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Portfolio 1 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

EL 150 Portfolio 1

This is my very first blog portfolio in my career at Seton Hill University. This portfolio incorporates reading, discussion, and comments that I have made in class and online. Coming into this semester I was seriously stressed over blogging, but I think I have a handle on it now. Even though it may be difficult to keep up with all the work, I feel that it has improved my studying and reading habits. By having agenda items for each reading, it keeps my mind sharp and my eyes opened.

1. Coverage (contains all the agenda’s I have completed so far this semester):
Lemire, “I’m an English Major Now What? (Chapter One) this blog talks about how I felt Lemire makes finding a job sound too easy.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/not_in_a_super_major_1.html

Lemire, “I’m an English Major Now What?” (Chapter One) after a little confusion I wrote a second blog to explain myself in better detail.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/i_didnt_mean_to_sound_that_dep.html

Schackner, “Freedom of Speech Redefined By Blogs” I wrote about how I had never heard of blogs in my past and how it can be both a negative and positive thing.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/you_mean_other_people_blog.html

“Bernice Bob’s Her Hair” I blogged about girls and their relationships.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/think_twice_before_using_sciss.html

Foster Chapters 1-3, 5 I wrote about the quest and how familiar I am with it and questioned if authors used it on purpose.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/i_know_ive_heard_this_somewher.html

“Trifles” I talked about how I liked the strong female characters in the story.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/thats_right_women_and_their_tr.html

Foster 19-20 I blogged about the importance of geography in a story.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/geography_can_be_psychology.html

Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” I wrote about how I felt J. Alfred was referring to a lost love and his regret he had for the lose.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/afraid_of_missing_out.html

Foster 15 & Interlude I blogged about how I was unsure of my instinct in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and how this reading helped me.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/instincts_rule.html

O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” I wrote about the irony of The Misfits words.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/ohhhh_the_irony.html

Foster 6-9 I wrote about how fairytales and Disney have a part in literature.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/i_love_disney.html

Essential Literary Terms 1-31 I blogged about the different types of satire.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/satire_and_the_animals_on_the.html

“The Machine Stops” I wrote about how scary the future world seemed.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/scary.html

Essential Literary Terms 112-149 I wrote about the familiar terms I understood but didn’t know the word used to define them.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/putting_names_on_familiar_dial.html

“Everyman” I wrote about the connection in material between Everyman and The Machine Stops.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/what_is_it_about_material_poss.html

Essential Literary Terms 68-97 I blogged about the different kind of vocabulary used in poetry.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/poetry_talk.html

Essential Literary Terms 98-111, 150-166 I wrote about the attitude and the difference it can make in a reading.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/attitude.html

“The River” I wrote about how I felt counting as a person mattered to Bevel.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/counting_is_what_counts.html

“To Build a Fire” I wrote about how annoyed I was with the repetition.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/repeat_and_repeat_again.html

Essential Literary Terms 32-67 I wrote about how I didn’t know the difference in personifications.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/pathetic_that_i_didnt_know_it.html

“Fictional Short Stories, Top 10 Tips” I wrote about how I felt developing a character was important to any story.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/really_get_to_know_them.html

2. Depth (the blogs I felt were my best and most interesting):
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/afraid_of_missing_out.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/instincts_rule.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/ohhhh_the_irony.html

3. Interaction (blogs that helped other students and discussion):
Maggie Jones (A Good Man is Hard to Find)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MargaretJones/2007/01/how_much_worse_could_it_get.html

Maggie Jones (Everyman)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MargaretJones/2007/02/adam_and_eve_again.html

Jenna Miller (“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock””
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JennaMiller/2007/01/bashful_prufrock.html

Corey Struss (Essential Literary Terms 32-67)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/CoreyStruss/2007/02/blogging_is_my_favorite_pastti.html


4. Discussion (interaction with my peers that helped support and challenge my blogs):
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/thats_right_women_and_their_tr.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/afraid_of_missing_out.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/poetry_talk.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/attitude.html

5. Timeliness (more often my earlier blogs, but they were posted early and led to discussion):
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/not_in_a_super_major_1.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/think_twice_before_using_sciss.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/instincts_rule.html

6. Xenoblogging (things I did to help others while blogging):
The Comment Primo:
Maggie Jones (Schackner, “Freedom of speech redefined by blogs”)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MargaretJones/2007/01/danger.html

Jennifer Prex (Lemire “Im an English Major Now What?” Chapter 1)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JenniferPrex/2007/01/finally_someone_actually_ackno.html

The Comment Grande:
Maggie Jones (O’Connor “A Good Man is Hard to Find”)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MargaretJones/2007/01/how_much_worse_could_it_get.html

Derek Tickle (“The Machine Stops”)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DerekTickle/2007/02/the_machine_helps_run_our_live.html

The Link Gracious:
Jara White (The Machine Stop)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JaraWhite/2007/02/living_in_a_material_world.html

Chera Pupi (Trifles)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/CheraPupi/2007/01/go_mrs_hale.html

7. Wildcard (the one I want you to see!)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/01/instincts_rule.html

I picked this blog as my wildcard, because I felt that it was fun, but also got my peers involved in class and inspired them. It may not be my most in depth and detailed blog entry but I feel that it had a lot of good feed back and started good conversations.

Sorry about the first entry, I thought that I had done the hyperlinks right, but I didn't. I hope that it is okay that I turned it in corrected. Thank you.

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