Pentagon Reoprt Poll

31 01 2012

Pentagon Reoprt Poll


Reflection on Creative Writing Class

25 05 2010

I really enjoyed my Creative Writing 1 class. I had no idea what to expect when I first started, but I’m really glad I’ve taken it, because I’ve learned a lot. Mostly I’ve learned an over-view of the most common forms of writing.

I learned a new appreciation for Poetry. I used to hate to read and write poetry, but as I studied it’s forms more, I learned to love it. I’m really glad, because now I can write poetry more easily.

My favorite part of Creative Writing was sharing my writing with my friends. We would laugh at each other and make fun of each other’s spelling. Loads of fun! If I had room in my schedule, I would take Creative Writing 2, but there are other classes I have to take next year so oh well.

“Not Quite Romeo” A short Story

25 05 2010

This short story was written purely for the fun of it. It’s meant to be ironic.Not Quite Romeo[1]

Non-Fiction Reflection

21 05 2010

I really enjoyed the Newspaper genre in Creative Writing 1. I enjoyed making up stuff to write as “news” for my own newspaper. I chose to do a pirate theme for my newspaper, so of course I had to include pirate slang. It was really fun to try and write like a pirate would write or talk. While all of the information was completely made up and fake, I tried to make it believable like a real newspaper. I don’t think it actually turned out very convincing, but I enjoyed it, and that’s what matters.

                I really enjoyed looking for pirate pictures online for my magazine. I liked formatting them to make it look like a real newspaper. I’m glad that we made a simple format with the pica paper before we started writing our articles, because it helped me plan out what I wanted to do and where I should put the articles I wrote once I had finished everything.

                I think the most interesting part of this section was learning that the obituaries were what people read the most. I think that is so funny! “Well, let’s see if I know anyone who died this week.”

“Set Sail” Newspaper

21 05 2010

This was written for the non-fiction unit in my Creative Writing class. I chose a pirate theme, because I felt like it gave me the most freedom to write silly and random information. It’s completely my creation, even though it’s for a non-fiction unit. Newspaper

Memoir Reflection

21 05 2010

I have enjoyed writing a little memoir of my own. I liked looking back at some of my childhood and thinking back on fun memories. I did an assignment a little like this in my ninth grade Computer Tech class, but I still had fun doing it, because I took a different spin on this assignment than I had on my previous one.

            One thing I didn’t like about the memoir unit in class, is that we didn’t learn about different types and ways of doing a memoir. I would like to know how others have done memoirs. What are some good memoirs to read? Are there memoirs for people’s career, family, education? These are things I wish we had learned more about in class. I feel like haven’t learned anything I didn’t know before we started studying memoirs.

            When writing my memoir, I enjoyed just writing everything that happened and how I felt. I hope I did it right, I’m not too sure. All I did was think of a memory and write everything I could about how I felt and all I did at the time. It was fun to think back on my childhood and laugh a little. I was a funny little nugget.

            One problem I didn’t like about memoirs, is that sometimes I couldn’t think of anything to write. This really frustrated me, because it’s my life and I should be able to write forever on it, but for some reason a lot of stuff felt really unimportant.  That is probably because it was, but it was still frustrating to me.

“Growing Up With Words”

21 05 2010

This is a very short memoir; the main theme being how I grew to love words and reading. I really wanted…