Monthly Archives: March 2013

Research Blog 2- Visualization

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When creating my first blog, I want to make sure it represents myself. The visuals of the blog need to represent myself, as an individual,  but also

myself as a student.  It is important that my page is personalized because my writing always reflects myself as well. I also want my blog to catch the reader’s attention while they are scrolling through the page. Having great visual aspects to the blog really helps the reader enjoy the blog, and keep interested while reading. When writing a blog, the interests of the readers are one of the main concepts to take into consideration.

I have come up with some ideas for my blog thus far. Black and white photography is definitely an interesting concept to play with, but too much can push the reader away. images

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Research Blog 1- The University Level Research

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While beginning my research for the Inquiry 2 project, I made sure to use the Literature database that was provided. I begin with a simple search of “Kate Chopin” in order to get an overview on her as an author as well as her background. Multiple biographies were available to my use, giving me information on Chopin’s childhood and life as an author. The database also gave me the opportunity to look at literary criticisms of Chopin’s writing. I was able to find different criticisms of “The Storm” and her writing style as a whole.

High_School_Class_Room_retouchThroughout high school, the students would rely heavily on the professors for guidance throughout research projects. Beginning a research project at a college level, the responsibility is even more so on the student to find resources on their own. This is just aiding in the preparation for real-world scenarios, when working on projects once employed outside of college. High school students will guide the students through every aspect of the research project, setting strict guidelines and a set prompt. At the university level, there is more freedom in the prompts of each individual research. This helps students think more critically, and creatively. The more creativity each student is allowed on a project, the more they enjoy researching, usually resulting in a more successful research project. The strict guidelines that a classroom setting in high school sets, restrict the full potential of students.