Assessment Task 4: Blog Entry

¡Hola!

Último semana, viajé a Santiago, Chile con mi familia. En sábado, mi familia y yo fuimos al aeropuerto internacional en Ho Chi Minh. A las siete y media de la mañana, llegamos al aeropuerto. Recibimos los billetes de avión y fuimos al control de seguridad.  Los billetes de avión en Delta Airlines. Fuimos a la puerta de embarque 20. A las ocho de la mañana, embarcamos a Seúl. Después de 5 horas, Llegamos a Seúl y fuimos a la puerta de emarque 14A. Esperamos para una hora. A las seis y media, salimos a Atlanta. Después de trece horas, llegamos a Atlanta. Era un viaje muy aburrido. Mi familia y yo dormimos para diez horas. Después de 5 horas, salimos Atlanta. Finalmente, llegamos a Santiago.

Cuando llegamos a Santiago, era domingo a las diez de la mañana en Santiago. Salimos el aeropuerto en taxí. Fuimos al hotel se llamaba Marriot Hotel. Marriot Hotel era muy bonito. Cuando llegamos a Marriot Hotel, registramos y entré en nuestro habitaciónes. Mañana por la mañana, nos levantamos y comimos pan amasado.

Después, mi hermano y yo fuimos a Fantasilandia. Fantasilandia es una parque de attraciones. ¡Fantasilandia tiene muchas attraciones divertido! El próximo, mi hermano y yo comimos a un restaruante se llamaba Pinpilinpashua. ¡Era muy different de comida vietnamita! Después, mi famlia y yo paseé en el Parque Forestal. El Parque Forestal era muy bonito. Tomamos muchos fotos. En la noche, mi familia y yo comimos en un restaurante se llamaba Etniko. Era muy differente e comida vietnamita también. La próximo día, mi familia y yo fuimos a dos museos. El museo primero era el Museo Interactivo Mirador. ¡Los attraciones interactivo era muy divertido! Nos gustamos mucho. Después, comimos a un restaurante se llamaba La Mar. La comida era muy delicioso. El próximo, fuimos al museo segundo, El Planetario. El Planetario no era muy divertido. El Museo Interactivo Mirador era más divertivo.

Ahora, salimos Santiago. Soy muy triste pero tengo que ir a mi escuela. Santiago es muy divertido. Recomiendo ir a Santiago. Adiós Santiago y…

¡Adiós amigos

 

Citaciónes

Google Search, Google, www.google.com/search?site=imghp&tbm=isch&q=delta%2Bairlines&tbs=sur%3Afmc&safe=active&ssui=on#imgrc=FGHvwr29pmLhfM:

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Marriott_Santiago.jpg.

Franco, Virginia. “Everyday Food in Chile.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, traveltips.usatoday.com/everyday-food-chile-11786.html.

c1.staticflickr.com/1/22/24339549_481fdd2eaf_b.jpg.

upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Museo_Interactivo_Mirador-01.jpg.

Graphic Novel Draft Analysis

When I was creating this, I wanted it to be a bit relatable at the beginning like how the guy is looking at memes, so I used Eye-Line Match to show that he was looking at memes. That also showed how he was depressed because of the close-up of him crying. This was to set-up the illusion that he was going to suicide after he told the taxi driver to drop him off by the cliff, and lead them to think that he was going to jump. A challenge I was where I was going to drop him off because I was originally going to make him by a bridge, but I couldn’t draw or find a picture of that, so I had to change the location. I also had trouble thinking of techniques to incorporate into my graphic novel.

 

I think that his project could have been a lot more fun if we had more time to think about it because we only had about 2-3 classes to do it, and it was difficult to do that much in such a short amount of time. It would have been fun to see other’s because if we had more time, it would be polished and more enjoyable. Overall, I think that we should have focused more on actually drawing the graphic novel because most of our classes were focused on analyzing graphic novels instead of creating them, so I didn’t find it that enjoyable.

Ecodome Day 41

Construction Day:

Changes made:

  • We chose a decently wide and tall container because it we could hold taller plants, and have a decent amount of space to put things
  • We are gonna have normal sized with many leaves, but many of them for the grasshopper to enjoy life, so it has a longer life span
  • We are gonna use some normal soil because we don’t want our plants to grow too tall with fertilized soil.
  • Since tall plants have long roots, we will have to have a big amount of soil (5 scoops)
  • We will put 2 grasshoppers for the grasshoppers to be happy, and not be lonely because loneliness will cause a shorter life span plus higher rate of survival
  • We put 400mL of water
  • Close to the sun
  • We are going to put another tall plant since they survive the ecodome while the smaller ones die

Ecodome Day 39

Research Day:

Changes that should be made:

  • We chose a decently wide and tall container because it we could hold taller plants, and have a decent amount of space to put things
  • We are gonna have normal sized with many leaves, but many of them for the grasshopper to enjoy life, so it has a longer life span
  • We also will have some smaller plants with many leaves for the grasshopper to eat
  • We are gonna use some normal soil because we don’t want our plants to grow too tall with fertilized soil.
  • Since tall plants have long roots, we will have to have a big amount of soil (5 scoops)
  • We will put 2 grasshoppers for the grasshoppers to be happy, and not be lonely because loneliness will cause a shorter life span plus higher rate of survival
  • We put 400mL of water
  • Close to the sun
Research:

  • Grasshoppers are vegetarians and eat things like grass, wheat, leaves, barely and corn.
  • Grasshoppers need hot temperatures to survive since low temperatures slow down breeding and metabolism.

Ecodome Day 20

Observation Day:

Observations:

  • 2 Grasshoppers died
  • All of our plants died or were on the verge of death
  • Smelled like poop
  • Had dirt clinging on plants and walls
  • No sign of grasshoppers
  • Not a lot of water droplets on walls

Why:

We think it happened because the plants were not used an enclosed area, so they died from being put into an unfamiliar environment. Although only once died, we think that it died because it was unable to eat the food because it was either frightened, or the plants started dying before the grasshopper was able to eat. The taller plants were able to provide food for one strong grasshopper though.

Ecodome Day 12

Construction Day:

Ecodome:

  • We chose a decently wide and tall container because it we could hold taller plants, and have a decent amount of space to put things
  • We are gonna have taller plants with many leaves, but many of them for the grasshopper to enjoy life, so it has a longer life span
  • We also will have some smaller plants with many leaves for the grasshopper to eat
  • We are gonna use some normal soil because we don’t want our plants to grow too tall with fertilized soil.
  • Since tall plants have long roots, we will have to have a big amount of soil (5 scoops)
  • We will put 2 grasshoppers for the grasshoppers to be happy, and not be lonely because loneliness will cause a shorter life span plus higher rate of survival
  • We put 100mL of water

Ecodome Day 8

Observation Day:

Observations:

  • Very moist
  • 1 plant died
  • 1 grasshopper died
  • 1 healthy grasshopper
  • Didn’t smell bad
  • Fluff on plants


 

Research:

  • Grasshoppers are vegetarians and eat things like grass, wheat, leaves, barely and corn.
  • Grasshoppers need hot temperatures to survive since low temperatures slow down breeding and metabolism.
Changes that are going to be made:

  • We chose a decently wide and tall container because it we could hold taller plants, and have a decent amount of space to put things (The same container)
  • We are gonna have taller plants with many leaves, but many of them for the grasshopper to enjoy life, so it has a longer life span
  • We also will have some smaller plants for the grasshopper to eat
  • We are gonna use some normal soil because we don’t want our plants to grow too tall with fertilized soil, but only 5 scoops to be just enough dirt for the plant’s roots.
  • Since tall plants have long roots, we will have to have a big amount of soil (>5 scoops)
  • We will put 2 grasshoppers for the grasshoppers to be happy, and not be lonely because loneliness will cause a shorter life span plus higher rate of survival

Ecodome Day 1

Construction Day:

Ecodome design components like:

  • We chose a decently wide and tall container because it we could hold taller plants, and have a decent amount of space to put things
  • We are gonna have taller plants with many leaves, but many of them for the grasshopper to enjoy life, so it has a longer life span (I think).
  • We also will have some smaller plants for the grasshopper to eat
  • We are gonna use some normal soil because we don’t want our plants to grow too tall with fertilized soil.
  • Since tall plants have long roots, we will have to have a big amount of soil
  • We will have a beach like setup for the soil, and have a small sea like area for the water to have the water evaporate from the sun, hit the lid, and fall back down. (Image is not correct)
  • We will have rocks for aesthetics, and a playground like area for the grasshopper
  • We will put 2 grasshoppers for the grasshoppers to be happy, and not be lonely because loneliness will cause a shorter life span (I think)
  • NO branches, it was a mistake
Changes made on design day:

  • We couldn’t fit a pool of water, so we just added a lot of water to the soil which absorbed it (250 mL)
  • We didn’t put in rocks because we forgot. After we forgot about it, we felt like it wasn’t necessary
  • We also added a scoop more of soil

 

 

SS Revolutionary Thinkers Project (Andreas Vesalius)

1. Minimalist Posters:

  2. Research Process:

Here are my notes

↪How did it go conducting research? Triumphs? Challenges?

It was quite challenging to find research on someone really old because it would mostly be from sources you wouldn’t find very trustworthy. It would look like a student wrote it instead of a professional. Although it took awhile to find some sources, I am happy with the sources I found because it held a lot of information that I needed.

 

↪What did you learn about yourself when you had to take-notes?

I learned that it was extremely difficult to paraphrase a long article since it was too long to get every detail that I needed, so I needed to spend more time taking more specific notes because I would find myself on that website trying to find information that I missed.

 

3. Narrative Hooks:

Here are my narratives

↪ What insights did you gain about narrative hooks that you may not have been so aware of before?

An insight I gained was that narrative hooks can enhance your narrative by over 100x because it makes readers interested in the narrative, making your narrative appealing. Although I could add more, I can’t find a way to add it to my narrative because it is hard to try to implement an interesting hook while trying to add information to it.

 

↪ What narrative hooks did you experiment with in your writing?

It took me more time to finish some of my narrative since I tried adding hooks to my narrative, but I felt like I failed to add them because my stories just went straight into the narrative instead of having a hook. It took many trials and errors, but I still didn’t feel like I have a good narrative hook.

 

4. Vlogging:

What discoveries did you encounter as you were vlogging?
I discovered that I had multiple errors because when I read it, I saw some grammatical mistakes, or informational mistakes. It made me realize that I needed more editing than since my narrative had cut aways, and wasn’t smooth when I read it. It made me open my eyes to reading my narrative out loud, and watch over it (even if I cringe when I hear myself on video) to find mistakes.

Vlog 1:

Vlog 2:

Vlog 3 (w/ Music):

Vlog 4 (Reflection):

 

5. Biggest Takeaways:

↪What is your BIGGEST TAKEAWAY (BIGGEST LEARNING) from our Revolutionary Thinker’s Project?
My biggest takeaway is how to do narrative hooks because before, I didn’t even know that they existed (sort of, but I didn’t think of it as it’s own type of hook). It took a long time to understand, and even harder to apply it into my writing, so I didn’t feel like I added any to my narratives.

 

HERE IS MY FINAL ZINE PROJECT