Unit 1

Week 4 – My history with education

The first thing that jump to mind when I am thinking of education is the diversity and language differentials as I have never really given much thought of what memories has impacted “my relationship to education”. I have studied in 5 different countries who mostly spoke different languages and had different regulations, celebrations and ways of learning , but when I think of my history of education ,the “anecdotes” that comes up are mostly the ones from my time in the UK as this where I studied half of high school and college which is still high school in the US , this where I built friendships that till this day still going on and had the best and funniest moment , the difference with our stage of high school which we call secondary school and between what we call “college” was that in high schools we had to wear uniforms ,there was no phone allowed ,we couldn’t get out for lunch and we had classes all day which I wasn’t very fond of however in college you were allowed phones, you could wear your own clothes  and not only could  you could leave anytime but we had less classes is kinda like colleges here only that that’s what we call university.

I would say some good moments I remember was mostly at lunch time and  my travel & tourism class as in our class most us of got along even with the teachers so it always banter. I’ve always been the student that does her work first then mess around as I dislike being behind or failing and catching up simply stresses me out. I enjoyed lunch time and after school there always something entertaining going on and during Ramadan when we was fastin we would go chill in the class during lunch time play music and cards and also remember the times when our teachers knew the deadline is coming up so she would tell me and my friends to stay after school help us with the whole thing to get the best grade because she saw potential in us or whatever that means .

Overall now that I’ve thought about it I don’t dislike education ,I feel like difference  experiences changes your opinion on it as like in secondary school I kinda felt like it was draining but when I went to college I actually like getting my work done and studying or maybe it was also because I chose the subject and the environment was better.


Backpack & briefcases – Mother tongue

Some genres that I feel I know are movies and series as this is something I often watch, I enjoy watching series not only  are they entertaining but it also brings you into this world of reality and fiction where your only focus is the situation which the characters are in.  One thing they often do is build an emotional connection between the audience and characters , I believe that they often use the main character to do this as much as scenes that brings out sympathy or emotional response from the audience. They also use persuading methods by using scenes that create suspension this builds up the audience curiosity and willingness of  wanting to keep watching  and even believe than there’s more than there is by ending of series episode in cliff hanger or using interesting yet not the most interesting scenes in  trailers movies which is what makes people want to watch the movies .

Movies within themselves have different genres from comedy to horror to action etc when I choose what type of movie to watch, I am already engage in it as this what I wanted to watch and it often depends on my mood, the main genre of the movies affect from the languages they use to the techniques and characters to the ages etc.

I believe Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” genre is  an autobiography as this something she herself wrote bout herself and her in depth experience with language and “different Englishes “ she uses as not only does she uses simpler words but also changes her tone to make it more understandable for her mother who speaks “broken English”.




As I joined late to the class, I was bit anxious , between not being familiar with open lab and having to catch up I was afraid I’ll be so behind that I’ll fail ,I’m not really a fan of online classes but It does gives me more time for work and other things even though sometimes it might feel like I’m being assigned a lot of work due the notifications and the amount of content I see on blackboard but once I found how to manage my time and got more familiar with open lab and blackboard it has been way easier.

This picture represents how I was feeling stress and and didn’t know where to even start.