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Paige S.
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French
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Question:

Which adjectives come before versus after a noun? List an example.

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Answer:

Adjectives that fall under BAGS (Beauty, Age, Goodness, and Size) descriptors are placed before the noun; however adjectives that describe qualities like color are placed after the noun. For example "a white house" would be written as "une maison blanche" placing the adjective after the noun because it refers to the color of a house whereas "the pretty dress" would be written as "la jolie robe" placing the adjective before the the noun because it refers to beauty.

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Question:

Describe the chemical properties of soap. What is "saponification" and how is it completed when dealing with an alcohol-oil-sodium solution?

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Answer:

Soap is the sodium or potassium salt of a long chain of fatty acids, the sodium salts typically being surface-active agents that have a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail. The process of saponification, soap making, by heating an alcohol-oil-sodium solution will be completed after adding saturated sodium chloride to remove the soap from any water, glycerol, or excess sodium hydroxide.

English
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Question:

Read the LA Times article "Social media has become a vital tool for artists — but are they good for art?" by Carolina A. Miranda. Write a short opinion response. Make sure to touch upon key points in the article and include any personal experiences with the subject.

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Answer:

Social media has long been condemned for censoring artists of all mediums. Many claim the platforms bar any works that may contain thought-provoking pieces, or that it causes artists to sacrifice their ideologies for “likes”. But these claims are negligent to the benefits that come with the use of social media. Merits include the creation of networking opportunities, free exposure, and documentation of the pieces. To properly gain these advantages, one must follow a careful science of when to post about their work such as the timing on certain days of the week. This is not to be confused with the claims that artists are only using clichés and hashtags to sell-out and brand themselves. The concept of criticizing “branding” by posting connected content is a stereotype that implies if an artist only posts one style of artwork then they are branding themselves under that cliché. This would be equivalent to denouncing someone who only posts photos of sculptures for branding themselves as a sculpture because they never post sketches. In terms of censorship, from my experience and experience of artistic peers, I do not feel the removal of controversial pieces such as nudes or implied nudes are any more prevalent on social media than in the real world. It seems to only be an issue worth fighting against on social media though. If we really wish to see completely uncensored art on every platform, we must first change the non-digital censorship.

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