Purposeful Summaries- CompIIstudent

Euthanasia For Kids-

It seems counterintuitive that children are allowed to make a decision on euthanasia when they might not by in the right frame of mind to do so, whether that be because of their age or an illness they may be suffereing from.

Belgium has had euthanasia availible to adults since 2002, and in 2014 they ammended that to allow it for children as well. This would allow kids with terminally ill diseases to ceace their pain and put them out of their misery. This would of course also require consent from a parent. The vote was won 86 to 44 in the house, but was opposed by religous leaders and onservative politicians.

It doesn’t seem right for young children especially to invoke this right, as they might not be in the right frame of mind to make it. I’d assume the parents would be against it too, unless they thought it the right thing to do.

Gender Categories in the Olympics

It seems counterintuitive that Facebook has more catgories of genders than the Olympics. We’re now in an age of normalizing choosing your own gender and how you identify yourself. On Facebook besides male or female, there is a third option of “other” where there is a whole well of things to choose from.

I find it interesting how the Olympics, one of the grandest stages in the world, has percieved this new normal. Recently China has had gymnasts who look quite like literal children. Really they could have beeen delayed their hormones, in an effort to keep the athletes fresh as possible.

If Facebook, a social media platform, has all these options for how people identify, shouldn’t the Olumpics do the same thing? Making a whole new category for every event would be tough and strange, but surely it could be done.

Google’s Power

It seems counterintuitive that a search engine like google has this immense ability and power in the world. People my age have grown up with Google. The ability to access anything has always been right there. Now in an age where social media rules the world, shouldn’t google lock down on what is accessible a bit.

It isn’t hard whatsoever to find out anything about anyone anymore. All it takes is a google search. Kids now might not know what they are getting into with all of their info online.

If anyone can use it, that means dangerous people or those with harmul intentions can get info for whatever they want to do> Addresses, numbers, and other personal information is all availible for the world to see. Google should take that into consideration.

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2 Responses to Purposeful Summaries- CompIIstudent

  1. davidbdale says:

    This is fair work, Comp2, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. For example, there’s nothing at all counterintuitive about Google’s power. It may present dangers as well as opportunities, but that doesn’t mean anybody thinks its overwhelming influence defies expectation.

    Let’s take a closer look at just one of your examples.

    It seems counterintuitive that children are allowed to make a decision on euthanasia when they might not by in the right frame of mind to do so, whether that be because of their age or an illness they may be suffereing from.

    —You dilute the strength of your observation by splitting it into two completely different categories. What’s counterintuitive about euthanasia FOR KIDS is the complete disconnect between their YOUTH and the idea of ending their lives electively. Their illness is TOO SIMILAR to the illness of 90-year-olds to distinguish the kids as LESS REASONABLE cases for euthanasia than the elderly.
    —Misspelled “suffering”

    Belgium has had euthanasia availible to adults since 2002, and in 2014 they ammended that to allow it for children as well. This would allow kids with terminally ill diseases to ceace their pain and put them out of their misery. This would of course also require consent from a parent. The vote was won 86 to 44 in the house, but was opposed by religous leaders and onservative politicians.

    —You don’t make a single claim here that indicates your point of view, Comp2, so there’s no apparent PURPOSE to your Purposeful Summary. ”
    —Misspelled “available,” “amended,” “cease,” “religious,” and “conservative.”

    It doesn’t seem right for young children especially to invoke this right, as they might not be in the right frame of mind to make it. I’d assume the parents would be against it too, unless they thought it the right thing to do.

    —Here you state your position, too late to make a strong case for it by selecting the strongest material from the source. Then you argue against yourself by pointing out that the kids DON’T GET TO MAKE THE CHOICE since it requires parental consent. So, what’s your actual position, that parents should not be permitted to make such a choice for their kids?

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  2. davidbdale says:

    I’ve graded your assignment at Canvas, Comp2. If you’re satisfied with the grade, do nothing. If you’d like to revise for a better grade, make significant improvements to all three examples and place this post into the Regrade Please category.

    Whichever you choose, responding to your professor’s feedback is not only polite, it’s the best way to assure that he continues to take an interest in your development as a writer. Any response is good. “Thanks, professor,” and “I have further questions,” and “What the hell was that!” are popular choices.

    If you’d prefer to be ignored, leave no response at all. 🙂

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