Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Explanatory Synthesis Notes

-What am I explaining? (paragraph)
In this paper I am describing everything that makes up an introvert and an extrovert. This is only background information, however. The main criteria that is going to be looked at for both intro- and extroverts will to determine what each type of mind does with stress. Is stress is brick wall, a motivator, a mind scrambler, or a friend. All of this will be explored and then the next topic that will follow, will be possible techniques for each to make stress their friends and how to better manage stress in their minds.
-Summarize info from each source
Source (1)
The first source is benziger.org. It is a psychological perspective as to all the things that culminate that make an extrovert and an introvert. This is the science that happens in the brain that creates the feelings and sensations of both types.
Source (2)
The second source is a TED talk "The Power of Introverts" by Susan Cain. In this video Cain talks about how forcing introverts to change instead of allowing sometime time for those people to look inward or to be at lower energy levels is a loss for everyone because introverts will be able to function on a clearer thinking wave.
Source (3)
The third source is a TED talk. "How to make stress your friend" by Kelly McGonigal basically presents techniques everyone can use to improve their stress management skills. Stress management is as much a a perspective as it is a physical task.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Explaining my interests

One of my favorite things to do is to watch movies. It doesn't matter if I'm alone, with one friend, or 50 friends. I easily get drawn into movies. I would consider watching movies a well-rounded activity. It combines relaxing, excitement, stimulus, and hanging out with friends. I like watching these movies in my home though, movie theaters are too public to enjoy the movie completely. To watch a movie I want to be comfortable and feel at home. My method of watching movies extracts the realism of the movies so that I feel like I am right in the room with the actors. For the time that I am watching a movie, no matter how fictitious it is, it becomes a very vivid truth and very much real life. Whiplash is a good example where I place myself in the scenes with the actors. I connected with the main character and throughout the movie I felt everything that he felt along the way. When his instructor told him that he played like shit. So he made playing the drums his entire life. He worked for hours until his hands were bleeding and I could feel his frustration when he would make a mistake. It all added to the effect of the movie. I made myself apart of the movie so I felt the effect of every word, every betrayal, every failure, every accomplishment.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Review day 2

The review day went really well, the feedback was actually helpful. I don't know if it was the questions that brought out the genuinely constructive criticism from my classmates or if my class was just mature enough to actually go through and try to give beneficial feedback. Either way, the review helped. I never had a group peer review session. I thought that it worked great because the collaboration of the two people working together gave the feedback some actual quality because they bounced off of each others' thoughts.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Snyder Response Notes

Friends' opinion
- A blog should be "Whatever the hell the writer wants it to be"
-Putting any restrictions on what goes on a blog would change the very aspect of what makes a blog, a blog.
-Chris shared that his teacher in high school really pushed blogging onto the class, saying that it is something that everyone should give a shot. She eventually forced everyone to create a blog; after offering it up as extra credit and still receiving no response from her student body.

Wrapping up 1/19/16

Today in class we covered on developing genres and determining audience. I learned the importance of reaching and writing for your audience. Everything that goes into developing any writing form is determined by the audience one is trying to reach. I found out that even though everyone may be writing to the same audience, everyone has a different perspective and will choose to go about approaching the audience in a different manner.

Dinnertime is the Same for Everyone in the House (7.3c)

My family has a small ritual to always eat dinner together. It is small but it has made a big impact. When I was younger, this rule seemed like an inconvenience to me. I wanted to be out with my friends instead or I wanted to eat in my room with the television on. kajv;lajeoifjesfiajdslfksdl;ajsflsklaksd;fslkafjlajdlfkjdsiadviadlijasfujnadvuaenwa;vasdlfjsadljadlfjdslkjfsa;ldfjasldkfjadsflkjasdflkjsa;lkjcininvsa;idfjaslfieuia;asfe iaseer. idsfoiuwhefoihwsfaoiscwuduidjdjcndskddiejkwjkddiwjfhfnvhdkdkkslkkljdfdlskjsdbvvjslkdidskljsilekdksfnekjrlkejklsdfakdlfjldkfjadlkfjdf.
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I began to see the difference in my cousinss' famliies aroudn me. They began to drift a bit apart because their lives kept them occupied so it almost seemed like there was a sense of lonliness just being with one of them. They didn't have that regular meeting everyday with their families like I did. oijerroieergrklsgrflkseroiqerjoiajrfdidididieieildlkvnvbvildjsafljslkfsleiiuru;roijareoiehroirejgoijr;oijeroepijrowpiejroiejrioperrjgfiohwerrgindvjksdbfbkhdgjfljadfjadfoijadflaijdfoajdfai;ofj;ioadjsfaflia;esgrf
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d like to call my friends here my family and I like to call Lewis( more specifically Founders) my home. I started a new ritual with my second family here because if  Icouldnt be with my family having dinner like usual then I want to atleast be having dinner around my friends I love.

What does it mean when I say____ ?
No limits
Sports to die for....
The only thing holding you back is yourself
CAN'T OR won't...
WHat does it mean when I say "Can't or won't"?
It means that I have lived through many experiences or times in my life holding myself back from exceeding because I didn't want to be different. It started when I was younger, kidswould ask me how do you get 100% all the time and I would just say I don't know it was easy. So eventually I didn't like their surprised face when they would see my grades and so I started to get answers wrong on purpose so that I wouldn't get weird looks from kids. They would just disregard my grades and not pay attention to me. It was a better feeling at the time. Later, I realized what a grave mistake that was and how I handicapped myself mentally. I know I did because eventually I didn't have to fake lower grades I was actually getting lower grades. So then growing up once I was approaching high school I actually had to start working hard again to get the A's I used to effortlessly receive. This carried over in sports but not personally. I always played to my best  abillity in posrtts. This came into play when  iwould see other people slacking. I would questoin if they even wsanted to be there. Kids that werent runnign or easily giving the ball away. Then I realized that I was previously living a life that was the same exact thing. I put limits on myself that did not actually exisgt. 

Not being yourself is like...
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"Going easy" is like
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Conformation to the aspirations of  others is like throwing a life away.
WHy live your life being anything less than everything you can grow to become.,
what if who you are meant to be is exactly what the people around you need in their lives. what if their lives are menat to change for the best because you said sonethign or did something that rang so loudly in their concieous minds that kick starts their growth. 

Reflection on Writing Project I

Peer reviewing in this class was different from peer reviewing I have done in other classes. I never reviewed papers with a partner and never had a group review my paper. The questions were short but got to the point so that the reviewer could easily understand the general structure the paper should be taking and also to help figure out if the author of that paper was fulfilling that structure. Not only did reviews help to fix my draft but seeing the mistakes others made, helped to realize the error in the way I had structured mine. Even if the reviewers half-assed it, it was two of them so the forced collaboration really helped to get something helpful out of every review. In reference to the original design plan, my essay did go along those parameters but did not go as in depth into the outside sources as originally planned. The topics I mentioned in the design plan were covered briefly to explain a possible reasoning for the behavior of the people around me. That was the goal on how I was going to incorporate the outside source, however, going more in depth in the source independently could have helped the audience form some of their own assumptions. Those assumptions could have helped the author to build more background and to more easily reach my level of understanding and see my perspective more clearly. I wrote about the tendency of human nature but focused on typical behavior of kids. This was not the plan at first, but once it manifested itself on paper, it proved to be a better route, in my perspective. I introduced the source as tendencies of human nature which left it vague and a bit unrelated as it was supposed to be but then when I actually began to associate the source and the memoir together, it made it easy to make a clear connection between the two. Focusing on the one aspect helped to meld the source and memoir and bring the two to a point and end the paper at a high when both aspects of the paper are the most blended.