Reflection? Yes, reflection

As pretty much everyone else from this class is saying, im extremely pleased with every aspect of the presentations. Especially the alien gibberish part. Especially that. I was absolutely stressed about my project for about a week before it was due, but due to my focus that was caused by procrastination and coffee, my project turned out to actually represent what i was going for. For those of you that i wasn’t able to show my project to, my idea was that i would create three parody entertainment posters that drew attention to some major issues in education. I thought (and still think) that this idea carried out my plan mainly because of my extremely original and creative idea that people are attracted to entertainment, and it draws their attention (I am the first person to ever come up with this idea). So my goal was to choose three posters or images that people would recognize simply by the images that i chose. The three that i ended up with were Enders Game, Breaking Bad, and 90210. Enders game is most likely the least known out of these three, but it just fit too well with my project, so i stuck with it. The three parody titles that i ended up with were “Enders Gamification,” “Tracking Bad,” and “9;2010.” The first two are pretty self-explanatory, and the 90210 example comes from a report that i read that stated “every 9 seconds in 2012 a student dropped out of high school.” All three of the titles sound pretty real, and also draw attention to some of the major issues in education today (Gamification in schools, student ability tracking, and drop-out rates).

All in all, i had a great time with this project. At first i was definitely confused and a little overwhelmed by the freedom that Dr.Garcia gave us, but it was for the best. Its funny how almost everyone shifted from being frustrated and overwhelmed by the project when it was announced, to proud and engaged with their presentations. All of the projects that i was able to see were entertaining and extremely creative. Can’t wait for Genre Paper #2!

Actually, yeah i can. Don’t make it too soon, please. 

Respect to Dr. Jedtero Mosarfalcia (Ted Mosby Jimmy Fallon and Antero Garcia…naturally) for giving us the freedom to create these projects. 

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About alexdenu

Senior english major at Colostate University. Publishing, self-publishing, e-books, OCR corrections, reading, lit analysis etc.

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