Freewrite #1

My name is Thao Tran. My first name is Thao and my last name is Tran . My mom’s best friend named for me . At first, I do not care what my name means. Some my friends asked me what my name means, i said I do not know. If I were given the name , I would not change my name. Some people told me I should have an English name because it is easily to call. However, I do not want to , because in my class,  most of teachers and classmates can call my name easily.

images

Freewrite #8

The article that I will use to support my ENG Essay 3 is “Cigarettes butt waste is more than just litter” by Jenna  Peterson and Sujung Kim. They point ot that Cigarette butts are toxic, non-biodegradable, waste that create environmental health risks and an economic burden . Furthermore, many pounds of butts end up as toxic waste annually.  The information was published in May 5, 2015 and it is from Environmental Heath News. The information relate to my topics because it gives the fact statistics about cigarette butts affect the environment. The purpose of the information is letting all the people know cigarettes not only affect the people health but also the environment.

EPSON DSC Picture

Free write #7

I am interviewing my dad, because he know clearly how bad the cigarette affects people and environment. He had a tough time to quit smoking because he does not want cigarettes affect his children’s health. He can smoke one packet per day.

  1. How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
  2. What do you think if the factory stop producing cigarettes?
  3. Why do you quit smoking?
  4. Do you think cigarettes should be banned?
  5. Do you have tough time to quit smoking?  download-1

Freewrite #6

For my ENG 100, Essay 3, The topic that I have chosen to do research on is smoking. I will interview my dad for my essay . My dad smokes a lot for a long time. He has a difficult time to quit smoking . The question i will ask is :

  1. How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
  2. What do you think if the factory stop producing cigarettes?
  3. Why do you quit smoking?
  4. Do you think cigarettes should be banned?
  5. Do you have tough time to quit smoking?  download

Words of Wisdom

Two sentences that I follow are ” No cliff is so tall that it cannot be scaled ” and ” No breadfruit can be reached when the picking stick is too short”. The first sentence means no problems is too great when one tries hard to solve it . And the second sentence means there is no success if you do not have any preparation. In my opinion, ” olelo no eau ” means idioms. I can use idioms when I want to advise people.

unnamed

Campus Resources

The campus resource that I will be visiting and doing research about is Math Lab Office. I have known about Math Lab  is Math Lab  is having Math Lab tutoring to help students solves their homework, having textbooks and solution manuals, and having computers that students can use.The types of resources that I will consult for this essay is having the interview with staffs work in Math Lab Office. I think students should use it because it helps students a lot about Math

download-5

freewrite 4

About Myself

My name is Thao. I am from Vietnam. Now I live in Ko Olina. Most of people think that I am Chinese. Everybody knows that my hometown has many scooters. Living in my hometown gives me a lot of experiences that I have not met before. I learned how to deal with difficulty in my life. I also learned try to work hard and be friendly with everybody .


hello_i_am_vietnamese_nametag_classic_round_sticker-r059fc5369eb94bc19d3894e11ec1b2c4_v9waf_8byvr_324Freewrite 2

What is Malama?

In my opinion, malama means protect , prevent, and take care of the environment. It means to me that we have to do something to protect , prevent, and take care of the environment . The topics that I am thinking about are GMO products, petroleum, and smoking. Probably, I will choose smoking. Why people should stop smoking? My topics relate to malama is that if people continue smoking , it will affect the environment. I think I will use Leeward library resource and interview  to get more information on my topics.download-2  Freewrite 5

Math Lab Office

At Lee Ward Community College, there are lots of offices that students can visit such as Writing Center, Learning Resource Center, Student Health Center,and Math Lab. It is in MS 204, and its hour are 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on Mondays through Thursdays and from 9:30 AM to 3:00 on Fridays. In my opinion, all students should visit Math Lab because ‘ Math Lab helps students develop in mathematical procedures by providing guidance on routine homework problems’. Students should visit it because of three reasons : having Math Lab tutoring to help students solves their homework, having textbooks and solution manuals, and having computers that students can use.

Firstly, the Math Lab has tutors who can help you with computerized homework and other assignments were given by instructors, and study guide that are not graded. The Lee Ward websites states, ” Tutors are available circulating around the Math Lab assisting students or checking resources in/out at the Help Station”(par #3). Most students think they are not a lot of tutors to help students, but you do not need to worry about that because they are always available to help students . Some students use Math Lab for the first time and some have trouble with difficulty homework, they will definitely need tutors to help them .

Secondly, there are textbooks and solution manuals in Math Lab . All the textbooks and solution manuals are always available if students want to borrow them . According to Naomi Uyeno, a lab manager, ” There are a handful of students who borrow textbooks here. If you are interested in borrowing a textbooks for a class currently offered at Leeward Community College, then you must return the textbooks the same day that you borrow it. If you are interested in just reviewing concepts, we have older editions of textbooks that you can borrow as well. You may borrow these for as ling as you wish . Feel free to stop by the Lab if you’d like to borrow a book”. That is a good information from a lab manager because some textbooks are very expensive and students cannot afford to buy books. They can borrow it from Math Lab without paying any fees.

Thirdly, students can use Math Lab computers. According to Leeward website, “There are nineteen computers available;e for students ti use for Leeward CC MATH and QQ discipline course, and are located in the back room of the Math Lab . Students can use computers for an unlimited time to use as long as students are working on Leeward CC MATH or QM discipline course work”(par 1). Some students do not worry about the time using computers, they can use unlimited time to work on Leeward CC MATH and QM discipline courses.

In conclusion, in my point of view, students should use Math Lab because it has many advantages such as having Math Lab tutoring, having textbooks and solution and manuals, and computers for students. It definitely help students a lot in Math because Math Lab helps students develop in mathematical procedures by providing providing on routine homework problems.

download-4

Who Am I As a Learner

A paragraph which explains how I have improved as a writer is “At Leeward Community College, there are a lot of offices that students can visit such as Writing Center, Learning Resource Center, Veterans Resource Center, Student Health Center, Math Lab. It is in MS 204, and its hours are 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays and from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Fridays. In my opinion, all students should use Math Lab because “Math Lab helps students develop in mathematical procedures by providing guidance on routine homework problems”. Students should visit it because of three reasons: having Math Lab tutoring to help students solve their homework, having textbooks and solutions manual, and having computers that students can use.” I choose this paragraph because it shows my thesis statement. In my thesis statement, it gives three reasons to persuade students should visit Math Lab . Thesis statement is very important in an essay, and I am confident in writing a thesis statement now .

When I looked back my goal on Essay 1 in English 22, I fulfilled my goal that I did not write my paper at the last minutes because I am quite lazy in writing papers. Furthermore, I think the most fulfilling goal is my writing skill such as putting my paragraphs and sentences in right order and writing the thesis statement. Right now, I am not having trouble writing a thesis statement . I am confident with my thesis statement when I write papers.

In my opinion, the challenges that I faced in this class are submitting my papers on time and doing some presentations. I always write my paper at the last minutes so submitting papers on time is challenging to me. In addition, I have to do some presentations. I really hate that because I am not confident and scared of standing in front of many people to talk. Thanks to doing some presentations, I am confident with my presentations now. I have to write my study schedule and focus one hundred percent on my work to correct those challenges.

I learned many things about writing such as how to write thesis statement, how to do in-text citations and Works Cited in this class. Learning how to write a thesis statement helped me a lot because a thesis statement is very important in writing essay. In addition, learning how to do works cited and in-text citation because it enables either me or other reader to go back and obtain the sources that I used in preparing your report. 

I grew as a person is professional. For example, when I submit my papers on time because in the past, I always submit my paper late. So I feel like I am professional and pleasure in my work .

As a learner , I am a Generation Z student. Some characteristics possess Generation Z student such as living in a world with Internet and cell phone, using YouTube or social media

for typical research assignments, and eating, and watching videos simultaneously. For example, when I do not have any idea for my essay, the first thing that I do is finding some ideas related to my essay on Google.

I am Doer. I prefer learning by doing and seeing what had worked in the past. I am an impatient person, and I am easily to give up . For example, when I have to interview a person in essay two, I feel dispirited because I did not know what questions I would ask. This was the first time that I had to interview another person .

My learning style is visual. I like to see demonstrations, diagrams, slides, or poster because I think images is a good way for me to memorize the information in lesson. For instance, I would rather watch than talk or do, remember faces better than names, and memorize things by seeing them on. For example, I do not remember my classmates names except three classmates names that sit nearby me. I think I do not know my classmates name until they do the first presentation to introduce themselves .

images-2