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The Sweet Flavor of Success

Well I think that the freaking out part of this process has finally finish. I use all the help I could get and I have to say that the writing center was a wonderful tool. I definitely like better the email option versus the going to the center one.  They were very meticulous about all the things I could do to fix my essay.

I was very frustrated with the fact that I wasn’t able to analyze more on my essay. I had to work on my thesis also because it wasn’t very strong. But I am glad that after a lot of hard work I am done with this paper. So, now I just going to wait hopefully for an A on my paper so I can really relax. I have to say that I am ready for this summer vacation.

Also I will like to thank all of the kind classmates that cheer me up during these weeks of frustration you really make me smile.

I really going to miss this class, thank you all!

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Instructor Review

 

 

 

 

After listening to the comments of Professor Stacy about my essay, I have to say that I am very frustrated. I know she is right, she knows better than me what a good essay is. But I really don’t have any idea of how to fix it. She asks me to write a stronger thesis and to put more analysis in my sentences. Today I am going to email the writing center for help. I am going to use the email option for the first time because their schedule is not compatible with my working hours. I am very concern about my grade in this essay and I don’t know what to do. I hope at that at the end I would be able to have a great essay and a good grade.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Essay Three: 3:10 To Yuma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I decided to use the movie 3:10 to Yuma for my essay number three. I am not really sure about it, because I really don’t know yet if I will have enough information about how the movie relates to the West theme, so I don’t know if I will change it later. But for now 3:10 to Yuma (2007) is movie about a rancher Dan Evans that while trying to clear up issues about the sale of his land he witnesses a stagecoach robbery led by and outlaw named Ben Wade.  Then after Wade is captured by the law, Evans decides to be one of the escorts who will take Wade to the 3:10 to Yuma train for a reward of $200. Evan’s effort to take Wade to the station is in part an effort to save his land, so the $ 200 reward will be enough to save his land and give a better life to his family. During their journey, Ben gets closer to Dan while his gang of criminals follows the group to rescue their boss.

At the journey Dan discovers that his son William is following them, Evans tries to pressure William to return back to the ranch, but William decides to stay with them. While taking a shortcut through a canyon, the group is attacked by Apache warrior Indians. Evans tries to kill them, but he is badly wounded. Wade saves him, arms himself, and kills the remaining attackers.

Meanwhile the gang doubles back to find Wade. Eventually the two men (Dan and Ben) end up in a room in the Contention hotel, overlooking the street, surrounded outside by armed men who want to rescue Ben or kill him. Then Dan starts going through the town shooting everyone in sight and dodging as many bullets as he can. At the end Dan and Ben began to trust each other and Ben knowing that he had escape of Yuma prison before, decides to help Dan by willingly getting in the train to go to prison.  When they finally get to the train, Ben’s friends shoot Dan in front of son.  William grabs Dan’s gun and points it at Ben, but he can’t bring himself to kill him (after all, it wasn’t really Ben’s fault that Dan died). As William goes to mourn his father’s death, Ben boards the 3:10 to Yuma and heads to prison. As the train leaves, Ben whistles to his horse who runs after the train…meaning that Ben will escape.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Uncategorized