This is an essay I wrote about the effects of smoking on the body for my Anatomy and Physiology class. It’s 6 pages when double spaced and stuff. If you actually spend the time to read it, please comment. Thanks!
Smoking and it’s effects on the body
I chose to report on smoking for this class, because I recently quit smoking a little over 2 months ago. I figured that if I could get a good picture of what was happening in my body, it would help me to stay quit. It is a dangerous and deadly habit. Tobacco and nicotine related diseases kill more than 440,000 people every year. “That’s like 2 jumbo jets crashing and everybody being killed every day.”
Tobacco has been tied to humanity for millennia. It was (and still is to some extent) used in religious ceremonies of some Native Americans, partly because Continue reading
This is my second assignment for my Sociology class. Again, I uploaded it a mere 2 minutes before it was due.
Question: Go to a chat room on the internet and observe the dialogue. Briefly describe the chat room, and the discussion. Using the concepts in Chapter 4, how would you describe the type of dialogue that you observed? How did the communication compensate for the lack of nonverbal communication? What theories of interaction best describes and explains internet interaction
After searching for chat rooms in AIM, Yahoo!, and then seeing if Google had an implementation of chat rooms (Google’s implementation turned out to be too frustrating to figure out to be worth the effort), then trying to get my instant messaging client to work to join in a chat room, I finally settled on ICQ’s web page found at <http://chat.icq.com/icqchat/> that featured online chat rooms. I settled on ICQ because it has a reputation of being less mainstream than AIM and Yahoo! and it has an interface that was easier to understand than the others I explored.
I am taking a class in Sociology as a prerequisite to Nursing. This is my first essay for the class. It’s the first essay I’ve had to write in almost a decade, and I found it kind of fun. When I say kind of, it’s because it is still stressful and I turned it in literally 2 minutes before it was due. If anyone actually reads this, please post a response. I’d like to know what you think.
Question: As you probably know, online classes are currently the most popular sections of Sociology 1 that we offer here at CCSF. How do you think that a sociologist would explain why this is?
Online classes are currently the most popular sections of Sociology 1 offered at CCSF. There are many different factors that contribute to this, but I think that from a sociological perspective, the reason has to do with an over-arching trend in the education community toward online learning brought on by the cultural diffusion and acceptance of cyberculture. There are also aspects about sociology that lend itself more to online learning. On a a micro level, I believe that there are things about this particular class and this particular university that would explain the trend towards more students preferring online instruction. Namely, the structure of a lecture class, the internet savvy culture of the Bay Area, and the fact that CCSF has a high number of commuters and people of a low income within it’s student body.