Portfolio 2

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Coverage: This is a compilation of all the entries I've done this semester.

Foolscap... Hankie... Whate'er it May Be:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/foolscap_hankie_whateer_it_may.html
This is an entry about Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, I analyzed how well MacDonald parodied Othello and Romeo and Juliet.

If Wordsworth Had Written the Bible:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/if_wordsworth_had_written_the.html
An entry about how Wordsworth is, well... wordy.

Finding That Balance:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/finding_that_balance.html
This entry explores the question of whether or not Good Night Desdemona Good Morning Juliet is a feminist play.

I Didn't Realize That This Was Law School:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/oh_i_didnt_realize_that_this_w.html
I examined the benefits of searching for possible objections of a paper's thesis.

Only In RobertFrostLand is Every Desert Snowy:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=142190317698#/note.php?note_id=142190317698
In this entry, I explicated Frost's "Desert Places" and the various meanings of the word "desert."

The Art of Drowning:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/the_art_of_drowning.html
I analyzed the not only the character of Darleen in The Quick and the Dead, but also the persistent theme of drowning that appears throughout the novel.

John Crimmins... Resurrected:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/john_crimmins_resurrected.html
I had no idea that the same John Crimmins from the beginning of The Quick and the Dead was the same John Crimmins in the end. This exciting discovery is detailed in this blog.

Charlotte's Web and Alice in Wonderland...:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/charlottes_web_and_alice_in_wo.html
I analyzed the connection between Alice from The Quick and the Dead and both Alice in Wonderland and Charlotte's Web.

A Slightly Angry Review of Another Review:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/a_slightly_angry_review_of_ano.html
I wrote this blog entry about a book review I'd read about a book called "IBM and the Holocaust." Even though I didn't much care for the review, I still learned a lot with regards to internet safety because an alien commenter commented on this blog.

Comparisons and Biblical References:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html
I analyzed the poem "Cargoes 1902" by John Masefield, and related this to various historical events.

I Smell a Good Story:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/i_smell_a_good_story.html
This entry detailed how writing can appeal to the five senses of its readers.



Timeliness: These are all of the entries that were submitted on time

Foolscap... Hankie... wate'er it may be:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/foolscap_hankie_whateer_it_may.html


Oh... I didn't realize that this was Law School:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/oh_i_didnt_realize_that_this_w.html

Only In RobertFrostLand is Every Desert Snowy:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=142190317698#/note.php?note_id=142190317698

The Art of Drowning:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/the_art_of_drowning.html

John Crimmins... Resurrected:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/john_crimmins_resurrected.html

A Slightly Angry Review of Another Review:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/a_slightly_angry_review_of_ano.html

Comparisons and Biblical References:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html

I Smell a Good Story:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/i_smell_a_good_story.html


Depth: These are the entries that I put a little extra effort into.

Finding That Balance:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/finding_that_balance.html

Only In RobertFrostLand is Every Desert Snowy:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&&suggest&note_id=142190317698#/note.php?note_id=142190317698

The Art of Drowning:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/the_art_of_drowning.html

John Crimmins... Resurrected:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/john_crimmins_resurrected.html

Comparisons and Biblical References:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html


Interaction:

Kayla Lesko's "O_o??????????"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/KaylaLesko/2009/09/o_o.html
-- I offered an opposing viewpoint to Kayla's claims.

Josie Rush's "If You Can't Read Him, Read a Parody"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/09/if_you_cant_read_him_read_a_pa.html
-- I disagreed with all the previous commenters on Josie's blog.

Brooke Kuehn's "Goodnight Juliet, Good Morning Homosexuality"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BrookeKuehn/2009/09/goodnight_juliet_good_morning.html
-- I offered an opposing viewpoint to Brooke's claims.

Josie Rush's "Problem Is Such a Strong Word. Let's Go with Exciting Logical Exercise. It'll Catch On."
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/09/problem_is_such_a_strong_wordl.html
I posed various prompting questions in a comment to Josie's blog.

Melissa Schwenk's "Flaws Make a Story."
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MelissaSchwenk/2009/09/flaws_make_a_story.html
I was the first to comment on Melissa's blog.


Dianna Griffin's "Have You Ever Been To a Desert In the Winter?"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DiannaGriffin/2009/09/have_you_ever_been_to_a_desert.html
I cleared up a bit of confusion concerning the various types of deserts, particularly the one mentioned in "Desert Places."

Dave Wilbanks' "Words You Never Hear in Arizona Bars"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DavidWilbanks/2009/10/words_you_never_hear_in_arizon.html
-- I contributed to a discussion on Dave's blog, and offered an opposing viewpoint to Josie's comment.

Melissa Schwenk's "Picking Daisies, Falling Into Chasms"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MelissaSchwenk/2009/10/picking_daisies_falling_into_c.html
One of my comments spurred further discussion.

Josie Rush's "Who Saw That Coming? We Did"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/10/who_saw_that_coming_we_did.html
One of my comments spurred a strong discussion on Josie's blog.

Karyssa Blair's "Review of a Review"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/KaryssaBlair/2009/10/review_of_a_review.html
I was the first to comment on Karyssa's blog.

 

Discussion: These are my blogs that spurred discussion among my classmates.

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/foolscap_hankie_whateer_it_may.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/if_wordsworth_had_written_the.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/john_crimmins_resurrected.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/the_art_of_drowning.html

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/charlottes_web_and_alice_in_wo.html#comments

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/a_slightly_angry_review_of_ano.html



Xenoblogging: How I contributed to the blogging community

Brooke Kuehn's "Goodnight Juliet, Good Morning Homosexuality"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/BrookeKuehn/2009/09/goodnight_juliet_good_morning.html
-- I offered a rather lengthy response.

Jessica Orlowski's "Finding That Balance"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/finding_that_balance.html
-- In this entry, I challenged MacDonald's claim that her play is not feminist. I used outside resources that provided a basis for this challenge.

Jessica Orlowski's "Only In RobertFrostLand is Every Desert Snowy"
- I went the extra mile on this one. Since the blog site was down, I posted a note on Facebook and then posted a link to that note on the class site. In the actual blog, I researched definitions for various words, and this blog had a particularly large amount of writing.

*** NOTE: My blog site was down for a while, so I went out of my way to message my blog comments to each person on facebook.:
-Kayla Lesko's "HOW MANY TIMES IS THIS GOING TO BE BEATEN INTO MY BRAIN?"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/KaylaLesko/2009/09/how_many_times_is_this_going_t.html

-Josie Rush's "Problem Is Such a Strong Word. Let's Go with Exciting Logical Exercise. It'll Catch On."
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/09/problem_is_such_a_strong_wordl.html

-Melissa Schwenk's "Flaws Make a Story."
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MelissaSchwenk/2009/09/flaws_make_a_story.html

-Josie Rush's "It's Repetitive. And Redundant."
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/09/its_repetitive_and_redundant.html

-Dianna Griffin's "Have you Ever Been To a Desert In the Winter?"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DiannaGriffin/2009/09/have_you_ever_been_to_a_desert.html

-Josie Rush's "Your Work is Only As Good as Your Concentra... Hey look- a cloud shaped like snoopy"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/10/your_work_is_only_as_good_as_y.html
-- I left a rather lengthy comment on Josie's blog, and actually cited another part of the text to support one of her claims.

Jessie Krehlik's "Characters Really Make the Story"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaKrehlik/2009/10/characters_really_make_the_sto.html
-- I left a long comment on Jessie's blog and continued a discussion.

Josie Rush's "Who Saw That Coming? We Did."
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/10/who_saw_that_coming_we_did.html|
-- I left a really long comment on Josie's blog.

Jessie Krehlik's "Death of Innocence"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaKrehlik/2009/10/death_of_innocence.html

Jessica Orlowski's "Comparisons and Biblical References":
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html
-- In this entry, I completed research about the background of the poem and biblical references in the footnotes, and used this research to draw conclusions about the work.

Jessica Orlowski's "A Slightly Angry Review of Another Review"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/a_slightly_angry_review_of_ano.html
-- This blog entry contributed to our blogging community because I was able to invite a blogger who is outside of our class to participate in our discussion about a book review I'd read. This conversation is still continuing.



Wildcard:
Finding That Balance:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/09/finding_that_balance.html
Unfortunately, I put a lot of thought into this entry, but no one responded. So, I decided to "Wildcard" my deep thought in the hopes that it will someday be read
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A Slightly Angry Review of Another Review:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/a_slightly_angry_review_of_ano.html
This had to be one of my most... interesting entries. I began only desiring to write a simple entry on a book review. What I learned, however, was that anything you say on the internet is subject to the eyes of some malicious reviewers!

2 Comments

Thanks for reminding me of your heroic efforts to send your comments by Facebook! That's really going above and beyond. You learned quite a bit about the public nature of blogs, and about the risks and responsibilities of having a public voice. (You handled that situation perfectly well.) You have developed a very expressive writing style that switches effortlessly between personal experience and analytical study of your texts, and I think that really encourages your peers to comment on your work and engage with the insights you share. Good work!

JessicaOrlowski Author Profile Page said:

Dr. Jerz, Thank you for commenting. That situation with the alien blogger really shocked me a bit, but I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. I'm also trying to develop my writing style, and the blogging is helping.

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