Friday, December 6, 2013

BEYOND CLASS ASSIGNMENT (Lunch and Learn Series1)

Earlier in the semester I attended the Lunch and Learn Series 1. It was about Office 365, our new email system. I learned that Office 365 is not just a regular email account. You can store files, edit work with Word, Excel, OneNote notebook, Excel survey, and PowerPoint in SkyDrive. With skydrive you can upload a file from your computer or flash drive. You can also share files with your peers. Office 365 also has a full calendar app where you can type down your schedule or little reminders that you need. Also with Office 365 you can blog. I know that everyone has a twitter or Tumblr and blogging on Office 365 can be just as fun. Also, while I was there we discussed that RBC club and sports can make a blog. For example, the basketball team, student assembly, and even the students living in the dorms could make a blog for residence students. This would be a good way to get the news out of what's going on at RBC. Also on Office 365 you can modify many settings by setting a different theme and moving the different panes around. There is an about me, you can go to this section by clicking the drop down arrow next to your user name and choose About Me. From there click edit your profile. You can add a photo and contact information. There is also a section, "details", where you can list your skills, schools you've attended, interests, and past projects. In the session we discussed that this can be used for students to find other students that has the same interests as them. We also discussed that if you having trouble with math you can look for students who have math as a skill of theirs and the students could possibly get together to form a study group. If you want to set up your mobile devices.
Going to this Lunch and Learn Series helped me a lot. I learned things that I can do with my email that I didn't know I could. The blogging, I thought, interested me the most because I like blogging and I also have a Twitter. The people from the Technical Assistance Center suppose to be having a second Lunch and Learn Series and I hope to see more of you there.

Friday, November 8, 2013

English this week

This week in class we really didn’t do anything. On Monday, we talked about our third essay that was due and that’s pretty much it for Monday. Wednesday, we got into our peer review groups and discussed our paper with our peers and helped each other. I don’t understand why a lot of people do not show up on peer review day. Even if you don’t have your rough draft ready it is good to hear what others are doing their papers on and help them. If you have no clue on what you want to write about on that day your peers could help you find a topic that you would like to write about. I thought peer review on Wednesday was great this week. Coming into class I had an idea of what I wanted to write about but it was just something missing. When talking with the students in my group I gained a lot of information on my topic and about the story I am referring the paper too. So I then decided that I was going to write my paper on postpartum depression and refer it to the yellow wallpaper. Also, with help from my group I came up with possible things that I can discuss which include: what is postpartum depression, what are the symptoms, and what types of treatments are used. Also, I found that I can talk about how with this type of depression you need to get out and do things and you and in the “Yellow Wallpaper” John didn’t let his wife write and she was at home all day. Today, everyone in the class told the class what there paper was on and they asked questions if they needed help.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!! :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Poems with a Dog perspective!

Today is class we read 4 poems that was written in a dog perception. I thought all the poems that we read were pretty cool because I never read a poem with a dog's perspective in it. The first poem, "Retired Greyhound I", by Natalie Kusz,  I thought, was well written. As I read it it was like I was in the house with the dog. I thought the poem was saying that the dog was playing with a cotton rabbit. The second poem, "Retired Greyhound II", by Natalie Kusz, I didn't really understand. I kind of thought that it was saying that the dog was laying on it owner lap, but I also thought that maybe it was laying with his/her companion. Now, I kind of think that it meant neither of them. The third poem, "Beau: Golden Retrievals", by Mark Doty, I thought was confusing and hard to understand. The fourth poem, "How to Like It", by Stephen Dobyns, I also thought was a little confusing. At the beginning I thought that it was talking about what the dog likes to do in the fall and how the dog likes the weather. From the middle to the end was confusing and that is where I got lost. Reading these poems today made me want to write poetry this weekend. Maybe I will and maybe I won't...See y'all next week!!!

Poetry this week

This week in class we have been reading a lot of poetry. I like poetry because it's a good way too express myself without having to say anything. I like poetry that I can relate to and that isn't hard to understand. We've read a lot of poems this week but I liked "After great pain, a formal feeling comes-" by Emily Dickinson the most because I can relate to this poem very well and I feel that a lot of other people can too. I like how it was written and how she managed to have a little imagery in it. I also like how it was easy to understand. Also, I liked "After Apple-Picking" by Robert Frost because I love apples and it reminds me of how me and my grandpa would go to the park and pick apples all day before he past away. I loved the flow of it and how it rhymed. Poems that rhymed are the best in my opinion. The poem that I liked the least was "Death, be not proud" by John Donne. I liked this poem the least because I didn't like how it was written and  it was hard for me to understand.

I rather write a poem instead of all these papers but...oh well. Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Class this week

Monday we didn't have class and I was glad of it. I was finished with all my classes by 10 and I had sometime to study get caught up with my homework. Wednesday we talked about the poems that we had to read. To me the poems were alright. I like rhyming poems the best and I believe only one was rhyming. Today in class we talked about "The Rape of the Lock".

Friday, October 18, 2013

This week in class

On Monday, our rough drafts of our second essay was due. Monday and Wednesday we did peer review, which I found to be helpful some. Essay 2 was a little challenging for me but, I got it done. I learned that writing takes a lot of time and creativity. Trying to write a paper at the last minute is setting yourself up for doing a bad job on the essay you are writing. I also learned that my peers also have trouble with doing the papers we have done. I first thought that I was the only one struggling with it. Some of my peers are more creative in their writing than others. For example, some of my peers used a little figurative language and some did not. Also, it seemed like all of my peers had different strategies for when they write a paper. I am glad that next week we will be reading poetry. I love poetry, particularly poetry that rhymes, but I also like poems that don't rhyme as well. Hopefully we will have to write a poem during the semester!


Have a nice weekend!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

FALL BREAK

I'm so glad that fall break is here! Today I would have had to get up early for my 8 o'clock lab but I am glad that I didn't have to wake up early. I stayed in the bed almost the whole morning. It feels so good waking up in the morning knowing that I didn't have a class to attend. I think fall break is a excellent thing to have. For me, fall break allows me to relax more and also study what I have learned without having to have to learn something new everyday while still studying what was covered earlier in the semester. Last year I didn't even know what was a fall break but I was glad to have it. While on fall break I will be studying for my geography midterm most of the time but, I still have studying to do in chemistry. Saturday night and Sunday I will probably work on my rough draft, in which, I am not looking forward too.

Hope everyone enjoys their break and use it wisely! :)