Saturday, March 31, 2012


Man that issues paper was a doozy. I actually had a lot of fun writing it though. It was a topic I enjoyed so it was interesting for me to do all the research for it and then construct an argument for it. In high school I would always just find whatever sources on the internet for research papers. So I had a difficult time finding legit sources that weren't written by 15 year olds who just figured out how to create a web page. But I did, so my paper is real, ok?! I thought the thingy where we learned how to find sources was really helpful. Well guys, it's been fun! I can't believe another semester is almost over. This is the last blog post, so take it easy friends!

Nothing like a smiling sun to pick you up when you're feeling down...

J-Dub signing out!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Breaking It Down!

Well I'm just going to have to mix and match to make my paragraph outline work.

My topic of my paper is very historical in nature (the dropping of the atomic bomb in WWII). I had to take the 6-part paper outline and disperse the narration/ explanation part into the reasoning/ arguments part of it. Partly because my arguments wouldn't make sense without historical background. Part is a weird sounding and weird looking word when you say it too much...

1. Intro- Usual introduction, some historical background.
2. Statement and division of subject- Defined by my thesis within the intro.
3. Reasoning and arguments/ narration and explanation- My arguments are A. the Japanese were not about to surrender, thus it saved more lives than an invasion would have taken. B. The use of the bomb deterred a very powerful Soviet Union from any aggression. C. The use of the bomb created a dead lock for bomb use in the future.
4. Prothetic- I'm still trying to figure this one out...
5. Conclusion- just everything summed up nicely!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Oooooohh maaaaan! Bummer in the summer!

I'm not actually going to have a bummer in the summer, I just like saying it. My U.S. history teacher my Junior year of high school would always say it and he had THE deepest voice ever (he was actually the announcer for the L.A. Dodgers- pretty cool). I'm am so pumped for school to be over! In fact, I made a paper chain to count down the rest of the days I have to be up here. It's pretty exciting to break one every day you should try it! I'm going to go to the beach every day before work when I get back! Newport with all my friends back home. I get to go back and work at the Honda dealership and see all my 40 and 50 year old Mexican friends who speak barely any English and practice up my Spanish for my mission! At the beach by morning/afternoon ,washing cars by night! Making money and having fun is pretty tight! (Did anyone pick up that vague song reference,  I changed the words so probably not) I just have to endure to the end of school now, and knock out that issues paper! We're almost out of here!!!!!!!!!

I know I already obsessed about the beach my last post, but I really do miss it. Here is the beach "The Wedge". It has monster waves that crash right on shore... definitely a win-lose situation.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Research Place!

Well... I don't have a whole lot to say about my experience. It was very brief cause I didn't really have any questions at the time. The guy did show me how to find a newspaper database so that was... good. I just felt like we already learned most of the stuff there was to know about that research website. Anyways gotta finish that paper so I don't have to worry about it over the weekend because I'm leaving for home in a few hours!

Here's my favorite beach back home, Newport!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Theses! (but actually just one)

Although the atom bomb in WWII has had lasting negative consequences, the bomb saved more lives than it took because the alternative to ending the war was a massive invasion.

I'm not sure what this is, but for some reason a thesis search under creative commons finds it relative... so here you go!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Issues For Days!

Effects of the Atomic Bomb in WWII: 

How much damage did the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki cause immediately?

Did the atom bomb end up saving more American and Japanese lives than an invasion would of?

Stem Cell Research:

What aspects of it caused President Bush to not fund it during his presidency?

Are there less controversial methods?

Sweatshops- (of course they are deplorable): 

Is boycotting sweatshops or buying from them the best way to stop their use?

 How many now thriving and civil nations and cities grew from sweatshops?