I learned about research and citations and  grammar and such.  I'm excited to employ my newly developed research paper writing skills in the real world.

Unfortunately I have to post this video.  It's 2:35 A.M. and it's happening.
I got home from class and making this video was the first thing I did.

video

It's 5 minutes long... kinda long.

IT'S OVER

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Layout

My Issues Paper will be laid out as such

Introduction:  What is a vaccine?  What do vaccines do?  How do vaccines work?
Narration/Explanation-Here are some of the things vaccines have accomplished.  Here's why vaccines are important.
Reasoning/Arguments-Vaccines need to be mandated among children to prevent the spread of disease and save lives.  Free Rights are important, but they should not destroy the rights of others.
Pathetic Part-Without vaccines children will die.  Here's an example of children that got sick from this disease.
Conclusion-You need to talk to your lawmakers and Congressman and mandate vaccines among children.  We will end world disease... for the children.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Guys I'm in a Hotel!

Guys I'm in San Diego!  And It's way fun!  So I'm here with my family for my dad's annual dermatology conference and I'm psyched to be away from Provo for a little bit.  I mean Provo's great if you like dollar movies... and pizza... and ice cream... but I must admit San Diego's quite a delight.  The weather's nice, the food is better than the Cannon, and I get to sit in the lobby in my socks writing a blog post.  There's food everywhere and I'm concerned by my lack of care for school right now.  BYU doesn't have a Spring Break, but if it did I believe it would be comparable to this.  Partying, Partying (yeah!)

 I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing this weekend but I'm fairly confident it will be a blast.  I missed you all in class on Friday (especially Chris), but don't worry, I'll be back soon enough.  Adios!

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Lab and Stuff

cool shot of the freshman hill tunnel
So the Research Lab was pretty helpful.  I was privileged to work with Jaren, a very helpful writing TA.  He explained how to specify searches and who to contact for more help.  He helped me find a lot of useful information.  I learned that he graduated at a high school next to mine and he is in choir.  I learned a lot.

My plans for the draft are to use a lot of sources and quote a lot of information.  I want to get a good feel on how the paper will turn out.  I will spend a lot of time finding sources that directly correlate with my topic.  It will be awesome.


-Rockford