Sunday, January 29, 2012

Teamwork is Key!

This week in my EH 101 class started our Wikipedia Wiki group projects. Enough said group project, working with fellow classmates to instruct our entire class on how to write better articles. Teamwork and patience are two characteristics that I need to develop both in my personal and educational arenas. A team is defined as a group of players forming one side in a competitive activity or assignment.  Being the leader of a group it is a challenge to keep everyone on the same page. Therefore, I take matters into my own hands and complete the assignment or activity alone; opposed to collectively completing the assignment automatically eliminates me from group projects. Another challenge I have is a lack of patience, because sometimes I am inconsiderate. Patience is defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting upset or angry. Delay/procrastination happens to be a bit of a problem for me. Although we frequently feel we have valid explanations, we simply delay and put our responsibilities off until the last minute. Procrastination is a bad habit that we all should attempt to overcome.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Conquering Time Management

In this blog post I will explain what I have accomplished thus far in this course. I have learned or gained the ability to juggle many different situations and/or assignments at one time. Although one thing that I need or plan to accomplish throughout this course is to conquer time management. Because, often times I wait until the last minute to start let alone finish assignments. Consequently, the final product happens to be something that should be enhanced a little more to be considered A+ material. And the fact that we have to maintain numerous online accounts weakens my ability to actually grasp the concept of assignments given.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Life Changing Event

Since 1998 non-fiction short stories, novels, and essays have been my personal preference. Growing up in the suburbs with both parents alienated me from a lot of truth, I always had the mentality that life was a stroll in the park. Up  until my parents split and I was figuratively speaking "the man of house". And from that point forward I understood how hard it was to maintain a household both financially and discipline wise . Therefore, I always lean more towards factual stories and writing concerning my personal experiences instead of fictional writing. And because my mother provided all of what my siblings and I required, I tend to be more sympathetic towards women/females. Consequently, I am harder on the males in my writing expecting them to strive towards perfection at all times. Instead of taking the easy way out and putting off the personal responsibilities and duties. This event molded the person I am today as well as what and how I write/topic my personal essays, and other writing assignments.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Area of Great Difficulty

The rule outlined in Vonnegut's "How to Write with Style" that will be most difficult for me to follow is the one that says we should sound like ourselves. It is a threat to me because often times when you are given a inch you want to take a mile. Meaning that fine line between formal and informal writing is one that I easily cross. Insuring that I keep my writing natural/orginal but also making sure that it is still professional/informal!