DUBAI: A Look at it's Social Issues
A class project in Mr. Smith's English 10 at Cardinal Newman HS
Nation of your choice: DUBAI
Rationale (or explanation why you are curious about this country): The reason as to why i am interested in going to Dubai is because i would like to learn more Dubai, there culture, way of life, education, government, democracy, history, geography, human rights , economy, city-Scape , transportation, health care ,International relations , cities , and the history behind Dubai's new stop lines.Dubai has got a lot of international students, people living there and some go to Dubai for vacations. Dubai is the most leading place which is doubling up the numbers of the hotels in order for them to have some money and show people around the hotels.
Summary (of what you already know about the history, geography, culture, and social issues): Dubai's culture is very diverse because you can people from all over the world in Dubai, Some of the social issues are when, Indigo Airlines Novel Protest Lapel Pin.Dubai is located on the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the country.The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai has got the leading number of population. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo's. It has also attracted the world's attention through many innovative construction projects.
Prediction (about what you think you will discover or hope to discover during your research): During my research i hope to discover the type of language which they speak, their form of education and the reason as to why most of the people like Dubai. The type of transportation that most of the people use. I also would like to find more information about the history of Dubai.Dubai has got a lot of history behind it's background and a lot of people like Dubai.
Discussion (of the importance of this nation in the global community, i.e., the “so what?”): The importance of this nation is to have fun and respect others.The importance of this nation in the global community is that it has got it's own major oil exporting and that some of the countries depend on Dubai for it's oil.Dubai's most important thing is especially have respect to the rules and regulations that they give you and if you do not break any of the rules then you are going to be on the right side of the room with the government and the police.
New York Times Topics: DUBAI
#1 They Say, I Say
Student Name: Beatrice. Wanjiru
Title of article (in quotation marks): "Speeding Up and Shrinking,Rugby Extends Global Search".
Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized): The New York Times.
Essay Author: SAM BORDEN
Date of Publication: Dec.8,2014
Essay main idea/thesis statement:"The growth of rugby sevens, a streamed-lined and faster-paced version of the sport, referred incorrectly to rugby's history as an Olympic sport. Ruby was a medal sport at the Olympic debut in 1900,1908,1920 and 1924; it will not be making its Olympic debut in 2016.The article also misstated the duration of standard rugby union games.They are 80 minutes, not 90."
Quote: Sam Borden says that," What sevens does allow any country to think it has a real, live chance," said Friday, who has also coached in England and Kenya. "In rugby, there are plenty of games where you'd bet your mortgage on the result.
Comment: Although i agree with Sam Borden up to a point, I cannot accept his overall conclusion that "In rugby there are plenty of games where you'd bet your mortgage on the result." I am really not sure whether in rugby there are plenty of games where you'd bet your mortgage on the result of rugby. Unless you are a fun of rugby then you will agree with Sam Borden.
#2 They Say, I Say
Student Name: Beatrice. Wanjiru
Title of article (in quotation marks):"Dubai,Once a Humble Refueling Stop, Is Crossroad to the Globe".
Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized):The New York Times.
Essay Author:JAY MOUAWAD
Date of Publication: June 18,2014
Essay main idea/thesis statement: Dubai, Once a Humble Refueling Stop , Is Crossroad to the Globe.
Quote: "Dubai lies at the heart of global travel nexus, linking Asia-Pacific to Europe and Africa" (1).
Comment:Although i agree with Jad Mouawad up to a point, I cannot accept his overall conclusion that Dubai lies at the heart of global travel nexus, linking the other types of countries in it, What if the travel decide not to visit Dubai? What may happen? He should stop saying that Dubai lies at the heart of a global travel nexus , linking Asia-Pacific to Europe and Africa.
#3 The Big 5
Title of article (in quotation marks): "Emirates Forges Special Relationship With El-Sissi's Egypt" (1).
Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized): The New York Times
Essay Author: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Date of Publication: March 6, 2015
1. AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE (Focus on who. Who wrote the text? Who was it written for? Why did the writer write it?) It focusses on the emirates forges special relationship with El-Sissi's Egypt.The Associated press.
2. CONTENT AND THEME (Focus on the what. What is the text about? What is the author’s message?) Focuses on the threats of the militant violence and iranian expansion.The text is about how two countries had separately offered to deploy military forces to help in Egypt. The author's message is about getting help from the militaries.
3. TONE AND MOOD (Focus on the how. What is the writer’s tone? How does the text make the reader feel? What kind of diction is used to create a certain tone/mood?) It focuses on the military. The writer's tone is boring. The text makes the reader to feel bored.The kind of diction used is unknown.
4. STYLISTIC DEVICES (What stylistic devices does the writer use? To what effect? Common devices: irony, sarcasm, rhetorical questions, figurative speech, analogy, metaphor, etc.) The stylistic devices used is more on technology. The effect is getting help, irony, figurative speech and analogy.
5. STRUCTURE (What kind of text is it? What structural conventions are used?)The type of text is diction.The structural conventions used is the third person.
#4 The Big 5
Title of article (in quotation marks):" Dubai Holding Us Man Over Spoof Video."
Title of newspaper (underlined or italicized): The New York Times.
Essay Author: Unknown.
Date of Publication:6 January 2002.
1. AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE (Focus on who. Who wrote the text? Who was it written for? Why did the writer write it?) It focuses on him being thrown to jail his whole life.
2. CONTENT AND THEME (Focus on the what. What is the text about? What is the author’s message?) it focuses on the spoof video and the way his passport was taken away by the government of Dubai.
3. TONE AND MOOD (Focus on the how. What is the writer’s tone? How does the text make the reader feel? What kind of diction is used to create a certain tone/mood?) bored.
4. STYLISTIC DEVICES (What stylistic devices does the writer use? To what effect? Common devices: irony, sarcasm, rhetorical questions, figurative speech, analogy, metaphor, etc.) Irony.
5. STRUCTURE (What kind of text is it? What structural conventions are used?) The structural conversation is the first person.
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March 19 , 2015
Dear Mr Shezanne Cassim:
Hello my name is Beatrice. Njoroge. I am a student at Cardinal NewMan High School. I am a sophomore, in my english class, we were supposed to pick a country and look for articles pertaining your country.I chose Dubai and while i was going through some of the articles in the New York Times, i saw your article and i decided to print it out and read it because it had a really deep topic in it. I was really eager in knowing the reasons as to why it had the really deep topic and the reason to what led you so that you could be thrown to jail?
The title of the article which i read was “Dubai Holding Us Man Over Spoof Video.” Activists say , “The rights group says that a Us man is being held a maximum security prison in UAE accused of endangering national security after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai , Shezanne Cassim a consultant , is the first foreign national to be charged under a 2012 cybercrimes law, says the Emirates centre for human rights. He is an American citizen born in Sri Lanka, he was arrested in April 2013 and he had his passport seized by the authorities in Dubai, says the Emirates Centre for human Rights. He was set in the Satwa District of Dubai, the video is a mock documentary about the Satwa Combat School, a fictional establishment in which students are taught to throw sandals a form of weapon and seek aid through the social media when in need of back-up” (New York Times).
Why did you post the video on YouTube? WHy did you post a parody video about the youth culture in Dubai? Why are you the first foreign national to be charged under a 2012 cybercrimes law? Why did the case raise a number of concerns about free expression in the United Arab Emirates? Why was a law passed in November 2012 being used retrospectively? Why must the authorities immediately release him as he clearly not endangered state security in any way? I really did not like the way you of you took the matters in your hands and actually post the video, If it was a video about you and of something you did, What would you have done or how would you have reacted to this opinion? I am concerned whether you still in jail or are you out of jail?
The purpose of this request is to know whether you truly regret what you did or not? I hope you really care and i hope you never the same thing as to what you did and you should think of other people first because you have to realize and ask yourself this question before you really post something else, What am doing is it right? Will it affect me or other people? Will it really put me into trouble or make a bad reputation to other people be good or bad? Will it make me go to jail because of what i did?