I got 99 problems and the administration is one

  • Administration Values – The administration values the quantification of learning, such as canvas.
  • Community of scholars – As scholars we value; Friends, free time, romantic relationships, weekends, food, sleep, animals, family, jobs, and much much more.
  • Program area (writing) – Values engagement, ability to make an argument, to use supporting evidence, the ability to make a claim, and to make connections to your major.
  • Professor – Professors value personal responsibility for learning and self assessment.


Admin vs Scholar collision

      With all four audiences valuing different things this is an easy way for the audiences to butt heads. For example, the administration wants students to excel in school and spend 3 hours studying for every hour in class, but some students have sports and other activities going on and don’t have that kind of time to put in. Another example is that the administration wants numbers and doesn’t care about the effort made in a class, when professors care about self assessment and how much you tried in the class.



Bill also talked to us about how professors have to satisfy the needs of not only the administration (owner of the restaurant) but also the needs of the scholars ( the customers). They are put in a tough situation




Dead Man Walking

IMG_2973Sister Helen Prejean’s Speech was a really great one and I really enjoyed it. She didn’t shy away from any of the details throughout the speech and that kept me interested the entire time. One of the parts that caught my attention the most is when she explained how she got introduced into the justice system and the death penalty. It all started when someone asked her if she wanted to be a pen pal to an inmate on death row and she said sure and she wrote him and he wrote back. She then later found out he could get visitors so she went to visit, thinking it would be a one time thing, and after that she said that “her journey had begun.”

0511-1008-2518-4947_Prisoner_Wearing_Shackles_clipart_image[1]She later explained when she finally went to talk to the victims families and the father of the boy who was killed really touched her when he said that instead of giving the two brothers spiritual guidance his family was who she should’ve been helping. She later then gave credit to the father when she said he was the real hero of the book “Dead Man Walking”






I swear to God...the big guy didn't do it! It was ME!

Sister Helen also talked about the death penalty from the view of the guards who were in the room during the execution. She said they had to practice strapping down the victim quickly when he was calm but also when they knew he would put up a fight. She then said one of the guards told her that after an execution it would take him a while to clear his head, his wife and kids knew to leave him alone until he was good to go.



156972_165470126823706_165469550157097_272127_5597763_n-590x292[1]In Chapter two of Writer Designer it speaks a lot about how authors need to pay a lot of attention to who their audience is and that we don’t only just have one audience but we in fact have multiple.




Purpose! Every author should have a purpose for writing what they write, my purpose is to make people laugh and I hope I can keep doing this.