Hey! This is all my work done for Revolutionary Thinkers project!
My 3 minimalist posters:
How did it go conducting research?
I - to be honest - want to say that the research didn’t go as well as how expected it to. However, there were still some triumphs that I want to celebrate. Firstly, I think some of my researches were very detailed, containing key informations and more detailed information to even widen my knowledge. Moreover, I have used pictures and cited them, to make sure I understand what I researched, and also to look back any time when I am confused, or when I forgot some of the parts. On the other hand, my challenges were that only few of the sections were fully filled like how I talked in my last few sentences, and in sections such as “Documentation and Artefacts” I haven’t written much. I surmise that this was due to the fact that some sections required more deep thinking or deep research than others, because what I needed to find is very specific and wasn’t easily found on my sources.
What did you learn about yourself when taking notes?
Well at first - before even learning social studies in grade 8 - I took notes in essay style, where I would have bullet points and some written information to go with it. Nevertheless now, I realized that that style has varied dramatically! Suddenly I found myself sketch-noting (when needed) and had short sentences around it to describe my sketch. In addition, I have started to use big ideas as big roots and have small ideas which are connected to the big ideas, which made the whole learning process less simpler, and easy to understand.
What insights did you gain about narrative hooks that you may not have been so aware of before?
When I thought about narrative writing I had a very big perception that it would definitely be dull and boring. But as I wrote more and more of the narrative paragraphs, in some ways I could write it in a more intriguing way. For example, varied sentence length was one of the frequent narrative hooks I used, since they could be used as cliff-hanger and high tension point.
What narrative hooks did you experiment with in your writing?
Some of the narrative hooks I tried to use in my writing were : varied sentence length, fantastic detailed description, simile, metaphor, and more.
Vlogging as a Metacognitive Strategy:
What discoveries did you encounter as you were vlogging?
Vlogging was found to be a very good strategy for pulling my knowledge out of my head. For example when I couldn’t write any sentences although I had a lot of knowledge about it, I recorded myself talking about knowledge in any way and noted down my ideas as I watched the video. This method was extremely helpful when pulling everything that I contain, which was because for some reason I could pull my idea as I was talking but not as I was writing. Even further than this, as I filmed myself to pull my thinkings out, my speech was more fluent since I was talking more and got used to talking eloquently.
2 Historical Narrative Paragraphs VLOG
Historical Narrative w/ Musical Accompaniment VLOG
From this Revolutionary Thinker’s Project, I should definitely acknowledge that I has some huge takeaways. When studying about Newton, I knew that not only fortunate people have chance to succeed, instead you just need passion. Just like how his passion contributed to such success though his family wasn’t too wealthy, I was inspired that if I work harder with passion I would accomplish what I wanted to achieve too. I also realized that thinking creatively was really needed for my education. Again like how Newton’s thinking was radical, if I had more question about my learning and think differently compared to other people, I may find new discoveries of what I’m learning or have better understanding in them.
Final zine link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P7qubriOy58K_in1MfPIKMdVlpKcNW6F5CB5avzwcRU/edit