How to Handle Fake People in Real Life

Hello students of RJ Frank, We are a group of UCSBcollege students here to talk to you about the differences between friends and followers. This is going to be useful for social media and reality. You are going to be able to tell the fakes from the real peeps in your life. We are going to show you how to do this through memes, videos, and GIFs. "UCSB Mentor" meme Also, we are here to give you a better understanding on how to navigate friendships and get away from the fakes. You can also respond back to us inmemesand GIFs! The options are open! We just want to be able to connect with everyone and show how social media can really impact relationships between everyone. :) Here are some quotes that reflect how real friendships should be! "A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have." "Friendship is not about people who act true to your face. It's about people who...
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Ingrid Bowman’s Adverbs for Hedging Lesson

Adverbs for Hedging (Linguistics 12) Using Starting Lines & Exploring Options in Academic Writing by Jan Frodesen Below is a lesson plan by Ingrid Bowman, a sublimely talented lecturer in the EMS program, on helping students using hedging language in their academic writing.  This piece would be incredibly useful to all Linguistics 12, Writing 1, and Writing 2 instructors. ~Chris Dean Objective: To transform generalizations that arise in students’ academic writing through overuse of adverbs such as never, always or totally. By the end of this lesson, successful students will recognize typical frequency adverbs commonly used in academic writing to limit or qualify statements (i.e. hedging) and revise a piece of their own writing to avoid generalizations. 1. Language Input: Jan Frodesen’s book has an excellent overview of hedging and frequency adverbs (see pages 191- 195) for the Instructor to reference and offer input to the students. These pages are also useful to highlight and discuss the word order of such adverbs in the sentence. (For...
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Gender Stereotypes In Advertising

Advertisements are everywhere in our lives, but do you know that a lot of the products are being advertised and promoted by the marketers in certain ways that will appeal to specific groups of people? The impact it causes on society is what we often see nowadays: gender stereotypes. Our society has been putting "tags" of gender differences on both men and women. The majority of us have started to unconsciously accept and follow the "ideal images" created by those who have intended to impose these tags. Both women and men are being told by advertisements to have specific characteristicsand to behave in certain waysin order to become a “perfect” person of their own gender. Those who don't fit in with the "ideal images" will be seen as less of a man or woman. Let’s see how advertisements portray ideal gender images and how they define “attractiveness” for both men and women. In advertisements for makeup products, skin products, fashions, etc., their target group  is women. They are trying to convince female...
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