Your blog post for this week should be a description of your own personal goals for this project. This is not an invitation to share your freewriting. Rather, your blog post should be a more polished or cohesive narrative (or summary-description) of what you have learned from the freewriting. In your blog reflection, please identify learning outcomes that matter the most to you. What do you want to learn? In addition, please describe a few project concepts that you have developed in order to realize the learning outcomes that are most meaningful to you. In other words, please describe a few project concepts with as much detail as possible. What do you want to make? Why? – http://writingtheorypractice.miazamoraphd.com/
The passage above are instruction for this week’s blog post. Now that my class and I have gone through all the scholarly articles and presentations within our cohort, there is just one final thing to do… PROJECT time. To refresh my readers for the goal of this course, I am using this blog platform for. It is to introduce incoming grad students within the M.A. in English Writing Studies program into theory behind the pedagogy of writing. This class has been nothing short of amazing! But this blog is not a class reflection blog, it is of my own personal and development blog.
To jump into the question Dr. Zamora has presented to the class, my learning outcome that are most meaningful to me is to use all my new resources and knowledge from this course (alongside my other courses) to apply to both my filed of work and future academic path. Unfortunately, during our freewrite time in class I was only able to produce obituary ideas that was just something to get down on to paper. When Dr. Zamora proposed these questions, I was a bit upset and confused. Throughout all my academic training, I was always TOLD what to do, not what do I want to do. So this question had me quite stuck in my thoughts. Not until I finished presenting my own presentation that I was able to give the appropriate answer to Dr. Zamora proposed question.
In reality, my fellow academics are the ones I need to thank for helping me come to what learn outcomes the matters to me the most from this course. I will not say this classmate’s name (she is an AMAZING poet!), but her comments about my presentation stood out to me the most. My poet friend told me, “I can easily see you with your PhD!”, and I thought to myself, “Is the woman really serious!?” So throughout this entire week I have been pondering on that comment she made to me. With that said, I began my research in possible PhD programs that I feel would be a fit for me and I for it.
So what is the point of this narrative you may ask? The answer is this: My learning outcomes that matter the most to me is producing work that I can potentially be apart of a scholarly journal, conference, or applied to real life field work. My first semester as a grad student has shown me that everything I have learned always makes a full circle to connect to my potential academic and real life career goals.
With that said, some projects that have come to me are the following:
- Creative piece surrounded around the idea of the writing process (alongside a piece of academic writing
- Addressing the issues of the RED PEN affect (of course art is going to be implemented!)
Also, here is another possible confrence that this project could be submitted for: https://www.rhetoricsociety.org/aws/RSA/pt/sp/conference