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Portfolio 2

Portfolio 2 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

This is my second blog portfolio in the English program at Seton Hill University. This portfolio includes reading, discussion, and comments that I have made in class and online through the webblogs. Although I am getting used to blogging regularly, I still find it easy to fall behind. My experience thus far at school, really has improved my time management skills and I feel this class and our online agenda's have helped largely in my improvement and continue to push me to work to my fullest.

1. Coverage (contains all the agenda's I have completed since the previous blog portfolio):
"Short Story: 10 Tips": I wrote about how important getting to know your character is in developing a story.
href="http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/really_get_to_know_them.html">http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/really_get_to_know_them.html

Poetry Selections: I connected the simplicity of the short poem to the movie Funny Face.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/funny_face.html

"Poems: Short but Effective": For this assignment I talked about how complex such small poems really are.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/hook_in_my_eye.html

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (198-225): In this blog I reflect on falling behind and how the information would have helped me in class.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/04/wowi_wish_i_would_have_known.html

"Poetry is for the Ear": I talk about how I struggle with punctuation in poems and my pausing problems.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/chronic_pauser_please_no_appla.html

Lemire (skim Ch 2-7): I talk about me new interest in trade magazines and owning a bookstore in two different blogs.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/trade_it_up.html
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/bookstore.html

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (226-246): I talked about how I never fully understood couplets until I read this section.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/once_againwho_knew.html

Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: I talk about the HUGE difference a little apostrophe can make.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/mmm_mmm_good_food.html

Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: I talked about how I wasn't offended at Truss's comments even though I may make mistakes she considered stupid.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/anyone_else_feel_this_way.html

Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: I refer to the difference between England punctuation and American Punctuation.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/this_makes_more_sense.html

O'Connor, "The Life You Save May Be Your Own": I talk about how Mackenzie helped me see the Christ figure within a character.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/04/i_never_think_of_this_stuff.html

O'Connor, "A Stroke of Good Fortune": I blogged about the difference in O'Connor's stories and how I didn't prefer this story.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/04/lame.html

Desmond, "Flannery O'Connor's Misfit and the Mystery of Evil": I refer to the mean characters and the reason O'Connor uses them in her short stories.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/no_pleasure_but_meanness.html

O'Connor (Choose One of Three): I compare the same "Big Yellow Taxi" to the short story "Circle in the Fire".
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/they_paved_paradise_circle_in.html

O'Connor, "Good Country People": I wrote about the foreshadowing of the boy stealing Joy's leg in blank verse.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/04/childish_foreshadowing.html

O'Connor, "The Displaced Person": I wrote about cultures and how "displaced" people sometimes work harder.
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/04/cultures.html

2. Depth (the blogs I felt were my best and most interesting):
href="http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/really_get_to_know_them.html">http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/really_get_to_know_them.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/mmm_mmm_good_food.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/they_paved_paradise_circle_in.html

3. Interaction (blogs that helped other students and discussion):
Maggie Jones (Short Story Top Tips)
ttp://blogs.setonhill.edu/MargaretJones/2007/02/digging_deep.html

Derek Tickle (Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DerekTickle/2007/03/do_you_punctuate_text_messages_1.html

Jenna Miller (Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JennaMiller/2007/03/possessive_people.html

4. Discussion (interaction with my peers that helped support and challenge my blogs):
href="http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/really_get_to_know_them.html">http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/really_get_to_know_them.html

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

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

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/this_makes_more_sense.html

5. Timeliness (more often my ealier blogs, but they were posted early and let to discussion):
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/02/funny_face.html

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

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

6. Xenoblogging (things I did to help others with blogging):
Comment Primo:
Bethany Bouchard
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyBouchard/2007/02/tiny_tots.html

Chera Pupi
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/CheraPupi/2007/03/the_enemy_of_gr.html

Maggie Jones
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MargaretJones/2007/04/blank_verse_yikes.html

7. Wildcard (the one I want you to see!)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BethanyMerryman/2007/03/this_makes_more_sense.html

I picked this blog as my wildcard, because I felt it showed a lot of growth. I took a quote and reflected and upon being questioned by a peer, Lorin, I responded with an answer to her question and stood up for my ideas. It isn't really the deepest thing I have written, but I think it shows my growth in the blogosphere and my attempt at helping a fellow student with the material.

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