Kaldor's Intro to Sociology Spring 2014
About this class
Students review important journalism and social science research on issues they care about.
Students in SUNY Brockport's SOC 100 will also respond to posts from students at Champlain College St. Lambert and College of Westchester.
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Stepping in Starbucks shoes, I feel that this is a very smart idea. A lot of costumers are college students who like to study as well as drink alcohol, so having beer and wine will increase sales. Being a college student I see the other side to it where as it could potentially get very annoying trying to do work in a bar-like atmosphere. My mom is in love with coffee and when I was younger we would always top at random coffee shops and the atmosphere was amazing, I feel like adding alcohol to start bucks will have an opposite atmosphere due to people being drunk.
I couldn't agree more, kids these days are playing way too much video games. My mom was very strict with how long I could play video games when I was younger and I am very thankful for that. I feel that video games effect young kids more than college kids, because young kids' brains are still developing and by the time they are at college their brain is basically developed to its full potential. The only effect I think video games would have on college kids is just it being a distraction, which is an easy fix just get the game out of your life while at school.
I never gave too much thought about homelessness and drugs, but there seems to be some sort of correlation. I know in most TV shows or movies, they will show a homeless man as either a drunk or a addict of some kind. I never knew for sure, but I could always guess that being homeless would raise the likelihood of taking drugs. Being homeless would be extremely tough and depressing, so it is no surprise that more homeless people turn to drugs for help. Drugs gets them out of reality and it allows them to feel like the world isn't depressing for them. Then once their high ends, all they want to do is get back to their paradise. I agree that taking drugs won't make you homeless, but if you are homeless you are more inclined to take drugs.
I can relate a lot while reading this because studying has never come easy to me. After reading this I may try a few new things. I usually thought studying is just making flash cards and sitting there being bored out of your mind. I never was forced to sit down straight after school to do homework so I don't know what it is like. From my experience, I did best on my homework after I relaxed from school. This relaxing included stuffing my face with any foods, Exercising outside, and sitting down for a bit. That is when I would usually did my homework and it was an okay system. I do wish I had a higher drive to study, but I just never found that I needed to. I am still waiting for my rude awakening in college, but until then I will be trying to improve my studying habits.
As a college student, I could not agree more that studying habits vary per person. Personally, I do not study as often as I should to really know what works best for me. I procrastinate and am usually all over the place when I finally get around to studying. In my high school days, studying was not really an option for me because I would have school, then sports practice right after and by the time I got home, I would be way too tired to accomplish any work. This would occur every day, so work would keep getting pushed back and build up on me. And because of my schedule, the end result would always be cramming not only the night before, but also minutes before a test. My parents being busy people themselves also knew what I was going through and were able to provide a lot of advice for studying. They kept on me about having a planner which made life so much easier for studying and just managing my schedule as a whole. I really enjoyed the article and it makes me feel good that someone else can share in the struggle of study habits with me.
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For anyone to abuse anyone doesn’t make sense to me especially to abuse the elderly and children. Abuse can be displayed in any form such as mentally, physically, verbally, and emotionally. An individual to take upon such an action is ignorant and belong in a mental hospital to receive some help. My great-grandma went into a nursing home eventually as she got older and more ill. I believe there are people who worked there and abuse the elderly there because they are mentally sick. The reason I came to believe this because of people who I knew that worked in that field had many stories related to this topic. The elderly are usually put here by family to get rid of them but for my great-grandma that wasn’t the case. This probably promotes workers to think its fine to do this because it makes it easy for them to get away with it. This is an issue that needs more awareness because the elderly are still human beings. Just because they are in a nurse home doesn’t mean they aren’t intelligent, healthy, or understand what is taking place. If I ever found this happen to someone I love I would be angry. This is my reason to never put a love one in a nursing home. More assistance to prevent this from happening is needed and justice is needed for all the elderly.
You’ve made some good points in this article. You also provided me with more information about the studying habits. I’ve noticed that it’s extremely hard to concentrate when I try to do work right after class. Next time I’ll try exercising beforehand to see if it changes the way I focus while doing work. I also noticed that it is really important to find a good studying area. I love being in a quite area where there is a minimum amount of people. Yes, studying and doing homework is super boring, that’s way I need to be away from people while I do my work or else I’ll be paying attention to my friends rather than my work. I really enjoyed reading this article because it provided me with a new insight on how to prepare to do my work. This article also provided me with new and helpful information that I can pass on to my friends and others if they are having the same issues as I do when I need to study.
Destructive decisions on the road
Kaldor’s Intro to Sociology
From what I have learned from my personal teacher who is close to me, my five hour hours session, and common sense is to pay attention to others to avoid accidents. I am a licensed driver and I was taught by an excellent driver. Everyone must learn that driving is a privilege and never to be reckless. Drinking drunk is irresponsible and it is dangerous to everyone in its path. Driving is already dangerous on its own without drunk drivers because accidents occur all the time. It is never wise to drive and try to multitask with anything else. I am honored to be able to drive and everyone who drives should feel the same. I get irate when other drivers who are around me don’t drive and safe and consider other individuals’ lives. I’ve been close to being in an accident by other drivers making destructive decisions. When this occurs, it scares me to death because everything could drastically change in a rapid pace. In high school, I was on the committee for Students Against Destructive Decisions because I was so eager to drive and I have great passion for responsible people to be the only ones to drive. Driving can easily turn into a life & death situation in no time. People making reckless decision could ruin lives of all who are involved.
This particular article caught my attention right away because it’s always been a pet-peeve of mine when people shove their beliefs down the throats of others; whether it be on a religious matter or something totally unrelated like sports, for example. Especially recently, I’ve had a strong dislike for people who do those kind of things and don’t let their peers practice whatever. Anyways, your article was well researched and well written! I really liked how you focus predominantly on the parent-child relationship as I think that’s a significant topic of concern. I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to have parents who have never been forceful and have let me pave my own way in regards to mostly everything, including religion. However, I have infact been witness to accounts where parents are overbearing and force certain tactics and beliefs on their kids; leading those kids to be disobedient later on. I think that some parents get so overly consumed with the thought of molding their children into exactly what they want them to be that it gets to the point where, once these kids reach an age where they can think and act for themselves, they resent this oppressiveness and justly rebel against it.
This is a tough topic for me to take a specific stance on. On one hand, as a parent, you don’t want your children to develop lazy or “bad” study habits in their upbringings but, on the other hand, you also wouldn’t want to hound them and force things upon them as it is crucial that they become free thinking adults and learn to figure things out on their own. I guess I would have to say that a happy-medium must be reached in order for good things to come about here. I think my parents did everything right as, in my own experiences, they never hounded me about doing my homework at specific times or anything like that but they were successful in stressing the sheer importance of doing well in school. My Dad would always tell me how school is my job and I should treat it like one. This allowed me to develop the drive that I have today even though my parents were not at all oppressive and were quite laissez-faire when it came to my in-school performance through the years. Anyways, I really liked your post and everything you did with it! Hopefully we can all find that happy-medium when we’re parents someday!
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