2018
12.03

Discussion Portfolio 4

This is the final portfolio for the semester and I feel I have come a long way in terms of expanding my background on literature. Throughout all of these portfolios I have covered a variety of topics from plays, poems, reading strategies, and different types of literature such as digital. This portfolio adds to the rest as it explores my experience with digital literature to plays and so on.

Depth: 

One post that I went into great length is my post on Writing About Literature. In this post I talked about some of the main take aways I took from this course and what I learned that expands my horizon with literature.

My post on electronic literature samples also fits in this category. I feel this post went into tremendous detail about the particular samples I chose to work with and also my experiences with them.

Riskiness: 

The post that best fits a risk I took this semester was my post on the electronic literature sampler. Here I talked about my experience with something that was sort of new to me and that was exploring multiple electronic literature samples.

Another post that I feel took a risk was the blog on wit. For this post I talked about my reaction to reading the new play (new for me) Wit. The material covered in the play was new to me so I thought this category was best.

Intertextuality: 

One post that I feels meets this category best is my wildcard post. In this post I talked about what I have learned in Writing About Literature and I tied it into a paper I wrote on the play Wit.

My post on writing about literature I feel can go in this category as well. For this post I talked about all the sources that helped contribute to my learning in Writing About Literature.

Discussion: 

For this category I did not get any new comments since the last portfolio but I did happen to leave comments during the peer review process when working on our draft papers. The comments I emailed to my peers in a word doc  I feel went into great depths to help other students write stronger papers.

Timeliness:

Most of my posts this time around were on time. Although the post on wit was finished the same day as this is being written. But a few post were also early as well. I feel for this category I have grown but always struggle with one or two post that seem to come a bit later than most.

Coverage:

For this category, I feel I did not have a lot of post that fit this category. My post this time around I feel went into detail and shows that I have grown in this area showing that I got post done to show my willingness to engage with the course material.

Reflection:

For this portfolio, I feel it shows my goals, strengths and weaknesses during a busy time in the semester. I feel the post I put for each category respectively meets the category description on canvas. One area I seem to growing in is depth, riskiness and intertextuality. All while timeliness is a category I seem to struggle with this semester and past semester. I think scheduling out does help but sometimes I get caught up on other class assignments. My goal for future classes and this blog is to really get post in on time because a head start is better than posting late.

 

Source: Discussion Portfolio 4

2018
12.03

Wit

After reading Wit I have come to the conclusion that this play really focuses on raw human emotion. While reading the play I immediately began to feel for Vivian Bearing and her situation. I think this reading for me was so different because I never had any piece of literature hit me with real emotions like this before. Also with this play I thought it was interesting how the character only seemed to have an emotional attachment with the reader as you learn the only thing Vivian really had an attachment to is her research. I thought this made the play unique in the fact other readings usually have the main character have some kind of attachment with another character.

Source: Wit

2018
12.03

This will be the final portfolio of the semester in Newswriting: Arts and Sports. With that being said, this portfolio presents blog post that have covered the final weeks in the 2018 fall semester. The last portfolio did not have too many post but the posts for each category sum up each; appropriately.

Depth: 

The post that best fits this category is my post on PAJ Ch 8. This post did not go into a lot of detail but I think this post went into enough depth that describe in my own words how journalist have a voice. I described in enough detail how the journalist gave a voice to the people in the Snowden situation.

Another post that I feel fits here would my post on PAJ Ch 7. Again this post did not have a tremendous amount of detail but the post did cover enough to talk about my experience with the Setonian in regards to the British government. I talked about how harsh the British government was compared to the guidelines of the Setonian.

Riskiness:

The post that best fits how I showed riskiness this section of portfolio four was my post on PAJ Ch 7. I feel I took a risk and compared the current Setonian to the old guidelines of the Setonian.

Another post that shows riskiness is the post of Nellie Bly. For this post I feel it was risky because I talked about a new source. I did not have any knowledge of Bly in the past so therefore this post was risky.

Intertextuality:

The post that brings in outside information would be my post on PAJ Ch 7. I talked briefly about the Setonian and how this relates to the material in the chapter. I related my own experiences to the content on the guidelines of the British government.

Discussion:

As far as discussion goes I feel this category was a success when reflecting back on prior portfolios. For the fourth portfolio I have had two recent comments on two separate blog post. For me this is an accomplishment because any comment helps me grow on my blogs. The blogs that got comments were PAJ Ch 6 and PAJ Ch 8.

Coverage:

As far as coverage goes, I feel every post for this portfolio covered the material as it should be. I feel my post into enough detail so that every post covered enough content respectively. All the post were done for the due date and also as a reflection to my past experiences as a student journalist and editor for the Setonian.

Timeliness:

For this category, all blog post were completed all time. Every post met the due date for each class meeting except for the Nellie Bly post. This post came a lot later but I feel I have grown in this category because of the time frame with every other blog post.

For the fourth portfolio of the semester, I feel this has made me grow as a blogger and also an editor. I took into account my past experience as an editor and journalist and also blogger. Even with the small amount of post I feel I was able to come up with a respectful portfolio that shows my willingness to meet each category four times through out the semester. This time around one of my strongest areas was, discussion. I feel this should always be a strong area because you can learn from any engagement with your peers.

 

2018
12.03

Nellie Bly

Watching the Nellie Bly video in class made me think of my past journalism experience here at Seton Hill as a student journalist. Nellie Bly made it her own decision to go out and explore the world. By doing so, Bly not only made the situation newsworthy but it also showed how a reporter shows dedication. After watching the video, the main idea I took away from this, is that sometimes as a reporter you have to go out and look for the story. Not all the time will your editor present you with a story to follow. Therefore, as a reporter of any kind, it is your responsibility to go out and find the breaking news story.

Source: Nellie Bly