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an active word

efficacy- something that one has that others do not have, a belief that enhance enthusiasm and activeness.


Words from study section

1) devolution-the passing down of authority from the national government to the state or local governments.

2) praxis-the cycle between action and reflection that is fundamental for social change.

3) commiserate-to sympathize with another.

4) poignant-painful, causing physical or psychological pain.

5) impute- to attribute (responsibility or fault)to a cause or source.

6) quench- to cool down, to eradicate, snuff out. get rid of.

7) annihilate- to wipe out, eliminate, or extinguish, decimate

8) multifarious- having many aspects. multifarious noise of a large crowd.

9) agglutinate-to cleave onto. united as if by glue.

10) delineate-specify, distinguish, limn, describe, portray.


Unit 1 FBED

This is Interstate 20 in Atlanta. An over pass is exposed right in the middle of this image. Trucks and construction vehicles are in the opposite or oncoming lanes. There is an exit sign slightly above the upper right hand corner of the picture. A tractor trailer is ahead of two vehicles just passing the exit lane. The car in between the truck and the van behind is positioned as it is going to exit the traffic.


Unit 2 FBED

This is the Decatur Transit Station.

The building is facing towards the street from the subway entrance. East Decatur Station

A white cloth hanging in front the entrance to the back side of the building

A gentleman is walking into the other building. Two poles with concrete at

the bottom the hold the glass verrender to the entrance.

The wheel accessible building has pedestrain cross walk right infront of the

east side of the station. The tree on the left side of the building has a shadow

that creates a nice shade in the field. The green color of the building blend with

the blue sky and a gray metal vender on top of the building. The reflection from

the glass doors make the front view nice and bright for a better out look. The from

yard is designed with solid concrete which makes the guaranteed in foundation.

There is a flower pod with an image of a circle unity tree hanging slightly above it.


Searching for a suitable topic for my final paper

To be successful in any endeavor requires a decent decision. I am went to the library to start my final paper. I’ve got a lot of topics to choose from, but I spent more than twenty-five minutes deciding which one will I have access to. The tools that I will need to explore this topic. But I think I should take time to revisit those topics.


unit 2 Personal Site Response (PSR)

The author of this article sends a message that the American audience has an expectation of university campus to be totally different from other learning facilities- an arena that should have a look to portrait a quality academic life and a perfect representation of the community in which the campus exists. Today’s university is perceived as to have resilient places, and more than academic upgrade, classroom additions, and its academic buildings; a site that comprises of holistic learning spaces, with the fact that learning is a life long and year round pursuit which takes place throughout the campus, and not just a fragmented indoors in designated instructional spaces. “Only one fifth of a student’s time is spent in classroom”, contributing about one fourth of the learning variance. This reinforcement was done by Rodloff.

As a matter of fact, the word ‘campus’ derived from Latin word for field. “Early American colleges and universities were self sufficient and often built in rural locations with dormitories, dining halls, and recreation facilities”, (Bowman, 2011). The high expectation and college experience today has created stimulating and demanding times in students’ lives, where a multitude of curricular and extra curricular situation require heavy use of direct, focused attention and concentration.

Campus landscapes as learning spaces, are essential for better provision of conducive facility, but they should not be taken over the importance of college students’ professional success.


My annotation of innovation campus

T: Langge gives an effective evidence to support her claim that the new innovation campus and the culture being promoted will benefit universities and their students. But two most interesting segments from this article that need consideration are quotation from interviews of university administrator and financial figures regarding cost associated with high-tech “learning” facilities.

I: Unquestioned interviews of university administrators serve to promote the innovations described in the article, but does not provide a meaningful context for an open debate.

II: Financial figures in the article give the impression that the only complaints against corporate/ tech culture and the design aesthetic it promotes as an overall value for everyone, including universities and their students.

C: Lange employs detailed descriptions of the tech environments of several specific university programs from diverse institutions as evidence. But there’s question about the dangerous failure of the article: ‘What is the cost of celebrating new technologies and the values and aesthetics they promote without questioning their impact on our humanity’?


Assignment: Unit 3 Reading

General outlines: staircase, hall, buildings, open space. The idea that universities are investing in big, high-tech buildings in the hope of evoking high-tech thinking is successful. The evidence that Lange uses is materials used in the passage. For example, she uses objects and structure to broaden the emphasis that proximity and conversation can produce creative ideas. Yes, the evidence is effective. The building , # 20- The warren office building produces man breakthrough through proximity.The rationales of these buildings are varied: Employers are not satisfied with graduate preparation, students are unhappy with outdated teaching methods, colleges want to  attract students with tasty vision and whose skillful ideas might come in handy on campus.


Recognizing compus cont2

The author of this passage is writing that the American audience has an expectation of  university campus to be totally different from other places. An arena that should have a look that portrait a quality academic life and a perfect representation of the community in which the campus exits. Today’s university is perceived as to have resilient spaces, and more than academic upgrade, classroom additions, and its academic buildings; as a site that provides holistic learning space. Learning is a life long and year round pursuit which takes place through out the campus, not just a fragmented indoors in designated instructional spaces. “One fifth of a student’s time is spent in the classroom,”  Radloff noted. Contributing about one quarter of the total variance.


Recognizing campus landscapes as learning spaces

The continue growth in number of students enrolling in 2- or 4-year colleges and universities create unique twenty-first century changes and challenges for American higher education institutions.

The high cost of quality education, the need for increased universal and open access make US university systems more diverse, changing and complex.(paragraph I).Get Involved

Technology, the growing population of 2- or 4-year college and university students, the high cost of quality education, and the need for open access in the diverse society, create vast changes and challenges for US university systems.

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