Critical Reflection: 17 September 2014

My group met in hesperus peace park, we met at 1:55, and we started our time together by getting to know a little about each other. We then continued to move onto reading about our assignments, we all talked about what we have done on the check list for the end of the three weeks of class. Almost everyone had what they were supposed to, we read each others blogs. Then we commented on them and discussed more into our assignment.

We started our next topic of conversation on how everyone was doing in the class and how school was going for them so far. How everyone liked their classes, what they were studying, what year everyone was, what we thought about COMP 150 and how it was so different from any class we have this semester or previous semesters for the older students. We ended by writing our experience. I believe that I got to know some class mates a little bit better besides knowing only their last names.

CLASS NOTES: 17 SEPTEMBER 2014

  • Organize your notes by typing them and use bullet points.
  • If you wait until the last minute to do your work you don’t grow, adapt, or learn.
  • Quote using people’s last name
  • Write notes word for word as you wrote them down, don’t summarize.
  • Steps- bullet notes, expand on notes, summarize notes.
  • Practice blogging to become a better blogger, be able to follow specific instructions.
  • Move out of high school into a specific organization.
  • Train your mind to hear exactly what is said and then do exactly that.
  • In high school we were trained for non-engagement.
  • Be sensitive to how language marginalizes people into feeling less or small.
  • The word ‘just’ puts on limits.
  • If you care about language you can make a difference.
  • Language is a socially agreed upon units of sound that function together.
  • Words construct the world together.
  • Words can build someone up and tear someone down.
  • We can make the world a better place by hearing and talking.
  • We have the capacity to speak and choose words that will either break or heal people.
  • We want scholars to make the world a better place and care about language.
  • We are all full of contradictions
  • How you say things are also important, because of the tone.
  • Papers and words carry a tone
  • Increase contact between students and teachers

-Students and students