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Homework: As  you probably noticed, I didn’t assign homework this week as you prepare the final version of Project #2. Instead, I ask for the following as you submit your project by the end of Wednesday, 5/6:

  • Write one post with Part 1:
    • give it a title that reflects your work
    • choose the category Project #2
    • add any tags you think apply
  • Write another post with Part 2:
    • include the image/video/text of your creative work
    • include the curatorial comment (200-300 words)
    • choose the categories Project #2 and Gallery
    • add any tags you think apply
  • Write a third post that serves as your cover letter (this is what will count as this week’s homework):
    • It must address, in any order:
      • what are you most proud of in each part of the project?
      • what did you find most challenging in each part of the project?
      • what new skills do you have or tools did you acquire through this project?
      • if you could change any part of your project, what would it be?
      • if you could change any part of the Project #2 assignment, what would it be?
      • is there anything you would like me to know about you as a writer in general or about your work for this project?
    • It must include links to Part 1’s post and Part 2’s post.
    • Choose the category Project #2.
    • Tag it Cover Letter and any other tags you want.
    • If you do not want to share the cover letter with the whole class and everyone who finds our OpenLab site, you can make it private:
      • in the sidebar menu called Publish, look for the eye icon. It should say Visibility.
      • the default is Public. Click Edit, and choose Private instead.
      • click Publish, as usual
      • now only the posts’s author (that’s you) and the site administrator (that’s me) can read the post.

Presentations: The presentation guidelines are now available. Please read them and come to class ready to answer any questions about them. Presentations are due 5/18.

Glossary: At the beginning of the semester, I announced our semester-long glossary project that required each student in our course to gloss 15 words and blog about them according to assignment guidelines to crowd-source the effort of building a course glossary to improve our vocabulary and our understanding of the course texts. Included in that assignment is a final glossary reflection, with a due date TBD. That due date is 5/17. Please refer to the assignment and follow all steps to successfully complete your glossary assignment for the semester.

**If you have been neglecting your glossary work this semester, I strongly encourage you to take the time remaining to work on catching up. I will not look kindly on 15 consecutive glossary entries submitted at the end of the semester.**

Extra Credit: In last week’s in-person class, we talked about the opportunity to make up missed work by participating in and blogging on our site (according to our course’s blogging guidelines) about the “Presenting Yourself Online” OpenLab workshop. I want to extend the offer for a couple of other upcoming events:

The Research Mixer: every semester, the Coordination of Undergraduate Research committee sponsors an event that’s both informational and social to promote research opportunities for City Tech students. This Research Mixer is on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00pm in N119.

The Student Research Poster Session: The Research Mixer is held each semester during the poster session that showcases the fantastic research students do at City Tech through a variety of sponsored programs. The posters are up in the Atrium on the first and ground floors from Wednesday at 11:00am until approximately 3:00pm on Thursday, though you’ll only find students there to talk about their work from 11:00-4:00 on Wednesday and 10:00-3:00 on Thursday, with an awards ceremony on Thursday during Club Hour in N119.



I am actually not your father..

Aside from painting a self-portrait, introducing myself is probably the hardest thing to do. In person I would probably say hi in a sweet way, try to be funny -cue the awkward laughs- and divert the attention, as quickly as possible, to someone else. I love your dress where is it from?  

To help with writing this I asked my friends to describe me… um after the jokes ended I was told I’m a hipster. Ha!  I used to do that before it was cool. *insert relevant emoji here* (Just in case you couldn’t tell that was a joke I’m not pretentious, well at least I hope I’m not) Why is it seemingly impossible to get serious answers from your friends?

After all that I realized I didn’t even mention the most important thing, my name. Although thinking about it now I think I should just keep my identity a secret and reveal it in a dramatic way like Darth Vader. Sorry I cut your hand off and all but guess what I’m actually 50% of the reason you exist.  *dun dun dun*

This is the part where I wish I could say I am a published, popular author or an astronaut that has been to Saturn but I can’t. Outside of my dreams I’m actually not as cool as Agent Peggy Carter and S.H.I.E.L.D doesn’t actually exist. And no matter how much I wish my Hogwarts letter got lost along the way (darn owls) I’m still stuck going to the same boring college as the rest of you. Even so, I’m still awaiting my letter to Hogwarts (or a ticket to the theme park). What do you mean I’m too old? I’m only 20, it’s not that far from 11… (I sincerely apologize if you don’t know a thing about Harry Potter or Marvel and don’t understand the references- use it as an excuse to read/watch)

On a serious note, I am so tragically average that telling you about myself would be cruel. Think the typical boring do-good protagonist in a contemporary novel, except nothing interesting ever happens to me. What I will tell you though is that I read way to many books, mostly sci-fi and fantasy, and dream about the weirdest things because of them. If asked to choose between my family or a chance to go to Disney world every day of the year, you best believe I am going to choose Disney world my family. I’m studying to be a legal drug dealer aka a pharmacist (my doctor’s words not mine),  and the only time I will pull ‘all-nighters’ would be to finish a book or binge watch some tv show. If there was one piece of advice I was to give someone it would be to never change yourself for anyone, be yourself and don’t give up on your dreams. Be practical about it but don’t give up. (That’s not one piece is it?)


*ba dum tss*

Food is the first, the only love of my life. (Psst. If you give me free food we can be friends 0:) ) ‘ Wanderlust’ is my favorite word and also an everlasting feeling. There you have it folks, a little something about me. Looking forward to reading about you guys as well.

“Yes, she thought, laying down her brush in extreme fatigue, I have had my vision.” – Virginia Woolf