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Euthanasia Debate Reflection

It has been 8 years already that I’ve never debate, until last week. To be honest, I was extremely nervous that I spent around an hour to memorize my research on the day before the debate, and about half an hour in morning of the debate day. Before the debate, I thought that I wouldn’t […]

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Euthanasia debate reflection

In this debate we were arguing whether euthanasia should be legalized or not. We came up with many reasons and lots of evidence from our hard working research. We were divide into two groups and I think that every did well on researches. Everyone in the class were able to present their information both on […]

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Reflection of debate on euthanasia

This debate was the first debate of my life. I was feeling very nervous before the debate because I didn’t have any experiences about debate before. After finished debate I think it wasn’t as bad as I thought. It also enables me to share my opinions freely and also support my teammates. These improve our teamwork skills and building […]

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Euthanasia Debate Reflection

Both teams came up with interesting points and they did their research well. Both teams have prepared to answer their opponents questions, and prepared to attack the opponents’ argument before hand; which I think is good. I think it is one of the main purpose of having this debate. However I feel that my team […]

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Reflections of the Great Debate…

I feel that the debate was very successful and both sides came prepared to tackle all questions proposed to them by the opposition. It seems to me that both for and against arguments were constructed well however perhaps slightly more evidence could have been used during the debate to really nail down arguments. Debating in […]

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Reflections on my Research Process (so far)

I began my research process with a general curiosity about whether or not the languages we knew changed our perceptions of the world (inspired by Chen: http://www.ted.com/talks/keith_chen_could_your_language_affect_your_ability_to_save_money.html), and pretty soon got caught up in a whirlwind of arguments about what linguists term the universalist VS relativist debate. Essentially (below is a typed-up sliver of what […]

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Reflections on the Research Process…(To Be Continued)

The Beginning… I’ll confess right now that I didn’t do enough research before posing my initial question: ‘To what extent is Jung Chang’s perception of Mao’s Cultural Revolution in her memoir, Wild Swans: The Three Daughters of China’ shared in different Chinese communities?’ Before long, I fell into a hole, and a pretty deep one […]

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