The evidence I would always choose would be quotes from the books, which I feel I picked the right ones to use. However, like I said above I wasn’t very clear with the reasoning behind the quotes I placed in my papers. Overall I have much to work on, but I do have some skills. I hope throughout the Spring semester I can conquer all of my weaknesses. With the help of fellow classmates reviewing my papers with me and having meetings with Dr. Eldred I should be able to limit my weaknesses and turn them into strengths.
I always try to practice my self-control and creativity in using quirky and stylistic writing in accordance with my writing because I realize that is my weakness as well as many other students. Besides, this is a course in which I find the spirit of helping each other in the study of students is very high. I think I have improved in teamwork skills including acquiring people's opinions, evaluating team members' posts and arranging team work for high efficiency. Besides, I also developed the ability to evaluate myself to be more complete. Attitude in learning is also important when making a self-assessment in this course.
One of Descartes’ main arguments about animal’s inability to reason is that they are unable to communicate. If animals are born with the same general organ structure as humans, what’s stopping them from communicating with us? To Descartes, it’s their lack of intelligence. Sure parrots and some other animals can mimic human sounds and words, but they lack the ability to think about what they are saying. Another one of Descartes arguments supporting the separation of humans and animals is that if machines were created to resemble and act like animals, there is no way we would be able to tell them from the real thing.
Descartes arguments lack evidence and examples that are too easily refuted. Descartes uses objections that human beings exceed at in order to support his argument for animals not having a soul. In conclusion, I have presented the flaws of Descartes reasoning for animals not encompassing souls. His views lack understanding of animal behavior and have been perceived as such by many contemporary philosophers. It is a complex and controversial topic on which many philosophers and scholars have pondered, but the soul cannot be merely associated with knowledge and behavior.
Genetically speaking, our DNA does not code for proteins allowing some of our cells to specialize into the aforementioned features. Simply put, we are not supposed to swim yet we do anyway. Another example is how an estimated 0.3% of the population is transgender. Although, a few animals exhibited gender discomfort they still adapted and began to behave such as their gender. Humans defy their biology and their physical being due to mental discomfort.
That was something I always wanted to do because I fell as if when the topic is important to me it can be more helpful. I was able to meet this goal by writing paper two “What matters to professionals in your field?” In this paper I already had accomplished goal number one with knowing exactly who my audience was going to be and how to keep the correct tone in my writing. But the thing that was the most important was for me to use different types of sources to give evidence on why those things matter to people in my field. This paper required a lot of research, but a lot of good research that helped me see the things that concern the people in field and could possible concern me one day. It forced me to have to use a different form of research technique that I was not use to using.
I must argue my thesis to my professor as well as my fellow classmates. With the skills, that I learned in this class, I will hopefully be able better to argue my
As the semester meets an end, I am enthralled into reflecting upon my progression as a writer, reader, and a prospective professional throughout this course coordinated by Mr. Billings. Nonetheless, considering the inevitable flawed nature of writing, there are some aspects that I still need to work on, and eventually master as I move forward in my academic career. I learned immensely starting from a variety of writing styles, proper use of MLA format to read and to critically use evidence to formulate a strong and persuasive essay. Throughout this foundational writing class, I was able to cultivate my writing skills and compose essays for particular audiences and purposes. The goal and objectives that I held to be the most important to my
Cognition is an animal’s ability to make a decision by evaluating or processing current information based on some representation of prior experience (Kamil in Pepperberg 127). Some animal studies, such as Franci... ... middle of paper ... ...th other animals, because we do not share the same forms of communication. We can not ask what other animals are thinking, what they want or feel, or even determine if they have a sense of self. What is known right now is that we do not know, but that is no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater and assume animal consciousness does not or can not exist. Until further observations or tests can be developed that will start to lead man to a closer understanding of the animal mind, it is important to remember that absence of evidence does not imply evidence of absence.
A Student Guide to Writing a History Paper The first thing that you may ask is why write papers at all? Writing is an invaluable part of the educational process, because writing forces you to take your knowledge of a subject, and organize it all into a coherent and concise presentation. Furthermore, it forces you to dig deeper and uncover interesting information about a person or event that might otherwise be mentioned during instructional time. There is another practical reason why you should write well. After you graduate, many of those with whom you will have contact in your professional life will judge you and your work based upon your writing.