I have completed my final reflection essay. I really enjoyed the class and learned many things about the writing process and the various tools I can use in my own writing. Here are the guidelines for this reflection.
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I have completed my Analyzing Vietnamerica assignment. This assignment took me long time because of the random order of the novel. Also, the article on autoethnography was very lengthy. I hope you enjoy it. You can read about the original assignment here.
For Sunday Funnies 9, I created a diagram of what I normally put in my burrito bowl at Chipotle. Here is the assignment prompt.
Here is my finished Mapping Fun Home project. I found that starting this project was more difficult than Tracing Persepolis. Figuring out what I wanted to do and how I was going to do it was a challenge. Once I started my map, the rest of the project became much easier. Here is the link for the original assignment.
For this week’s Sunday Funnies assignment, I used the apple logo on my computer to recreate the PAC-MAN game. This idea came to me while I was playing PAC-MAN using the new feature on google maps. I darkened the picture to make the light from the apple logo standout.
For this Sunday Funnies assignment, I took a page from Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael, and created a poem.
Here it is:
Desperation driving him,
his enemies are in pursuit.
Forever one step behind his prey and one step ahead of his enemies.
Trapped, going nowhere
a struggle to stay alive
scrabbling endlessly and desperately
In his wonderfully horrific vision
For this Sunday Funnies assignment, I chose a quote by Arthur Ashe.
“Success is a journey, not a destination.”
“Arthur Ashe Quote.” BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2015. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/arthurashe371528.html>.
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Here is my revised Tracing Persepolis project. I originally divided my project into two parts, tracing one and tracing two. For my revisions, I found three aspects the were similar and different for each page and divided my project based on that. My revised project is better because it has more commentary on the similarities and differences between the pages.
This Tracing Persepolis project allowed me to see how graphic novels can enhance a reader’s experience. I had never read a graphic novel before and had some reservations. After reading Persepolis, I could definitely see how the illustrations in the novel helped my understanding of the overall work. In my project, I found it difficult to decide which pages I wanted to trace and what aspects I wanted to include. I tried to capture the characteristics of the page that stuck out to me, while still being able to connect to the other tracing. Another task I found challenging, was deciding how to divide the panels and arranging them on different pages. This was easier to do after I did my synthesis and reflection. Overall, this assignment was difficult, but it was interesting because I had never done anything like it.