Monday, April 12, 2010

Writing Reflection

Ideas And Content

With my writing I feel that in terms of applying my content and ideas into my work I am reasonable strong. Especially when it comes down to work that is based not only on the authors intentions of his/hers writing but of our different perception of the authors text. I have evidence of this in my Julius Caesar essay in which I always question Brutus’s reasons for why the end did or didn’t justify the means (Caesars Assassination). However my weakness in my content and ideas is that I occasionally become slightly too inventive or perhaps not realistic or believable, yet this can be countered with myself narrowing my work down so that I can attempt and try to get rid of any unreasonable sentences or ideas and content.

Organization

When I am doing and or finished a piece of writing I generally want to go over and review my work. This is so I feel more comfortable with what I have written and so I can improve or add/delete any work that isn’t necessary or good quality. This can also be seen in my Julius Caesar Essay with my correct grammar and spelling as well as unique literally techniques. I believe that I could improve my writings organization if I plan more ahead. In both my essays I think I could of done better if I had gathered more resources first then did the writing for the Essay.

Personal Growth

There were definitely differences between both my pieces of writing in my Alchemist I had more time to improve and change my piece of writing due to the time I had to do it. With the Julius Caesar we only had 45 minutes so I used a more vague but also quick approach to try to cover all my opinions, thoughts and ideas into the essay.

SLR Reflection

I think the SLR that best suits my writing is thinking creatively. This is because I usually/generally like to add a new or different unique way of looking at a perception. I use many different SLR’s in my writing its just that I feel this SLR establishes my ability to change perception.

IMovie: Sudan Six Word Memoir/ Collage

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Think Creatively
My collage shows numerous aspects of creative thinking and uniqueness. Some of the creative ideas within my collage are the various different types of images displayed from: pictures of Sudan, Soldiers under Sudans conflict, the Dinka people in the middle of the civil war and images of Peter (showing the plight of the Lost Boys also when they went to America). I used news paper not only to fill up the background of my collage but also to show that this issue (the war in Sudan and the problems concerning the lost Boys) is very serious and worthy to be in the news paper.

Reason Critically
The images I chose very clearly show my understanding of the Lost Boys troubles and situation. Many of my images are infant Dinka people all of which do not look happy but scared, worried and starved. I also added a photo near the top left of Peter the Lost Boy in America demonstrating understanding of his desire to get a more further/complete education while also discovering a new country, race of people and cultural identity. While he is also trying to fit in he has to maintain enough money to rent a house, pay school fees, buy food and much more, with only a poor income job.

Communicate Effectively
My collage creates awareness for the lost boys plight by its startling images and short yet affective and powerful sentences. My short descriptions help the collages audience undertand more background information if they are new to the crisis in Sudan and Darfur, affecting the Dinka people. A more vague but more developed way to describe the Lost Boys harsh changes are my six word memoir.

Live Ethically
My collage might/could make its audience/readers evoke large amounts of empathy because of their dreadful situation which my collage expresses. My brief sentences on my collage inform my audience with what is happening in Sudan which would evoke sympathy and empathy towards the Dinka people for now being internally displaced people. My images support my text with visual enhancement of their troubles. My six word memoir would use its powerful descriptive words to put empathy into the collages readers to make them feel emotion towards Sudan.