Tuesday, May 22, 2012

End of the Year Projects Update

For my senior scrapbook, I have created 17 digital pages so far with a design and pictures. I have yet to finish with the decorations/captions and the slides and actually turn it into a video, because right now it is just powerpoint slides. Having one source that is compiled with pictures from my senior year will be a nice way to reflect upon how I have developed this past year and all of the friends and memories I have created. It will also make it easier to share this with friends and family.

I have created the blog for my Cal Poly SLO page, but I have yet to add much to it. I will add more onto the page within the next couple weeks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

End of the Year Plan

Create a digital senior scrapbook that accurately portrays my experiences this past year.
Create a page/blog for the college I will be attending-Cal Poly SLO- and my knowledge about the university.
So far, I have been collecting pictures for my scrapbook and deciding how I am going to organize it. I have decided I will use Powerpoint to create the video, although I haven't exactly decided on the design yet. I will present this to my colleagues by uploading the video to my blog or playing it from my laptop/USB drive. 
As for the college page, I will post that onto a blog or add it to Chelsey's blog that incorporates many colleges into one site.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2 Exam Prep Update

Today, I stuck my arm into the crack between my bed and the wall and dug for my very dusty AP lit terms flash cards that I made the summer before junior year for Ny-Ny's class. I am going to be reviewing these terms until I feel confident with them and think I could be able to recognize them.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1 Prep Update

Today, I began with the multiple choice on the 2004 packet. I didn't have enough time to do all of the questions, but I tried timing myself to get into the mindset of the fast paced testing. Here were the beginning my answers:

  1.        C
    2.       D
    3.       C
    4.       A
    5.       E
    6.       B
    7.       D
    8.       D
    9.       E
    10.   A
    11.   D
    12.   A

    I wish I knew if these were correct or not, but I'm going to continue with these questions tomorrow.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Reflection on Unstructured Learning

 I think the theme of the text from The Watchmen is about destiny. No matter how earnestly the narrator tried to come up with a costume and a name, he was unable to prevail. It took him three months, apparently, of "self-doubt and self-ridicule" in which he was trying to find something he was not yet supposed to. He was pushing fate, trying to come up with a unique idea. Then, when his comrade jokingly called him "Nite Owl", he knew- He knew that is what his new nickname should be. He was able to find his destiny, to become the character that suited him.

Friday, April 27, 2012


I just finished reading all of the "analyzing essay prompt" document that was posted by Dr. Preston. I found it rather helpful to see how the prompt wants it to be clearly defined that you know what the literary techniques are and that basically, the entire essay needs to be clear statements.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Potential Macbeth Essay Questions

  1. 1973     An effective literary work does not merely stop or cease; it concludes.
    In the view of some critics, a work that does not provide the pleasure of
    significant closure has terminated with an artistic fault.  A
    satisfactory ending is not, however, always conclusive in every sense;
    significant closure may require to the reader to abide with or adjust to
    ambiguity and uncertainty.  In an essay discuss the end of a novel or play
    of acknowledged literary merit.  Explain precisely how and why the ending
    appropriately or inappropriately concludes the work.  Do not merely
    summarize the plot.
  2. 1977 A character's attempt to recapture or to reject the past is important in
    many plays, novels, and poems.  Choose a literary work in which a
    character views the past with such feelings as reverence, bitterness, or
    longing. Show with clear evidence from the work how the character's view
    of the past is used to develop a theme in the work.
  3. 1980 A recurring theme in literature is the classic war between passion and
    responsibility. For instance, a personal cause, a love, a desire for revenge,
    a determination to redress a wrong, or some other emotion or drive may conflict
    with moral duty. Choose a literary work in which a character confronts the
    demands of a private passion that conflicts with his or her responsibilities.
    In a well-written essay show clearly the nature of the conflict, its effects
    upon the character, and its significance to the work. Avoid plot summary