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third conference

my experience in the third conference was not much different then my past two. im very nervous about how my video will turn out but i really enjoyed doing research on this narrative. i have always enjoyed the greateful dead’s music and this project made me realize the history behind the sound. the conference feedback allowed me to no just focus on the music but the bigger picture and what the music did for people.

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conference x2

today i experienced my second group peer conference. i felt that my paper in this cycle was so much better than my first cycle paper, partially because i can relate to the picture i chose to use. i used a picture of an anorexic girl to show how it is sometime over looked when people lose so much weight mostly because it is ‘in’. i enjoyed writing this essay and reading it to my group. i also thought the papers that my peers in my group wrote were very interesting to read. i enjoyed this cycle paper.

pictures in america

the paper “pictures in america: it isnt just about how many words theyre worth” by cameron granger was very well written. he talks about how other people see american culture and “the greater the number of people in a culture, the greater the distance between the individual and his culture”. i thought this was very true because the united states definitely embodies our own culture. people see us a certain way because of the way we act or portray ourselves in pictures and in the media. for example, i celebrate christmas eve with a gross swedish dinner and christmas day with an italian dinner. so if you took a picture of my family eating during the winter holidays you would think we were of a different culture than american. so this shows how a picture of an american family can be deceiving.

what exactly are we seeing?

the reading “ways of seeing” by joh berger really had me thinking. I liked the fact that he brought up the difference between looking and seeing. if you look at something are you seeing it? when you glance at something do you sometimes have to take a double take to make sure thats what you really saw? and when you do see something how do you feel? happy? sad? mad? what you see determines your mood. pictures and paintings help with looking and seeing. it will remind you of how you felt in that moment and maybe your feelings will change.


i thought that the conferences were very helpful when correcting my paper. reading it aloud really helped me realize my mistakes in grammar. i enjoyed reading the other people in my groups essays and compairing it to mine. it helped me see what their format and writing style was like compaired to mine. i enjoyed my conference and the feedback i received from it.


so i am reading this article and i was caught off gaurd. i was looking forward to reading more about rhetorical situations and i becam very interested when i wasnt. he talked about the palestinian life and their everyday roles. said talks about identity and how it defines who we are. he says how people have their own way oh showing who they are in their own way. some people are outgoing while other people are shy. some people show their culture or religion while others tend to show other aspects about their life. you can identify people by their race, clothing, religion, etc. but maybe people are being defined on person bias.

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getting the story crooked

i enjoyed reading this article. ‘get the story crooked’ by hans kellner was very unique. the analogy used to to get the point across was very creative. i liked that kellner said ‘there is no straight way to invent history’, this showed me that if something went down in history there was probably a reason. whether it was positive or negative is determined by the viewer. both positive and negative views can alter sources and people can look at them differently. its all depends on how the story is told. the quote ‘a historian is only as good ad his or her’s sources’, really hits home. a historian gets their information from other things, if they saw the event first hand they would be witnesses or the primary source. but all historian’s brains are filled with information from either primary or secondary sources. making them secondary sources as well. 

moving on to persuasive writing.

first rhetorical situations now persuasive writing. the article by kantz “helping students use textual sources persuasively” was a experience for me. i didn’t know that people actually study how other people write or develop ideas. i know that people will read what other people write and develop an opinion about it but never actually study it the way they do in this reading. it was almost like an experiment.