Monday, June 2, 2014

The Final Essay

Deciding on what we want to learn is the great part about out AP Literature class. At first it's confusing and you forget that everything you do is posted on your blog. You hardly use paper or a pen unless it was for the everyday journal topics we receive each day. This class gives us a sense of freedom and a closer feel of adulthood. You're on your own now. The open source learning we are able to utilize is what makes everything about this class so different. We're able to go online and look up information or a definition of a word. We have a say on what we want to learn about and what our final projects should be on.
We were taught new ways to learn. Not just from books but from our peers as well. Walking into class for the first time was something different. I felt hooked on the class. It's a total different environment. The feeling of the class is just so positive and full of new ideas. Every day was a different day. Even with the daily journals you were shocked at how one day we'll talk about Hamlet and the next day we're talking about our passion in life. We have so much freedom and in the end we built that trust with every one in the class and created a different way of learning.
Open Source Learning opened a new door for me. It also made me a better person. I realized what I love doing and what my passion is. If it wasn't for this class I wouldn't be the person I've grown to be. All the responsibility that we were given made me and independent person.

It started with a seed. MASTERPIECE

To get an idea of what I've done on my master piece click on Jasmine's Blog


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lit Analysis #3

1. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck  is a fictional story based on the historical dust bowl event that took place in the United States during the 1930's. In the story a family, called the Joad family, is kicked out of their home by the banks and forced to travel around California working various low paying jobs including field workers. Through out the course of the story the family cases many tragedies including financial hardships, depression, and death.
2. The main theme of the novel is the importance of family even with all the drama the Joad's are forced to face they remain strong due to each others physical and emotion support. They show that family is all that you really need in this world.
3. Steinbeck's tone within the novel is strong willed constant. 

 4. Describe a minimum of ten literary elements/techniques you observed that strengthened your understanding of the author's purpose, the text's theme and/or your sense of the tone. For each, please include textual support to help illustrate the point for your readers. (Please include edition and page numbers for easy reference.) 

1. Describe two examples of direct characterization and two examples of indirect characterization.  Why does the author use both approaches, and to what end (i.e., what is your lasting impression of the character as a result)?
2. Does the author's syntax and/or diction change when s/he focuses on character?  How?  Example(s)?
3. Is the protagonist static or dynamic?  Flat or round?  Explain.
4. After reading the book did you come away feeling like you'd met a person or read a character?  Analyze one textual example that illustrates your reaction. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Reason for my absence on 4/11/2014

Finally got to visit the school I will be attending this fall! It was a bit cloudy but for the most part it was beautiful and sunny! SBCC is currently #1 in the nation. I've decided to attend SBCC rathr than going to AHC because I wanted to move out and be independent. Although it's a pricey alternative compared to living with my parents I've decided to take on the responsibility. 
I love the fact that this campus is right on the beach and not too far from home. :)

Today's Tunes 4/12/2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Today's Tunes 4/8/2014

I'll still always be amazed when I talk to old friends who I talked to every day for a long period of time. Knew all their hopes and dreams. And all of a sudden it just ended. Don't know if they still love the same music they did 3 years ago. Don't know if they still act the same. Don't know if they look different. Don't know if they got a haircut.
One day you talk to that person again and you feel like it's back to normal... But nothing will ever be the same as before.