Final Reflection for WRIT150

Throughout the last 15 weeks, I’ve definitely grown as a writer and a thinker. With readings that encouraged us to analyze and understand the author’s purpose and peer-editing sessions that allowed us to revise (yes, not just proofreading) and learn from others’ topics, I acquired some fundamental techniques that good writers use. These exercises have made me more reflective and analytical when I read. I don’t read just for the sake of learning new information; I read to also understand more about the writer — their intentions and motives, background, and the necessity of writing the article.

After working on blog entries throughout the semester, I have grown an appreciation for quick and reflecting writing while building progress to my train-of-thought in preparation for my writing projects. Although it was a pain to maintain my blog even when I’m busy, I think regularly updating and posting on my blog help me develop a good habit to set aside some time and do some independent thinking. Along with that, commenting on other people’s blog broaden my horizon on a lot of topics I never really thought about and allowed me to practice my constructive criticism skills. After taking this class, I’m considering maintaining my blog so that I can share my thoughts about my other interests during the summer.

Overall, I’ve definitely enjoyed this class. Now that I know that I’m a reflective learner, I’m going to use that to my advantage for the next three years here!

My blog comments under moderation:
https://lynchzou.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/portrayals-of-women-in-scientific-films/#respond
You do have some good points about the fact that some female scientists can be portrayed as more reliable than their male counterparts, but do you have specific examples that show this?

https://lynchzou.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/extra-credit3-review-of-data-driven-animation-workshop/
Although you mentioned that his lecture/speech wasn’t really related to the animation skills that he was going to teach you, I think his speech must’ve been an interesting tangent about his career which showed how unrelated things like data and animation can be put together. I’m taking an animation class right now actually, and my professor often goes on interesting tangents that are a little bit unrelated to the technical skills that we were practicing, but I still enjoyed listening to his tangents because it really broadened my perception on animation and just the world of art in general.

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