Bad Habits of College Students (repost)

This video is about the bad habits that most college students obtain, from the stresses of college. Smoking, bad eating habits, lack of sleep and unsafe sex are all common bad habits amongst college students. This video is being presented by a guy who appears to be in college, so it seems to be very credible. This guy who is publicly speaking about these issues uses visuals and statistics to ensure validity amongst his presentation. This person can improve by wearing a different shirt (his shirt literally blended in with the background. It was weird.). He can also be much more confident and rehearsed. It seemed kind of like it was his first time presenting these issues and he couldn’t get his words out in an organized manner.

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Blog Revision (Bad Habits of College Students)

Bad Habits Visual Analysis

The Video title: “TED talk: Bad Habits of College Students”, describes the many poor habits that college aged kids have and why they have these poor habits. Smoking, bad eating habits and unsafe sex are just a few common bad habits amongst college students. Most of these habits stem from the stresses of living without parents, studying, social life and more.The video is being presented by a college aged man, showing credibility. If an older or younger man were to present this video, credibility would be lost. Although credibility is there, the man presenting this video also uses countless visuals and statistics in order to ensure validity. These visuals are conveyed using a powerpoint presentation behind him. Although I thought this presentation was informative and reliable, it lacked many aspects that every good presentation needs.

First, the presenter should have dressed in nicer attire. Wearing a tee shirt and jeans made it seem as if what he was talking about had no importance. If he were to have dressed nicer, the audience would have been more inclined to pay attention and take this presentation seriously. He also seemed like it was his first time presenting about this topic. Good presenters are rehearsed and confident. This presentation lacked both of these things. He stumbled over his words and didn’t look confident. Even though he took the time to remember his presentation without any notes, he needs to find comfort in what he is saying. The lack of confidence shown during this presentation made his credible information seem less reliable.

Overall, the presentation could have been a lot better. Although the important information, statistics, and visuals were there, it needed much more. I think that with more practice and confidence, the presenter would have found the comfort he needs in order to make his mediocre presentation perfect.

Death Penalty

This article talks about what the pros of the death penalty are supposed to be. They use a certain case, ‘Furman’, to explain why the death penalty in The United States is necessary and what the outcome of the death penalty is supposed to do for the United States. Deterrence was a big factor in the death penalty. Those who would have been murderers were supposed to see how the death penalty worked, and be deterred by homicidal behavior. However, research shows that the death penalty worked in the very opposite way, actually stimulating the exact behavior that they were supposed to deter.

One of the pros of the death penalty was to deter criminals from taking part in homicidal behavior. However, the death penalty had an opposite effect, causing criminals to have even higher rates of homicidal behavior.

The death penalty causing deterrence in future criminals was false.

Selling Alcohol in College Stadiums

As of right now, not many college stadiums allow for alcohol to be sold for various reasons, however, colleges are starting to consider it. One side of this argument is that selling alcohol at games should be permitted due to the fact that NCAA games are considered a family event and college students would get too rowdy when introduced to alcohol in the stadium. People who agree with this side are families of young kids and those who are liable for any accidents that may occur in the stadium. I think their beliefs are very logical. They make a good point, however there are many other sides to the argument. Another side of this argument is that alcohol should be served because it makes the stadium and the school more money. At SMU, wine and beer was sold at twelve home basketball games. The alcohol sales netted into the six figures. Owners of alcohol companies and the stadium agree with this side because it helps them financially. Another reason to serve alcohol in the games is for safety. This may seem backwards, however, when people know that alcohol is not going to be served in the game, they drink extremely heavily prior, in order to avoid sobering up during the game. This is very dangerous and causes games to get too rowdy. With alcohol being sold in the stadium, the tailgaters don’t feel as apt to drink as much before the game since they can casually drink during the game. Stadiums who have allowed alcohol in the stadium have had minimum alcohol-related arrests as well as very little alcohol related injuries. Even though there are few reasons why alcohol shouldn’t be served in stadiums, the biggest conference in The United States (The SEC), are going to hold off serving alcohol due security and crowd behavior.

Losing Money

In this Gif, Spongebob is chasing a wallet around. The wallet then spits out a dollar and the dollar swims out of Spongebob’s reach.

Spongebob’s nervous face helps you understand the importance of the wallet. It implies that if he were to lose this wallet, the consequences would not be good. When the wallet spits out the dollar and the dollar hits the water, Spongebob looks defeated. He knows that the dollar is long gone and he is never going to get it back. As the dollar swims out of Spongebob’s reach, you can see it diving further and further away into a dark sea and an even darker sky. The dark sea and sky represents the unfortunate event that just occurred. It almost looks as if the darkness has taken the dollar away and it has no intentions of giving the dollar back.

Greek Life v. Clubs

Managing time in college is tough, especially when you are in a sorority. People tell you to make sure you go to class, spend hours on homework, study for tests, maintain a social life, have a job, get plenty of sleep and join clubs. With only 24 hours in a day, how can we accomplish all of this?

For me, being involved with my sorority overrides joining a club. Clubs are a way to get involved with your major or maybe something you’re interested in, but I found other ways to do that. I’m involved with my major my going to class everyday and maintaining an acceptable GPA that future employers will appreciate. Finding friends through my sorority and doing different activities with them is what I’m interested in, I don’t need a club to help me with that. As for clubs and involvement looking good on a resume, I’d have to disagree. Putting down “member of the soccer club” on a resume doesn’t make you look any more employable. However, being a member of greek life, I’m happy to put down that I helped raise money for Reading is Fundamental and Iowa State Dance Marathon. It show my care and appreciation for something bigger than myself and how hard me and my friends worked to put on philanthropic events.

It’s said that you’re not a well-rounded student if you don’t have club involvement, but I disagree. My involvement in greek life has benefited me more than any club could. It’s given me opportunities to hold leadership positions in the house, bettered my GPA with the help of an educational network, and improve my social skills which will benefit me greatly in the future. No club, no matter how prestigious, could give me the benefits that greek life has given me so far.

To make my argument, i’m giving examples of how greek life has benefited me. I’m also giving reasons clubs benefit students, but counteract it with a way that greek life (in some way) has benefited me in the same way a club is supposed to.

Bad Habits of College Students

This video is about the bad habits that most college students obtain, from the stresses of college. Smoking, bad eating habits, lack of sleep and unsafe sex are all common bad habits amongst college students. This video is being presented by a guy who appears to be in college, so it seems to be very credible. This guy who is publicly speaking about these issues uses visuals and statistics to ensure validity amongst his presentation. This person can improve by wearing a different shirt (his shirt literally blended in with the background. It was weird.). He can also be much more confident and rehearsed. It seemed kind of like it was his first time presenting these issues and he couldn’t get his words out in an organized manner.