This is my portfolio for my work in English 104.06. At the top there are links to my essays that I wrote for this class. The posts below correspond to each essay to help illustrate the points being made to support my conclusions.
I feel that this portfolio shows my progress as an analytical thinker. We started out the semester looking at The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, then Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors By Susan Sontag, and we finished up with Blindness by Jose Saramago. Along with these works we watched films that were related to a work (like Philadelphia was to Susan Sontag) or the film adaption of the novel (like Blindness). Before this class I never had to connect books and film other. The only experience I had in this analysis was which one did I think was better. I feel that through each work of literature that we read and films that we watch my skills as a analytical thinker and my abilities to make connections became stronger. I hope that in each section of this blog it shows more layers in analysis.
In this class we used the ipad. I found that the ipad in terms of school work is not as productive as it should be. It seems like the ideal small computer to take to class, but it is not. I found it hard to do type, edit papers, and use the touch screen to click on small icons.