Commonplace Book: Fleming quote

Discuss this Fleming quote:

[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation. (205)

In this quote we can see fleming’s point of view on democracy, people are allowed to express there own opinion and participate in government issue. In democracy people are well educated and each individual opinion is valued equally. They all focus on what is better for there community and that is something every community should follow. That is why fleming expresses his opinion about how democracy is the better form of government.

 

Commonplace Book #6

There are many ways building environment that are design to exclude people from accessing a community. One example Schindler mentions of architectural exclusion is when Robert Moses “set forth specification for bridge overpasses on Long Island, which were designed to hang low so that the twelve-foot tall busses in use at the time could not fit under them” (Schindler 1953). Obviously Moses purpose for this was to prevent access to the low-income groups, for the benefit of upper and middle class since they owned cars. Schindler also discusses how some upper class neighborhoods excluded public transportation.

There are many ways building environments designed to exclude people from accessing a community. One architectural exclusion example that Schindler mentions is when Robert Moses “set forth specification for bridge overpasses on Long Island which were designed to hang low so that the twelve-foot tall busses in use at the time could not fit under them” (Schindler 1953). Moses’ s clear purpose for this was to prevent access to the low-income groups, for upper and middle class’s benefit since they owned cars. Schindler also discusses how some upper class neighborhoods exclude public transportation.

Commonplace Book #5

“Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?”

Root Sentence: College and university students should ontinue to be exempt from taxation? 4  words that most jump out at me: providers, college, continue, taxation. We don’t know who wrote this but the authors expects us, the audience, to give an answer. The question is very confusing at first but its just asking if: The University System of Georgia and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation?

Commonplace Book #4

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           Through the year’s bathrooms have been separated by gender but know days there are many gender inclusive bathrooms. This poster is located in some bathroom of American University by the housing and dining program, their purpose is to make every student in this school feel comfortable and safe in this environment. This photograph above let us, the community, know that this bathroom consists of two stalls meaning that any gender can use it. I believe human being shouldn’t be label based on their gender. American University is doing the right thing by taking this measures and making sure no one feels excluded.

Commonplace Book: Entry #3

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“I left my purse in the park.”

I: pronoun (Used instead of a noun or noun phrase)

Left: verb (describe the action)

My: possessive pronoun (Pronoun that can takes the place of a noun phrase)

Purse: noun (identify any of a class of people, places, or things)

In: preposition (words that is used with a noun to show location)

The: article (a word used to modify a noun, which is a person, place, object, or idea)

Park: noun (identify any of a class of people, places, or things)

My sentence: She dropped my bracelet at a mall.

Commonplace Book: Entry 2: The conversation

Inquiry as Social Action -“I mentioned in chapter I that we need to cultivate public subjects who are capable of imagining themselves as situated within many complex networks. Not only are we all located within a special home-worknexus, but we are also located within regional, national, and global networks. Furthermore, each of un is situated within transhistorical and transspatial network of place. The choice we make for ourselves have effects on future times and places that do not only parallel our own lives. Thinking through these networks demands an ability to imagine the incongruent and asymmetrical networks within which our agency is lodged.”

They say what is the standard was of doing stuff. She is saying we need to do more than that. I say people that establish writing as their job need to have a complex network.

City of Rhetoric – In June, 1996, when Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced the $1 billion Near North Redevelopment Initiative, the neighborhood he targeted for help—the northwest corner of the city’s Near North Side—was one of the most troubled in the city. 2  Just across the river from the downtown Loop, a few blocks west of North Michigan Avenue, and a stone’s throw south of Lincoln Park, it was tantalizingly close to the booming Chicago of the 1990s. But proximity to wealth and power had not helped this place much. Dominated by a “notorious” public housing complex called Cabrini Green, it was home to several thousand very poor, mostly female-headed, African-American families, who struggled there amid not only extreme poverty and racial isolation but also near universal unemployment, acute school failure, rampant drug and alcohol abuse, violent crime, and physical blight. Indeed, for most Chicagoans, inured to their city’s cold social logic, these families had caused  the neighborhood’s problems; and their removal, clearly foreseen by the mayor’s plan, was the fi rst step in its transformation.

They say the neighborhood will have a housing project that will affect the community. I say that the Major needs to take under consideration how this will affect the residents, poor African-American families.

Commonplace

I was walking around the park when suddenly, it started raining. I reached my bag to grab my umbrella, but it was broken.

 

(;) I was walking around the park when suddenly, it started raining; I reached my bag to grab my umbrella, but it was broken.

 

(Fandboy) I was walking around the park when suddenly, it started raining, and I reached my bag to grab my umbrella, but it was broken.

 

For me the first example is the one that seems normal. The other ways are not wrong but the semi-colom can change the significance of the sentences. The second example is a little confusing because there are two complete sentences in one sentence.