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|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 04:31 |
In this unique class we were not given a textbook and told to learn a set amount of material; we were given tools and ideas and told to complete projects. It is by far the best learning experience I have ever had. I gained so many skills in this class that are vital in this day and age. When I registered for this class I did not expect to learn how to build a website, and I had never heard of a podcast before. Honestly, the list of assignments we were told we would complete over the course of the semester was very intimidating on the first day. But, each assignment was taken slowly and each was successfully conquered. English 006 has completely changed my perspective on forms of literature. I had never realized how many different quality sites are so readily available on the internet. I am so thankful to have my eyes open to this new world of literature where communication is so much more than just old paper books in a library. As technology has progressed, literature too has taken new media which we tasted all semester. One of the most unique aspects of this class was the versatility of the website which contained all of our assignments. It provided a safe haven for new ideas and thoughts while forcing students to become more comfortable with computer programs. I was able to express my ideas more openly than I ever could verbally in class. It allowed the most reserved students to come out of their shells, share what was on their minds, and for the first time be noticed by the class. The website has provided a place for me to finally give back what I have always wanted to give. I loved our open-ended assignments which left much room for creativity. The playlist, collages, and podcast pushed me to explore my limits and throw out any abstract idea without fear. Since most assignments were left to interpretation, I never felt forced to fit into a common mold, and have been able to grow as an individual.
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 18:27 |
Although technology is quickly advancing, this can not be mistaken as a revolution of intelligence. We have only found new and improved ways to encourage mindless activity. Both of my video clips will reveal the dumbing-down of our American culture.
While reading is no longer celebrated, playing a mindless video game is openly advertised. This clip is of two adolescents playing a motorcycle video game in hopes of instant entertainment. It is a boring clip of two girls with a limited vocabulary. No wonder so many kids feel worthless after investing all of their time in an activity that is not improving any worthy skill. Young minds need to be challenged in order to ever reach their true potential. They are unable to see themselves as capable of achieving greatness when most of their free time is spent in a mindless game.
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 19:25 |
Hitchcock’s fixation with fright can be traced to his childhood. After committing some sort of wrongful behavior, he was sent by his father to the police station with a note he was forbidden to read. After he handed the officer the note, he was locked in a cell for five minutes for punishment. Upon his release from the chilling cell the officer informed him “that’s what we do to naughty boys.” Although Hitchcock was never able to recall why exactly he was being punished, the effects of this memory can be seen in many of his later films. His fear was only strengthened after he attended a Jesuit school where the boys were punished by beating on the hands by pieces of rubber. A fear of unfair punishment can be recognized in the film North by Northwest when Roger Thornhill is mistaken for George Kaplan.
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 03:59 |
My photoessay on the Freshman 15 is slowly progressing and still needs much work. Pictures and a skeleton of what is to come is posted. I will have time over spring break to give it more attention.
The web address is: www.unc.edu/~ewinters/photoessay
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Monday, March 6, 2006 - 01:19 |
My photo essay will break the myth of the "Freshman Fifteen" and give the real reasons for weight gain in first year college students.
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 05:21 |
For starters, I must say I'm a little indecisive. These are a few thoughts that have run through my head, but I have yet to been struck by a genius idea.
-The lack of attention given to manners today…disrespect of children to parents that was once never a problem. Talk about the show Nanny 911 that could have never succeeded several years ago…The long forgotten mind set that children should be seen and not heard… to a society that shifted to push for children’s rights and even legal emancipation.
-Katrina through the eyes of a child…how there “home” will never exist again
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 17:55 |
I'm having a little trouble coming up with an interesting photo essay topic...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Sunday, January 29, 2006 - 23:02 |
Since this is a class exclusively for first year students I thought it would be interesting to get reflections on the initial college experience. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice when you think back to your first week at Chapel Hill? Did you feel prepared this place? Anything you wish you had known before the first day of classes?
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 19:37||playlist |
These are reflections on some of life’s many seasons.
Our lives are filled with many seasons of joy and sadness, accomplishment and despair. One minute you feel on top of the world, the next your back is on the ground and you are gasping for a breath. Although some may be able to relate, this playlist reflects upon a chapter of a fictional character’s life. It begins by an authoritative figure giving age old advice to our character which must become truth for him in order for it to become his reality.
1)I Hope You Dance...Leann Womack
|Submitted by Elizabeth Anne on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 17:30 |
I am having a very hard time deciding on a theme to work with for a playlist. Does anyone have any suggestions on a direction I could lean towards?
So much depends upon. . . .
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