Friday, October 29, 2010

How Well Do You Know Minnesota??

Please Enjoy my Minnesota Quiz! Comment on what you think!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Political Ads...

For a class assignment I was assigned to watch a political ad for Minnesota Governor candidate Mark Dayton and answer the following questions:

Who is responsible for the ad you reviewed?
Mark Dayton, for a better Minnesota, put on this ad
Who is the ad trying to get you to vote for?
The ad is trying to get me to vote for mark Dayton because he supports helping seniors
What advertising techniques did it use?
I think they used repetition because it kept repeating Mark Dayton’s name, and showing pictures of seniors over and over. I also think it used association because a lot of the seniors were smiling, so you’d associate Mark Dayton with good feelings.

What do YOU think about the ad, and does it make you want to vote for the candidate?
I think it was a pretty good ad, because it didn’t put down any of the other candidates in a negative way. I would vote for Mark Dayton because he said he would help seniors, which is a good thing, because they have worked hard all their lives, and they should be rewarded.

It annoys me when politicians put each down so much, and very little of what they say is completely true, or taken out of context. It’s good to see an ad that wasn’t too mean to anyone else.

 click here to see the ad

Friday, October 1, 2010

Banning Books?

It’s crazy how many books are banned in the U.S. each year, and I've read many of them. When Americans think of banned books they often think of Harry Potter, but not often do you think of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See?. Yes, that book has been banned. That was my absolute favorite book when I was little. It was banned in an area of Texas because apparently that author had written a different book that was inappropriate. What do you think? Should books be banned? I'm still not sure...
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