ENG1121E106Spring2019

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Final Portfolio (Units 1-4)

Final Portfolio english

Final Portfolio Unit 2

Amani Shihadeh
ENG 1121 – D439
Final Portfolio
UNIT 2 – Rhetoric/Genre

In unit two we were asked to write an essay on what freedom means to us, which I enjoyed doing because freedom has a universal value. It can mean all different ways to all different people, and everyone in class wrote about how they perceive freedom. We also explored different types of genres and wrote recipes. Writing recipes was easy and fun and genres was a bit confusing to me because I actually never thought about the different types of genre and ways to further break it down. So we had to choose our favorite genre, I picked wikihow because I am always looking up how to do things and wikihow makes it easier with the little pictures along with the instructions.

 

Amani Shihadeh

ENG 1121 – D439

Genre: WikiHow

 

GENRE ANALYSIS

The type of genre I chose is WikiHow, which is a website made for people when they’re looking up how to do a particular activity like, how to roast marshmallows or how to exercise. Many people nowadays are always looking for new things to do or try whether they already know it but have never tried or it’s completely new to them so they look it up. I chose to do my genre in WikiHow, writing on how to apply makeup. Wikihow is meant to be an easy step picture guide on how to achieve a particular activity, which makes it simple and convenient for people to follow. In my case, my audience would be makeup lovers, beginners, influencers or anyone who simply interested can use this greatly as a tool to learn or teach.

 

RECIPE

How to Have a Successful Relationship
Ingredients:
• Serves minimum of two people
• Compassion (1 Gallon)
• Communication (1 ½ cup)
• Understanding (1 ½ cup)
• Trust (1 Gallon)
• Emotion (1 Gallon)
Instructions:
Always be yourself and love yourself first before loving another.
You need to be able to always communicate about important topics (good communication)
Be understanding towards another
Always try to make time for one another
Building trust is very important
Being a good friend comes first
Have good listening skills

 

NAVIGATING GENRES

I never really post on Facebook just like most people, I am not comfortable with anyone knowing my business. Occasionally, if I feel passionate enough to share/repost a video – something probably related to politics, education or just a meaningful life lesion video because I enjoy those. I feel like older people on Facebook love to write anything, even if its too much information or misspelled. My grandmother for that matter doesn’t, she just likes to scroll and watch videos. I do believe that are some older people who are better than young kids on social media.
My favorite title was “I Am Under 18 Button Clicked For First Time In History”
Rules I carry are that essays, writing pieces, thesis statements, etc., are supposed to be formally structured yet that’s the thing I find myself to struggle in, to properly structure and not have it look like scattered thoughts.

 

SHITTY FIRST DRAFTS

Depending on the assignment I normally do two drafts, reading this article made me realize that I’ve always been doing “down drafts, up drafts and dental drafts” without even realizing but someone finally put it in words. I wasn’t surprised by the title I think it was pretty straight forward. Shitty first drafts are supposed to be somewhat shitty, so I don’t think that will change. But I can see myself now focusing on lowering the voices when writing.

 

Amani Shihadeh
ENG 1121 – D439
Prof. Schmerler
March 1, 2019

Finding Freedom

What is freedom? Is it an absolute right? I believe we are born to be free. Freedom is interpreted differently by everyone. Some define freedom as a natural right, a human being is born with. Everyone wants to be free and independent from others. Freedom is the right to do what one wants, live where they want, learn what they want, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of choice, without belittling or harming others rights.

How can we live free? From my point of view, we can live free by respecting others rights to live free too. We cannot ignore the rights of people with whom we share society with. We cannot simply do what we want and ignore others. We must take other people rights into consideration. The idea behind freedom is to be respectful and useful to our society. Freedom is important to everyone. When freedom is guaranteed, I can think freely, go where I want, say my opinion without fear from people who would not like my opinion. Freedom of opinion is among the most important branches of freedom. In some societies where freedom of opinion is not guaranteed by the authority, the creativity of mind is killed and buried. Society is the largest and biggest loser from this lack of creativity. Someone once said, freedom of opinion will never result in animosity among people if they respect each other. Freedom is not an absolute right, and there are too many constraints on it. Firstly, society rights including national security which is very important. Security is just as important as freedom. Our practicing of freedom should never lead to threatening our national security. Secondly, freedom of belief, to believe in what you want and choice of your religion. We also should have the right to establish our own places where we perform our religious actions.

I also believe that freedom has to be understood in the right time in one’s life. It comes through maturity, learned lessons and challenges faced throughout your life. Finding who you are as a person and your place, is a big thing for everyone in this world, and once you do you will be at peace. Freedom can most definitely come in the most unexpected ways and places, the irony of Malcolm X is that he learned his in prison, where freedom does not exist. Malcolm X had the freedom of time. With that time spent in prison he fought through his ignorance to teach himself reading and writing new vocabulary words and understanding books. I believe confinement is definitely mental and spiritual than physical.

Parents must teach their children the value of this word and to define it to be exactly what it is, free. They must instill in them the love for freedom. Freedom in the teen years is very important for building a good character and stable personality. Although for young teens growing up it can easily be misunderstood. Freedom isn’t supposed to mean hanging out late or whenever they feel like it, or acting out in a disrespecting manor. It is the responsibility of positive and creative expression, to learn and love who you are and where you come from. And to be at peace with that.

Final Portfolio Unit 1

Amani Shihadeh
ENG 1121 – D439
Final Portfolio
UNIT 1 – Literacy

In unit one we explored writing exercises as a warm up to the semester. I liked that were able to express our fears in writing, at the time I wasn’t sure what to write about I know I’m scared of many things but out of everything I chose spiders to write as my fear. Although I am seriously afraid of them, I wish I can go back and chose something else maybe like death or aging. I never was asked to write about my fears, so it did interest me when we were asked to write on it. We also discussed our influences like TV shows, books, music etc. and placed them on our “shelf” which was also fun to talk and write about.

                                                                               FEAR
When I see it, I run. Others scream, when I look further its fast to run and hide. They come in all shapes and sizes, more legs than others, I fear arachnids. Arachnids are little creatures that can be found indoors and outdoors. When I see them, I call someone else to come kill it but the second you turn around its gone. I wish arachnids didn’t exist.
                                                          TV SHOWS/ INFLUENCES
Greys anatomy: By Shonda Rhymes – This show has taught me many life lessons, not to take anyone or anything for granted. It shows us how fast life can change within seconds and overall it speaks to your heart and makes you want to grab “your person” and hold onto them for dear life.
Power: By Courtney Kemp – This show has changed my perspective on New York City and all its drug dealing truthfulness. There is some serious life lessons within every show. It has also taught me the many devious doings of our justice system.

My Journey

Amani Shihadeh
ENG 1121 – D439
My Journey – Final Reflection

 

Dear Professor Schmerler,

This semester probably was one of my most difficult, with both being in school and work full-time it was hard to keep up at times. School has always been very important to me and no matter how hard it gets I always end up toughening it out because I care about my performance and grades. This English class had to be the most interesting English class I’ve taken, I definitely did not expect sitting around in circles sharing our creative writings, thoughts and ideas. At first I was not comfortable with it because, I’m more a sitting through lectures type of student. But being in this class has helped me in many ways, I can’t speak for the rest of the class but I definitely feel more confident in my writings and expressing my ideas because you taught us there is no such thing as a “wrong” piece of writing/idea and to just write anything that comes to our minds. I was able to dig deep and explore the many ideas I always had but was never able to express them through writing because I didn’t know how.

I’m not the best person to write essays, but in this class we were allowed to pretty much write whatever we wanted however we wanted and without the stricter guidelines that allowed us to write sounding like ourselves. Writing constraints was my favorite and least favorite, because just the idea of writing without certain letters seemed impossible but it definitely wasn’t, and hearing the many writings from my classmates just wowed me to believe that the more we dig deeper allowing our creativity to shine, anything is possible.

Worksheet 2 – Inquiry

Worksheet 2

Genre- WikiHow

How to Apply Makeup

If you ever applied makeup before, all the products can be intimidating. Don’t worry this will walk you through step by step on how to apply makeup.

Preparing the face

Step 1: When applying makeup its necessary to start with a clean palette. You should always start with using moisturizer and primers for your skin.
• Keep in mind you should always remove your makeup at the end of the day, sleeping with your makeup can clog pores and cause blemishes and wrinkles.

Applying Foundation

Step 2: There are all different types of foundations but they are generally applied the same way. Foundation is like creating an even base for all your other makeup. Use a brush or a damp beauty sponge to apply the foundation and blend all around your face and neck for a seamless look.
• You can use a concealer brush to add a little extra foundation to cover up stubborn areas and blemishes.

Applying Concealer

Step 3: Apply concealer under the eyes, chin and forehead. Then blend your concealer so it seamlessly blends into your foundation.
•The purpose of concealer is to even out uneven skin tone like dark circles and blemishes.
•You can use a concealer in a shade lighter to brighten dark areas.

Setting Powder

Step 4: Set your foundation and concealer. Use a damp beauty sponge to apply the powder under your eyes, forehead and chin, use a brush to remove the excess powder.
• If you’re looking for a long lasting, crease free makeup you should use a setting   powder to hold your foundation and concealer in place.

Contouring/Highlighting

Step 5: To provide depth you’ll need to create the illusion of highlights and shadows. Contouring involves using a shade darker than your skin tone, applying it under the cheekbones, sides of your nose, under your jaw line and next to your hair line. Buff it out to blend it. Apply highlighter above your cheekbones, down your nose, chin, inner corners of your eyes and eyebrow bone. This will make your face look more bright and awake than it would otherwise

Applying Eyeshadow

Step 6: Using an eyeshadow brush, apply the darker color on the outer eye and blend inward and outward and the main color in the middle of the eye. Make sure colors are blended together to prevent any harsh lines. If you’re using multiple colors of eyeshadow make sure to blend them together.

Applying eyeliner/mascara

    

Step 7: Apply eyeliner to provide the illusion of a fuller lash line. Follow your lash line as a guide to help draw your liner, and extend your wing outward and upward. Finish off your eye look with mascara. Looking straight forward, apply it to the top lashes with upward strokes and bottom lashes with downward strokes. Some helpful tips, wiggle the brush as you apply it to grasp every strand. And never apply more than two coats of mascara this will create a clumpy unnatural look.

Applying lipstick

Step 8: To finish off your look apply lipstick. You want to outline your lips first to make it easier to apply the lipstick. Apply your lipstick or lip gloss start in the center of your lip and blend outwards.
• Be sure to apply the color as close to the edges of your lips without overdoing it and going outside your lip line.

Successful Relationship

-serves minimum two people

-compassion (1 gallon)

-communication (1 cup)

-understanding (1 1/2 cup)

-Trust (1 gallon)

Always be yourself and love yourself first before loving another

You need to be able to always communicate with one another

Be understanding towards each other

Build trust

Be a good friend

listening skills

 

Makeup: A recipe by Amani

Serves at least one person

Ingredients:

  • A passionate desire to have people feel beautiful and confident (1 GALLON)
  • A canvas (8×11)
  • Steady hand
  • Skill/technique (1 HALF GALLON)
  • Patience (1 CUP)
  • Set of brushes (at least 7)
  • Beauty Blender
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Highlighter
  • Eyeshadow
  • Mascara/Eyeliner
  • Lipstick/Lipgloss
  • Eyelashes (optional)

Steps:

  1. Prep the face with any moisturizer or primer, then you want to conceal the eyelids as a base and blend it using a beauty blender.
  2. Next, you want to set the eyes with any setting powder, then start blending in eyeshadow with a light hand. Add eyeliner and mascara. Eyelashes if you wish.
  3. After eyes, you move onto the face, put foundation on skin and blend all the product in.
  4. Add concealer under eyes, chin, forehead, and blend that in as well.
  5. After applying the concealer you have to set it so no creases appear, using a setting powder apply it in the same areas.
  6. Now, use the bronzer to contour, apply it starting diagonal from your ear and blend it back and forth  using a blending brush.
  7. After contouring, you highlight. Apply the highlighter right above your cheekbone.
  8. Now, fill in your eyebrows using an eyebrow brush and eyebrow product (gel powder, opt.)
  9. Now you can apply lipstick of your choice.
  10. Use a setting spray to set your makeup in place and your done!

Navigating Genres

I never really post on Facebook just like most people, I am not comfortable with anyone knowing my business. Occasionally, if I feel passionate enough to share/repost  a video – something probably related to politics, education or just a meaningful life lesion video because I enjoy those. I feel like older people on Facebook love to write anything, even if its too much information or misspelled. My grandmother for that matter doesn’t, she just likes to scroll and watch videos. I do believe that are some older people who are better than young kids on social media.

My favorite title was “I Am Under 18 Button Clicked For First Time In History”

Rules I carry  are that essays, writing pieces, thesis statements, etc.,  are supposed to be formally structured yet that’s the thing I find myself to struggle in, to properly structure and not have it look like scattered thoughts.

Shitty First Drafts

Depending on the assignment I normally do two drafts, reading this article made me realize that I’ve always been doing “down drafts, up drafts and dental drafts” without even realizing but someone finally put it in words.

I wasn’t surprised by the title I think it was pretty straight forward. Shitty first drafts are supposed to be somewhat shitty, so I don’t think that will change. But I can see myself now focusing on lowering the voices when writing.

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