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You have stumbled upon the ENG 1020 class blog, a creative space where college students can safely share observations, stories, and analyses about everything from what we wear to how products are advertised.

Writing helps us see the world differently and can even shape how others see it. Here, we write to explore and understand.

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Recent Posts

  • Different Parents – Different Rules

    October 17, 2019 by

    With my Egyptian parents and the Chinese parents I could say they have some common things. My parents want their children to be the best at something in a course whether in sports or academics, but I could say they would be more towards the academic side. They really let the children decide what do… Read more

  • Ways of Parenting

    October 17, 2019 by

    Growing up, I always thought that my parents were super strict. I grew up in a household where my parents spanked us and disciplined us a lot. I believe that this actually made us better because we knew what we did wrong and wouldn’t do it again because we didn’t want to be punished again.… Read more

  • Parenting Styles

    October 17, 2019 by

    For me growing up my I always thought my parents were super strict and had crazy rules. As a young kid I always resented my parents rules. I hated getting “spanked” and time out was the worst 5 minutes of my life. As I got older I understood why my parents disciplined me in these… Read more

  • A parent’s love

    October 17, 2019 by

    Reading this article has me reflect deeply on my parents teachings and how their discipline and guidance have taught me to be the person who I am now. Amy Chua’s parenting isnt too far off from my parents style of parenting. Im expected to do my best and only my best is accepted unless it… Read more

  • Construction in Instruction

    October 17, 2019 by

    As I read Amy Chua’s work “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior” I found a lot of parallels within my own relationship with my mother which struck me as odd simply because I do not come from the same background as Amy Chua. My mother raised my 4 siblings at the time and me for years… Read more

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    October 16, 2019 by

    I was not raised with pity, my parents where not aware that much about my self-esteem unlike other parents, in Amy Chua’s essay, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior,” she says that Western parents are extremely anxious about their children’s self-esteem. For me that was not the case, my case was more like her way of… Read more

  • Parenting Style

    October 16, 2019 by

    By: Jhoany Gaspar This story talked about how Amy Chua parented her kids While reading “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” By Amy Chua. It was quite interesting seeing he point of view on how they raise their children as to the western cultural does. The story talks about things are not allowed to do: Attend… Read more

  • Parenting

    October 16, 2019 by

    I grew up in Thailand which is in Asia and I can tell the difference of parenting style between Asian and Western. I think culture shape the way parent teach or parenting their child, in Asia culture, we value education we try to determine the future by education level. Like Amy Chua said, “Chinese seem… Read more

  • Parenting

    October 16, 2019 by

    Nowadays, we live in a world that has different languages, skin color, lifestyles, and cultures. As a girl growing up in Asian culture and now living in western culture, I do see and experience cultural differences. According to Amy Chua, she said: “academic achievement reflects successful parenting” (403) and I agree with her. Asian parents… Read more

  • Parenting Style

    October 16, 2019 by

    All parents have a different way of parenting their kids. Some of these ways are affective and some are not. In Amy Chua’s writing, she explains her way of parenting her two daughters. There are many sets of rules and things the girls are and are not allowed to do. I can see how this… Read more

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