CLASS 08: THU SEP 26

Riddle: The Braille Riddle

Braille Riddle

Punctuation Lesson: Citation Mechanics

In-Class Exercise: Letter Analysis

 

35 Responses to CLASS 08: THU SEP 26

  1. tenere84 says:

    Notes 9/26/19

    The Braille alphabet was invented by a blind french teenager. We learned that, in the Braille alphabet, the first ten letters have their own unique pattern from the top to the middle. The next ten letters have the same respective pattern as the first ten, but with a dot on the bottom left. The remaining six have both dots at the bottom. There are also a few symbols that represent entire words like “and” and “for.” The riddle in question was translated: “Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?” This is, of course, riddle-worthy because blind people cannot drive.

    To properly quote someone from an article, we learned that the first rule is to always put the ending quotation mark after a period or a comma. We also learned to avoid redundancy; “In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says, “Boys can’t learn from women,” is an example of redundancy. Another incorrect way to say this would be to write one that has no main predicate: “The author of “Boylan’s Folly,” Daniel Flath: “Boys can’t learn from women.” There are also times when one must use a colon, which the following sentence lacks: “In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    For a final exercise, we critiqued example LTEs, one last time, on how well they were written and use the ten essential components of a successful LTE. The first and fourth letter were somewhat poorly executed. The first one failed to support an important premise and the fourth contained a lot of agreement and left little for discussion; the first one lacked the last few components, while the fourth lacked the first few.

    Apologies for not submitting this earlier. My laptop’s wireless has not been working the past few days. It took my mom and her boss at Rowan IRT just to fix my wired connection…

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  2. bmdpiano says:

    NOTES:

    Riddle:
    -Why does W not follow the pattern? The french alphabet did not require it so it was invented afterwards.
    -The riddle reads, “Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?”

    Citation Mechanics:
    -Rules
    Periods and commas = ALWAYS go inside quotation marks.
    Apposite = The author, Daniel Flath, says… Can be substituted for parentheses.

    Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.”
    To incorporate a quote into your own sentence = Flath says that “boys can’t learn.”
    Says Flath: “Boys can’t learn.”

    When citing there is always a title, says language, and a quote.
    The speaker of a quote needs to be indicated.

    I apologize. I wrote these notes in class but they did not submit for some reason.

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  3. 9/26 Notes: CITATION MECHANICS
    -periods and commas ALWAYS go inside the quotation marks, absolutely no exceptions ever in the history and/or future of the universe !!!
    -Apposite—>same thing as parentheses: my dog teddy, The author Daniel Flath, says. same as (teddy)
    -Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.”✅
    -Flath says that “boys can’t learn.” ✅
    -says Flath, “boys can’t learn.”
    -says language—>declares/insists/argues…
    We finished class by evaluating the effectiveness of two letters to the editor, and what elements actually were implemented by the authors to make them leave an impression on the audience.

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  4. morra2024 says:

    0. Class started with a riddle, which was much more time-consuming than expected. Apart from a wonderful and intriguing insight into how the unsighted are able to read words, there is no foreseeable pertinence.

    1. An attempt (potentially personally unsuccessful) to understand citation mechanics. According to the Professor, “There are 14 grammatical rules that could ruin your work.” As seen in this example, commas and period always go before the closing quotation marks, not after them – absolute rule for these punctuation marks only. Quotes normally start with a capital letter, as we are unsure what the original letter case is, unless the quote integrates and somehow becomes a part of our own sentence. For example: The Professor states that “there are 14 grammatical rules that could ruin your work.”
    The Professor promised us a clearer explanation sometime in the future.

    2. The last part of class consisted of distribution of two example real-life LTE’s. Our remaining task is to determine the reasons why these exact letters were chosen to be published.

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  5. ajuuy7 says:

    For today’s riddle we learned how the Braille system was made and how it works. We learned periods and commas go inside the quotation marks ALL the time. The correct punctuation when citing an author is “The author, Daniele Flath, says…” showing where the commas should go. Flath says,”Boys can’t learn.” and Flath says that “boys can’t learn are both correct statements. We learned about the tragedies in Syria and had to respond to our own letters and a letter of choice and determine why we think these particular articles were published.

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  6. comp0327 says:

    After the Braille riddle, we discussed quotations and where punctuation is placed in relation to these quotations. Commas and periods are ALWAYS placed inside the quotes. Author, Title, Said language, Quote is the format of which can be rearranged in writing to quote an author. To demonstrate these skills, we were asked to correct three sentences given to us. I personally enjoyed this because I find it easy and it’s satisfying for me to correct punctuation and grammar. I had a facepalm moment when I realized I forgot the fourth self-written sentence, but I only missed one comma in one of my sentences so that made me feel a little bit better. We ended class by beginning the letter analysis activity, analyzing two letters to the editor.

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  7. Valcom says:

    Notes 9/26/19
    [] We started class with a riddle about braille. We discussed who created Braille, Louis Braille, and the importance of it. The riddle was a sentence made out of braille and we had to find out what it said. After comparing letters in braille to the sentence we discovered it says “Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?”
    [] Always put periods and commas inside the quotation marks. Always Always ALWAYS! Titles should always have quotation marks; however, semicolons are not required to go inside of quotation marks.
    [] We continued class by reading three sentences that were all wrong and had to correct all three by fixing punctuation. Afterwards we would have to create our own fourth sentence.
    [] Letter to the editor analysis were written about the statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry’s address to the State Department about the use of chemical bombs in Syria.
    The sixth letter did not pick any side but only stated the truth about both sides that no one will ever agree on the same thing.

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  8. We were taught the backstory of braille like how it was created and also went over why it was created how it is. There is a pattern and after every 10 letters there is a new pattern for the next 10. For numbers you put a backwards L before using them. The riddle was “Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?”
    We then jumped to Citation Mechanics to go over that 1) Periods and Commas go inside the quotation marks ALWAYS! 2) Apposite works by putting commas when specifying something/someone right before and right after using the name. ex My dog, Teddy,…
    We then did an exercise for it.

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  9. Riddle (The braille riddle)
    – Braille was invented by a young French teenager named Louis Braille
    – Prof went to high school with a kid who took notes in braille, he used a template of braille letters and had to take notes right to left so that when he flipped it over, he could read it left to right.
    – Braille has 64 possible on and off combinations
    – The first 10 letters of the braille alphabet have a pattern that doesn’t utilize the bottom row.
    – The W was invented in braille later for use in English, as braille was invented in classical French which did not have a W
    – Solution: WHY IS THERE BRAILLE AT THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW?
    Citation Mechanics
    – Periods and commas go inside the quotation marks always “.” “,”
    – Apposites: My dog, Teddy, – The Author, David Flath, says – Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.” – Flath says that “boys can’t learn.” – Says Flath: “Boys can’t learn.”

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  10. voxpopuli75 says:

    -Some simple grammar rules related to citations.
    – Periods and commas go INSIDE the quotation marks. Although this is not true of other
    punctuation marks.
    – Apposites = (Ex: my dog, Teddy,) these act as parentheses in a way. my dog(Teddy).
    – There are many ways to set up quotations that are equally correct.

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  11. Jayv23 says:

    NOTES: In the beginning of class we went looked over a riddle in braille and compared the braille alphabet to solve what the braille was saying. Braille is basically a language with touch because a blind person would feel out each dot to make out what is being said. Next, we discussed correct citation mechanics. Periods and commas ALWAYS go inside the quotation marks with no exceptions. Apposites are super important and many examples are provided above to get a god idea. After discussing these we went in and corrected examples to make the sentence correct.

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  12. ahntkd99 says:

    9/26
    The Braille Riddle
    – Learn Braille alphabet pattern
    Citation Mechanics
    – Periods and Commas ALWAYS goes inside the quotation marks
    – Apposite : my dog, Teddy, The author, Daniel Flath, says…
    – Correct ex: Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.”
    -Correct ex: Flath says that “boys can’t learn.”
    – Correct ex: Says Flath: “Boys can’t learn.”
    Letter Analysis
    – Read article, ” Kerry Cites Clear Evidence of Chemical Weapon Use in Syria.”
    – Read six different letters
    – Evaluate the letters

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  13. 9/26
    NOTES

    Braille was created from a teen named Louis Braille.
    The Braille system has a lot less combinations than you may believe are possible.
    There is braille for certain words like, and, for, of, the, etc. and punctuation like ! and ?. That is one thing I completely did not know about.

    Periods and commas ALWAYS go INSIDE the quotation marks!
    .” ,”
    Rules – My dog, Teddy,….is the exact same as…My dog (Teddy)
    Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.” \
    Flath says that “boys can’t learn” All 3 sentences are the correct!
    Says Flath: “Boys can’t learn.” /

    Corrected sentences as the way they are above. Attempted making our own sentence with a new use of punctuation while Prof was correcting comments and how to fix these sentences.

    Watched a video on Syria using chemical weapons on their own civilians, then read different letters written by authors and had to comment on the letters. We needed to comment on two letters and decide if they were making a point clearly or just wasting sentences on nothing important.

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  14. jackso23 says:

    – Braille was created by a blind French teen named Louis Braille
    – Riddle Answer: Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?
    – The first few letters correspond with basic numerical values and there can be no repeated patterns
    – Periods and commas go inside quotation marks, NEVER outside
    – Apposition = my dog, teddy, … (or) the author, Daniel Flath, says …
    – ^ Acts as parenthesis for writing
    – All are correct ways to use citations when quoting: Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.” & Flath says that “boys can’t learn.” & Says Flath: “Boys can’t learn.”
    – We practiced this ^ using sentences given in an activity
    – We discussed the crisis in Syria as well as responded to LTEs given

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  15. mpsj13 says:

    Riddle
    -Written in braille is “Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?
    Punctuation
    – Periods and commas always go inside of quotation marks.
    -Apposites (nouns in apposition): there must be a comma before and after the name.
    *Example The author, Daniel White, or My dog, Teddy,
    -That makes a quote part of one’s own sentence
    *Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.” would be written as Flath says that “boys can’t learn.”

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  16. 9/26 Notes
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    Riddle:
    -Began with a riddle about braille and how to use it. We decoded the braille message to discover the code: “Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?” This is comical because normally people who need to use braille aren’t able to drive.
    Citation Mechanics:
    -Periods and commas go INSIDE quotation marks. Never outside. Never. Ever.
    -Read several sentences and corrected three of them to make them grammatically correct.
    Letter Analysis
    -Read two letters regarding Syria dropping chemicals on their own citizens.
    -Analyzed and evaluated letters regarding the Syrian issue.

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  17. roses0102 says:

    9/26
    Riddle of the Day
    -We discussed the Braille Riddle, made by Louis Braille. We learned the tricks to braille and after the lesson understood how it works.
    – We solved the riddle to reveal: “Why is there braille at the drive thru window”
    Citation Mechanics
    -Periods and commas go inside the quotation marks ALWAYS
    -Apposites= Comma before and after word in a sentence. EX: “My dog, Teddy,”
    -Flath says, “Boys can’t learn.” is the same as… Flath says that “boys can’t learn.” which is also the same as… Says Flath: “Boys can’t learn” and they are all correct.
    -Corrections were made on 3 sentences to fix the mechanics within the citation.
    -When asking for feedback. First is structural problems, then support and evidence, logic and reasoning and lastly, sentence structure.
    -Lastly, we worked on letters written about the chemical weapon use in syria. The main objective of this activity was to source the claims and arguments in the letter and analyze them.

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  18. citation mechanics:
    periods and commas go inside the quotation marks. always.
    nouns in apposites = my dog, Teddy, ; The author, daniel flath, says

    capitalizing letter in citation:
    flath says, “Boys can’t learn.”
    flath says that “boys cant learn”
    says flath: “Boys cant learn”

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  19. The Braille Riddle: we discussed the braille system created by Louis Braille and how significant it is to those who use it. Looked at how many possible ways are there to use these six dots. We were given a riddle to solve and the answer was: “Why is there Braille at the drive-thru window?”.

    Citation mechanic: we learned good citation techniques. Creating a citation: we start with the author, title, said language quote. We had correct the errors in citations that were given.

    Letter Analysis: reviewed the effectiveness and pertinence of two letters. We had to identify the most effective claims and arguments and explain why that certain letter was published from hundreds of candidates.

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  20. bestbaker123 says:

    – First 10 “dominoes” are the first 10 letters in the alphabet, and they create the other letters with an addition to the first 10 sequences.
    – Backwards L means a number is coming, and the numbers are off once the L comes back up again.
    – Riddle Answer: WHY IS THERE BRAILLE IN THE DRIVE-THRU WINDOW?
    – Use quotation marks when referring to an article
    Ex. In “Boylan’s Folly,” the author says, “___.”
    – Always put a period and comma INSIDE the quotation mark! ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS
    – Semicolons don’t go inside the quotation marks.
    – Sometimes commas do the job of parentheses.
    – Notation to follow – Start with Author Title Said then the “Quote.” In whichever order you want, it still has to ALL be there.
    – Spent lots of time going through our sentences and fixing the mistakes we made with the citation mechanics.

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  21. athenapup4 says:

    9/26 Notes
    Riddle: The Braille Riddle
    First 10 letters of the alphabet in braille follow a pattern
    Reverse ‘L’ starting from bottom left and going up to the top right means there’s a number coming
    First 10 letters in the alphabet are also the basic numeral values.
    why is there braille at the drive through window (Braille translated on the agedas page, this is the riddle)
    Citation Mechanics
    In “Boylan’s Folly,” the author says “____.”— comma and period are both inside the quotation marks.
    In class exercise was done to help understand on how to fix punctuation
    When to use a capital letter in the quote?
    “Boylan’s Folly,” “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    Claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.” (The comma requires a capital)
    Claims that “boys cant learn from women.” (that stops you from needing a capital)
    In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” the author claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

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  22. lelebxby says:

    The Braille Riddle
    – The braille system is much more than random dots on a label
    – With just a series of patterns and indication, anyone can understand the braille code.
    Citation Mechanics
    – The safest way for a guaranteed proper citation, know that the comma and period always goes inside the quotation marks.
    – In some cases, parenthesis can be replaced for commas when referring to a piece.
    – When constructing a citation, it’s key to follow the format of A,T,S “Q” ( author, title, said statement “quote” )
    Letter Analysis
    – To demonstrate further knowledge of writing a letter to an editor, the class analyzed letters directed at Syria’s brutal civil war crimes.
    – We evaluated the good and bad of each letter, to see what key points got these letters published and what can be done to further enhance the essays.

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  23. lovericeandnoodles says:

    Class started with a braille riddle
    The comma always goes inside the quotation marks.
    The period always goes inside quotation marks
    There are 14 grammatical qualifications for the essay.
    Syria used their own chemical weapons against their own people
    This guy talking watched the videos and was horrified from what he watched

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  24. Riddle: Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?

    Citation mechanics: One rule for punctuation that stays consistent throughout all writing is that a comma always goes inside the quotation marks. There are no exceptions to this rule. For example, In “Boylan’s Folly,” the author… When ending a sentence with a quote, you must put the period in the quotation marks. It does not matter whether the sentence was capitalized before being quoted. It only matters where you put the quote in the sentence. Practice on the punctuation in quotations will most likely continue due to the fact that most of ours were wrong.

    Letter analysis: An in class task was to analyze two letters to the editor to see why the authors had gotten published and how we can compare these to ours to improve our own writing.

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  25. 09/26 Notes

    Riddle: We learned the braille alphabet and decoded the words “Why is there braille at the drive-thru window. ”
    Citation Mechanics:
    – The comma or period ALWAYS goes inside the quotation marks.
    – Quotations do not always have to be capitalized when we incorporate it into our writing.
    – Author, Title, Said language, and Quote (A,T,S,Q): this is used when citing. The order can be rearranged when citing.
    Letter Analysis:
    – We review two letters responding to the article, “Kerry Cites Clear Evidence of
    Chemical Weapon Use in Syria.”
    – we must identify claims and arguments and evaluate the quality of the writing.

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  26. gcatt310 says:

    Thurs Sept 26
    As usual we begin class with a riddle. Today it was Braille riddle where we learned braille was invented by a teenager. Finding that braille is a pattern and that there are pieces of punctuation. The riddle was decoded to read: Why is there braille at the drive-thru window? Following the completion of the riddle we moved on to citation mechanics. Commas and periods ALWAYS go inside the quotation marks while writing. We also learned how to perfect our citations while writing. If you ever need help while citing in papers the tab Citation mechanics will be of use. (Author, title, said language, quote)
    Fixing quotes:
    1. In his essay, Daniel Flath, the author of “Boylan’s Folly,” says, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    a. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” the author Daniel Flath says, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    2. The author of “Boylan’s Folly”, Daniel Flath: “Boys can’t learn from women”.
    b. The author, Daniel Flath of “Boylan’s Folly,” says that “boys can’t learn from girls.”
    3. In the essay by Daniel Flath, “Boylan’s Folly,” is said, “Boys can’t learn from women.”
    c. “Boylan’s Folly,” an essay by Daniel Flath, it’s said that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    4. In his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” the author Daniel Flath states that, “boys can’t learn from women.”
    Letter Analysis:
    Letter 1 does a good job of recognizing the argument that it is replying to while also expanding on to the argument at hand. While replying to the letter the author is also stating their own opinion and widening the main argument.
    Letter 4 is straight to the point and states their opinion immediately. This author would prefer America to intervene to confiscate the chemical weapons. I think this letter was straight to point and did not use wasteful sentences.

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  27. influenza123 says:

    The image of the riddle reads; why is there braille at the drive-thru window?

    Today we discussed the proper way to cite and quote from a source. We learned that periods and commas will always go inside the quotation mark. There are no exceptions and this rule doesn’t apply to every other form punctuation marks. When the quote itself contributes to the grammar of the entire sentence, the quote should not begin with a capital letter. On the other hand, when it does not, the first letter of the quote should be capitalized.

    Examples:
    -Not Capitalized: Daniel Flath, in his essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” claims that “boys can’t learn from women.”
    -Capitalized: In Daniel Flath’s essay, “Boylan’s Folly,” Flath claims, “Boys can’t learn from women.”

    The class continued with students analyzing letters to the editor regarding an editorial about chemical weapon use in Syria. We were required to analyze the claims, arguments, and the quality of writing in two letters.

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  28. compclass8 says:

    The comma always goes inside the quotation. The period always goes inside the quotation marks.

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  29. smellycat23 says:

    We began class with a braille riddle. A french teenager who was blind came up with the braille system which I thought was interesting. We went over the different ways the dots good be placed and why one dot can’t be placed in another area of the box because blind people can not see the box. The first 10 letters are a pattern that is repeated in the next 10 letters following it with a left lower dot added. The riddle spelled out “why is there braille at the drive-thru window?” This is interesting because blind people can not drive so.

    Then we discussed punctuation and how commas and periods always goes inside the quotation marks. We studied many sentences where each sentence includes the author, title, said language, and the quote in some form. Many people, including myself, were not properly formulating sentences.

    Finally we looked at a few Letters to the Editor about Secretary of State John Kerry’s address to the State Department. The letters were concise and informative.

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  30. hershey515 says:

    Comp 1 Notes Sept 26 2019

    Braille Riddle
    – [ ] Professor Hodges showed us how Braille is used to find letters and numbers
    – [ ] Finding what the pattern is and sequence to the riddle Braille riddle. It being
    – [ ] Behind the Braille the riddle came out to be why is there Braille at the drive thru window
    Citation Mechanics
    – [ ] The titles of articles should always have quotation marks.
    – [ ] Commas and periods should always go inside the quotation marks
    – [ ] Semi colons do not go inside of the quotation marks
    – [ ] Each individual in the class had to rewrite the sentences using the write punctuation and by giving an example of your own
    Letter Analysis
    – [ ] We then read a letter to the editor about chemical weapon use in Syria
    – [ ] We must rewrite 2 of the versions and identify most effective claims and arguments

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  31. bane1900 says:

    Started class by talking about Braille and how people use it.
    Commas/Periods always go inside the quotation mark when citing
    Be concise when citing authors words
    There are 14 grammatical rules Professor Hodges enforces
    Syria used chemical weapons against their own country

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  32. iamsleepy01 says:

    – For the riddle of today, we try to read Braille and solve the riddle. The professor showed us that there is a pattern very 10 letters and W does not follow the pattern.
    – the riddle is “Why is there Braille at the drive-thru window?”
    – If you are having trouble citing, to go the mechanics tab and click “Citation Mechanics”
    – The comma go inside in the quotation marks always, also period is always inside the quotation marks if you are citing.
    – Author, Title, Said language, Quote. These will be in a good citation and can be ordered differently.
    – Analyze 3 different letters to an article and examine why they made their way into print.

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  33. iamsleepy01 says:

    – For the riddle of today, we try to read Braille and solve the riddle. The professor showed us that there is a pattern very 10 letters and W does not follow the pattern.
    – the riddle is “Why is there Braille at the drive-thru window?”
    – If you are having trouble citing, to go the mechanics tab and click “Citation Mechanics”
    – The comma go inside in the quotation marks always, also period is always inside the quotation marks if you are citing.
    – Author, Title, Said language, Quote. These will be in a good citation and can be ordered differently.
    – Analyze 3 different letters to an article and examine why they made their way into print.

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  34. bestbaker123 says:

    – First 10 “dominoes” are the first 10 letters in the alphabet, and they create the other letters with an addition to the first 10 sequences.
    – Backwards L means a number is coming, and the numbers are off once the L comes back up again.
    – Why is there braille at the drive-thru window?

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  35. comp0327 says:

    WHY IS THERE BRAILLE AT THE DRIVE-THRU WINDOW?

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