How Does Scott’s Presentation Affect My Interaction With University Work?

Scott’s presentation opened my eyes in a lot of. ways, and will change the way I got about my work tremendously. First, I will start avoiding large clouds that involve a wide range of activity such as google. Next, I’ll try to use the Microsoft office applications more, since the web based ones aren’t as safe. This way my activity will be a lot more secure and can be stored directly on my computer. Additionally, I will begin updating my password more and using stronger passcodes to protect all of my accounts better, and continue to use different passcodes for every website. I will also be more careful in how I approach online banking, and I will use dual authentication wherever I can to make all of my accounts extra secure. Overall, I was very intrigued by Scott’s presentation, and I’m going to use all of these tools to make me more safe and secure in my University work.

Annotated Bib #4

    This article, published by NPR’s Anya Kamenetz, touches on 6 brain benefits of bilingualism. This article is very useful and effective because it  is short and concise, but also clearly talks about cognitive benefits mainly as well as cognitive health, which is something we did not see in previous articles. It does this in a paragraph heading with  concise subheadings for each reason. Overall, this article will be very valuable in my research process, and gives me a lot of valuable evidence for my argument.

Kamenetz, Anya. “6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education.” NPR, NPR, 29 Nov. 2016,

Annotated Bib #3

This article, published by the University of Oregon, captures several reasons and benefits to learning a foreign language. This article is formatted in a list as well, but holds several  types of logical arguments about these benefits. This article is meant to be an argumentative article with several key points to be presented in letters to legislators. Since they are used for letters to legislators, these arguments are very clear and concise and contain a lot of great information that can be used for great arguments I can use in my  piece.

Oregon, University of. “Key Points about the Benefits of Foreign Language Learning To Include in Letters to Legislators.”, 2020,


Annotated Bib #2

This article, published by the ACTFL (American council on teaching foreign languages), talks slightly about the cognitive benefits, but more so about all the benefits, socially and culturally, of learning a second language. It does this by creating a list of 10 benefits, with a brief explanation of each benefit. Overall, this list creates a clear and concise list of benefits that are easy to draw from and use in my arguments.

tfl, Ac. “10 Benefits of Learning a Second Language.” Lead with Languages, 2019,

Annotated Bib #1

The author argues that bilinguals are smarter. This is because it forces the brain to think in a very different way, and create answers to complex issues. This article argues that being bilingual makes you smarter because of all of these benefits in the way they affect your thinking, and  claims that learning a second language has immense cognitive benefits. 

Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit. “Why Bilinguals Are Smarter.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Mar. 2012,

How could I Integrate the Libraries into my Academic Activities?

Learning about the library catalog and all of the great benefits and databases it provides was very beneficial to me as a student. During college, every student will have to read an academic journal at some point, and. I’ve already had to several times this year. Learning all of these new strategies for more effectively searching topics using keywords and phrases will be monumental in my efficiency as a student and researcher. These strategies will save me a lot of time and effort, as well as helping me find the academic journals that best fit what I’m looking for. By doing this, I will be more successful on these assignments, and turn in a better product. Overall, the libraries at OSU are filled with great resources that if utilized, can put me at a large advantage academically, and I plan to put the great resources provided to use!

How could I integrate Digital Flagship in my Academic Activities?

Given the new circumstances under which we take our classes, Digital flagship will be crucial to all class activities. Using the collaborative benefits of office, as well as the pdf note taking and lecture recording of notability are almost essentials at this point. Overall, taking advantage of digital flagship will be crucial to my success in these virtual classes, as I already have to put to use many of the features our guest speaker taught us. I will use these methods, along with screen splitting and the notification center cancelling, to make sure I am as efficient of a student as possible during this period of adjustment to online courses.

Expert Interview questions

1.How do you think being bilingual has benefitted you academically?

2. Describe the social benefits of being bilingual?

3. What is a good age to begin learning another language?

4. What would you change about the way schools in America teach language?

5. Does our country put enough emphasis on learning other languages, why do you think this?

6. How many languages do you think a person should know?

7. What is the most effective. way to learn a new language?

8. Which languages do you think are most beneficial for Americans to learn?

9. How does learning a 2nd language help in being a better English speaker, if at all?

10. What does it mean to master a language?

Three Sources About my Topic

Bhattacharjee, Yudhijit. “Why Bilinguals Are Smarter.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Mar. 2012,


Kamenetz, Anya. “6 Potential Brain Benefits Of Bilingual Education.” NPR, NPR, 29 Nov. 2016,


Marian, Viorica, and Anthony Shook. “The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual.” Cerebrum : the Dana Forum on Brain Science, The Dana Foundation, Sept. 2012,