Hey! This is all the work done for my Revolutionary Thinkers Project.
How did it go Conducting Research?
When conducting research, I found a lot of information on one topic and so I had to go to multiple sites to find the right information and often times it was very difficult to have an entire sentence worth of notes with just one source. For most of the investigative questions, I found answers to them easily, but there were a couple of questions that required me to dig a little bit deeper to find the information. One of my triumphs would be finding the right information with reliable resources without the research taking too long.
What did you learn about yourself when you had to take-notes?
I learned that I like to take my notes either in bullet points or in full complete sentences. I refer to my notes a lot and I only put details that are going to help me. I think that something else I learned was that I couldn’t leave a sentence in my research unfinished and would often go to other sites just to finish my idea.
Here are my Research Notes
What insights did you gain about narrative hooks that you may not have been so aware of before?
I didn’t realize how helpful narrative hooks could be and the diversity of techniques available. In fact, I never realized the importance of a compelling hook. I found that if you had a rhythm to your writing it would seem more interesting to you and your reader, to enjoy your writing and work more.
What narrative hooks did you experiment with in your writing?
When writing, I used hooks such as evoking a mysterious tone, or contrasts, and sometimes changing the length of sentences so that the writing would possess a rhythm. I composed captivating sentences, short and long sentences and ones with more imagery.
Vlogging as a Metacognitive Strategy:
What discoveries did you encounter as you were vlogging?
I found that vlogging helped boost my self confidence. It helped me see my mistakes that I did not notice when I was writing. I found that in my head it was completely different as opposed to what I had written down. Vlogging me identify revision steps.
When vlogging, I had to stop my recording to fix a mistake or read slowly at first just to check my writing. Vlogging is helpful when I think that I am done and my writing is polished. When I read it outloud and listen to my recording I notice the mistakes. The way I check my work is by playing my recording and checking my writing to make sure that everything flows and I make the changes accordingly.
Reading Historical Narrative Paragraphs Vlog
Reading Historical Narratives with Music
Reading Reflections Vlog
What is your BIGGEST TAKEAWAY (BIGGEST LEARNING) from our Revolutionary Thinker’s Project?
My biggest takeaway from this project was the research and taking relevant notes. I discovered that note-taking is critical to the process. When using my notes for my historical narratives, I found that my notes were written in a sentence like-way so it took less time composing my narratives, which was more efficient.
My Final Project : Zine