Discussion Board Question Unit IV

Discussion Board
Discussion Board
  • Brian Fallon

    Discussion Board. Hello Everyone,

This is an area that I feel I have had some significant practice both as a student and as a supervisor in the workplace. In 2002 I attended Paramedic School in Southern California.

Until then I had never put forth tremendous effort to study or learn material in a significant manner.

In high school I essentially “got through it.” During high school I was satisfied with B’s and C’s. When I began my paramedic schooling it was apparent that I had to develop study skills fast!

The few times that I had studied previously were by way of flash cards. This was also a method that seemed to work for my learning style.

However, as I moved through school I added a few extra elements to the process. I would take a concept and write in on the card, and read it aloud the entire time.

Once it was on the card I would practice that single card until I had it memorized. Then, I would add another card and repeat the same action.

However, now during the repetition phase I would verbalize both cards until memorized. This process continued until I had all of the cards required.

When I was experiencing difficulty with the concepts, I would repeat the information aloud, but also write it down until it became a concept that was ingrained in my mind .

This practice has worked for years.

Once I became a supervisor at the workplace and became responsible for aiding others in the learning process, I had to alter my ways.

One of the first concepts I became aware of is that everyone learns differently.

In order for my employees to become successful I had to seek out there learning style. Most employees knew which style worked best for their style.

In large I found that most people in my profession are hands on/tactile learners. In these cases I would have the employee present a piece of equipment in a “class room” type setting.

Through their ability to physically demonstrate the item and manipulate it in a manner that showed they understood the concepts, I knew that they had an understanding.

Often times finding the learning style of others, and adapting your style to fit their understanding can be challenging, It can be a fun and exciting challenge.

  • Rosanna Champagne

Rosanna’s response Unit IV discussion board,

Everyday, we learn. Whether its intended or not, we learn something new everyday. Each individual has their own technique when it comes to learning things.

Some people prefer visual learning, comparing and contrasting, or organizing. When it comes to me and learning, there are quite a few methods I like to use.

My first go to method would be to write things down, I also like to say it ‘aloud’ in my head as I write it down. I feel this is a great way to use my visual, feel, and auditory learning methods.

Another method I like to learn, and depending on what I’m currently trying to learn, would be to compare and contrast the information I have.

I feel that this method of learning will help me come up with the best logical way as to what is important to retain.

I think when it comes to learning, one should always use what ever methods are helpful to a person, either it be multiple methods or just utilizing one method.

I was raised by a teacher, and was taught at a young age that everyone has their own methods of learning.

I was fortunate enough to understand that not only for myself to learn, but also to recognize how a person learns if I am teaching them some new information.


  • Brian Fallon RE: Unit V Discussion Board Question

Rehearsal is an absolute necessity to ensure success when facing most academic and recreational activities.

Rehearsal is the key ingredient to solidify particular practices in our workplace activities as well as academic endeavors.

Most individuals are not proficient after single rehearsals in a certain activity. Not only do most individuals find increased success after single repetitions but find new and improved methods following additional repetitions.

One of the typical uses of this theory in my daily work operations surrounds the practice of pre-planning buildings for hazards.

These “rehearsals” involve systematically walking through and identifying any hazards that would be dangerous to firefighters in the event that the building was sustaining fire.

As a crew we practice and rehearse methods that would enable our crew to quickly make entry and mitigate the hazard.

One of the benefits of rehearsing is that we are often able to find improved methods of handling these types of scenarios.

Rehearsal in most workplace scenarios are not only determined helpful, but essential.

Personally, I find this topic very applicable to my daily operations.

  • Brian Fallon Responding to :RE: Unit V Sam

Hi Sam,
I wish I could admit that I am familiar with the type of coding and computer work you are describing.

It sounds very complicated;however, I can also see through your writing that you are very passionate about this sector of the workforce.

I have always been inspired by people like you, who demonstrate passion in their skill set. It sounds like you have found the recipe for success surrounding the need to rehearse and practice the variety of coding required to become successful in your career.

Enjoyed reading your post Sam. Good job.


Unit VI Discussion Board Question HUM 1000 CLASS

This unit mostly focuses on careers—I mean, vocations. After choosing and pursuing a vocation, it is important to continue educating yourself about the industry, the skills, the knowledge base, and the successes.

Continuing education and professional development are two terms that have been frequently used to describe this task of ongoing improvement as a professional.

So for this discussion board, let’s discuss ways you hope and plan to use your online education for professional development.

Unit VI Discussion Board Question


What is the core injustice in your movie (please list your movie)?

Racism, sexism, ageism, religious, class or cultural wars, or something else?

Explain how this affected the actions of the major characters.

After answering this question, post at least one question of your own, focusing on other issues discussed in Chapter 6 that you also see as part of the film.

Formula News Story; Do research

Formula News Story
Formula News Story

Post The Formula News Story You Have Selected, Do Research To Expand Your Knowledge About The Story., Post The News Story With These Additions That You Feel Make It Better For Understanding More About The Story.

Much of what passes for news is formula reporting that does little to add to your knowledge.

The best journalism informs you and increases your greater understanding of an event or situation.

For this assignment you are to find one formula news story that does little to help your understanding and then improve it.

Continue by doing the following:

1. Post the formula news story you have selected.

a. This must be a current news story from a commonly available source, such as the New York Times, the Oregonian, Buzz-feed, etc.
b. Choose one that is a simple news story with low levels of depth, analysis and explanation. These simple stories tend to be short, just basic information about a crime or event, leaving out context and wider explanation.
c. Post this full story first on the assignment page.

2. Do research to expand your knowledge about the story.

a. First identify some questions that you have about the original story. These range from general questions: Why is this happening now, How many times has this happened in the recent past, to background context, such as How does this compare to previous incidents, or how many people per year are affected by this issue, or is this something unique to only American society?
b. Second do research to answer your questions. The easiest route is to go to Reddit.com and start by reading through reader comments. Even Wikipedia is a useful source for overall information and context. Select those elements that are supported and add to understanding.
c. Choose at least 2 detailed/reliable sources for your additional information.

3. Post the news story with these additions that you feel make it better for understanding more about the story. This should relate to understanding individuals, social forces, causes or consequences in the story.

a. Post the original full story and then insert, with highlighting, the additions that you have made to it.                                                                      b. Make sure that these additions answer the questions that you asked in Point # 2 above.                                                                                                         c. Make sure that the additions are informative to the reader, and not just trivial information.

Following are 2 examples of submissions which did a good job of identifying and addressing missing information in a news story:

Film; The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance


You should see a film first
Bird man(2014)
Dir: Alejandro Inarritu

Length: 3 pages, double space

Because of the extensive use of the Long Take, it can be said that the film is not edited.

Discuss how the film is orchestrated-without using conventional editing structures such as the Shot Reverse shot or the POV edit-and still has the impact of an “edited film”

Fs 1 Weekly Writing Prompts
Papers should include:

• Thesis paragraph

• Body that includes both examples from the film and critical evaluation

• Concluding paragraph

• Terms used in lecture/reading referring to film grammar

o Do not clutter your paper with terms, use them when appropriate

• The purpose of a thesis paragraph is to succinctly state a position that you will discuss in you paper (argue)

• It is the outline or ‘blueprint’ of your paper.

• Thesis paragraph should be 6-8 sentences (approx) and include the following:

• Intro (1-2 sentences)

o Begin with a sentence (or two) introducing your paper. This may             include the film, director, date OR may be a broader introductory           comment.
o Consider your reader
o Do not include a ‘shopping list’ of accolades such as academy                   awards, box office success, stars, or other ‘meta’ information that         is irrelevant to your paper.

• Summary (1-2 sentences)

o Include a brief summary statement, (1 or 2 sentences)
o This may include a general summary of the film or themes within          the film. It should have relevance to the topic you are discussing

• Topic (1-2 sentences)

o Make it clear what prompt you intend to address
o Do not state topic #, or recite the topic prompt. Put this in your               own words

• Thesis Statement. (1-2 sentences)

o Present an ‘argument’ or position, directly framing the topic                    question.
o This is not a simple fact presented in the film, it is a position you            need to ‘argue’

 In the film Casablanca, Rick Blaine goes through a significant character change, from Barman to hero.

• Fact – no need to argue

 In the film Casablanca, Rick Blaine goes through a significant character change, due to the emergence of his long lost love.

Without Ilsa, he would not have become the man he turned out to be,

• Position- you need to argue.

o One or two succinct sentences near or at the end of your                               paragraph.
o This is the most important sentence in your paper, refine it..
o Remember, ALL of the examples you choose to discuss in the body         of your paper must be relevant to your thesis

• The two basic components of your body are:

Example and Analysis

• Use PARAGRAPHS to separate your examples and analysis. Structure your paper.

o A topic sentence should begin each paragraph
o Refrain from overt statements such as: ‘and next,’ or, ‘in my                    second example.’

Try to have your ideas ‘flow’ from one to the next.

• Choose relevant examples in support of your thesis.

o Be specific-dialog, a scene, a shot, or passage from the film.

• BRIEFLY describe your example.

What is on the screen?


This means your evaluation.

Make it clear HOW are you using this example to support your thesis.

• Do not follow the narrative flow of the film, STRUCTURE your discussion around your thesis

o Begin your paper with your strongest example.

Work through your paper, citing other relevant examples.

• Do not have a string of sentences describing long excerpts from the film…and then this happens and then this…stay focused on your thesis
• Remember you are trying to ‘prove’ your thesis.

All examples should directly relate to and support your position.

• Be mindful of redundancy, some overlap is acceptable to ‘drive your point home’ however, you do not want to make the exact same point over and again.

o Expand your argument, go into detail, cover it from as many sides         as you can.

• With some examples it may be obvious you have supported your thesis, with others you may need to clarify.

In general, it is good writing to occasionally reference your thesis, overtly stating how this example supports your claims

• Use cinematic TERMS referred to in class, this will give an authority and specificity to your analysis.

o Protagonist is a term
o Be sure you are using the terms accurately. Review the term if                  necessary.
o DO NOT clutter your paper up with terms. Use them only when                appropriate

• At the end of your paper you may find that you have not definitely proved your position.

What is important is that you have developed a well supported argument.

A short concluding paragraph;
  1. The main content of a concluding paragraph is to describe how you have supported your position
  2. Do not abruptly end your discussion. Ease out of your paper, consider your reader.
  3. You may include passing remarks on importance of film, how it relates to other films, or how it addresses the topic discussed in a larger context.
  4. Remember, you are concluding your discussion, refrain from leaving the reader hanging, or introducing topics not covered in your discussion

Media Communications; Trump Administration

Media Communications
Media Communications
Question to Answer:

Should the Trump Administration allow AT&T to merge with TimeWarner, and, if it does, how might the combination of the companies affect the various channels of media we have discussed this semester?


Your essay will need to quote from at least one mainstream source favoring one side and at least one source favoring the other (appropriate news sources will include or be of the stature of such as

  • The Washington Post newspaper,
  • Fox News,
  • Wired magazine,
  • The Economist magazine,
  • National Review magazine,
  • Newsweek,
  • NPR,
  • Politico.com,
  • Digiday.com, etc.).

You are encouraged to choose from more academic research as well.

These articles can be found through Google Scholar (scholar.google.com)


Your essay should be written in a traditional academic format with sources noted in a way that I can easily find them.

It should summarize both the benefits and drawbacks proposed by your source(s) for and against the merger.

Having explained the issue from the point of view of both sides, provide your analysis of the best way for the issue to be decided.