Summaries-blueee

  1. The Hair Part Theory

It seems counterintuitive that the way a person parts their hair affects the way their personality develops but that’s exactly what it does.

When parting your hair to the left it calls attention to that side which is associated with logic and verbal intelligence. Now when one parts their hair to the right it associates with skills such as doing things visually, artistically, and/or musical. Just by parting your hair a certain way it could affect the way others see you. They can view you differently based on your hair style.

It is believed that personalities or behaviors are passed down from parents but the theory shown in this article is that when parting your hair a certain way others will see you differently, you could look more brave, confident, or even shy just based on the side your hair is parted. For example, in the article The Mirror of Dorian Gray the author Cullen Murphy states “Margaret Thatcher’s left side part supposedly enhanced her aura of strength and will”(Murphy, 1999). There are several examples of celebrities that prove the authors theory.

2) Paper or Plastic?

It seems counterintuitive that the wood from a tree that has been cut, still isolates carbon.

All products from trees are consumed of carbon because it stays trapped. For example, stated in the article Does Using Paper Take CO2 out of the Environment? by Jialu Chen she stated “16.7 million tons of carbon was sequestered in wood products in landfills-including paper..”(Chen, 2012). In landfills the carbon is broken down into methane, while paper isn’t good for storing carbon. Our paper is re-used. Chinese people use our waste paper but it’s much better than them cutting down old growth trees because then it will release carbon into the atmosphere.

3) How to Armor Planes

It seems counterintuitive that when planes came back during the World War II the bullet holes weren’t supposed to be covered with extra armor, the armor was supposed to go wherever the bullets didn’t hit.

The reason that planes should’ve been covered with armor in the places that didn’t get hit is because the planes obviously made it back safe with the areas in which the bullet holes were. The bullet holes in the wings weren’t dangerous, anything that wasn’t hit was supposed to be armored. People should have known this earlier because planes that weren’t armored properly, never made it back safely.

Other information that is revealed in this article about an instructor saying whenever he was rough with a student he got better performance but when he praised them they gave a worse performance. This explains that sometimes being stern can cause people to push themselves and be better but if you praise someone then theres a better chance they will take that as they don’t need to push themselves more because they’re already good.

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3 Responses to Summaries-blueee

  1. blueee04 says:

    I would like to get feedback on what I could do to improve? What did I do incorrect to cause the grade I got?

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    • davidbdale says:

      The Hair Part Theory
      It seems counterintuitive that the way a person parts their hair affects the way their personality develops but that’s exactly what it does.

      In this Summary you’ve misrepresented the theory, Blueeee. The authors don’t claim that changing a hair part changes the behavior or personality of the person who changes the part. Their point is that other people PERCEIVE different traits in people whose hair is parted on the left or on the right. Margaret Thatcher’s hair part didn’t MAKE her confident or commanding; it made her LOOK confident and commanding.

      2) Paper or Plastic?

      It seems counterintuitive that carbon dioxide is taken in by trees and eventually release oxygen as a waste product but they also produce paper which can be re-used.

      There’s nothing at all counterintuitive about trees using photosynthesis to create wood, or to absorb CO2 or to release O2. It’s completely true that trees sequester carbon; the wood from a cut tree still sequesters the carbon; even paper made from the wood sequesters carbon until it is burned or decays in a landfill. Paper still sequesters carbon in ancient libraries until the paper decays. The same would be true of a tree that fell in the woods. If our goal is to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, planting trees, using wood to build houses, using wood instead of plastic to make paper, and RECYCLING our paper instead of burning it or landfilling it are ALL GOOD WAYS to reduce CO2 and global warming.

      3) How to Armor Planes

      It seems counterintuitive that when planes came back during the World War II the bullet holes weren’t supposed to be covered with extra armor, the armor was supposed to go wherever the bullets didn’t hit.

      You’ve stated that counterintuitivity correctly.

      But the way to keep planes from getting shot down IS NOT to armor the whole plane. They’d never get off the ground. You don’t make clear WHY the engineers should have known to armor the NOT-SHOT areas. Until you explain that anecdote, you can’t compare it to the student who doesn’t get reprimanded. In a Purposeful Summary, you don’t necessarily have to cover both. You decide which one is important to your own agenda, as if you were using the source material to write your own essay.

      I hope that will help you Revise for a Regrade, Blueeeee.

      Please always Reply to Feedback, Blueeee. It’s the primary value of the course, and I love the conversations, but I tire of them if they become one-sided.

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