Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Overall my reflection on this final writing project paper was a very good one and personally successful. I feel like every time I have written a reflection on a project things have become more and more clear to me. This time I think I finally got it, I finally felt completely comfortable with the art of synthesis and how to rightly incorporate it within a paper. I was already confident in my researching skills and adding in the facts to support my argument. The hardest part was in fact synthesizing all of the sources I have found, and make purpose out of the sources I picked. It is easy to just pick a source and paraphrase or quote, but I was confident in my paper because of the relate able and helpful sources I specifically chose. They were all credible and unique which meant all I had to do was find a good rhythm and order in which they would flow best for my argument. It took time and was a bit daunting but I eventually got the order and rhythm desired. What I found easiest was in fact focusing on the synthesis and order of facts first, as I literally started off with six complete pages of just quotes and paraphrases. Don't get me wrong that took a bit of time to achieve as that was the hardest part of everything. This is what made the entire project easier for me, I created a structure and foundation first, then I added in personal input and transitional sentences. This blocked any confusion I could have about my goal and was actually the most confident I was in a paper in a long time.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
I love a variety of things in my life and I am very passionate about several things. i love music, art, animals, movies, anatomy, reading, exercising, and a whole lot more. I love helping people and working charity that is why what I want to do is to help people. I want to do something to work with people and at the same time I want to stay around athletics. i think I want to be a sport psychologist. I want to be a psychologist but I think I also would not mind working in a gym and being some sort of instructor or trainer. Tomorrow I will reinforce this by going out and talking to my psychology eacher and seeing what I can do in that field as well as connections to a health psychology career where I could work at clubs or for organizations.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I do not think it is just my generation that likes to throw around the word love. I think it is a stage in life when you are young and trying to figure out love. Parts of you understand and recognize love, while other parts deny its confusion and hardship. When I am in relationships there is no pressure, in my mind, to say love. The pressure seems to come from others when they ask if we love each other. The truth is I do but I don't. I've obviously never told a partner this, but when I reciprocate 'I love you' I am torn. I am too young to completely know love, so no its not the kind of love where I believe he is my soul mate forever. But I do love in the sense that i believe there are different stages of love. I do not completely understand love, but the parts I do understand is the love I know, the love I have. I love as much as I can love, even though a part of me knows I am young and love will grow to be even more some day.
People argue that its wrong to say that dogs are people too. Yes i suppose when people are so literal about it, no a dog should not have all of the same rights as a human citizen. But they are living creatures we actively and recognizably prioritize as family members. Therefore dogs legally should enjoy some basic natural rights like the right to live a healthy life. They are animals and living creatures so they should not be abused or neglected. i'm not saying that the crime should be as intense as homicide, but it is still wrong and very well is still a crime.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I picked the topic of exercise and diet and how important it truly is. The question I want to answer is is that health problems and obesity really are a problem that needs to be fixed. I chose to answer this question because I really like health and exercise and always part take in being healthy and active. Majority of mindsets are that it is not that important to have a healthy diet or exercise and it is becoming a problem. Obesity is a problem that can be solved and prevented, and so we should act on it. In order to answer this question I need to describe the consequences of obesity and the diseases it can lead to. I need to research the health aspects and the risks involved compared to how good a body can function physically and mentally with good health. Experts I could read from are dietitians, doctors, exercise coaches, or even athletic trainers. they could work for hospitals or athletic clubs, they could even work for large corporations like Beach Body. These experts research the best ways to remain healthy and continue to do so. Most trainers focus on helping loose weight and remaining healthy and balanced. Doctors focus on the risks and disease that come with avoiding health.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
I have always grown up in a household with dogs and I find it strange when someone else has not. I have actually baby pictures of me rolling around on top of our German Shepard head and pulling his ears. This seems insane to many and completely normal to a lot of dog owners. Dogs do have different personalities though and any dog owner can tel you that they can't all be trusted with babies. But because I was fortunate enough to have a good dog and grow up with several good German Shepard, I love the breed and I feel like I found a special bond. This relationship with a dog is one to cherish and I feel bad for those who are uncomfortable with dogs because they have only enriched my life.
Overall, my experience writing this paper was difficult but a good one. It seemed a little bit more similar to research papers we have done before. And it was more straight forward than the previous paper as we needed to strictly focus on explaining only one topic. Still, it was a little bit difficult as APA is something I am not completely used to, and I was sick for a small portion of this paper. because I was sick on day I missed the first peer review and had to do it on my own which worried me because I though I might be behind. Turns out I remained on track and continued to do peer reviews and work on the paper. The topic I chose did explain something not many people know about and I informed them about it in as much detail as i could. My paper explained how the First Responders on 9/11, who also helped with the cleanup at Ground Zero, have developed various cancers and diseases from the toxic air at the site. This was a difficult and emotional topic to write about as it probably will be to read. It was not hard explaining the issues that lead to this conflict, but it was hard trying o remain a little more objective. I did not want to turn this paper into a rant or an argument as it was supposed to be an explanatory paper. Many times I found myself reading over a sentence that just seemed to engaged or hostile and I would have to delete adjectives to remove such a tone. but once I got that handled mor towards the end it was a bit easier. besides that the hardest part was trying to cite my references, whether it be on the reference page or just parenthetical references. But I think I got it down pretty well. Overall I liked doing this assignment and I liked my topic.