Wednesday, December 5, 2012
What's up every body, I'm here to give a speech about what I have learned in this class.
Going into this class I had a feeling I would dislike it, i basically judged a book by it's cover.
After the first session of class, i felt at ease. I understood what Mrs.Q was talking about, but slightly.
At first I'm sure most of us were rusty with our writing, or at least for the people that were just starting that class.
The writing lessons Mrs.Q provided for us were a challenge at times.
Just when I think I understood it, I get almost everything wrong.
I learned the difference between incomplete sentences and complete sentences.
Fragments and run on sentences were the tricky ones, but I think I have it down to the science.
When it came down to our first speech, or i believe it was the second speech, not sure.
But for our "It's in the bag speech" I was really nervous doing that, but my classmates were very supportive of my speech, which kinda made me relax a little bit, I was still shaken up a bit after my speech though, just letting you know.
When we had our first pre-test essay, 60 minutes to write five paragraphs, i was struggling, i didn't know what to do exactly, my outline clusters were pretty bad, my supporting details werent all there, i was missing a few sentences here and there. But overall I got a 78% but like Mrs.Q said, it had to be a 90 or better, so i failed that one.
In writing class I also learned that just writing anything will make you a better writer, as long as your knowledge is there and you're not writing nonsense.
When Mrs.Q taught us the outline clusters once more, i understood it much better, right after she taught us how to do it once more and we had another essay test i finished in about 20 minutes.
The 15 poems we did we're easy, the multiple voices were not and I apologize to my group for letting you down.
I really love doing these poems, I wish I was there for the poetry slam, once again my apologies for I was sick.
Since I wasn't there I was hoping I could recite one of my poems here on this video/text blog, so here goes something..
This is my list poem
rolled my fenders
speed bump hating
skid plate making
use street signs marked 20-something
cracked oil pans
throwing sparks down in ipan
broken diff, but it's not slip
getting stuck in dips and stuff
got coilovers, static's tight
got 4 doors and dont give rides
My honda civic's about to die
because of stuff I do for the low life
I really liked the list poem because of what we were able to do with it, Mrs.Q really goes into detail with all of the poems we've had to do, the acrostic poem and ABC poem were a little bit tough but I managed to get it done.
In the middle of the semester I noticed the work getting a bit harder, not only where we already writing speeches and complete sentences, we started writing paragraphs, and then we slowly moved into essays.
Contrary to what a lot of people say, writing courses are really helpful. It’s not necessarily just learning the technical skills. There are also many aspects of the class you can be exposed to. This semester we were all introduced to basically all the necessities of writing.
We basically built structure upon just writing, we leanred right and wrong from writing anything.
I've seen some of my classmates use the outline cluster technique for other classes, such as communication classes.
Writing is really a trade, mostly everyone can do it, and can only get better at it.
I'm really thankful for this course for I have really learned a lot.
Writing Lessons, speeches, outline clusters, supporting details, main ideas, closing sentence, these are all really helpful when writing, i never knew something so simple had so much science behind it.
When we had out second speech, about something that was really important to us i was really excited for this speech.
I finished my draft in a couple of minutes, i showed it to Mrs.Q and she said I have a knack for story telling, that only inspired me to write a lot more.
I originally had a 5 minute speech for our "Important things about us" speech, not exactly sure what the real title was for that speech so I just had to improvise for a bit there.
For that speech I spoke about street-art, I was amazed at the feedback you all had for it, I wasn't ready for questions at all, but thank you for the questions and positive feedback.
Back to when Mrs.Q said I have a knack for story telling, it made me want to visit the more sentimental side of me, for some reason I'm able to make people cry just from story telling or telling stuff from my past, everyone has that one specific story they tell to everyone and maybe someday I'll share that story with all of you, just not here, not now.
Another important thing I learned in class are DRAFTS, Drafts are thee most important thing, without a draft you would have a story without a back bone, that's my opinion at least.
Without a draft you can't have a solid story, that's the main point to a story, basically no draft, no story.
I liked how Mrs.Q always checked our drafts, even if it was crappy she would give us advice on how to make it better than what it originally was.
In my opinion, Mrs.Q has showed all of us that we are all story tellers, we all have a story to tell and that we should always keep writing.
We write every day and it can sometimes be painful, but we pull through and it is always worth it in the end, unless it's Math class.
I'm really thankful for this class and this specific instructor, I have learned a lot since the beginning.
My knowledge about writing has increased and shall only advance from here on out.
Knowledge is power, and writing is knowledge, as they say, the pen is mightier than a sword.
I would definitely take this class again, but as long as it's a much more advanced class, I believe I am ready.
Thank you Mrs.Q for teaching us, you are very awesome.
Good day everyone, good day.
I'm currently uploading my 6 minute speech video, but that will be up in a few hours.
What's Mrs.Q's e-mail? anyone know?
Watch in High Definition for better quality
By the way, the video is unlisted, meaning only people with the link can see it.
Monday, December 3, 2012
I got to film and am already editing the video.
It should be up within a couple of hours.
Over viewing, the footage and it looks good.
The games were fun and pretty funny seeing most of you with the rings lol
I'll post another blog when the video is up.
I haven't posted my blogs since my internet has been down.
I won't be able to view any replies from my classmates since I will be in work throughout the morning, then school as soon as I get off from work.
I know we've had a lot of assignments since that last class I attended, I've gotten most of them done.
but please, if anyone can update me on more information, please text me if possible 482-5714
'll be at work, but still finishing up other assignments from other classes as well as this class.
This semester has passed within the blink of an eye.
oh and for the updates, can you tell me the poems that we will be RECITING in class, the poems that deal with whatever we want to speak of, vulgarity included is necessary.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
“I didn't say it was going to be easy, I told you it was going to be worth it.” - A quote I live by.
I’m up here to do my final project presentation. It’s relevant because it is an important part of my final grade. Three things that I have learned and accomplished are the paragraph drills, writing lessons, and the blogs.
The first thing I learned and accomplished were the paragraph drills. When I first learned about writing paragraphs, I thought it would be hard considering the fact that I always struggled trying to find a topic. Then, Mrs. Quichocho gave us paragraph drill after she taught the class her “Outline Cluster.” After we were taught, it was then that I realized that writing paragraphs would be easy. Since then, I have gotten better at writing paragraphs and faster, so I have accomplished doing paragraph drills.
The second thing I have l learned and accomplished were the writing lessons. First, we would get the writing lessons and read the information given. Second, we would then answer the questions pertaining to the information given within the lesson. Finally, when we corrected it as a class and we would ask questions if something didn't seem right. I’m glad Mrs. Quichocho gave us those lessons, I’ll admit there was some information that I didn't know about writing until I did a lesson. Therefore, I know I learned from the lessons and have accomplished them.
The first time I heard that we will be doing blogs in this class, I didn't know what to expect besides the fact that it dealt with using the computer. After I was taught how to do it, I thought to myself “ WOW… it’s that simple?!” I've never done blogs in my whole life. It only took about 5 minutes to do it. I wrote about what I learned in each class session with Mrs. Q, and my experiences, along with a picture that describes the paragraph. Each blog had to be a paragraph long with proper punctuation and grammar. Blogging actually helps with my writing in so many different ways also. I found blogging to be fun because it always gave me an excuse to be on the computer even when I’m busy.
Altogether, I have learned and accomplished paragraph drills, writing lessons, and the blogs. Like I mentioned before, I’m up here to do my final project presentation. Thank you all for listening. Good night!
VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shMLrzBl1Ds&feature=youtu.be
After all the speeches, we did our multiple voice poems. It was hilarious!! when I went up to do my individual poem, i decided to read 2 of them out of the 15 that i did. I read my free style poem and my I AM poem. I'm so glad that Mrs.Q liked it. I love writing poems, I wanted to read more but I was afraid that if I kept going, it would become more personal...Now, i'm excited to go to class on Monday !! why?? because it's POTLUCK MONDAY!! yummy :p
Thank you Mrs. Quichocho for everything! I'll be sure to use what I have learned in future assignments.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Today i will like to talk about what i learned this semester in writing class. First of all i learned how to spell more words i also learned how to make sentences using punctations and exclamation points. I have learned to write essays by writing the way i speak. I have learned to comprehend what i read with others and in groups. Taking this class has helped me to talk and listen more.
I have learned so many things this semester i have learned to use consonants more often in my sentences. And in this has made me have more self-confidence in myself and others. I have learned to amend the way i speak by taking this class. And now when i am reading a book or doing class work i fend because taking this class has taught me new things. Now i don't feel like a freak speaking in front of a huge crowd. I have also learned to do eassy's on topics that i learned.
"Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen." -Bob Marley
Writing Workshop is challenging, yet fun. I learned a lot in this writing class. My teacher, Mrs. Q., is a great teacher. She taught me many useful things that I'm going to need in life. She taught me how to create a speech, write an essay, and write different types of poetry. Therefore, Writing Workshop is challenging, but can be fun.
First, Writing Workshop class taught me how to create a speech. Writing a speech is similar to writing an essay, just a bit simpler. So forth, I had to write and present a speech about my bag and three things in my bag. The whole point of the assignment was to tell the class a little bit about myself. Later, Writing Workshop taught me how to write an essay within sixty minutes. Writing an essay is easy if you follow the steps, brainstorm and start your outline. Writing Workshop class taught me how to create a speech and write an essay with ease.
It Isn't Traditional
Is it poetry?
Is it a narrative?
Is it part haiku,
With a dose of prose?
Is it what it should be?
And is it possible what should be,
Isn't and has never been.
And those wishing to see it,
Expressed properly as intended..
Have not a clue,
What those initial intentions meant.
Was it created to communicate,
Between elitists who preferred eating cake?
As they delighted in making fun,
Of the ones too socially powerful.
To know what behind their backs was being done?
Why is it today,
Anyone can say...
To decide to justify,
What etiquette abides?
When one chooses a method,
Using limited words to mention.
What from their own minds,
They describe and 'they' themselves wish to define.
And it is...
And it is...
And it is...
A dose of prose.
With a touch of haiku.
With a doing done as one would choose.
'But it isn't traditional.'
And what are those traditions,
You can say today,
Remains as an influence.
And 'still' exists?
Name just one!
- Lawrence S. Pertillar
Finally, Writing Workshop taught me how to create and present a speech, write an essay, and write different types of poetry. Writing Workshop is fun and can be challenging. If you take this class, I'll guarantee you'll learn a lot. Now, thank you for listening. Have a great night and an awesome break!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Last class, we did our post test. It was going over everything we learned in the previous lessons. I guess I did okay with a seventy-eight percent, but it's definitely not my best. At least I tried my best, but hopefully I core better with my speech and poems. The deadline is coming up fast, so I'm working on my speech and trying to remember it.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A local artist I chose is: Steven Kasala. He did a poem on how he didn't know how to do poems and how he thought poems were just a bunch of stanzas put together to rhyme. Teachers helped him for 2 months to put together a slamming poem and he talked about life as well as his grandmother. He put into poetry about how its going to be okay when you lose someone and it being okay, and that person being okay. Loved his poetry slam.
Multiple voices: I chose this multiple voice poem because it talks about hard labors that has went on in the past. They referred to their owners as "masters."
Monday, November 5, 2012
http://youtu.be/5DwZvoCeuqY : This video is of a local artist by the name of John S.. I chose his video because he also talks about Guam's situation with the Children and the island's culture.
http://youtu.be/w83oN3pfBv4 : I chose this video of a multiple voice poem because they talk about some really strong stuff about the status on Guam.