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3. Must have correct spelling and punctuation.

4. Must attach a photo that resonates your Blog post.

5. Must comment to at least one of your classmates Blog post.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Written speech/Video

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

breaking something
rolled my fenders
tires rubbing
speed bump hating
skid plate making
use street signs marked 20-something
leaking trans
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.

1 comment:

  1. You are indeed a great raconteur! Keep on writing :)


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