Revised daily schedule–end of semester

12/2 In class Revision Assignment
Sign up for Class Presentations (due 12/9, 12/11, 12/16)
*Email me if you are not in class today and you want credit for the final presentation, and I will assign you a presentation day

12/4 DUE on Open Lab: Research and Audience Assignment
Read for class: Donald Murray, “Internal Revision” (in packet)

12/9 Read for class: Donald Murray, “The Maker’s Eye”
Presentation Day 1

12/11 Presentation Day 2

12/16 DUE on Open Lab: Final Portfolios due
Presentation Day 3

12/18 Last Class

Grades on first two major assignments are on Open Lab…

…please review your first two major assignments (Literacy Narrative and Annotated Bibliography) and look at the comments and grades on your posts. If you do not see a grade for a major assignment, and you think you uploaded the assignment, let me know NOW. If you do not see a grade, that means that I do not have record of your turning in the assignment, which means you will not get credit for the assignment.

Any questions, please let me know!

Reflection on annotated bibliography

Some things that all my sources have in common is how the director builds suspense in each movie, how they try to catch the audiences attention and how exactly they’re able to shock  them and get them jumping from their seats. Most use the same strategies such as the different tones in music, darkness, pop ups and how using the camera effectively can build the suspense in the movie. But each movie has a different effect and feeling to the audience. While I was learning about my genre and more specifically how the director of each movie built suspense in it I realized how they try to make us use our most important senses such as sight and hearing. We won’t jump out of our seats by hearing a cat meow but we would jump out of our seats if we heard a thunderous sound unexpectedly and to catch our attention they want us to see things that we aren’t normally used to seeing. Horror films are made to be abnormal and society can tell the difference between the norm and things that aren’t very natural to the eye, and that’s why film makers choose these specific strategies of throwing in crazy monsters or deformed faces and supernatural sounds because this is what triggers us especially in the real world. One thing I’d like to learn about my topic would be how the directors make the decisions they do and how do they place these strategies in order to shock the audience.

while I was writing my annotated bibliography I was a bit lost and I didn’t really know exactly how to start but along the way I figured it out and I taught myself some useful tips. Once I started I really did take my time to think and put my my thoughts together so that the reader would be able to interpret what it was I was trying to say and understand. While I was writing this assignment, I realized that taking your time and organizing your thoughts made the process so much easier and definitely made my writing better than it would’ve been if I rushed without care. I tried my best with putting things in my own words and adding my own opinions so that the reader knew I was interested and engaged in my genre. I chose horror films because they really interest me and I was curious to see how the directors of these famous horror films made them so great and thanks to this assignment I taught myself a lot and I never even bothered looking into how they were made before but now I know. I think one thing I’m really good at when writing is being able to express my thoughts and whenever I write anything I like to make sure that I’m getting the reader engaged because it’s never fun to read something that’s  uninspiring. I feel like if I was to practice writing my own stories it would expand my mindset and imagination to be able to apply in future writings. I feel like my imagination is what plays a big role in my writing because I like to think and make up scenarios and being creative is what makes writing fun.

Unit 3 assignment due dates

Unit 3 Assignments Due Dates

November 15: Reflection on Annotated Bibliography due on Open Lab

November 25: Peer Review in class

December 4: Research and Audience assignment* due on Open Lab

In-class Presentations of research topic – date to be assigned by instructor

December 16: Final Portfolios** due

*Major Unit Assignment
**Comprising revised major assignments and reflection papers (instructions to follow)

Revised Daily Schedule

**Check back before each class period for daily updates**

Mon, Nov 11: Discuss Annotated Bibliography Reflection; start drafting reflection

Wed, Nov 13: Read Kristen Roupenian, “Cat Person” (in packet)

Fri, Nov 15: Reflection on Annotated Bibliography due on Open Lab (see Open Lab for more instructions)

Mon, Nov 18: Read Ta-Nahesi Coates, “Letter to My Son” (in packet)
Due in class: research topic and question

Wed, Nov 20: Workshopping Research Questions and Audience

Mon, Nov 25: Peer Review, bring one of your audience assignments to class (see Open Lab for more instructions)

global warming

Climate change has caused unprecedented scale impacts on a global scale. Changes in weather patterns have led to threats to food production. Sea level rise has led to devastating flooding. If urgent action is not taken now, it will become more difficult to adapt to these effects in the future, and costs will be More expensive.
Greenhouse gases are naturally generated and can block some of the sunlight from returning to space, so the Earth’s temperature is suitable for living inhabited, surviving humans and millions of other species. However, after more than 150 years of industrialization, deforestation and large-scale agricultural production, the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has grown to a level not more than 3 million years ago. The cumulative population growth, economic development and living standards have increased, and the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions has also increased.

rhetorical analysis opinon editorial

I been seeing many people getting sick by buying junk causing them to send money for buying different kind of medicine. In the task “Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us”, the authors, Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman had agreed that Americans should improve their nutrition so that we don’t pay to much on our health care. They explain that we should reduce the cost of our health care by changing the price of our actions. They also argue that that Americans are getting sick by eating unhealthy food.