Mid-term Reflection (Draft)

As we are coming up to the mid-term of the semester, after completing the three required projects (Reading Summaries, Annotated Bibliography, and Built Environment Description), I feel that my research and writing skills have changed. Before in other English and writing class, I am often given a subject to research and write about, but in this class I am given a lot more freedom when choosing a subject in my writing. Since I am not quit use to having the ability to choose what my subject of a project may be, it is hard sometimes to make a decision on what to write about. Although it has made me realize that research is important before the writing process can be done. Having done the three project, I have discovered that a lot of information can be obtained specifically and exclusively through either primary or secondary research. The Reading Summary has sharpened my analysis skills, the Annotated Bibliography has improved my research skills, and the Built Environment Description helped me applied what I saw in reality on to paper more clearly and distinctly. I plan on using what I’ve learn form these first projects and applying them to future projects. As I continue to attend class and work on the projects, I have come to see that all the students’ projects in the class are slowly becoming an archive of the built environment. I believe my peers and the audience outside of this class are viewing my post in hopes of getting a better understanding of the built environment under discussion. Enabling the students to be able to perform their...

Mid-Term Reflection

Upon taking the course and finding out it was a hybrid technology immersive class, I knew in that moment that most of the reading, writing, and research I have previously done would be completely different to what this class would expect from me. While in previous classes I have done a number of critical analyses on my reading, I don’t think those have really compared to the complexity of the reading summaries I’ve done in this class which calls for critical analysis while differentiating your own thoughts from the author’s as well as the author’s thoughts from the primary source’s tone. Through learning how to effectively with in this course so far, I think I can use that to pin point the exact points of interest and main ideas of an article or of a built environment so that I don’t over cloud it with my judgements. I’ve also learned through the Built Environment Description writing, that compiling research and putting that into a concise format is harder than it seems. With there being so much to observe within an hour of being in an environment, it’s hard to fulfill the prompt as well as completely capture the essence of the place you’re observing. With all these blog posts I put up for this class, I feel that my peers can look at the compilation of posts as a whole and see a cohesive story of how the environment around us affects us in deeper ways than we originally think. And utilizing this mode of writing in a blog makes it more user friendly and has a different tone...
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