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My Journey (Final Reflection)

Tingting Chen



My Journey (Final Reflection)

     This is my second semester in City-tech. My friends advised me to register at ENG 1121 later, because this class would much be harder for me as a second language speaker. I thought it over and decided to challenge myself. At the beginning of this semester, I was nervous about each class I took. I had to ask my professor how to complete the assignments after class. I was lucky to have a kind professor who always helped and encouraged me through all of my difficulties. I appreciated how my professor checked and modified many details on my essay. Every student can express his or her thoughts freely. Her creative classes opened my mind and gave me confidence that I never had before.


UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 2 Inquiry Project      

UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 2 Inquiry Project       

Student Name: Tingting Chen

Course and Section Number: ENG1121(E-115)

Date: 05/05/2019

I  feel that it is important to open up further discussion and analysis of shuttlecock, because it’s a easy and fun sport that everyone can play and get unbelievable benefits. As a traditional folk sports, shuttlecock has exited for more than 2000 years in China. The International Shuttlecock Federation was founded in 1999. World Shuttlecock Championship was held in different countries all around the world in recent years.


Such discussion would bring the following potential benefits. Exercise can be fun, like shuttlecock. Comparing to other sports, shuttlecock can make people healthy, but in a relatively easy way and help people to build body coordination.  That’s why you always could find some seniors playing shuttlecock very well in public parks or squares in China. It’s one of the Chinese traditional culture. More and more Chinese pay attention to get healthy by exercises. If seniors can play shuttlecock, the young people and teenager also can play it too, wherever in a house, studio or schools. Shuttle is a great way to relax from the pressures of the day and connect with friends and family.


This discussion would foster awareness of finding love and caring around you. By kicking shuttlecock, maybe you could make new friends, find different love from your families and get better relationship with people around you. As a competitive sports, shuttlecock also could build your confidence and teamwork cooperations. These are lifetime benefit.


This awareness is important because we care about our families and friends just like how they care about us.


List of Relevant Sources :


  1. Jianzi, Wikipedia,

(General information about shuttlecock)

  1. Still kicking a shuttlecock at 70”,       

          (An example of one senior play shuttlecock well and get benefit.)


UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 1 Inquiry Project    

UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 1 Inquiry Project      


Student Name: Tingting Chen

Course and Section Number: ENG 1121 (E-115)

Date: 04/30/2019


My general area of study is: Shuttlecock

  1. After doing some preliminary research, I am able to note below at least one discussion that surrounds my area of study: People in China kicking shuttlecock can keep healthy and learn traditional culture.

     2.The people or community of people most affected by this problem are : Everyone can

Kick shuttlecock at anytime indoors or outdoors you and get benefits from it. For example, teenagers who are addicted to computer games needs an easy and fun sports to get more social and healthy lives. Also Kicking shuttlecock can be a competitive sports to strength the relationship for families and communities.                                            


  1. Here are some key terms or phrases particularly associated with this issue.

     health, sport, love, make friends, relationship, social, challenge, competitive sports, teamwork cooperation.


  1.   Here are the sources I have used so far to read about and otherwise learn about this issue. (Wikipedia, CNN, personal interviews, The New York Times, Psychology Todaywhatever the source, please note it. Did you use the key terms you just listed, above, when you conducted your searches? If not, take some time and do so!):

Jianzi – Wikipedia


The Sounds of my Commute

I got on the R train on the way home at 8:36 pm. There were too many people on the train. When I sat down, I heard the lady sitting behind me chatting with her friend. She said,  “ I will fly to Florida next Tuesday for a vacation.” Her friends replied, “Sounds good! Wow, I’m so jealous! ” This is actually my response. I’m tired, mostly because I got home late at night. Where is my vacation? I needed to plan it in advance. The train stopped at the Atlantic Ave-Barclay Center station. With the door opening, I was surprised to hear someone was singing a classic Chinese song “The Moon Represents My Heart”. This is the first time I heard a Chinese song in the subway station, not only music. However the pronunciation is a little weird, but still recalled my memory in China. I figured out the singer is a black man from a video that my friend shared on Wechat the next day. I had to give him thumbs up. Before the train door closed, a beggar got on the train. He started his speech by: “Ladies and Gentlemen, sorry about bothering you……” We often meet beggar or homeless people on the subway, and they all have their stories. Some of them look very pitiful and helpless. I may give them some change if I do have at that time. But sometimes I think maybe some of them should have the ability to find a job instead of begging, at least they can make a good speech. The train quieted down for a while, all I hear is ding-dongs, the sound of doors opening and closing. I looked at the people around me enjoying music with earphones, playing games on the smartphone or taking a nap. They were all in their own world.


Amazon reviews

The shuttlecock is great quality and well priced.  It’s really fun and easy to play. You can kick with varies motions. Great for children, kids and adults. It’s worthy to purchase and trying.

defining genre

  1. Name 10 genres you encounter in your everyday life.

        Yelp, facebook, Instagram, script, advertisement, reviews, poem, fiction, post, essay.


  1. Name one or two that you like best and say why. Who is their audience? What sort of language do they use?

       I like the reviews because I always check reviews before I purchase some products or choose some restaurants.


  1. What is your understanding of the term “genre”?

      I think the terms “genre” means any style of expression by media to some particular goals. It could be any type of words or pictures or video that people liked in our lives.


Materials needed:

  1. Shuttlecock
  2. Body, legs, and arms
  3. Flat surface
  4. Sneakers
  5. Patience


  1. raise the shuttlecock in one hand.
  2. Throw it high in the air.
  3. Kick it by one foot.
  4. Kick again before it falls on the floor.
  5. Repeat kicking to avoid the shuttlecock falling on the floor.
  6. Try to use both feet in turns to kick in different fun ways.

Serving size: up to 8 people.

Tips: 1. Choose sneakers with flat and soft sides.

2. Controlling the kicking frequency is very important.


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