Student: Brendon Sunada

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You will write a two-page Celebration of Learning every week and share it in a small group at the beginning of class. The objective is to take charge of your learning and to celebrate what you learn every week. Hopefully, this will allow us to start the class on a positive note, and you can also learn from each other. [student writing is in response to an assigned reading]

Using bullet points, write down five main ideas and briefly explain them.

Focus on ideas and concepts learned in this course.

At least one of your points should state your learning pertaining to ethics.
State an issue pertaining to ethics.
State an argument from two sides of the issue:
Arguments for the motion.
Arguments against the motion.
What is your position on this issue?

Sometimes you may use the following format as an alternative, depending upon the issue:
State an argument from two sides of the issue:
Arguments for the motion.
Arguments against the motion.
What is the perspective on the issue from the U.S.?
What is the perspective on the issue from Japan.?
What is your position on this issue?

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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Management, clip 14 of 14
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Sunada, Brendon ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: I understand how their {korea[ writing system works, I can read things and understand some of it . . . My Korean level, my Korean is a very low level Korean now, I can get directions, order food.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Management, clip 13 of 14
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Sunada, Brendon ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: As you meet people in the class, one of the things I always ask is where you are from . . . Once you get into a management issue I'm always interested in people . . . I've seen a lot of people from Hawaiʻi who are horrible writers, and in English at least, and the reason for that is of course because they are so heavily influenced by speaking Pidgin their whole life.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Management, clip 12 of 14
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Sunada, Brendon ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: When I posted pictures [online], people said they thought I would Samoan or something, because I am from Hawaiʻi . . . mother while in Las Vegas being complimented on her English . . . in Florida once [noticing different meal practices] . . . roommate a gay Mexican from South Chicago . . . removing shoes when entering house . . . very few Asian people from America working in Florida, rather from China, Japan . . . and very few who were straight, so instead of being the guy from Hawaiʻi, I was the straight Asian guy . . . in Korea, so segregated [by gender] from when they are young . . . taking girls shopping yet not dating . . . what is Hawaiian and what is Brendan . . . small town/big city dynamics . . . more collective than mainland U.S. yet more individually distinct than one of the more collective societies such as Japan, Korea.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Management, clip 11 of 14
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Sunada, Brendon ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: Being from Hawaiʻi . . . we try not to cause too many rifts . . . I think my writing is relatively aggressive.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Management, clip 10 of 14
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Sunada, Brendon ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: One of the things that really surprised me in the course was we were watching a video on negotiation . . . one of the things that [Prof. Bhawuk] showed us was that actually a lot [of negotiations] were informal . . . over drinks, after work, where you are allowed to say whatever you want because you're drunk . . . [when travelling] you do take a little bit of Hawaiʻi with you, because some of our mannerisms just can't be dropped.