Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Final Assessment

This being the final blog post of the semester, I think it is appropriate to my progress in the EH 101 course for the spring semester. There is learning goals that each student should achieved while taking this course and each are fundamental to for any writer to improve. The learning goals that I have accomplished or applied to my writing, starts with me knowing how to brainstorm and map ideas for my writing, and knowing how to effectively compose a rough draft. The rough draft to any of my posts is usually typed, and then I read and revise the material before I post any of it as a blog. Considering that the brainstorm and rough draft writing process happens before I publish a blog, there are other learning goals that I accomplish to accompany this process. The other learning goals that I achieved while taking the EH 101 course, is knowing how to effectively revise my writing and how to effectively edit and proofread my writing. I can't provide an example that I could link to this post, because the four learning goals that I have mentioned, are usually accomplished before I publish any blog. There all pre-writing processes actually.
Other learning goals such as: knowing how to integrate others’ ideas into my writing and knowing how to document others’ ideas in my writing, I have learned achieved. Integrating others idea into my writing would mean taking their intellectual property and using it in a piece of my writing, yet giving due credit to the author of whatever I may have used in my own writing. A blog post that I published February 7, 2012, entitled Blogs vs. term Papers (http://eh101tsasser.blogspot.com/2012/02/blogs-vs-term-papers.html), is a great example of that learning goal being achieved. Knowing how to document others idea's in my writing, would mean that I know how to properly give credit and reference the used material of the source to the author in my writing. A blog post that I published April 3, 2012, entitled Haiku it up! (http://eh101tsasser.blogspot.com/2012/04/haiku-it-up.html), would be a perfect example that learning goal being achieved.
Learning goals such as knowing how to develop a thesis and how to support my thesis, I have achieved with the published blog entitled, The Transformation (http://eh101tsasser.blogspot.com/2012/03/transformation.html). The remaining learning goals that every student taking the EH 101 course should have this semester is knowing how to take effective consideration of my role as writer, how to take effective consideration of audience, and how to take effective consideration of writing purpose. There are actually two different blog posts that I published which fully incorporate the three learning goals that I mentioned in the preceding sentence. My blog posts, To Study, or Not to Study? (http://eh101tsasser.blogspot.com/2012/02/to-study-or-not-to-study.html) and Practice to Perform (http://eh101tsasser.blogspot.com/2012/02/practice-to-perform.html) are both great examples of the remaining three learning goals that I mentioned being achieved.
From all the learning goals that I have learned in my EH 101 course, there are not any that I have failed to attain; or any I didn't apply to my writing. I believe that I have made progress as a student, writer, and scholar. Every learning goal that was produced by the course instructor, I have achieved. Each learning goal enabled me to improve, and throughout my EH 101 course I certainly have.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A New Me!

 This being the last week of my Eh 101 course for the spring semester, I decided that for a final post, I would show the world how silly I could be. All of my posts have been quite serious, but today I chose to have even more fun completing assignments that I usually would. As I have said numerous times before, in several of my blog posts, DS 106 is a great and creative web site for English students; today I will show exactly what I meant by creative.
All of assignments that I have completed form the DS 106 site have included pictures, or some form of art, which allowed me to be creative in every step. This week’s blog post is no different. I not only used a picture of myself, but I was able to modify the picture to show the change or twist from the original.

The Instructions are to take an existing photo of yourself, and edit in a way to give the picture a different look. Color your hair, change your eyes, whiten your teeth, get a "tan", etc.
As you can see, I went all out. I was able to edit the photo to my fondness. I actually like the photo to the right; I had fun editing certain feature of myself. However, I do not think that I could survive my everyday life with fiery red eyes and purple hair. 
I really enjoyed this assignment, although it was more of a creative assignment that involved writing. I followed the instructions exactly, and my product seems to be quite frightening, but I hope the pictures do not scare anyone.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Different Life!

Hmm..., either I am too small, or something in this picture doesn't belong; which is it? Am I trying on clothes, or am I purchasing food? In person, I stand 6'1", yet I am the smallest person in this photo, that's odd.

Well for this weeks DS 106 assignment, I chose a topic from the visual assignments section, and well the product is to the right. The title of the assignment given form DS 106 is, "A Whole New World"; frankly, the title is quite fitting. Does the picture of me honestly belong in the location that it is placed? I will let you decide.

The instructions: Take a picture of your subject (grandparents, pet, yourself) and put it into a totally different background in which they appear abnormally too small or too large. Think of Honey, we shrunk the kids...

The Process:
I basically used a pre-installed application on my phone. The name of the application is Photo Editor, and well that is exactly what I did to several of my photos in order to complete this assignment; edit them. 

The assignment was actually very fun. This assignment also enabled me to go through all of my photo's and find the perfect mismatch. I really like the assignments that are presented on the DS 106 site, they are just great. I hope you guys like me being in a whole new world.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Haiku it up!

DS 106 is really a fantastic site to use. The assignments presented on the site are simply genius, and the level of creativity really forces whoever doing an assignment to be completely original. For my blog post of week 11, the first DS 106 assignment I chose to complete included a poem and picture similarly, for this week's blog post I will include a poem and picture. The difference however, my last blog post was supposed to be entirely original, this week I am given the opportunity to locate a picture from a specific website and write based upon it. As you can see I really enjoy writing poems and incorporating pictures. The type of assignments that are presented on the DS 106 site are actually very new to me, I can't say that I have completed anything similar to any of them before; I believe that's why I am so fond of the website. Everything is just fun!

The directions are: For this writing assignment, take a random Dailyshoot (http://mediagallery.usatoday.com/) photograph and create a haiku using that image. Let the image inspire you to create a poetic haiku.