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Final Reflection

This semester, there was a lot more writing than last semester, but it was enjoyable, I learned about new topics that I never heard about before. I liked learning about the Black Panthers Party and its relations with the Black Lives Matter Movement, it was a real eye-opening lesson, and watching the film Judas and the Black Messiah showed everything we read and talked about. Likewise, the Women In Red and Wikipedia project was also very enjoyable and interesting to learn. I never thought there was a good way to use Wikipedia. I always refrained from using it, but after learning about how it can be used correctly, I am not uncomfortable using the site. Even more, learning of this movement called Women In Red was also very shocking, I never thought there was an unequal ground for men and women on the site. I hope the 17% of women on the site can jump up to 45 or maybe 50%, it is very unfortunate that we live in a society where one gender is preferred over the other.

One of my favorite Blogs@Baruch posts/assignments we did was the About Us, Student Opinion. It was very enjoyable to read some of the posts my peers wrote, some were about what song best describes you, another one I read was about one’s favorite actor, and a memorable one is one’s secret to a happy life. All of these topics were enjoyable to read. I wrote about what does your hairstyle say about you when I was searching for a topic, I was questioning myself about my hairstyle, I didn’t know if I wanted to get a new hairstyle, and I was torn between getting a buzz cut, growing it all out into a man-bun, or getting my usual. This topic made me want to research what hairstyle best fits me, I learned about face shapes, and the best haircuts for straight or curly hair, and even picked up a few ideas about color theory. One comment made by Mia showed me that there is no fear of having a new haircut since it can always grow back, and like my friend Ray is going to do, I will definitely also try some new hairstyles this summer.

If I had to think of the most challenging assignment I had to do, it would have to be the Women in Red assignment. The hardest thing was researching and cornering all of my resources and the internet to write about my woman in red. Whenever I tried to research Lula Lowe Weeden, there were a handful of sites that talked about her, while the rest were grave finders/caretakers. I also researched the Baruch Library and found out that there was a collection of poems and bibliographies, the problem was that the book was not able to be found within the library. It was tough to look for information, but nevertheless, I was able to get a nice little bibliography about her. This research paper definitely helped me improve my research capabilities and showed me a different side of Wikipedia, it showed me the bad things and problems it had behind its Talk Page.

Just some last little remarks. I enjoyed the class we had, it was a lot of fun, and these projects were really interesting and noteworthy. I have seen that my writing has improved a little but I still have a long road ahead. I wanted to thank you Ms. Perry for a fun year, and to my classmates too, I would like to thank you for making this 7:55 class a enjoyable one.

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Project 3 Proposal

For project three I will be working alone. I will be reimagining project 2 with a new medium, I will be doing a slide show. I will be focusing on the life of my woman in red I chose, which is Vivian Lucille Pierce. Through my slideshow I will be diving deeper into her life story and explain how she should be getting the respect which she unfairly does not gain from wikipedia.

I anticipate the change in medium to have a positive effect on delivering the message of her life. I feel as though nowadays our generation and people in general have a much smaller attention span. So, explaining and showing her life within a slideshow with pictures would increase the amount of support or attention it will gain than just an essay. For new material I will be getting images for different subjects which describes Pierces life. I chose this medium because I felt that it would be good to showcase how her life transitioned from her youth to when she was older.

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Jason Hernandez. Final Reflection

Through the 3 major projects of this English course, I was able to develop more on my researching skills. Such as when I found out that Wikipedia can be useful by using the resources that others used for their Wikipedia article. I was always told to never use Wikipedia, so it was shocking to hear it was useful. And as I have to research articles for my papers, I started to analyze multiple different articles. This changed my mindset from usually rushing my search for any sources to now taking my time to analyze different sources. My writing has developed but I still have to practice my skills. I found it very helpful that we could re-submit our projects any time. By re-writing my paper, I was able to avoid the mistakes and understand where I could perform better. I felt more open and was able to demonstrate my best ability in writing and researching.

The project I was most proud of was the creative mix project. I worked on the topic of fashion in both the black panther and the black lives matter movement. I decided on this topic because when I was working on the first project, I encountered a article talking black representation in today’s fashion industry. And I found it shocking to hear the little to no representation of the black community. Then I started to look at the uniform that the black panther party had and I thought it would be a good idea to research about it. I found these articles interesting and researched more about it. I selected the best information I could find so that i could add them to my slides. I felt in my zone and I was able to work on my slides really efficiently.

Although I expressed how I enjoyed working on my third project based on the first one, I was struggling on the first project. I was understanding the assignment and I learned a lot about the black panther party. My issue was writing a whole rhetorical analysis paper about it. My writing skills weren’t the best and they still improvement. But I am glad we have the chance to re-write our papers. Seeing the feedback helped me understand where I went wrong or areas I can develop in. Normally I just receive a grade and it is finalized. But in this course, I received the grade and was able to work on it. I know now that I need to work on my organization and focus on topic. For my next upcoming courses, I will make sure to be aware and more open minded on my writing skills.

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Jason Hernandez. Project 3 Submission

BLM and BPP Fashion Impacts; Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CYIM9uNC3_J1fGGCK50rly05PjUUFEA5vuqb1Piu0j0/edit?usp=sharing

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