Ronnie and Sam’s relationship has been tumultuous since the beginning. In the Jersey Shore house, many of the roommates believe that Ron and Sam should no longer be together (Mike; Snooki;Dina; Pauly-D). When Sammi and Ron broke up the last time, rumors were started that Sammi was texting another man named Arvin (Mike). When Mike ran into Arvin at Karma, he proceeded to tell Ron about Sammi’s supposed infidelity, claiming, “Yo, my dude, Arvin just came up in Karma and said, ‘Why is Sammi with Ron? She told me to meet her here,’” clearly accusing Sammi of being unfaithful. A few days later, Mike brought up the subject again, this time directing it at Sammi, telling her, “You’re sketchy, and I don’t like you. I don’t like you at all,” once again expressing his distaste for Sammi and his desire to break up the Sammi-Ron relationship.
Other roommates at the Jersey shore are not so sure that Sammi was being unfaithful. Jwoww for example comforts Sammi by stating, “The only thing that you can argue is that you’re hitting up dudes, saying, ‘Yo, I’m single, I wanna do me.’ If I knew Tom was gonna be there, I’d bring ten Rogers to the same place.’” By using the example of her own relationship, Jwoww shows that she supports Sammi and her situation. Likewise, Snooki chimes into the conversation and tries to comfort Sammi, stating, “You didn’t do anything wrong. Mike is a scum bag.” At this point, it seems like the house is divided, with the girls supporting Sammi and the boys supporting Ron.
Now summarize another source, showing the connection between them. (Create a “conversation.”)
Example: Lewis defines speech recognition software, or voice-input, as software that recognizes the voice of the user and records the words as text (19). According to MacArthur, dictation and speech recognition can be very beneficial to students with difficulty in basic writing skills but the limitations of speech recognition software are much greater than dictating to a human.
Now pull all the threads together: identify the areas of agreement and disagreement, and use them to support your argument.
Example: Both MacArthur and Lewis indicate that word prediction software was created for individuals with physical disabilities, but MacArthur claims that the benefits of word prediction technology is promising for students with severe disabilities in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.