Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Explanatory Synthesis Notes

In my explanatory paper i plan to explain what people can expect to see what cars of the future will look like. I will specifically be looking at the possible motors that cars will most likely have in the future. There are three main types that oi will look at; electric, bio-fuel, and hybrid. I would also touch on the topic of performance cars as that is something many car enthusiasts are worried about.

My first source talks about the Tesla Model S. Tesla Motors has been the leader in electric car manufacturing. They have been nearing the ability to perfect the batteries to get a good range and they have been able to speed up the charging process for the batteries.

my second source talks about the different bio-fuels that are available. It talks about how we can make fuel out of food scraps. Most notably the type of bio-fuel we see is E85 which is a 85% mixture of Ethanol, derived from corn or soybeans, and 15% gasoline. In the article it also states that they can make jet fuel out of food and that this process will soon be very beneficial to the environment.

My third source talks about the BMW I8 hybrid supercar. The I8 has a motor that is not new to many of us. It is is a hybrid gasoline electric motor that has amazing gas mileage and performance. Si this article would tie into the last type of motor that i wanted to talk about and also why car enthusiasts should not be worried about the future.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

a small truth that i have realized and free writing

Earlier today in my philosophy class we were discussing the concept of are our believes real or true. this discussion led to some interesting topics on what we perceive to be factual is merely a concept that we have created. for example one of these ideas we discussed was math. Many believe that 1+1=2. this is just a concept that we have created over time and one that society has claimed to be true. I am not talking about the fact that if you have one pen and you pick up another pen then you have 2, but what i am talking about is the concept of 1 and 2. this concept and belief in these numbers was accepted by many different societies over long periods of time. other beliefs that created a sense of doubt was that with reality. How do we know that we are actually in that place that we are? how do we know that we aren't at home in bed, sound asleep dreaming of all of this. The only true way to know is when you wake up and realize that it was just a dream, but then how do you know that you haven't just started your dream?

What does it mean when i say that money cant buy happiness?
money cant buy you happiness is a popular saying in today's  society and everyone understands its meaning, yet people still talk about and dream about how happy they would be if they could win the lottery or become rich in some other way. then one begins to look at those people who were lucky enough to have bought the ticket with the same numbers that popped up on that screen later that night and there lives are turned upside down and the become some of the most miserable people. then you look at people who live in poorer countries who have a smile from ear to ear when they get a new soccer ball or they get a free drink. there are people out there who lose their friends and family to greed and lust and then end up depressed. There are those that don't have much and enjoy life every day with the people they love. money is just a fabrication that has no real value except for that the government gives it. money can buy you fake friends and fake relationships with those relationships only being based on how much money you have. i would rather keep my life the way it is with all my friends and my family wanting to spend time with me for who i am not for what i have.

believing in money being able to buy happiness is like believing that you can pass a class without ever studying. many people understand that money cant buy you happiness yet still lust after it. The same goes for those who understand that they will fail a class if they don't study yet choose to not study and lust for that A.

Reflection on my paper

Originally i was not that excited to write this paper, but after finally deciding on  a topic the paper came pretty easily to me. The design plan i originally created was a good starting point and helped me write my paper with a clear idea on how i wanted to structure my paper. The first draft peer review was helpful in helping me find out what needed to be improved and what i did not want in my paper. Same thing goes for the second draft review. Writing my final paper was really just tweaking some things that needed to be changed and adding or moving things around to help the paper flow. I thought that this whole writing process was going to be terrible but it turned out to be pretty easy. By doing this my original design plan was completely different from what my final paper was. My design plan had to be redone to conform to what my paper was. Some of the changes that i did were throw out some ideas i intended on including but later realized that this idea was not going to flow as nicely as others.
I think i accomplished my goal in writing this paper which was to inform people that the notion that money will not make us happy. I think my paper thoroughly explained this idea is false through some psychological evidence and my experience with a man who had next to nothing. Also i think through my synthesis on how the man fit into the hierarchy of needs was also a very useful tool in accomplishing my goal because it brought the two ideas together.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

My thoughts on peer review

I was never one who really liked letting others read my writing,but I found that these two peer review sessions were pretty useful. I received a few tips that I incorporated into my paper and I think that they have made my paper stronger. also I think by reading other peoples work I was able to pick up a few ideas that I can use in my paper to make it better and more entertaining.