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Final Reflection

Throughout this semester, my body of work has been diverse and expansive. From the first week’s assignment to the present, I have tackled a wide range of topics and engaged in various writing styles. One thing that stands out to me is how much I have learned about adapting my writing to different audiences and purposes. I have realized that I can effectively convey information in a concise and clear manner, as well as craft engaging narratives that captivate readers. My writing has developed in unexpected ways, as I have discovered a newfound love for creative storytelling and the power of persuasive writing. The insights gained in this class have not only influenced my work in other subjects but also enhanced my overall communication skills. I now approach writing as a tool for effective expression and as a means to connect with others. This semester’s work has inspired me to set new goals for my writing in upcoming classes, aiming to further refine my storytelling abilities and explore more advanced writing techniques.

One piece of writing on Blogs@Baruch that I am most proud of was the assignment we had for spring break, where we had to answer a prompt from New York Times, my prompt was: Have You Ever Written Fan Mail? If Not, Would You?. I really was jus scrolling through when the title caught my eye. I was tempted to skip it because I felt that it would be too embarrassing to write about, especially to share it for others to see. But fanfiction has actually been part of my life for quite some time and I suddenly felt the urge to write something about it. Would I say it was the best level of writing ever? No, definitely not. But it was the first time in quite a while that I was excited to write. I was giggling, feeling embarrassment, remember all the emotions I felt when I experienced my first fan mail. I’m still feeling it now writing this. I was in the zone, in tune with I was feeling. I was talking to talk, not to write in a sense. And I as I was doing that, I realized that I feel my type of writing is when I write like how I speak. It makes me feel more connected to the reader, more sincere with my emotions because I’m not worried about how I am going to sound intellectually, but how I sound to them conversationally. I wasn’t expecting anyone to comment, I was still hoping no one would because I was still slightly embarrassed but Yineldi did comment and it made me smile because I felt a slight sense of relief that I wasn’t some weirdo as the author of the prompt felt like. So thank you Yineldi if you’re reading this!

The piece of writing that was particularly challenging for me was the 10 point program. For many, it might have been a relatively simple assignment, stating the somewhat obvious needs to create equality. But I found a deep challenge within it where I wanted to capture everything. In doing so, I was making my work too wordy and not easy to remember. So, I spend time cutting, reviewing, rereading to make sure I was fulfilling the goal of wiring the 10 point program but also that I was happy with it. I think I stressed too much about it, but I feel like it was worth the effort because I can see and remember the care and thought process behind each line. The insight I gained as a result is that when you care a lot about something, it is not bad. It shows that I want to present the very best of me, so I shouldn’t feel like I am overdoing or “doing too much” because it invalidated all the work I put in it. So, it the future, I will take into consideration that when I feel like I are too much, I will use that to better convey my writing to tell others.

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Ten Point Program

Raymundo, Yelianni, Evan

  1. We want to minimize inflation on the many goods that your average citizen relies on.
  2. Political inequality – We want to reduce the amount of absolute political impact government officials hold over our individual vote.
  1. We want quality health care for all even those who cannot afford it regardless of poor or rich.
  2. We want to reduce easy access to weapons and implement gun training to decrease gun violence 
  3. We want stable rent regulations that provides affordable housing to minorities to reduce gentrification.
  4. We want to regulate abortion laws so that women are able to make their own choices when it comes to their bodies.
  5. We want more enforced laws and bigger consequence for a Domestic violence
  6. We want better police training to prevent police brutality against minorities
  7.  We want the refinement of the tax system, to which the process is handled more efficiently and tax evasion is severely cut down. 
  8. We demand more funding for homeless shelters and to provide general basic needs for them.
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10 Point Program

By Gabriella Gonzalez  

  1. Abortion Rights for All. We want Roe v. Wade to be put back into place, it is nobody’s business as to why someone may need access to a safe abortion anywhere in the United States and they should NEVER be punished for this basic human right to their own body. 
  1. Better Access to Mental Health Resources. A quarter of people who are homeless are mentally ill and just haven’t been given the proper resources to help them.  
  1. Gun Control Across the Country. Why is it this easy to own a firearm? Firearms should not just be handed out, so to say, we need to be much stricter in the distribution of guns.  
  1. Food is WAY to Expensive. As a basic necessity, needed to survive, food should not be priced how it currently is. This is causing families to go hungry across America and its appalling that no action has been taken.  
  1. Stop Animal Abuse. Over 6.5 million pets are abandoned each year and only 1 out of 10 dogs born will find a forever home, which is why spaying/neutering is so important.  
  1. Healthcare for All. In other countries healthcare is nowhere near this expensive.  
  1. Affordable Education. Why is college so expensive? The system is against us, college should be affordable for all, if not free.  
  1. Nobody Should Be Above the Law. In way to many instances, people of power have gotten away with crimes that “normal people” would go to jail for years for.  
  1. Justice for Rape Victims. Less than 1% of rape cases end in a felony conviction, this is sickening.  
  1. Women Deserve Equal Pay. It is the 21st century people, why is this still up for debate! 
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10 Point Program – Joe Bello

  1. Easier access to proper shelter for homeless people, especially in winter months.
  2. More police presence on subways, and other forms of public transit.
  3. Stricter drug laws to help take illegal substances off the streets.
  4. Cheaper forms of public transportation, easier for people who may not be able to afford it.
  5. More spending into the public school systems.
  6. Reform on Police officers/more training necessary before they are working on the streets.
  7. More police presence in neighborhoods that are unsafe with higher crime rates.
  8. More Strict gun laws to ensure safer streets and places for everyone.
  9. More of a push on keeping the homeless in homes and not on the streets.
  10. Lowered prices of food and clothing in NYC.
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Jason Hernandez. Ten Point Program

  1. More police patrolling around multiple train stops
  2. More government spending towards the community
  3. School programs should be offered more often for students in need
  4. Cheaper medicine for poor communities
  5. People of different groups deserve equal treatment
  6. More awareness of racial discrimination
  7. Awareness of drug usage and how to control this
  8. Equality for the LGBTQ+ community
  9. Higher work pay
  10. More immigration programs
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Ten-point program 

  1. We want to protect women rights to an abortion  .
  2. We want to have universal healthcare .
  3. We want cops to protect our people in high danger areas.
  4.  We want to provide more income to low-income schools .
  5. We want to have a stronger Boarder.
  6. We want to have affordable rent .
  7. We want to have better Gun control.
  8. We want to have a safer transit .
  9. We want forever lasting peace between all of the Nations. 
  10. We want to provide shelter to homeless animals. 
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The Ten-Point Program

  1. We want social and economic benefits for all citizens and non-citizens, regardless of age, race, gender, and ethnicity, in the form of but not limited to: Social security, health care, therapy, self-care, etc.
  2. We want the fair trial of every case brought to court with the imposing of adequate sentences and representative juries; including punishment of any perpetrator who is impeding such justice regardless of their position.
  3. We want education to be free and accessible to all, with funding of every school not being in accordance with the income of the residents around it, therefore providing that the school is given proper resources.
  4. We want childcare to be free and accessible to all; employers should allow accommodation for parents/guardians to be excused within reason. 
  5. We want a raise in the minimum wage, ensuring that it applies to every state and ALL jobs.
  6. We want the refinement of the tax system, to which the process is handled more efficiently where taxpayers are not subject to figuring out what they owe; earning more does not cut benefits; and the introduction of new taxation on the rich.
  7. We want to stop all companies, software, and government from collecting personal data that can be sold or intrude on personal liberties.
  8. We want birth control to be free and accessible for all, with the encouragement of the development of birth control for male individuals so as to be held equally responsible as women.
  9. We want proper assignation of rent based on the living conditions of the home, meaning but not limited to: if the room allows for an individual to walk freely around each bedroom, if the heater/ac/fire alarm/paint are up to code, if the appliances are up to date, if it allows for up to 2 people to move freely between kitchen and bathroom areas. 
  10. We want the limitation of social devices for individuals in accordance with age to promote the growth of the mind for children and the promotion of human relations for everyone included.
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Ten Point Program

Adam Mapoy

1. We want mental care and health institutions for the homeless.

2. We want to get rid of hostile/anti-homeless architecture.

3. We want cops to protect our people in high danger areas.

4. We want equal job opportunities for all people, regardless of who they are.

5. We want everlasting peace between all nations.

6. We want more funding for public schools.

7. We want our teachers and professors to be paid more for what they do.

8. We want more diversity in feminism.

9, We want to take measures to protect and save our Earth.

10. We want to get rid of implicit bias regarding race and other factors in the healthcare system.

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Ten Point Program

Amy Lee, Summer Green, Ethan Jusino, Hope ki

  1. We demand affordable higher education.
  2. We demand an established secured process in order to acquire a gun.
  3. We demand a redistribution of the governments spending to the homeless and the city instead of the military.
  4. We want companies that use non renewable resource energy to be taxed and use that towards environmental groups.
  5. We want women’s reproductive rights to be left alone and to be fully up her.
  6. We demand affordable healthcare.
  7. We want the conservatives and progressives to make an equilibrium point.
  8. We want government officials penalized for wrongfully abusing power on an innocent citizen.
  9. We want drugs restricted on public grounds.
  10. We demand equality to everyone no matter the gender.
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Ten point program

Maggie Lin, Jing wang

1)Hate crime of different races should be stopped

2)Free shelter for homeless people

3)Drug off in public areas

4)Limit the amount of the gun purchase per each person 

5)We want free or more affordable healthcare 

6)We want women to have the freedom of abortion 

7)Equality for different gender, group, work field and race

8)Immigrants having opportunities to stay

9)No war with other nations unless other nations started 

10)More funding for public schools

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