Reflections over Project 2
Project 2 flew by way faster than project 1 did, despite having more weight on my final grade. Nevertheless it was an informing project that really helped me in evaluating which skills I would need upon entering Medical School. My revision process is vivid due to having the stomach flu during it but most of my changes we’re based on the review given by Ms. Platt and little from other...
Top 5 Moments of Technological Literacy
My top five moments of technological literacy: 1. First time I repair a major problem on a computer. 2. First time I overclocked an older computer. 3. First time I learned how to repair a Xbox. 4. Being able to put pictures from my phone onto the internet when phone cameras were in their infancy. 5. When I explored and self-taught myself about disc imaging and how to modify files into...
Scribner takes a different perspective on literacy; relating it to a more social aspect. She explains that literacy is more than reading but more of a social aspect of everyone’s everyday lives. Her argument can be broken down to simply: wholesome literacy consist of the ability to deal with every day life. This brings up the question are illiterate people unable to handle life’s...
On the Ramsdell Piece
Ramsdell’s work on narratives and stories gave me introduced an expert perspective on stories and narratives to me and helped prepare me for my upcoming third project where I will need to write a narrative. It gave a good descriptions of the differences between the two such as in the length and focus. By the use of the story “Who I am” she shows how narratives differ from stories...
First Digital Experience
My first experience with digital technologies was with computers at a young age, there for I am affluent with hardware and software on most systems. At a very young age my parents introduced me to computers, having a windows 95 system in the home. Coming from a family of immigrants I had very limited family. All my family members that I had contact with were involved in these at the time...
Project 3 inquiry
Upon reading the Project 3 syllabus I though “Ugh, another essay about technology and literacy”. Nevertheless on the last essay which was very similar it seems that the biggest benefit I had was when the example essays where released. I can better understand the idea behind the project better when I see well done example. I guess my true problem is taking the goal of the paper into...
Essay 3 and Essay 4 Assessment
Essay 3 did a great job of responding to the prompt. It focused with a perspective of how writing is needed in veterinary medicine giving applications of where writing is necessary such as applying to veterinary school. I found this particularly useful for another place to possibly analyze on my paper. The writer also goes on to talk about examples where veterinarians saw unexpected writing styles...
Revision Plan for Project 2
So far my rough draft appears to only be a start to the final piece. Upon release of two example essays I realized the intent of this project and made me realize what needs to be done. I am going to start by simply doing more; learning more about the expectations of medical students, possibly talking with my professor about the real focus of this project relative to my interest. Nevertheless...
Intrinsic Benefits of Project 2
In writing Project 2 I realized this essay has more use than just a grade from my instructor. This essay provided me with information on what will be expected from me applying and attending a medical school in the future. It made me realize that for my generation they are trying to make writing and rhetorical reasoning more essential to the doctoral initiation process. I also learned that for my...
Annotated Bibliography on Human Medicine
Here are three sources I am considering for my second project in my writing class: Taylor, Robert B. “Medical writing: A guide for clinicians, educators, and researchers” Michigan State University Library. Springer. c2011. Web. 10 June 2012. This is a guide for writing in the medical profession. An electronic source at the MSU library giving it a quick skim will provide the reader...
The Library and You
Regardless of your major here at MSU, you will most definitely need to be able to use the library’s resources in order to prosper. More specifically if you are a social sciences or arts and letters major taking a writing class your first semester is necessary; for all other majors you will need writing skills for your more disciplined classes later in your academic year. Nevertheless I will...
Reflections on Project 1
When I started project 1 I had no idea what I was going to do, but I knew that it would deal with piracy. After large amounts of deduction and analyzing what an artifact really is, I decided upon file sharing. After that I just took a crack at it, doing research on the side and building up to the pirate bay after visiting Napster. Discussing how its influence has derived from Scandinavian culture....
Learning to Read to Write
In Mike Bunn’s piece “How to read like a writer” he teaches how to read to write which he abbreviates as RTW. RTW means that when you’re reading to think in the place of the author, to understand that each word was chosen and ran through the head of the artist during its conduction. Mike’s teachings brought the main point to me that when reading I need to notice, analyze and then lastly appreciate...
Writing as a Human Biology Major
As a Human Biology major, I have read primarily scientific writings in the style it’s typically presented to college students in the 21st century; that is off presenting ideas then relating them to real life. As for writing myself the only things I’ve ever written are an extra point explanation of molecular development on an Astronomy Final and a few displays of competency in my...
Questions Regarding Project Two
On project Two the main problems I’m running into are picking a project focus and finding data on that focus. Unlike most professions, my two primary topics in consideration are relating to Medical School and Army Officer School. Both of these professions are not heavily writing-oriented which leaves me at a bit of a downturn for finding information. To fix these problems I’ll...
Revision Plan for Project 1
The reviews I got were fairly positive and gave decent advice on how to revise. One reviewer told me to be more clear on the artifact stating while I brought the topic to a firm and determined explanation later on, I did not state it clearly enough in the thesis for all to understand. Besides that I will possibly add some other modern applications of culture and rework the thesis to taste.