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Analysis on Parker’s “Do Commas Still Matter?” (RA6)

In “Do commas still matter?”, Kathleen Parker states that proper grammar use has been dynamic over the years, and the change has been negative with more people not paying attention to the grammatical rules. Published in The Washington Post, Parker describes how grammatical errors have become more rampant in the modern community than it was years back. She goes on to state that blame for this negative change is on social media. She, however, agrees that it is fine sometimes intentionally to misuse grammar.  Parker employs her credibility, use of logic with minimal use of the appeal of pathos to trigger the reader’s thoughts in hopes of changing how they use grammar in their day to day interactions by suggesting that indeed, it does matter if they use proper and correct grammar as it conveys a great deal about the person.

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Parker establishes her credibility by use of an intelligent tone. Reading throughout the article, her way of persuasion is unique in that it is not a derivative of what others use and this enables her to grab the audience attention. Another method she uses to build up on her appeal of ethos is by quoting various scholars throughout her article. For instance, she quotes Amanda Sturgill, an associate professor of communications at the University of Elon who states that “Grammar is credibility,” and “If you’re not taking care of the small things, people assume you’re not taking care of the big things.” Lastly, she builds on her credibility by stating she has over thirty years’ experience in column writing. Quoting other people boosts Parker validity by proving to the audience that she has done her research on the topic.

Concerning the logos appeal, Parker uses facts, evidence, and progression of ideas throughout her article. To begin with, she first starts with admitting that sometimes it is nearly impossible not to make grammatical errors and that some of these errors are acceptable; she provides evidence that even in her case she and her editors occasionally miss out on grammatical errors. Towards the end of the article, she also builds upon the appeal when she examines claims by a journalist by the name Mona Chalabi that grammar snobs are patronizing, pretentious, and censorious and probably racist simply because most of the people who correct others are older and white. She persuades her readers that this is not true by pointing out as much as the claims were interesting but it is impossible for people to go around correcting stranger’s grammar.

Concerning the humorous appeal, Parker uses it at a minimal compared to the other appeals. In the introductory part, she employs the use of humor when she states that she doesn’t think that her aging contributes in any way to her grammatical errors and then asks her audience to shut up if they believe so, which is in a way humorous. She employs this humor as a way to emotionally connect with her audience. She also uses the appeal when she examines claims by Mona Chalabi, whereby she employs the use of emotionally charged words such as racism, censorious and patronizing.

Overall, Parker has a convincing article. He describes how grammatical errors have become more rampant in the modern community than it was years back. She goes on to state that blame for this negative change is on social media and employs all the persuasive appeals.

 

 

 

Works Cited

Parker, K. Do commas still matter? The Washington Post. October 4, 2016. December 11, 2016. Print.

A Rhetorical Analysis of “Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve” (RA5)

In “Why Should We Stop Grading Students on a Curve” Adam Grant depicts that the grading system in the American Education system has become one of the hot topics under scrutiny in the academic world. Some people claim that the utilization of the grading curve in grading students is inappropriate. Grant wrote “Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve,” published in 2016 in the New York Times, and his main aim is to discourage the use of the grading curve in the education system. He argues that use of the grading curve causes grade deflation; it limits the student’s excellence, and lastly, creates a hypercompetitive culture among students. Grant begins by citing personal facts, research, and reputable sources so as to build his credibility, adequately applies logos but very scanty employs emotional appeals in some sections of the article.

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Grant first sets the stage by describing a scenario in Harvard University where the most common grade is an A. He then moves on and compares grades across 200 colleges and universities. Grant then examines the primary goal of the grade curve and states the adverse effects of the curve. He then describes an experiment he conducted with his students on the effect of the grading curve on performance and togetherness of the students. Lastly, he finishes by examining how unhealthy competition among students causes increased peril for suicide and mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

In the article, Grant strengthens his appeals to ethos as well as builds her argument by citing many sources. The sources used to include  studies by economists Pradeep Dubey and John Geanakoplos who analyzed the grading system and concluded that Absolute is far much better than grading on the curve. He also uses a research by Podsakoff, Whiting, Steven, Podsakoff, Philip, Blume, and Brian named “Individual- and organizational-level consequences of organizational citizenship behaviors: A meta-analysis”. Citing these sources in his article boosts Grant’s trustworthiness and validity by showing his audience that he has done his research and has presented facts and professionals opinion. Grant also uses personal experiments with his students which show he has taken firsthand experience with the problem or issue.

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Concerning the logos appeal, Grant uses facts, statistics, and progression of ideas throughout his article. He points out facts in his experiment with his students on the effects of not using the grading curve on the performance and teamwork among students. Through his experiments, he is able to prove that when the grading curve is not used, the performance and teamwork among students improves. These results are paramount in introducing and supporting his idea. Grant quotes statistics from his study indicating how the lack of utilization of the grading curve influences the students to score to improve year after year. These statistics are some of the very many he uses to support his claims in a logical way. The numbers are slowly built on logos with the aim of trying to impress the reader that it’s an issue worth critically discussing.

The article does not employ the use of pathos in the introduction and middle parts but applies it mainly towards its end. He uses emotionally charged phrases and statements at the end of the article mainly to create a sympathetic image to his audience. Grant, states that great challenge that colleges and universities have in trying to reduce the suicide peril among students and the growing risk for mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. He also indicates that he wonders whether there would be an improvement in student’s mental health if the classes were devised in such a way that they encourage support of one another. His goal for using these statements is to evoke negative feelings towards the utilization of the grading curve among the readers by showing its effects on mental health.

Mostly, Adam Grant delivers a cogent argument through utilization of logos ethos and minimal pathos. Despite his efficient use of logos and ethos, his argument would have been more effective if his pathos was more developed in all the sections of the article. This would have made his more credible in the eyes of the audience.

WorkCited

Grant, A. (2016, September 10). Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve, The New York Times. September 10, 2016. December 11, 2016. Web.

Commonplaces final

CommonPlace 1:

IC.IC:

I want to see how our political philosophies approach space. I begin by discussing two prevalent traditions of modern political thought.

  • I want to see how our political philosophies approach space, so I begin by discussing two prevalent traditions of modern political thought.
  • I want to see how our political philosophies approach space; I begin by discussing two prevalent traditions of modern political thought.
  • I want to see how our political philosophies approach space while I begin by discussing two prevalent traditions of modern political thought.

I have never really been into cars. I like really cool guitars.

  • I have never been into cars, but I like really cool guitars.
  • I have never been into cars; I like really cool guitars.
  • I have never been into cars while I like really cool guitars.

IC;IC:

I miss your smile; I still shed a tear.

  • I miss your smile, and I still shed a tear.
  • I miss your smile. I still shed a tear.
  • I miss your smile while I still shed a tear.

We are undeniably and inescapably different from one another; we live in a world where such differences matter.

  • We are undeniably and inescapably different from one another, and we live in a world where such differences matter.
  • We are undeniably and inescapably different from one another. We live in a world where such differences matter.
  • We are undeniably and inescapably different from one another while we live in a world where such differences matter.

*They all mean something different because their relationship changed.

*The difference is not big, but noticeable.

Commonplace: 2

Rhetorical pedagogies have a deep commitment to helping students make connections with public issues, including helping them understand how those issues affect them.

Although the actual means of pursuing this connection is unique to each scholar, there is some tacit agreement about the importance of helping students see the relevance of public issues in their individual lives.

–> The first topic sentence does not follow the “They say, I say” pattern, but the second does. Since it follows the “they say, I say” pattern, it has more sense, it is easier to read, and the sentence has more flow. When she expresses the “they say”, she emphasizes the other person’s opinion, but then she adds hers.

Commonplace 3:

-Sleep is my cardio.

sleep: noun (doing the verb)

is: verb (the action being made)

my: pronoun (specifies a noun; replaces nouns)

cardio: noun (follows what “sleep” is)

-In my own way: Slumber is my exercise.

Commonplace: 4

       This picture is stating that those bathrooms can be used by anyone, and their identity or circumstance has no importance. Everybody is allowed to enter bathroom, use it, and even lock it. This sign is located on the door for an easy-read; makes the people want to read it because of the location it is at. When the sign is “right at your face”, it is very difficult to ignore it. By this, it also allow many people to read its statement and be aware. The author of the sign is The American University’s Housing and Dining programs. The sign is authored because it demonstrates that the sign is true and valid, and it was not written by “anybody”. Since the sign is authored, it also gives the name of who people can contact for further information, questions, or concerns about the topic.

Commonplace: 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?”

  1. Shall property owned by the University System of Georgia continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?
  2. shall, continue, exempt, taxation
  3. The unknown author created this sentence to make the audience think about the possibilities of having taxation or not. This sentence lets the audience process the situation and the doubt that is being stated in the sentence. Also, the audience can be several people such as the faculty of the university, the board, or even the students.

-The sentence is not very easy to read since it contains extra information in the middle of the subject and the verb.

Commonplace: 6

Original:

In order for everybody to feel comfortable and fit in, people need to be accommodated regarding how they feel comfortable. Bazelon depicts that accommodation is practical for everybody, and it is not fair that transgenders are not being accommodated just to accommodate females. Transgenders should feel comfortable and be treated like they belong wherever they feel identified, but, “it’s about relatively small adjustments for the sake of coexistence.” (Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’). Although it is very hard for all people to come to an agreement since everybody has different opinions, many solutions can be enforced about the idea of “accommodation”, and not just the accommodation of transgenders, but of everybody, no matter their gender or their title.

New version:

In order for the everybody’s comfort, people need to be accommodated regarding their desires. Bazelon depicts that accommodation is practical for everybody, and it is unjust that transgenders are not being accommodated just to accommodate females. Transgenders should feel comfortable and be treated like they belong wherever they feel identified, but, “it’s about relatively small adjustments for the sake of coexistence.” (Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’). Although it is hard for an agreement to settle between all people, many solutions can be enforced when it comes to accommodation, and not just the transgender’s accommodation, but everybody’s, no matter their gender or title.

Commonplace: 7

Discussing Fleming’s 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, Fleming discusses and expresses his opinion in how democracy is visioned and present in education. He states how democracy has allowed people to think and express themselves freely. People participate in government ideas, since their opinions matter, just as everyone else’s. The people in a democratic area are seen as a community instead of a plain society. People can participate, no matter their diversity, everyone is accepted and heard. All is done, for a better purpose for all.

Annotated Bibliographies 1-10

 

Additional Homicide Arrest: 1700 Block of 7th Street, NW. N.p., 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 03 Oct. 2016.

This article states a police report about a homicide that occurred on the block of 1700 7thSt NW. This source also displays a good amount of specific details such as the setting, people involved, and the action that followed. It depicts how a 30-year-old man named Michael Edward Jones killed a group of men and was later arrested.

This source is useful for my built environment description because it contains helpful information about a homicide on the block of 1700 7th St NW. Also, this source relates to the first source, so together they provide a good amount of information about the scene that happened on July 7, 2012.

Castaneda, Ruben. “4 SLAIN, 2 HURT IN NW CLUB.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 25 Feb. 1990.             Web. 05 Oct. 2016.

This article states that police forces searched for suspects that created a murder scene since two were left dead in front of a Nightclub called “John’s place”. Apparently, the murderers were looking for a specific man called “Robert Lee” who at the time was 20 years old.

This source is useful as research because it has detailed information of one of the crimes that occurred in front of ‘John’s Place”. What makes this source most important is that the author is Ruben Castaneda himself, the same author of the book “S Street Rising”, which is where I got the location from. I can compare the scene that occurred in the book with the scene described in this article from “The Washington Post”.

“7th Flats.” Bozzuto. N.p., 24 Oct. 2016. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

This website offers a detailed overview of what the 7th Flats at Progression Place consist of. The website depicts all floor plans that the apartment building offers, including square feet and price. Studios are a one-floor plan which consists of 424 square feet and start at a price of $1,890. One bedroom housing is a three-floor plan which consists of 969 square feet and starts at a price of $2470. A two bedroom housing is a two-floor plan which consists of 1170 square feet and starts at a price of $3,285. Bozzuto also shows features and amenities of the building.

This website is useful for my interior Built Environment Description because it consists of helpful information that the reader will find useful while reading my analysis. The information given allows the reader to compare prices and figure out which option is best if the viewer is interested in the apartment as well.

“7th Flats.” UrbanTurf. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

This website has access to interior details of the 7th flats building. 7th flats consist of 100,00- square feet of office space, 205 apartments, and 20,000 square feet of retail space. Also, the website states the building’s project type, types of units (studio, two-bedroom apartments etc), unit sizes, the building’s amenities (gym, lobby, rooftop etc.), the pricing of the building, and (starting at $1,700). The website explains where the apartments are located and offers a map of the location.

This website is useful for my project because it contains exclusive information that is not easy to find in other websites. The website gives specific information about the interior of the 7th flats building, and this will help me compose a detailed paper about the 7th Flats. Images are also available from places that I do not have access to, but because of this page, I can experience what there is beyond the lobby.

“7th Flats – Washington, DC.” MyNewPlace. Realpage Inc., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website provides information about the apartments in 7th Flats at the Progression Place. It states all the floor plans, property details, and reasons why people should live in these apartments. The article states all the benefits there are in living in the 7th Flats, such as being right next to the Shaw-Howard U Metro. Also, the short paragraph that provides convincing information in why people should like there describe the apartments as “urban, alive, and seductive”. It also describes the building as innovative, since it is setting higher standards for Shaw. The amenities are listed on the website as well; those are a concierge, brand new, on-site retail, pet-friendly, rapid transit, and smart rent.

This website is useful for my built environment description because it provides information that will help me develop a strong argument about the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Also, the website contains information that I have not yet found in other sources, such as the statement that responds to the question “why”. This page is a reliable source because it is stated that information is derived from Bozzuto, which is the company that manages the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Prices are also available, which helps me develop my argumentation when it comes to spaces and prices, and discuss if the apartments are worth in their size and price.

Internet Marketing, Website Design, | MD, VA, DC. “Progression Place.” Modern, Classic Urban Style Community Residences. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.

This source has information about the building on 7th and S street NW, named the Progression Place. The shops at the progression place and offices are also mentioned, giving a good detailed explanation of how the interior of the building is. The building has shops, offices, apartments, a dining area, and night-life rooms. Information about the construction of the building is included in the article as well.

This source is useful for my interior built environment description because the page contains helpful information since it describes the building with details, adding what it has and what does it offer. Shops, offices, and decorations are mentioned and explained. The dining area and night-life rooms are also described. This source is accurate and useful since it is the actual page of the building. Also, it can help me see the differences or similarities between the source and the actual location of the Progression Place.

“Onsite Retail| 7th Flats | Apartments near the Shaw – Howard U Metro.” 7th Flats. Bozzuto, n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website provides information about the floor plans, gallery, features, amenities, retail, the neighborhood, services, reasons why people should choose Bozzuto, and contact. The article under “features” explains how people can decorate their apartment as they wish. People with an “individualistic style” can be identified with this space. There is also a list that contains the amenities the apartments have. There is also information available about the restaurants and stores there downstairs, such as “Eat The Rich” and At&t. The website also provides a short paragraph with a description of the neighborhood the 7th Flats is in. In the gallery, there are several images of the 7th Flats, allowing the viewer to see how it is like in the inside and the outside. Also, the website contains a list of all the services that are provided for all residents of the 7th Flats, such as coffee and tea services, and 24-hour emergency maintenance and concierge.

This website is useful for my Built Environment Description because it provides much information that will help me back up a simple statement. For example, for the exterior part of my Built Environment Description, I can inculcate the description of the Neighborhood in a form of comparison to the actual apartment building. Therefore, I will not just have facts, but an argumentation. Some of the information provided on this website is similar to other websites I will use for my Built Environment Description.

“Retail Spotlight | Progression Center.” Washington DC Economic Partnership. WDCEP, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2016.

This source talks about the Progression Place building that states which stores are at the location and where. Also, the source gives information about the offices and their locations in the Progression Place.  This page also explains how the building is still under construction. The apartment building inside of the Progression Place called the 7th flats are also mentioned.  It is also stated that the Progression Place building is approximately 2,000 square feet, and the rental rates are at 50% of market rate.

This source can help me envision the construction of the place and its interior. Also, it details how everything while is set up inside of the building. This source connects to my first source as well, which is useful to compare information from both sources. Also, since this source comes from the “Washington DC Economic Partnership” it is a reliable source that will not contain fictional information about the site.

Wheeler, Linda, and Wendy Melillo. “D.C. Market Shooting Kills 1, Injures 8.” Washington Post. The Washington Post, 01 Apr. 1994. Web. 02 Oct. 2016.

This is an article which states and describes a criminal action that occurred in the area of 1700 7th St NW, exactly in front of John’s place. The area located three blocks away from John’s place has been referred as an area where drug trafficking occurs. The drug trafficking incident seems to not be related to the crime that occurred in front of John’s place, where four people were killed and two were injured.

This source is useful since it contains and describes information that will help me develop and untangle the history of 1700 7th St NW. It is a reliable source because the information comes from “The Washington Post”, where true information is posted as news for citizens in Washington DC; it does not contain bias opinion, just facts that occur.  Also, the source’s authors are stated clearly.

“With $2.7M Loan, D.C. Aid to Progression Place Increases.” Washington Business Journal, 15 June 2012. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website focuses and talks about how much the 7th Flats at the Progression Place is worth. It specifically mentions how the 7th Flats at the Progression Place was built with a loan of 2.7 Million dollars from the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund. Also, the website specifies how many apartments are available (205), and highlighting that only 51 are affordable. The building has a 19,000 square feet of ground and the underground garage is an 185-space. There is also information about a 50,000-square-foot office condominium at Progression Place that UNICEF paid for $23.87 million dollars.

This website is very useful for my Built Environment Description because this website offers details about the money topic of the Progression Place. It gives details of tax, rentals, money owed, and more. Knowing about how much is owed and how much is paid helps big-time for the background analysis of my essay. I can research and analyze the statistic area of the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Also, I can make the overall assumption how it affects DC’s economy with the information given in this article. Lastly, this information helps my essay not only have descriptive information but also statistical and monetary information which will help me form an argumentative analysis.

Blog About the Discussion Concerning Trump’s Victory

After the 2016 elections, we had a class discussion about Trump’s victory. Everybody in the class was devastated about Trump winning the elections, so we all expressed our emotions and opinions, and somehow it comforted everybody. We all felt better since we realized we were not the only ones going through a sad time.

Also, we all discussed the burning of the flag in our Campus of American University. It was a very shameful act for some of us but for some people it was a way of expressing their emotions. I felt very ashamed of the act, especially because I am from the Dominican Republic, and our country is very prideful and we respect the flag and the idea of our independence, so burning the flag is illegal there. Also, I believe it is a way of disrespect for those whose family members died fighting to protect the American Flag.

I think the discussion was very efficient, and I think we all felt better after discussing our thoughts.

Blog post about our class!

In College Writing, I found very useful how everything we did, from projects to discussion, are all connected to one idea: network. We analyzed how everything is a network, even a map when it comes to location. City of Rhetoric, the reading analysis, our built environment descriptions and analysis, and everything else we ever discussed has to do with locations and how it all is a network. Locations can even affect our choices and decisions.

After this class, I now see places more than just a building, because they all are connected to people and somewhat they have a history. I also learned how to think rhetorically and how to decode a piece of work, because everything is coded, and everything has a meaning hidden under all the plain words. Altogether, the words make a network to a bigger meaning.

Commonplace book: Fleming’s words entry

Discussing Fleming’s 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, Fleming discusses and expresses his opinion in how democracy is visioned and present in education. He states how democracy has allowed people to think and express themselves freely. People participate in government ideas, since their opinions matter, just as everyone else’s. The people in a democratic area are seen as a community instead of a plain society. People can participate, no matter their diversity, everyone is accepted and heard. All is done, for a better purpose for all.

7th Flats at the Progression Place: Annotated Bibliography 7-10

“Onsite Retail| 7th Flats | Apartments near the Shaw – Howard U Metro.” 7th Flats. Bozzuto, n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website provides information about the floor plans, gallery, features, amenities, retail, the neighborhood, services, reasons why people should choose Bozzuto, and contact. The article under “features” explains how people can decorate their apartment as they wish. People with an “individualistic style” can be identified with this space. There is also a list that contains the amenities the apartments have. There is also information available about the restaurants and stores there downstairs, such as “Eat The Rich” and At&t. The website also provides a short paragraph with a description of the neighborhood the 7th Flats is in. In the gallery, there are several images of the 7th Flats, allowing the viewer to see how it is like in the inside and the outside. Also, the website contains a list of all the services that are provided for all residents of the 7th Flats, such as coffee and tea services, and 24-hour emergency maintenance and concierge.

This website is useful for my Built Environment Description because it provides much information that will help me back up a simple statement. For example, for the exterior part of my Built Environment Description, I can inculcate the description of the Neighborhood in a form of comparison to the actual apartment building. Therefore, I will not just have facts, but an argumentation. Some of the information provided on this website is similar to other websites I will use for my Built Environment Description.

“7th Flats – Washington, DC.” MyNewPlace. Realpage Inc., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website provides information about the apartments in 7th Flats at the Progression Place. It states all the floor plans, property details, and reasons why people should live in these apartments. The article states all the benefits there are in living in the 7th Flats, such as being right next to the Shaw-Howard U Metro. Also, the short paragraph that provides convincing information in why people should like there describe the apartments as “urban, alive, and seductive”. It also describes the building as innovative, since it is setting higher standards for Shaw. The amenities are listed on the website as well; those are a concierge, brand new, on-site retail, pet-friendly, rapid transit, and smart rent.

This website is useful for my built environment description because it provides information that will help me develop a strong argument about the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Also, the website contains information that I have not yet found in other sources, such as the statement that responds to the question “why”. This page is a reliable source because it is stated that information is derived from Bozzuto, which is the company that manages the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Prices are also available, which helps me develop my argumentation when it comes to spaces and prices, and discuss if the apartments are worth in their size and price.

“With $2.7M Loan, D.C. Aid to Progression Place Increases.” Washington Business Journal, 15 June 2012. Web. 20 Nov. 2016.

This website focuses and talks about how much the 7th Flats at the Progression Place is worth. It specifically mentions how the 7th Flats at the Progression Place was built with a loan of 2.7 Million dollars from the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund. Also, the website specifies how many apartments are available (205), and highlighting that only 51 are affordable. The building has a 19,000 square feet of ground and the underground garage is an 185-space. There is also information about a 50,000-square-foot office condominium at Progression Place that UNICEF paid for $23.87 million dollars.

This website is very useful for my Built Environment Description because this website offers details about the money topic of the Progression Place. It gives details of tax, rentals, money owed, and more. Knowing about how much is owed and how much is paid helps big-time for the background analysis of my essay. I can research and analyze the statistic area of the 7th Flats at the Progression Place. Also, I can make the overall assumption how it affects DC’s economy with the information given in this article. Lastly, this information helps my essay not only have descriptive information but also statistical and monetary information which will help me form an argumentative analysis.

7th Flats at Progression Place: The Bozzuto Website

     The 7th Flats at Progression Place are built by the Bozzuto Construction company. Bozzuto displays an organized, neat, well-oriented website for the 7th Flats. The website states its purpose clearly: sell apartments. Also, the words “7TH FLATS” is written capitalized, which basically are the first words the viewer reads when opening the website. At the top of the page, the website allows the viewer to see all aspects the 7th Flats provide. At the top right corner, the company’s contact is placed so that anyone who is interested in the apartment has an easy access to communicate with the sellers. The website provides a slideshow of everything the building has to offer. First, the slideshow starts with a picture of a bedroom. The bedroom is all set up, which gives the viewer a nice look on how their apartment will look like with their decorations. The second picture is a photo of the rooftop of the building. The rooftop decorations are modern, with high stools and tables prepared for a nice lunch with the sun out. The third and last picture is a photo of the living room, decorated with a modern touch and many colors. Beneath the slideshow, there is a short description of the 7th flats stating, “Brand new apartments in the heart of Washington, DC’s legendary Shaw neighborhood. Located right next to the Shaw-Howard U Metro and right above the neighborhood’s new favorite places to eat, drink, and socialize at Progression Place. The highly anticipated 7th Flats Apartments at Progression Place blends the best of modern upscale living with the rich history of the Shaw community…” (Bozzuto). The message motivates the viewer to live in these specific apartments. On the left side of the website, there are various options the viewer can click on such as features and amenities, floor plans, photos and videos, and more. The website displays only the positive aspects of the building, trying to persuade the audience of buying such elegant apartments. Since the website is owned by the company which constructed 7th Flats, they want to persuade only what is positive about the apartments.

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     The Bozzuto websites also offers an abundant amount of helpful information about the apartment, and not everything about the website is persuading. The different prices of the apartments are available to observe in the website, and a map of the building’s location is also available, making it easier for the viewer to experience where the building is at. The website focuses on accommodating the audience, so that the audience feels comfortable, and can navigate easily through the website. The targeted audience for this website would be anyone who is interested in the apartments, and can afford living in them.

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    In conclusion, the Bozzuto website is an organized, easy-managed website that is a guide for the rent or sale of the 7th Flats at Progression Place apartments. Furthermore, the Bozzuto website presents the information about the apartments in a persuasive way: by stating all the positives of the apartment building and ignoring the negative.

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Work Cited

“7th Flats.” Bozzuto. N.p., 24 Oct. 2016. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

7th Flats at Progression Place- Annotated Bibliography 6-7

“7th Flats.” Bozzuto. N.p., 24 Oct. 2016. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

This website offers a detailed overview of what the 7th Flats at Progression Place consist of. The website depicts all floor plans that the apartment building offers, including square feet and price. Studios are a one-floor plan which consists of 424 square feet and start at a price of $1,890. One bedroom housing is a three-floor plan which consists of 969 square feet and starts at a price of $2470. A two bedroom housing is a two-floor plan which consists of 1170 square feet and starts at a price of $3,285. Bozzuto also shows features and amenities of the building.

This website is useful for my interior Built Environment Description because it consists of helpful information that the reader will find useful while reading my analysis. The information given allows the reader to compare prices and figure out which option is best if the viewer is interested in the apartment as well.

“7th Flats.” UrbanTurf. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2016.

This website has access to interior details of the 7th flats building. 7th flats consist of 100,00- square feet of office space, 205 apartments, and 20,000 square feet of retail space. Also, the website states the building’s project type, types of units (studio, two-bedroom apartments etc), unit sizes, the building’s amenities (gym, lobby, rooftop etc.), the pricing of the building, and (starting at $1,700). The website explains where the apartments are located and offers a map of the location.

This website is useful for my project because it contains exclusive information that is not easy to find in other websites. The website gives specific information about the interior of the 7th flats building, and this will help me compose a detailed paper about the 7th Flats. Images are also available from places that I do not have access to, but because of this page, I can experience what there is beyond the lobby.