Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Project Plan Update

Project is going good. Originally our idea was to make a simple boring Prezi with no life. I wanted to make it more interesting by having each idea connect with each other and compare the new to the old. Eli, Connor, and Whitney need to email me their thoughts and research to put in our Prezi. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Project in Progress

In class on Wednesday the 22 I discussed my final project with my group (Eli Esparza, Connor Albright, and Whitney Houg). We talked about what we needed to do individually to finish by the deadline.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Best of American Lit

After some thought on the specific area I did well in during the course I narrowed it down to Fahrenheit 451. I felt like I best understood what was going on during the book because we spent a lot of time on it but I also liked reading the book. Another topic from the course that I think is the best is we could collaborate with our classmates like you would collaborate with coworkers and bounce ideas off each other and work with each other cohesively. Learning how to express our thoughts and interests into our work is a tool I will carry with me for the rest of my life that I learned in American Lit this year. 

Brag Sheet

 • Renaissance (3 years)
 • Scholar Athlete, 4.0 (3 years)

 • Scholar Athlete, 4.0 (3 years)
 • Varsity Soccer (2 years)

 • Good Sam Club and Camp (2 years)
 • Special Olympics (1 year)
 • Patterson Road Elementary Silent Auction and Family Fun Fest 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Derby Reportage

I find it so interesting how Hunter S. Thompson tells his experience at the derby to tell what happened there and when he was meeting different people. The dialogue with some of the characters has colorful language and isn't something you typically see in journalism, but it made me feel like I was there having the conversations and hearing how people really are. Thompson doesn't discuss the actual events in the derby as much as the typical journalist would and that makes gonzojournalism so intriguing. Reading the article tells you what happened at the derby and how people are rather than what the outcome of the derby was. 

Johnny Cyberpunk

This is a very confusing story. All the technology references and new short words that Gibson makes is unique to his style of writing and makes this piece a cyberpunk story. The lack of chronological order makes "Johnny Mnemonic" a postmodern story as well. The spelling and grammar errors I think were placed in the story on purpose but who knows. This style of writing seems like fiction but also so real.