Commonplace Assignment 5
We often walk around without giving the things around us much thought. Furthermore, when we do this, we can live free lives without giving things much thought. On the other hand, not thinking about what is happening in our lives and just randomly doing things can have dangerous consequences. Similarly, when things are done out of the blue, it can shock and appal people to the point where they think semi-malicious thoughts of you if you act rashly all the time. . . . in opposition, there is a need to be thinking impulsively at times. If one cannot make a quick decision, it can be detrimental in situations that call for impulsive thinking. . . . As a result, there needs to be a fine mix of impulsive thinking and strategic thinking in our lives. By doing so, walking around oblivious to our surroundings can mean either good or bad things will happen to us. To finish thinking about thoughts is generally a good idea though. . . . As this essay will detail, the different types of thinking we do as humans can often be a link to our personalities. Although many scholars of psychology may disagree or have different opinions, many have addressed the idea that we all can make a difference. These ideas have rarely been discussed in context of human thinking in the modern world.
The website explains AU as a nationally ranked school with a boatload to offer. It first tells a story of different highlighted moments and proud AU moments in the slideshow you first see. The target audience therefore is anyone who is looking to attend the university. Authors could be students, faculty, staff, or anyone that has a genuine voice and lots to offer at the university. The various topics discussed to rope in the target audience are facts about who has an internship, who is in grad school or working, undergraduate statistics, and anything that would make a person excited to come here for AU’s nobility. They were placed based on what is wanted to be seen., both on a conscious and unconscious level. To tell a person that AU is a fantastic school in a fantastic area is where the focus lies, and thus, the website accomplishes this.
Why is this sentence not a comma splice? And mark the subjects and verbs:
“The sun came up a baleful smear in the sky, not quite shapeless, in fact able to assume the appearance of a device immediately recognizable yet unnameable, so widely familiar that the inability to name it passed from simple frustration to a felt dread, whose intricacy deepened almost moment to moment . . . its name a word of power, not to be spoken aloud, not even to be remembered in silence.”
Italisized = Subjects
Bold = Verbs
The first part of the sentence is not a comma splice because it is a run on sentence. The sentence makes little sense as a run on, and thus, is not a comma splice. The purpose of creating a dramatic effect is there, but the sentence has little to no conjunctions to link the ideas together, and thus, makes it sound like a run on.