Monday, February 15, 2016
I was sick all last week with bronchitis and it was awful. My entire chest and upper back hurt when I took a breath, I went through periods of blazing hot and freezing cold, my whole body was achy and my head hurt. I hate being sick because I always feel so helpless. I went home because I didn't want to worry about getting my friends sick and I ended up staying there all week. My mom had to do everything for me, I couldn't even make my own bed. I slept about 18 hours everyday, which was nice but I got my days and nights mixed up and am still paying for it. In conclusion, being sick sucks.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Writing the synthesis paper went mostly how I expected. My outline and design plan are a little bit different, but it wasn't a whole lot harder or easier than I expected. In my original plan, I wanted to add a photo or video clip to the paper, but changed my mind during the process. The peer review helped a lot. I did accomplish what I wanted to with this paper. The subject of family is very close to my heart and I think I did a good job representing my views on it. I wish that I had some better sources for my paper, but I didn't find anything that could really explain or reference what I was trying to say. I think I could have done a better job with the formatting and works cited of my paper, as well. I started the paper by taking things that were very unrelated and putting them together. I took a subject close to me and related it to a show I used to watch. Then I tried to explain why those two things were related and why they were different. Creating a design plan really helped me keep my thoughts in order and allowed me to experiment with my paper without getting too far from the topic. The end result might have been a little bit of a stretch, but it made sense to me. With the peer review, I was able to see what other people saw when they read my paper. I got honest opinions that really helped me change my paper for the better, they also gave me suggestions on how to do that. I think the revisions of my paper show shuttle differences that make it stronger and easier to understand. The final revision didn't have very many changes because I didnt agree with some of the feedback I got and didn't know how to change my paper to highlight the suggestions. I'm feel confident in my final paper.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
I took my first test for this semester today, it was for College Mathematics. I think I did pretty well, despite not studying for it. It was about sets and basic math principles. I'm not a huge fan of math, but this semester has been pretty easy so far in terms of content, I'm hoping that the rest of it is the same.