The Generation Project
The generation project was a collaborative project that involved learning what generations are, what stereotypes are associated with specific generations, and what makes a generation have such depictions. This project involved researching the time period of my specific assigned generation, as well as creating a time line and figuring out a way to place myself in their past in order to comprehend why they get such a reputation. I was assigned to the Baby Boomer Generation and throughout my historical context research I learned that this generation has a very rebellious spirit as they were raised in a world that was just coming out of war. In their teenage years they were introduced to different aspects of culture that were considered taboo, their lives included different cultural artifacts such as Elvis Presley which was considered unique during this time. I learned about the other generations as well from my classmates who researched their own assigned time periods. We made connections to how some generations were similar when compared but had completely different stereotypes.
During this project I had to learn how to dissect content that was relative to the point I was trying to make. I had to learn how to make a time-line as well as how to create and select meaningful citations that would add to my project in an efficient way. I had to learn how to find pictures that were in the public domain and had to learn how to properly give credit to owners of researchers. I also had to learn how to identify valid sources with credibility for the research. I began to find my voice in writing during this project, instead of considering it an assignment that only my professor would see, I placed myself in the shoes of the audience to determine what aspects they would find interesting and indulged further in that to make this project as entertaining as possible
The digital culture artifacts was a project that forced me to have a different view on internet culture. I learned what “memes” really are and that they have a way longer history than expected and also analyzed the way in which they have changed over the last few decades. I also discovered the implications of vitality and how the internet has redefined the way things are communicated. I learned what Internet dialects are and how I used them without even knowing what they were. Then I analyzed how I specifically communicate across the different communities I interact with online on a day to day basis. For this project I had to force myself to change my own definitions so I could be more aware of these things, often I caught myself speaking in internet dialect as a reference and understood how common it is yet most people don’t even know what it is.
I had to learn to make deeper connections into things that seemed very surface level then how to translate that thinking into words. My vocabulary expanded and I started to understand that things that are common are way more intricate than they appear this resulted in me being able to form complex thoughts that made me seem intellectual adding formality into my style of writing
Creating an interview was a way longer process than I had expected. First I had to come up with a topic, morality, then I had to think about who I wanted to interview and why. I needed to know how it was going to add to my research. Before I even had a subject to interview I needed to go into it knowing what I was going to ask it was a very tedious process because whatever answer they gave me I was going to need to come Up with my own comprehension of their answers in a way that correlated to my main topic even if the answers weren’t what I was expecting. When coming up with questions, I had make sure that the answers were going to add value no matter what they were. I learned how to find the interviewee, how to conduct the interview formally, and how to ask for permission to disclose what was said in the interview, respecting their choices even if something they told me not to say was going to change the way my conclusion was created. I learned how to conduct and write up an interview and will continue to use this method in my future endevors. I got to interview a real sociopath and make connection to my research that provide unique insight on the topic
The sources of morality
This article is a collaboration of my research and interview. The purpose of this article wasn't to come to a conclusion, but instead explain the many different perpectives. During this article it became apparent how important coherency was. I already knew what I wanted the article to look like but I didn't know how to correlate everything in a way that seemed meaningful, How do I make something my own when I'm quite literally just redefineing what other people said. I had to figure out a way to make this article my own and add my voice to the piece. I remembered the description of this assignment and how we were supposed to place ourselves withing the multiple views, and thats what I did, I learned how to make my perception and stance apparent while talking about how others percieve the topic and their own opinions. I finally learned how to correctly cite in MLA as well, which is a skill that I will be using in the close future as I continue my educational Journey. I also learned what an annotated bibliography was and how to make one, this skill was way more important than I thought it was because later on in the semester I had to make a different one for my World History class
Do you even know what morals are? Radical Revision
Creating a radical revision was probably the most complicated thing I learned. But it was the most fun. I learned that sometimes over thinking things can stunt you and give you writers block, you can still produce the same outcome if you decide to simplify concepts, being creative is just as important as having the correct research and formatting.