♣ RCTC on Relationships and Money♣

What up guys and welcome back to my blog…

for this blog post I’ll quickly talk about how I developed my survey question idea, what the survey questions are, how I’ll conduct the experiment and my predictions, and the reasoning behind them. You know the drill if you are not entertained the way I type my posts… leave. This is my blog, not yours. So let us hop right into it… again.

How I developed my Survey of the Week

             Long story short I just got paid and was thinking that I owed someone $250 and I started to think about bills. I was scrolling through my blog feed and came across Michaels blog and was skimming through one of his posts called “My Feelings on the give-and-take Relationship” (if you want to visit his site, click here. And somehow my mind combined the two things that I was thinking of and bam! That’s how I came up with these questions. Actually, I’ll insert a pic of the survey, here ya go.

Week 2

How I will Conduct the Experiment

           Basically, I am going to do the same thing as last week. Where I am going to gather 100 pieces of data, but instead of aiming for 20 staff members and 80 students I will separate the data differently this week, 50 males and 50 females. This is also how Ill separate the results by those categories and then I’ll put it all together. For my predictions, I will only predict the overall… because I can.


            What I think the way it should be is that both parties are the breadwinner. For the second question, the one who asked should pay. The third question should be that it depends on the service. Finally, for the last question, the most common answer should be $75. That’s what I think the most common answers should be. But, if I have to give you realistic predictions then that is a bit of a different story.

I made a Prediction Pie Graph for each question of the Survey… You’re Welcome

W2Q1P      W2Q2P

W2Q3P     W2Q4P

          For questions #1 being ‘who should be the breadwinner in the relationship,’ I am estimating that the most common answer should both because if the male and the female in the relationship have a job both should be cooperating in paying the payments according to how much they make.

         The next question (#2) which is ‘who should pay on the first date’ I would say the most common answer should be the one who asked and the man. I estimate that these two will be the most common answers because it would be weird if the woman paid and it would be impolite if a man made the woman pay.

         Question #3, ‘how much should one tip the waiter’ I am predicting the most common answer will be that it depends on the service. I think it is common knowledge to tip 10% but then on top of that it also strongly depends on the service.

          For the final question which is ‘how much should one spend on a present for their significant other’, I think the most common answer would be over $75. If they were answering the question realistically… lol… that would be a different answer.

Yea so that’s it for this post kiddos, thanks for wasting your time here. Thanks, yeet, cya, bye.

♣”‘How to Start a Professional Blog: 10 tips for new bloggers’ By Andrew Chen” My Thoughts♣

Welcome Back for Week 2 Posts of My Final

          This post consists of what I learned from the blog I read and what strategies I will take out of the blog. Yes, that is my intro to this blog post, if you don’t like it, bye. I don’t blame you either but still, I have a good reason for why it is not amazing and that is *insert good reason here*. If you want to know what blog I read click here, otherwise you understand 66.6666666666% of this post. Maybe that percentage is a bit over because if you haven’t clicked on the link yet that means you’ve made it this far already. Well, let us hop into it and please try to enjoy.

What I learned from the Article

          A brief summary of what I learned is the first numbered list in his post. But that is not really telling you anything so I will provide a brief example or point for each number on the list (duh). Starting off number one, “Carpet bomb a key area and stake out mindshare”, for this he is talking about how I (a blogger) should find a topic and stick to it. Number two is “Take time to find your voice.” What Chen is talking about here is that the topic of my blog (when it begins) it will be going over all the place topic wise. “Stay consistent on your blog format and topic” that is pretty self-explanatory but I think I’ve been [retty consistent with that being that I only talk about other blogs, self-experiences and the question of the week. “Just show up,” something that I haven’t done well in. Meaning that I have to be consistent and relevant to my topic but next week I got you guys (sorry that all my posts are going to be all crammed into this one day). “Go deep on your topic of expertise” this is kind of my topic of “expertise” because it is a bit math related but entertaining at the same time and I can’t go ” too far” with this topic of journalism of blogging and reporting. “Meatspace and the blogosphere are tightly connected” meaning that people who read my blog will be people I mostly met or I know, which is true I guess because mostly classmates read my blog. The next tip he gives is “Embrace the universal reader acquisition strategies for blogs”  meaning that I should put keywords on my blog so when someone Google searches for a blog my own blog pops up. “Come up with new topics with brainstorms, news headlines, and notes-to-self” meaning that I should of ideas and everything in advance. “Look at your analytics every day” meaning that I should see the type of viewers that I already have and expand on that information to produce ideas from that. The last tip and also my favorite is “Don’t overdo it” for this one I recommend reading his own last paragraph.

Strategies I will Use that I learned

        This is my last paragraph so enjoy it or not. The main tips that I will be implementing to my own life is a blogger is thinking of ideas and topics in advance an also being consistent. That all kid so thanks, yeet, cya, bye.

Works Cited

♦How Much Does RCTC Remeber from Middle School? Results♦


The Results

              From the 12th of November to the 16th of November I conducted an experiment to know if community college of Rochester remembered things that were taught to us in middle school. To do this I developed ten questions from the subjects being math, history/geography, science, English/reading and music/art. (to see how and why I developed these questions click here) I created two questions for each subject then I printed 100 sheets to pass out to 80 students and 20 staff members. I didn’t get to hand them all out so I had 20 staff members and 50 students for a total of 70. Before I started gathering data I made some of my own predictions of how the results of the experiment. If you want to know what my estimations and the questions were, click here. Otherwise, I might slightly talk about them in this post/essay.

           The topic that I’m going to talk about in this post is going to be about the results in comparison to my predictions. I’ll explain each subject separately and also compare the student scores to the staff scores. So let us get started and take a look at this graph that I made from the data that I collected.

I made this graph so you could see my predictions next to the actual results. Should be pretty self-explanatory. (if not comment down below)

If a score was more than 0.2 off I’ll go in depth of why I was wrong if not means my predictions were close/correct.

Math (Blue Bars)

            For students, I predicted that the average score would be a 1.5 and the result was 1.41. For staff, I predicted that they would score an average of 1 and the result  1.15. As an entire overall score, I predicted an average of 1.25 and the actual score was 1.33. For the math portion, I think that is safe to say that my predictions were correct. (this is the last time I say this if you want to know what my predictions were, click here.)

History/Geography (Red Bars)

          For students, I predicted that the average score would be a 0.5 and the result was 0.83. I guess some students remember how many protons are there in oxygen. For staff, I predicted that they would score an average of 1.25 and the result 0.65. I honestly don’t know why my prediction was 0.6 off (which is a huge difference) because staff members are old and they have voted more than the students meaning they should know the first ten amendments especially if they were voting. As an entire overall score, I predicted an average of 0.75 and the actual score was 0.57.

Science (Green Bars)

          For students, I predicted that the average score would be a 1.5 and the result was 1.41. For staff, I predicted that they would score an average of 0.25 and the result  0.9. I have no idea as to why so many staff members remember the symbol for gold is (Au). I only asked one science teacher on top of that. As an entire overall score, I predicted an average of 0.25 and the actual score was 0.85. The difference between my prediction and the result was 0.6 I’m not sure why RCTC knows what Au stands for.

English/Reading (Yellow Bars)

           For students, I predicted that the average score would be a 1 and the result was 0.57. Its sad students don’t know what retaliate means. Maybe I just know what it means because it is a pokemon attack. For staff, I predicted that they would score an average of 1 and the result  1.15. As an entire overall score, I predicted an average of 1 and the actual score was 0.74, probably because the students did pretty bad and brought the entire score down form my prediction.

Music/Art (Purple Bars)

            For students, I predicted that the average score would be a 1 and the result was 0.57. Many students were writing purple and forgot that indigo existed. For staff, I predicted that they would score an average of 1 and the result  1.15. As an entire score, I predicted an average of 1 and the actual score was 0.74. Then again the students brought down the overall score.

Overall Subjects (Black Bars)

                For students, I predicted that the average score would be a 4.75 and the result was 4.78. For staff, I predicted that they would score an average of 5.25 and the result  5.75, I guess staff still remembers a lot from when they were younger. As an entire overall score, I predicted an average of 4.75 and the actual score was 5.06. I think the reason I was off for an overall score was because the staff brought up the overall average. But I was right on one thing for sure… the average was going to a failing grade.

Thank you for reading today’s post. Were your predictions correct? Why do you think some of my predictions were incorrect? Comment down below and leave your own opinions and thoughts on this experiment. Be expecting a few posts every week (on my next post I might talk about my favorite wrong answers so stay tuned.). Also comment down below of your ideas for a weekly question experiment. Thanks, yeet, cya, bye.

♦ How much does RCTC Remember from Middle School? ♦

The Question of the Week, How I’ll Conduct the Experiment and my Predictions


The Questions


  • Solve for x.      (3x-17)3=12
  • Write the Slope-Intercept formula


  • What is the capital of Tennessee?
  • What is the 4th Amendment?


  • From the Periodic Table of Elements, what does the symbol Au stand for?
  • How many protons does Oxygen have?


  • What does Retaliate mean?
  • Name the parts (paragraphs) of an Essay.


  • Name the 6th color of the Rainbow.
  • What kind of note is this?    ♩

How it Will All Go Down

          In this post/essay, you will learn how I’ll conduct the experiment and my prediction of the outcome of the experiment. If you want to know how I developed these questions you can refer to my last post by clicking here. If you made it to the third sentence congratulations because I know that was a shitty first sentence. Yet, don’t expect this post/essay to be amazing and to have some great grammar and word choice. After reading other student posts on Wednesday I realized my posts were not crap but not the best either. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter anyway because we all are in the same class still meaning we all got almost the same scores on the accuplacer. Unless it was a PSEO student… whatever still don’t care.

        Going back to the topic, this is how I’ll go about gathering data or “how I’ll conduct the experiment”. I will ask 80 students and 20 staff just to take the short 10 question quiz and I’ll compare the student’s scores to the staffs for fun. I will still put them together too because then it will be 100 tests in total. Having 100 tests will make it easier to do the calculations on top of that. I will graph the results compared to my predictions and Ill separate them also by subject. To gather the data I will just walk around the lunch room and approach some of the kiddos and ask them if they can take a 5-minute test. I’ll also bring some candy because nobody wants to take a test and just feel completely stupid (unless the did a decent job [which I doubt]). For the teachers and staff (which I doubt they will want candy) I’ll just go to the offices and ask if they’re busy if not boom. They’ll get the chance to fail the test too. I will also go to the learning center and ask some of the staff there too. Now for my predictions.

1st Predictions

           If you look above this paragraph and you can’t understand it… shame on you. How did you read MCA scores or other important test scores? Luckily I still have my predictions and scores in numerical form and I’ll explain why I think these will be the average results.

1st Predictions Number.PNG

          Let’s start off with math, I think that students will score a 1.5 because that should be a thing you learn in 7th grade and use for the rest of high school. For staff members, I would predict 1 because staff members have probably forgotten about it because they only teach a certain subject for a living. I also think together it will be a 1.25 because it is in between 1 and 1.5

            For History/Geography, I think a 0.5 for students, 1.25 for staff and altogether a 0.75. Reason being is that I think everyone should know the first ten amendments and no matter what age. You live in America so learn that shit, especially if you vote.

            I think the worst scores are going to be in Science. I think students will score an average of 0.5, teachers will score an average score of .25 and overall it will be a 0.25. I mean who really remember this besides science majors.

            I expect the English/ Reading score averages to be the best. Reason being is that we all have written some sort of essay and we all should have a good wide range of vocabulary. Especially because we’re in college or graduated from college. We need to sound smart, I try to use big words to sound more photosynthesis.

         For the music and art, I expect the average to be one for students, staff and all together. I think everyone knows the colors and order of the rainbow. That’s kindergarten crap.

           That’s it for today’s post my “fellow” viewers. I hope you’ve enjoyed this days post and leave a like buddies! Also, comment below your predictions and why your reasoning behind them. Thanks, yeet, cya.

♦ Development of the Question of the Week ♦

Friedell Conferences… So I thought.

Thursday morning, November 8th (the week before our final begins)

          I asked my manager if I could go to work an hour early today so I could tag along with my mom for my sibling’s conferences at Friedell Middle School. She told me the day before if I could go with her and so I asked my manager the day before. He said yes, but if I would’ve known that there was extra credit for Bonnie’s class (which I need because I have a C.) I would’ve asked for the day off. So I missed that opportunity cause I worked at the time the event started so that sucks… I still have to have to come up with my next week’s question, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.

Thursday 6:30 p.m., November 8th

            We arrived at Friedell, I walk in the entrance closest to the gym because that’s where most teachers set up their tables for conferences. Soon as I walk in a para approaches me and hands me a pamphlet. That’s neat when I was attending here they only had half sheets of paper. Then I read the title that said “Welcome to Friedell” and that’s when my dumb ass remembered it’s open house. I felt tricked. I felt lied to. I felt deceived. I felt like typing that was cheesy and overdramatic. Walking in I the gym I saw all the teachers lined up. My heart beat started to raise a bit because I knew I would have to speak in front of parents. I asked my mom why didn’t she tell me and she said “I did” (in a Mexican accent(duh))… but that didn’t stop my siblings from freaking out, (oh also forgot to mention they came along too). Every open house teachers let students that used to attend Friedell be questioned on their experience in Friedell. They’re not really “difficult” questions. But that didn’t stop two of my siblings to stay in the car so it was just up to me and my sister to make up cheesy yet true responses to the questions.

            Time passed by fast, the open house was done with and luckily I forgot what they asked me but finally, the time arrived… I get to go see some of my old teachers. I started to walk around the small school and I saw most of my teachers and their classrooms. Mrs.Monet and Mrs.Naymark taught me science. Mr.Ellerbush taught me History. Mr.Larson taught me Geography. Mrs. Morgan and Mrs.Maine taught me Math. Mrs.Ringen taught me music. Mrs.Pralle and Mrs.Egle taught English and Reading. Walking again in the classrooms brought back so many memories and also so many scary questions. That’s when I knew what my question for the week was going to be or should I say questions.

That’s the whole story kids of how I developed my questions. If you want to know what the questions of the week was read my next post where. I’ll post my predictions and thoughts on how the experiment/will roll out.

Notes for “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” By Kyle D. Stedman

Notes: Key-Term & Main Idea, Summary and Analysis

  • Key Terms and Main Idea 
    • Annoyances– The state of being irritated, in the article it is not a rule but more of an act of respect and responsibility
    • Kinship– A sharing of characteristics or origin
    • Quotation– A group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
    • Contextualize– To place or study in context
    • Citation-a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work
    • Multidisciplinary-combining or involving several academic disciplines or professional specializations in an approach to a topic or problem
    • Patchwriting– A term used to describe writing that blends words and phrases from sources with words and phrases we came up with ourselves
    • Main Idea– The purpose and idea of this article were to teach and inform us how to cite quotations in a good manner (what we are doing is not wrong but annoying).
  • Summary
    •            In the reading “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” author Kyle D. Stedman reveals the adequate way to use sources. To teach us how to use our sources properly Stedman gives us various examples that at first aren’t proper. Then he dives into the proper way to fix our petty mistakes that actually aren’t truly mistakes.  In fact he Stedman actually believes that in the subject of sourcing  “they’re conventions and not rules” (Stedman 244). Meaning that there are better ways of using your sources.
  • Analysis
    • “These readers might completely ignore the merits of your insightful, stylistically beautiful, or revolutionary important language – just as my anger at another driver makes me fail to admire his custom paint job.”- This quote is from Kyle D. Stedman’s reading “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” on page 243.
      • This is a good point, Stedman makes but I do not agree with it. I don’t think he takes the time to understand that it might have been unmannerly to present a quote in an unexpected way but this shouldn’t allow for you to dismiss all the valid arguments and ideas a writer makes. As a matter of fact, I might have forgiven another driver for a minor mistake he makes on the road because of the value and care he/she has for their car.
    • “That’s why they’re conventions and not rules.”- This quote is from Kyle D. Stedman’s reading “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” on page 244.
      • If they’re not rules you don’t really have to follow them. Although it might be mannerly some people just don’t care, unfortunately.
    • “Readers get the feeling that they’re moving from one quotation to the next without ever quite getting to hear the real point of what the author wants to say” – This quote is from Kyle D. Stedman’s reading “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” on page 248.
      • I agree with this statement that Stedman makes, on top of that, it makes you seem lazy and it makes you one hell of a bad writer.

Reflection on “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” by Kyle D. Stedman

          I honestly thought I was citing the quotes that I would use incorrectly. The two days before we got this reading I was thinking of asking Bonnie if I would do my citations correctly. Then we got the reading, it read “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” by Kyle D. Stedman. I thought to myself, ok, I’m not the only one messing up on using our sources, it’s most of us are using our sources incorrectly because the reading we were supposed to get was “Ten Ways to Think About Writing”. When I read this to myself I pretended that Bonnie was reading it aloud to me. And Bonnie was triggered, but obviously, it was in a humorous manner. This reading was extremely understandable and informative at the same time. I also believe that this is a great reading we got to read before truly diving into out finals.

           There were many things that I did sloppily when I would use sources. In Stedman’s language, the things that I would do incorrectly was the Armadillo Roadkill, the Dating Spider-man, the Am I in the Right Movie and the infamous and my personal favorite (the one I used the most) Uncle Barry and his Encyclopedia of Useless Information. When reading this I could hear the little people in my head face-palming one after another.

          Being that My final is going to be a reporting blog I’m going to have to cite many different quotes and responses. I feel way better about upcoming challenges after reading the last two readings. I also look forward to implementing these strategies in my own works.

Island…IMP Notes/Reflection

Notes & Reflection Combined


           At first I was gonna post that this reading was like a pair of glasses that someone placed on the floor and people pretend that they were interested, but it actually had no meaning. The reading was just trying to mess with us. But when I had study group with Eddie on this Friday he begged to differ. I thought he was wrong he said “the islands have some sort of connection with each other and the times.” In workshops on Wednesday people were saying that it  made no sense cause the paragraphs of the islands would change other were saying there should be some sort of connection with the numbers.

         Now that I’ve thrown away my original reflection here I am with 30 minutes to rush my ideas into this post. When Eddie reminded me of the times descriptions and the dates it gave me the idea of what a journalist would do. I thought some of the islands were real when Mitchell knew that one of the islands was Great Britain. So I thought who ever wrote these paragraph must’ve been some sort of journalist orDiary-ist? idk. That wrote these paragraphs but the authors name was not Prince Brutus of troy (the one who discovered Great Britain). Im still trying to figure out what this means but this is what I think what it means/is for the most part.

How to Read Like a Writer Notes/Reflection


               “When you read like a writer,you are trying to figure out how the text you are reading was constructed so that you learn how to “build” one for yourself” (Bunn 87). Starting to read this article I read it as if I was “a historian” I was looking out for the ideas and topics and what I was supposed to learn from the article. But going more in depth author Mike Bunn wants us to learn how to read like a writer. That meant to read it like an architect, looking at the structure of a building which is looking at the strategies and structure of writings in essays. When I finished reading this article I read it again even though we went through part of it at the end. Reading the first page was completely different, I was learning the authors intent of trying to be relatable and make himself seem like a normal ordinary guy. He used strategies to make the passage readable then giving us an important idea to keep in our heads. He said “I came to realize that all writing consists of a series of choices” (Bunn 72).

This was a great article to prepare us all for our finals. Reading this article will make me adapt to implement structures and strategies I discovered from reading other articles. Also, I think I’ll be more confident on completing my final.


Key terms and Main Idea

  • Liberal- one who is open to new behavior and opinions; most of the time democrats
  • Conservative- One who upholds traditional attitudes and values; mostly republicans
  • Divisive- tending to create controversy and / or cause disagreement
  • Context- parameters of comments, statements, ideas and etc.
  • Genre- Indicates the type of writing
  • Antiquated- old fashioned

Main Idea- The main idea of this article is to develop the skill of how to read like a writer by looking at the structure of the reading and using that to your advantage by understanding the author better and to be able to implement those structures and strategies into my own writing.


              In the reading “How to Read like a Writer” , author Mike Bunn teaches us how to become better readers and writers. Using the read like a writer strategy teaches us how to read a reading by looking at the structures and strategies. By doing this we will get a better in-depth learning experience from the passage. It gives us a more of an author point of view. On top of that it gives us skills and strategies for our own writings. Bunn also teaches us that we should ask ourselves questions when reading a passage such as “What is the author’s purpose for this piece of writing?” (Bunn 79) and other questions. Also he tells us to highlight and annotate to get better understanding of readings.

Selfie Post

Joshua Jaime

Bonnie Robinson

English 1117

22 October 2018

Selfie Post

        Since the beginning of the semester, we’ve learned about written, visual, and quantitative self-representation. We’ve also learned about technological and cultural filters and self-representation and identity through the use of photos or and selfies. In this weeks post (for you of those who don’t know) is about selfies and reflecting and connecting them to what we have learned so far this semester. Since I can’t cover everything we’ve learned because that is a lot to cover, all the seeds of topics and main ideas and on top of that all the ideas that flourish… it’s just too much. I’ve chosen my mother, Maria Conchita Cruz, to show a bit of what I’ve learned. With my mother’s permission to use selfies and photos from her Facebook account, I’ve chosen three photos and I’ll let my ideas and thoughts spill out as I go.

         The picture you see right above this paragraph is my mother, this was her profile picture about six months ago. My mom constantly changes her profile pics around 6sixtimes a year. I asked her why did she choose that picture and she said: “because I like it”(in Spanish, duh) Obviously this wasn’t the “rich” and descriptive answer that I wanted. So I explained to her what we have learned so far and she had more to say the second time. “I like to be represented as confident and happy with myself in my profile pictures,” she said. This touches back to the first chapter that we read in “Seeing Ourselves through Technology” (SOTT)  by Jill Walker Rettburg. This also related to chapter three of SOTT in how “a profile picture is a visual expression of identity, and our choice of profile photos is clearly a form of visual self-representation”(Rettburg pg 40).  I kept on with the interview/date (forgot to mention that on the 24th of October of 2018 I took my mother to Sea Ocean Buffet as a surprise and that is where I asked her for her permission for use of her Facebook posts and the interview. But, I made the surprise not for this assignment but you should appreciate your mother and it doesn’t have to be her birthday or mothers day to do so)  and I asked her did she edit her picture. She said she just cropped it and filtered it to be brighter. In chapter two of SOTT the main focus was on filters. He talked “about technological filters, ways in which our devices and algorithms have certain technical affordances and constraints that cause them to act much as literal filters do: straining out certain information and making other information more visible.”(Rettburg pg.32). I’m positive my mom filter the picture to make it more vivid so it didn’t look dark and depressed because she wants to portray a positive image.

           Above this paragraph is a little collage I made, the one on the left is also old profile picture from last December and the two on the right were from the surprise for my mom. Another question I asked her is why she changes her picture so often. She responded with “I like different angles and they show different sides of me.” I think this has to do with the idea that I got after reading chapter three of SOTT. I don’t like taking selfies because I don’t think it represents correctly who I am. When I post a profile picture it is typically a group photo or a photo of me taken by someone else. I also believe when someone else takes a picture of you is because they acknowledge you or the picture they take of you is the way they see you. I also agree with what my mom said on the different angles phrase.

          I still have many more thoughts on the ideas of selfies and what we’ve learned so far but you should find your own ideas too. You might agree with my ideas or the author’s ideas but what’s going to matter to you is the ideas you make off what you read of others, or maybe you already have some ideas. If you made it this far into this blog post, thank you for reading some of my moms, mine and Jill’s ideas.

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