Author Archives: davidbdale

About davidbdale

Inventor of and sole practitioner of 299-word Very Short Novels.

Hypothesis Feedback

About half of you (maybe more!) should be asking for Feedback Please regarding your “My Hypothesis” posts. (I took another look. Almost all of you should be asking for feedback on your Hypothesis posts.) I love you. I want what’s … Continue reading

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My Hypothesis—hailthegreat8

Hypothesis 1. Does an Authoritarian parent style affect a child more than an Uninvolved parenting style? 2. Signs of Permissive parent 3. Difference between Authoritarian and Authoritative parent style 4. Which parenting style demonstrates the best results in a child

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How to Post to the Blog

It occurred to me while I was waiting for my instructional video to be processed at Canvas, that I could also post it here.

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Practice Opening—davidbdale

Children are the saddest casualties, and too often the most vulnerable. As recently as 2014, in the latest catastrophe to spin out of the death fest in Syria, the local polio outbreak spread to Iraq. Despite what the New York Times called “an … Continue reading

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Why Does the Universe Exist?

DANIELLE GALLO: The reason that the universe exists is because the entity that created the universe wanted plastic, but did not have the means to make plastic. Although we are unsure what the entity wanted the plastic for, it is … Continue reading

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Portfolio Verification Day

WED MAY 01 We’ll be double-checking your Portfolio for completeness and compliance on the last day of class, WED MAY 01. Consider it your Final Exam, essential to passing the course. Once we’ve verified your Portfolio complete, I’ll confirm your … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking Was Wrong

I shared this post with you today in class before I found this perfect expression of why we can always say with confidence that “the scientist was wrong.” The opening joke (attributed to Albert Einstein) tells the whole story. How … Continue reading

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Course Evaluations

Please help the Writing Arts Department determine my fitness for instruction by completing a brief evaluation of your experiences in this course. Without identifying who, the administration has informed me that three students from this course so far have completed … Continue reading

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Counterintuitive Predictions

Counterintuitive Predictions 1. True or False. What occurs in the world is not always reasonable, logical, or right. Even so, it might be true. You’ll decide whether the Premises below are True or False. 2. Reasonable or Unreasonable. People act for reasons … Continue reading

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