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Discussion Post# 5

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Syed Shataj Hosain

Professor Shameca A. Harris

Discussion Post# 5 

13th May, 2020. 

Writing is an essential part of college life. Every student needs a strong writing skill in order to succeed in their college life and also it is the same for me too. Before starting my written assignments I try to understand my topic and brainstorm about it. So, it gets easier for me to write about the topic. Before I begin writing, I try to reach my readers through my writing. I try to illustrate my opinion and point of view to them. As I go through my writing process I learned that I need to understand my ability to write and express my ideas, thoughts and knowledge based on the topic. Also, I struggle to put my thoughts about what to write and how to organize it properly which improves day by day as I keep going with new assignments. I think I successfully developed my writing process over this semester by doing different types of assignments. I tried my best to explore my thoughts, research and communicate with the readers to fulfill the purpose of the given task. It took me some time to understand and develop strategies for reading, drafting, collaborating, revising and also editing to make assignments. As time passed I think I was able to understand my mistakes which helps me to do better each time. I have surely improved a lot from the beginning. I do not have the highest grade on my papers but I know I have improved my writing skills. I began the semester with little to no organisation when it comes to writing but I feel more confident and able to understand that my writing becomes clearer and easier to follow through.

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Reading Response # 3

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Syed Shataj Hosain

Writing For Social Science

Professor Shamecca A. Harris

Discussion Post- 3

6th April, 2020.

                 

                  “When Words Do More Than Just Hurt” by Ramandeep Kaur is about the K-pop community which is pretty famous around global growth of  Korean culture. In his essay he talks about a famous K-pop celebrity Suli whose real name is Choi Junri, she was a former member of K-pop girl group. Sulli attempted suicide on her own apartment since she was dealing with depression for many years. After this incident, her fans used social media platforms to show their sympathy toward her. Some used #Sulli on twitter and shared her good memories. After her death, many people apologize for their hate comments about the idol. However, it was not the first time that an idol in the online community was bullied and lost life. The author did a great job on the content and development because he provided all the content to understand the topic for the readers. I would like to give him 100%  for the content and development. Also, the organization, style and for the creativity he should get above average because he mentioned everything and followed the rubric. The author described the topic very well for the audience to understand the content and his grammar and mechanics were on point. So, it concludes total (A-).

 

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Reading Response #2

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Syed Shataj Hosain

Writing For Social Science

Professor Shamecca A. Harris

Discussion Post- 2 

6th April, 2020.

                        “Our Incel Problem” by Zack Beauchamp talks about a group of teenagers who become using a phrase to describe their romantic troubles called “Incel” on the internet. Incels are a member of an online subculture whose belief that they are unable to find romantic or sexual partners depire wishing for one. Incels are mostly white male, male and homosextulas who are mainly from East Asian, South Asian, black, and Latino. Discussions in incel forums are often characterized by those males who are mentally unstable, autism, racism, people who get violated againt sexaility and poeple who suffered personal trauma. The author  Zack Beauchamp mentioned that all the members of the intel community share the same beliefs and they have suffered the common things. Like most of the members believe that they were ugly, labelled themselves as losers, they were not capable of love because of some childhood trauma which ruined their romantic chances. The pattern and the trend for the community shows that they all believe the same thing that  they were sexually deprived due to social awkwardness. Some of them were bullied so badly that they have lack of self confidence which led me to develop severe anxiety and self-hatred. Recently, the intel community has increasingly become more extremist and focused on violence. As an insider they all went through the same thing according to them and that is why they love being a part of intel subculture. Some members of incel communities have led to numerous bans from websites and web hosts. The analysis of the author towards this community relates to a wider context by informing people about the intel subculture. Many people do not know about their subculture which can harm them on social media or in real life. Incels came to wider public notice with the banning of the subreddit and when a series of mass murders were committed by those members of the intel community. Some of them describe how so many people do not understand their feelings and the suffering except their own members who suffered the same thing as them. However, the intel world gets scary when it comes into real life. 

 

 

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Discussion Post #4

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Syed Shataj Hosain

Writing For Social Science

Professor Shamecca A. Harris

Discussion Post # 4

25th March, 2020.

 

Privilege is a special right, benefit and immunity granted only to a person or to a group of people. Every single person in the world is born with a privilege that helps them to build a life. Practicing my own religion, education, health, race/ ethnicity is the privilege that I’m born with. However, owning good clothes, eating good food, using a phone or living in a house is a privilege that I got through my family because they can afford to give me those things. Food is a very important privilege that every human should get. My family feeds me food because they can afford it and that is my privilege to get it. I have the right to practice my religion freely whether I live in America or not. It is my birth privilege.

Age, nationality, gender, skin color, race or ethnicity, education opportunities, freedom of religion or of speech or freedom to travel, socioeconomic status these privileges can affect my fieldwork research because even if we have the privilege for those but we cannot always apply these in our life. Speaking my own language freely is also a basic human right. So, I get the privilege to practice my own language without any judgement. However, sometimes in public places I cannot speak my own language because they think I might be saying something about them or criticizing. Gender equality is also a big issue all over the world because people think male can do things that females cannot. So, that might affect my research because people might not take me seriously just because I’m a female. I chose facebook for my online community. The reason I chose facebook is because it is an online community all over the world where different kinds of people put different opinions and judgements. I see most of the people over social media like facebook do not respect each other’s opinions. It is easier to say things in social media then in person. So people get bullied a lot on social media. So recently I posted a status on facebook saying “Stay home, save lives”. My status is regarding the ongoing virus. So some of my friends agreed with me and others were blaming chinese people for the virus instead of being sympathetic towards the sick people. This made me think, not everyone has the same mentality as mine.

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” Out Patients” By Elise Wu

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Syed Shataj Hosain

Writing For Social Science

Professor Shamecca A. Harris

Reading Response #1

21th March, 2020.

                   The essay “Out Patients” by Elise Wu is a patient of Factitious Disorder. In the essay, Elise Wu shows her point of view on the Factitious Disorder also reveals the experience of the disorder she experienced. There is an extraordinary amount of worry that comes along with having Factitious Disorder. The fear that one’s cherished ones will abandon them, that they will no longer be cared for, also if it gets worse they might have to seek medical help. Wu was also one of them who exaggerated the symptoms of being sick so that the doctor can trust them and give the treatment. Wu also did not tell her therapist about having the disorder. She was trying to portray the Factitious Disorder over the internet and also she did some research online about the patients, their family members, and also about their doctors. She found out there was an online community that was a visual discussion group for people who are interested in Factitious Disorder. She was constantly checking archive posts, taking notes of time and dates for the posts. Wu created a verbal portrait by keeping track of the people who posted comments, also she took notes from that. Wu used other sources offline to triangulate the data she gathered from the other Factitious Disorder websites. She also kept her name secret because she only wanted to learn about the Factitious Disorder and did not want to expose any of the people who treated her or were there when she was facing the disorder. Wu uses the language “coming out” to show the people that she faked her illness. The footnotes were very useful in Wu’s text because the readers can easily get the idea of what she was talking about instead of searching the things online. Also, it protects the information and gives credibility to the data that were collected. Wu does a remarkable job reflecting on her personal thoughts and feelings and sharing them with others who also suffer from the same disorder-which will help them to understand the things she faced because of the Factitious Disorder.

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Discussion Board #3

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Syed Shataj Hosain

Professor Shemecaa A Harris

Writing For Social Science 

Discussion Board #3 

11th March, 2020.

 

                Coffee is a big part of my daily life. But I never felt like to sit down and observe the whole atmosphere of a coffee shop because I mostly grab and go. There is hardly any moment that I  ever looked at what is going on around the coffee shop until this assignment. I went to a coffee shop on Monday because I thought it would be fun to observe the shop during the week day. First, I bought a coffee for myself and sat in a corner. I noticed at first that mostly the professional people were buying coffee as breakfast. The coffee shop was next to a court and that is why most people who worked there come to get their morning coffee. I saw the barista taking orders so fast and rapidly and continuously telling her co-workers to make the orders. There were two barisha taking the orders and also making the coffee at the same time. They were very friendly  and engaging with the customers. The decoration of the shop was very sophisticated and they had a very big space for customers to wait in the line and grab the coffee. However, they had so many chair tables for people to sit down. I could smell all the freshly brewed coffee and the smell of toasted croissant. I looked around and saw there was an old couple sitting together and talking to each other while having their coffee. A young boy dressed like a soccer player holding a ball came in and asked for water from the barista. While taking sips of my coffee, I realized the manager walked in and took over the register from one of the barista’s. I noticed that the crowd was getting less as the day was getting closer to noon. I saw one of the baristas erasing the black board and writing the “Happy Hour” in front of the entrance and wrote some of the names of their drinks. She wrote down the offers that they will start from 2PM- 4PM. Some people were in a rush so they got no time to sit down, so they had their coffee and went. However, some like to sit and do their work on their laptop while having coffee. Mostly, in my observation the coffee shop was crowded in the early morning. I observed there are different types of people coming to the coffee shop and enjoy coffee with a good company. 

 

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Discussion Post # 2 “The Hustlers at Scores”

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  “The Hustlers at Scores” by Jessica Pressler interviewed two real life hustlers and subjected their life story which was featured in NewYork Times magazine and also made a movie out of the story. A woman Samantha Barbash a single woman from Bronx and her crime partner Roselyn Keo both used their wits and smarts to manipulate money from the customers at the club to become rich. According to Rosie the reason behind her getting into the stripper industry is her parents and her poverty. She wanted to make a lot of money then she used to get from a regular job at a restaurant. The cultural information and belief of the article was that people mess up their lives if they do not get the right direction from their parents. Also, they get greedy at some point of life about money that even if they get it enough they feel like it is never enough for them. 

                Roselyn Keo felt the same that even if she thought that was enough money but she still did not stop scamming money from the clients who came to the club. They would run the clients whole card to 0 balance it they piss them off by saying something. They would do it without any hesitation and later on if their customers complain they would blackmail them and take the  money from them. Sometimes they would add drugs to the customers drinks too. The industry was enjoying the cultural momemt of the third feminist taking off one’s garments in the front of an audience was no longer degrading but sexually liberating and financially empowering.They got arrested after one victim managed to report one of his perpetrators admitting how she carried out his to the club while he used to be drugged. Roselyn was never worried about her former colleagues who got arrested. They all pleaded not guilty and got bailed. The background information helped to understand the whole story better because we got to know why they come to that point in their life and all the details. 

 

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A Report from Occupied Territory, Social Science

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Ethnicity is a very big part of our culture. Society differentiate people based on their color, gender and ethnicity. African Americans suffered racial segregation since a lot time period in the United States. They did not get their equal rights as other Americans. In the article, “ A Report from Occupied Territory” by James Baldwin illustrates how society treats a certain group of people based on their racial color that includes discrimitaion and violence. In the article James Baldwin talks about how the U.S. government was violating the Black Americans even though they were innocent. Negroe people have always held the lowest jobs, the most menial jobs, which are now being destroyed by automation. They did not even get proper education from the government. In the article a 31 years old salesman named Frank Stafford was brutally beaten by the policeman when he questioned the police why they were beating a 15 years young kid in Harlem. They beat him, arrest him and take him into custody where they beat him so cruelly that he loses an eye. The man is still on the street with one eye and trying to feed his family. He was known as a cop hater because he questioned the cop why they were beating the black kid. He calls his report “a plea for the recognition of our common humanity,” where he asks for equal rights and equal treatment for the blacks. The U.S. government was unwilling to change anything because Blacks were racist. Also today, many unfixed issues remain, including discrimination and violence. This article includes cultural discrimination among black people in the United States. I believe, a fieldworker might ask why black people are not getting the same rights as others ethnicity. Also, the field worker might use the source that penetrate the insider perspective
how would White people react if they were treated the same way as the Blacks.

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