Monday, March 28, 2005

In-Class update of Paper 3

I am concerned about this whole paper. I did my research. I did things in advance, and this is the first time I have not completely procrastinated on everything. One good thing I have noticed is that I can be more organized in this paper, however I do not know where I want to go with Everything. It is easier now that I have written the summary because I now know exactly what the paper is talking about, both generally and more specifically. While looking for the article I only skimmed most of it, but when I dug deeper I found more things to be nit-picky about as far as the rough and final drafts go. I am worried that I have an emotional tie, and many outside sources about my topic that are accurate, and so I will get caught up in things that are still stuck in the doctors offices and not medical journals.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

I suck real bad

I really just can't write. Nothing comes out on paper the way that it comes out in my head. I have a lot of things to say, but nothing formal enough to go into a paper. I just hate doing this. Slang, it is so foreign to me, and kind of out of my comfort zone. I feel like I have nothing to talk about, and apparently more people than I thought use the words that I used as "slang". Now what does that make it. Just a word? All I know is that I feel that I am back in square one just stuck and waiting for nothing. I kind of feel like a raging idiot, but hey, whatever gets the job done.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Second Paper Foreshadowing

Wow. I am not really a part of any "community" that uses a specific language. That is what is so weird. I don't generally use different words, I say them a different way. I come from a small town consisting of amish people and old people. None of them really use "slang". So I guess I will talk about my friends from New York. This is going to be a difficult paper, words are words, and most of the time you don't even think about the context the words are being used in. That is what I am worried about. However, I do see that this paper will be more focused than the last so I am a little excited about that.

Other than that I don't really know what to say about writing this paper. I could see myself writing about something too common since I am not around a lot of the slang normally, I just wonder where I will go, or how to compose a paper without babbling on and on.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Peer Review

The peer review was nice. It is so much better than being analized by the whole class. My group got done really early which is a good thing I guess, but it would be nice to have more feed back. As much as the comment paper was self explanitory, I believe that a little bit more direction on how to effectively help someone else with their paper would have been nice. Other than that I really enjoyed working with just a small group. It makes the class seem a little more personable than "every man for themselves". I don't know if the peer review helped guide my essay, my group seemed to say the same thing that Ms. Buck said. Different feed back would be nice, specifics were left out, and I think that specific changes are always necessary. However, I think the idea of it is good. I think that my group could have more to offer if given a little more direction so we don't write things like "that was good... kinda" or other randomness that doesn't do any good.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Rough Draft on First Paper

Yep. Over all my paper sucked. I didn't read the assignment correctly and I didnt focus on one person. Other than that I am not too disappointed, I mean, I can fix it no problem, now I just have to write 4 pages on one particular thing instead of a lot of things. Not exactly my forte because I can't remember a lot of things about just one subject. And it is going to be memories from when I was little, and sometimes your mind alters them to believe that what didn't really happen was true. I hope that I have enough to talk about, I probably will. I will write about my cousin Kristi and that will be pretty easy. I need to work on focusing my topics and the paper should be quite a bit better by then.

Thats really all that I can think of right now :)


Monday, January 24, 2005

Writing a Paper!?!

I am excited about writing the first paper. To be honest, I haven't written since the first half of my senior year and I already feel rusty. I have a few ideas for what I want to write in this paper. The first being about my roommate Alyssa who I have known for 16 years. She is amazing and she definitely kicked my reading up a notch when I was little. Secondly I would talk about my senior English teacher who pissed me off a great deal but was probably my favorite teacher ever. He helped me concentrate my thoughts on one subject instead of six thus helping my literary career, he made my papers flow better. Lastly, my cousin Kristi who taught me primitave reading and writing skills which I still use today.

The easiest thing is picking a good topic. I think Im going to write about them because they all helped me out.

The hardest will be making everything flow, and sound good because it spans most of my life, that and not one thing has had an effect on my reading skills.

I see some problems with the fact that I procrastinate like none other. I love procrastination, but it doesn't always make for the best paper.

Thats about all I have to say for now about this paper, we will see what happens when I actually start on it how it goes!


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

You bring meaning to my life, You're the Inspiration

Although I believe that many people have influenced my writing style, I am going to take this a different direction. Who inspired me to first start writing altogether. Now that I look back on it, I guess you could say my parents, they had me reading at an extremely young age, and literacy can lead to writing. I could say my Kindergarten teacher, she put the pencil in my hand and gave letters that I could say, a definite form. However neither of these suit how I really feel that I started writing. I have an older cousin Kristi. Now, we aren't extremely close, I have family that I talk to a lot more often, but she is the only older female cousin that is relatively close to my age. She is two years older than I am, so when I was in first grade practicing printing, she was in the third grade practicing cursive. I remember that I was extremely jealous and wanted to be able to do just the same. I can remember sitting in back room (family room) that no one went into at my grandmas house, and we would color for hours. Except, Kristi would practice cursive, and I wanted to be just like her, so I made her teach me. It was a blue crayon (Cerulean Blue to be exact) that I first used to spell "cat" in cursive. WOW! I was chugging right along with individual letters, when she showed me that she had a diary. Whats this? Again, my interest was sparked, and I remember writing all the time on random paper, even on the bottom of my desk drawers when I climbed underneath it (it's still there to this day). Im sure that none of this has any relevance to my writing styles, but I do know, without my cousin Kristi, I would be nowhere when it comes to writing. I would have eventually learned, but it would not hold any significance to me, and this blog entry would cease to exist and I would resort to writing in a mundane manner on how my teachers influenced me. It does not get any more down to earth than this. I started writing because I was jealous of my older cousin and for that I am very grateful of the Green-Eyed Monster.