Monday, April 23, 2012

Final Assessment

Final Assessment

In this post I will be doing my final assessment on my progress throughout the semester. Some of the things I learned how to do pretty well were how to brainstorm and map ideas for my writing, how to effectively revise my writing, How to effectively edit and proof read my writing, how to develop my thesis and support my thesis.;postID=104063582510228608 This post shows my ability to brain storm and map ideas for my writing even though it was a visual assignment it took a lot of research and creativity to make the assignment.;postID=8558209038592161026 This post shows my ability to effectively revise my writing. I ended up rewriting the post 3 times this was the post that made me start putting more effort in to my blog posts.;postID=2565757768114646889 This is the post that I started proof reading and checking my grammar before uploading my blogs.;postID=2702338786297876410 This post shows my ability to develop my thesis.;postID=2003227517941440598 This post I showed my ability to support my thesis on why I should get my work done early.

I need to spend more time working on learning on how to do better rough drafts. I didn’t have much learning on how to work on them in high school, but I’m sure in my next English class I will spend a lot of time working on using them. I also need to work on my ability to capture others ideas in my writing. I never use many quotes in my writing and I plan on to start doing that as well in my next English class.

Overall I feel I have learned a lot from this hybrid English class. I also learned I have a lot more to learn and that my high skipped out on a lot of my English especially grammar. I feel like I contributed a good bit to this class I attended every meeting and wrote every blog post. I know I could have started off better with putting more effort in my posts. But ever since we had our meeting I have worked harder on better content in my writing and proof reading and trying to catch any of my grammatical errors. Thank you Mrs. Sasser for everything you taught us it has been a good semester I’ve learned a lot.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

King of Meltdowns

King of Meltdowns

            This week for my visual assignment I chose to do king of meltdowns. I chose to use a free image of Charlie Sheen and one of my favorite quotes from him. The idea of the assignment is to be humorous. I feel I have successfully managed to make my assignment humorous.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You Might be a Redneck If..

            On my 3rd assignment I chose to make a meme. The object of this assignment was to use an image and turn it into a meme. I chose a picture I took of a trailer that I pass on the way to Jacksonville from Arab. If I had to guess I would say it would be in the town of Snead. I took the picture a couple of months ago and I think this was a perfect occasion to use it. I hope it can give all of you a laugh.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Sunset


            This week for my 2nd ds106 project I decided to do the visual assignment A Sunset. I picked this assignment because during my spring break I was having a great time and as I was fishing I saw a beautiful sunset. This sunset was so beautiful it reminded me about the ds106 project I saw about taking a picture of the sunset. So I took a picture so I could share with all of you the beautiful sunset that was over Cartersville, GA.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We Found Your Match

Celebrity Look A Like Blog Post
I’m doing a blog post on the celebrity look alike visual look alike assignment. That was titled  “We Found Your Match” the objective of the assignment was to use a picture of a close friend and put it up next to a celebrity’s photo to see the likeness. I used a picture of one of my best high school friends Dustin I did get his permission to use the photo beforehand and then I used a photo of Zac Efron I found by googling free images. I used this comparison of My good buddy Dustin to Zac Efron because all throughout high school I gave him the nickname of Zac Efron. We gave it to him due to the perfect looks, popularity and uncanny similarities. We specifically say he is just like Zac Efron’s character he plays in the high school musical films.  This is my opinion and I gave you all two examples and gave the link to the project on DS 106 let me know what you think.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


            I’m a huge sports fan. I have been as long as I can remember. I think it might be genetic. Every branch of my family is in love with some kind of sports team. So weather genetic or learned I know sports was a big part of my growing up and continues to be a big part of my life. Every kid has that dream when they are young some want to be cops, firemen, maybe even the president. I just wanted to have something to do with sports. Of course I wanted to be the big time sports player but though I was decent due to my frame and abilities I will never have the chance to be that star. But I would love just to deal with sports. I was told all my life to do something you love for a living because then it will never be work. That is my goal find a way to incorporate sports into a job. I mean I always have sports after the job to clear my mind but my goal would be to find a job dealing with them.

            I think everyone has a little love for sports. There is no thrill quite like them. I mean there are many competitions but sports are more than that. They are something people train years for and people pay years incomes to watch. Sports have the best story lines anything can happen you can never guess. There not much quite like the upset of the sports world’s villains or the success story of the home town hero.

            All I have left to say is I hope you agree with me on the importance of sports in your life. All the lessons learned and the fun times had. I have no regrets with sports playing, watching anything. I have even wrote this as I watched the Heat – Bulls game.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blog Post 9

            This is my 9th post and last week I wrote on procrastination so this week I’m going to write to show my improvement on the matter and write on my research topic. It is currently Sunday but I know I will have a busy week ahead so I’m going to try my best to get this done while I have free time. It turns out my free time is three days earlier then the due date. So I’m going to try my best to be high speed and get it done. I’m not going to stop at just doing this but I’m going to try to dig in deep and try to work on that research rough draft

I’m pretty sure I’m writing my paper on Rick Reilly’s blog on I love sports and his blog is full of inside information and I like to hear his opinions on sports topics even if I don’t necessarily agree with him 100%. I figured it would be best to write on a subject you feel strong about and there is nothing I love more than sports ever since I was a kid. So I’m hoping my paper will impress and teach everyone a little something about sports and Rick Reilly’s opinion on sports. I plan on getting some of that paper done tonight because I know it is important to get my work done and I know now is the best time for me to do so.  

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Blog Post 8

            I’m going to write about time management. I feel it’s essential to the success of a student. We are no longer in High School, College takes effort. I remember in my High School days I stayed more than busy and without studying and doing homework I was making all A’s. Now in college when I have priorities and can’t find any free time I’m struggling. Other than my time in the military I’ve never felt so tired in my life. Pretty much I just think we all should make just make the most of every opportunity of free time.

            On the plus side the busy schedule I currently have if putting a cut to my procrastination problems. Now since I don’t have time to wait I try to get everything done as fast as possible which I do like. It just wears me out, staying consistently busy. That was one of my favorite things about the military how it put an end to my procrastination or so I thought. As soon as college started for me it seemed to come back. But hopefully now that I am busy again I can finally put an end to my procrastination, so when I do get free time I get my work done first.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Blog Post 7

   My challenge for this week is my grammar. I recently found out in my meeting that my grammar is what is keeping my grade down. I have a lot lower grade than I feel I should because of it. So now I will be writing it first on word to give me a spell check. I refuse to let a little thing such as a grammar hold me back from the grade I deserve so I will work on it as I have my length to make sure I can improve and make the grades I need to make.

  I am also writing this week’s blog post a day early due to the fact I have to get in 2 hours of study hall time a week. The 2 hours a week are mandatory for me. And frankly I enjoy it. Its 2 hours I can get solid work in without distractions this is one thing I learned could help me out a lot. If needed be I can get tutors to help me out on any subject I need. I think even though my grade is a little low now I can pull it up pretty fast by just typing it on word first so I’m going to see how much better I do first before I hit up the tutors.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

post 6

As were still on the subject of things we learned and challanges I'm writing on what I've learned from reading On Writing and the challanges I face writing on the Wikipedia project. I've learned alot more than I thought from reading On Writing. Stephen King lays it out where writing is easier is understand. The book is full of relateable information and an autobiography. I've learned alot about his addictions and life challanges and experiances. I learned he was so messed up on drugs he didn't even remember writing Cujo. I also learned it's not always about the length and making things longer. He also doesn't like how some writers always use adverbs after he said or she said. I've learned alot from this book and though I'm not finished reading it I know there will be much more for me to learn.

My challanges I will face is my group is writing pretty much the analaysis of his book in our words. I feel I got the hardest part as in I have the part that talks about how he feels about writing and what he considers good. Though it is easy for me to understand I feel I will have trouble explaining it in my own words because I feel he puts it perfect. So Hopefully me and group will figure away to do this. I feel this will be a very difficult task. But I think our class can put our heads together and figure this thing out.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

blog post 5

Hello readers of my blog posts. As we are still on the subject of things you learned and challanges you've had in the class. I'm going to write on my challanges and learnings of the wikipedia project so far.
  Well starting out working on this project I was a little nervous. But as soon as our group got together everything gelled we were able to read over the rules and determine our goal for our page and read over our topic to fit it into our goal. We made our page on Article Development. I'd say we did pretty good we had a few nit picky things like grammatical and some fragments but over all we did a good job. Especially since we thought we were making a rough draft which in a way that worked out good. We did our page learned alot about the development of articles and showed great team chemistry in doing so.
  My problems I'm having with it is that not everyone is pulling there own weight. It is 1:07 and currently only four of our here. As a class we decided last Thursday to meet here at 12:45. My whole group consisting of Austin, Jesse and me our here and C. Evans is here as well. And Given that our group was one of the best pages we finished our's pretty quick today we only had a few things such as adding headlines and such. But the other groups have so much to do and we don't know where to start on theirs. We are working on this as a class which mean every group has to do its part. We have done ours and appreciate if everyone else would atleast be here so we can help them. I feel like were doing above and beyond since were done which is why I don't understand why no other groups are here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

revised post 4

  In this post I'm focusing on my length of posts.

At the beginning of the day I sent in a blog process memo not thinking I had problems with the length of my writings. My goal is by the end of this post to know that I had succesfully learned how to write with length without rambling or ranting but with good sourceful productive writing. I can honestly say I wasn't putting full effort into the length. I thought it best to make it short and sweet. But I think know now its not about getting done as fast as possible. Its about writing that with a purpose.

I should put alot more effort into my posts. If you put effort into things it shows an accurate reading if your improving or not. And I think that is the point of college to improve and our skills so you will be more succesful later down the road in life. Just something as simple as spending more time on your writing and putting more effort into something could show you improvements you are making as a student.

So therefore I feel through trial in error I have learned alot today. Learned  the importance of content and length of writing. Had a reminder of why you shouldn't do things half way. I think over all this has been a very productive blog post and a very productive day over all.

post 4

  This is my 4th blog post. It is sposed to be on challanges and things we have learned in the class. This post I'm writng about my concern with working groups. Usually I enjoy group work it lightens up the work load. But given we only meet once a week it is kind of hard for us to work in groups not everyone has loads of free time. But guess we will just have to drive on and get the job done still even with our difficulty of meeting. I'm also having troubles with the lengths of my blogs I'm not sure how long they are supposed to be. I thought they had to be 6 sentences long but apparently that is not enough for it to be accepted. So therefore this is something I need to work on. I've had to rewrite this 3 times. And I will continue to keep rewriteing it until it is long enough. I wish there was a set number of sentences that would let us know what is acceptable. I feel like it should be just enough to get the point across Maybe it takes me three times writing a post to get the point across that I need to work on it maybe it will benenfit me when all is said and done. I feel like I'm just rambling and thought that rambling wasn't good for writing but if thats what it takes to get the length required for this then thats what I may have to do unless I can find a happy medium in getting the length without the rambling I'm having to to do get the length. So other than my class from 6:15 - 7:45 I will continue to rewrite this untill it is up to the length. Failure is not an option and will not be accepted so if I have to write this 3 more times I will.
  I'm having trouble with my length, breaking it up in paragraphs, and working in these groups to do a wikiproject I dont really understand. But I'm going to keep on driving on this post may not be up to par in structure grammar or whatever else I can't think of but It will be considered long enough. The next blog post due I will be able to hopefully get it right in one try I don't know how I will write a lengthy post on a topic I trouble on. If It takes me 3 challanges to fill up one post. But hey when there is a will there is a way maybe I will learn something on Thursday. Maybe I will learn something working in my group tonight. Heck maybe I will have this long enough so I can work in my group tonight. I'm just trying to find the postives in me rewriting this 4 times I don't see it now but one day soon maybe I will and will appreciate it as for now sorry for any hostility shown in writing this 4 times

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

post 3

  This is my third post on my blog. It sposed to be on challanges and things I've learned in this class. I'm choosing to write on our workings with wikipedia. I'm really intrested in doing it. Not everyone knows how to do that. But at the same time I'm worried about the difficulty we might have with it. Especially since I won't get my books untill the refund check comes back. So I'm kind of going to wing it untill I can get those books. But once I get the books and I can see the quotes and everything I need I feel like I will be able to start to understand everything better.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

blog post 2

This is my 2nd blog post as you can see. This post is based on a personal experiance I have had in writing. In my 18 years of life I have not been required to do much writing given I went to Brindlee Mountain High School. The most writing I did in High School was in my Environmental Science class my senior year. In my Englishes all through highschool we mainly just did reading comperhension.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    This is my first blog post. I'm writing my blog post on "How to Write with Style". My post is sposed to be on the rule I think would be hardest not to break. I personally believe the do not ramble rule would be the hardest for me. Because I know I ramble on to trying to make papers longer to fill up space. I need to work on making my writing more intresting without rambling.