Various Topics

Friday, April 28, 2006

Rhet/Comp 306Q

This class has given me new insights about how to write a document.
I realize that writing is not a simple thing to do, but it requires practice and knowing how to use the right techniques. This class had been very helpful for me, and I am glad I had the opportunity to take it this year. I enjoyed the class even though I must confess that I encountered few personal difficulties.

After some many years of being away from school, this school experience has become kind of challenging because of a considerable adjustment I had to make. Anyway, I believed on a popular saying is that says: " nothing comes easy" almost everyting worth it to get requires of some type of effort or sacrifice to achive it.
In spite of eveything, I am still very interested in keep on learning and specially in learning how to write better.
For some people like me it takes them some more time to master those skills.
I am hopping to take subsequently classes and hopefully with the time and experience I will become more skilled in writing.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Interesting Article

I was browsing the internet in search of an appealing article that would compel me to write about, and I found the right article. Disabling your Distractibility is the name of the article by Brad Issac. I believe his article is very interesting because Brad appears to be knowledgeable on the subject. His site is tiled: goal success.typepad.com
He writes on the subject in a very practical way giving suggestions how to counteract the distractibility problem. He says that people goal oriented experience this situation, because usually they have too much in their minds. He says that this distractibility can interfere in the ability to concentrate on what is going on or our surroundings. Another words this could become a handicap.
His suggestion is that when thoughts about things to do or other nature come to our mind, to write them in a card. And that once we write them down we would release that anxiety and our minds will stop drifting away. Also he suggests storing the card in a visible place in order to follow up with this matter later on.
One of my interests is to read about informative articles. I like to examine the different views and try to follow up with their suggestions. I would recommend to others to read this article, I may have missed some other valuable information that he provided in this article.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Research Preparation

The research paper required not just a careful study of good resources but a sufficient preparation to write an essay and to prepare a debate on the topic of our selection.
After looking over several resources, I came across to a book that I thought was one of best resources. The book was titled “The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning & Public Debate”. I became very interested in this book because it addressed our topic and also the technique off how to debate. I really thought that was one of the best resources to get for our bibliography. However, my excitement vanished when I found out that this book and others were restricted for a large class teaching the same topic. For a while my selection became limited because the books that were restricted were part the most recent literature on the subject. Even though that we have found out valuable articles in magazines, and websites, the limitation was mostly in books because the ones that were available were older versions. The desirable bibliography was supposed to cover all types of resources, especially the most recent literature available on the same issue.
Once we have spoken to our instructor of our particular circumstance, she approved some books that were considered also good resources but were older versions.