Permalink for this paragraph 0 In my blog posts, I normally write about a particular criticism. In “Making Literature Meaningful,” “A Liberating Criticism,” “Disturbing the Universe,” and “HeShe Species,” I specifically reference our course readings so I am fairly constant in bringing up whatever current criticism we are focusing on. I guess in “So I Picked Plath…” I also reference a work, so it would seem I usually include or start with literature. However, I rarely mention what I am working on with my research or my experience in writing papers. In “Disturbing the Universe” I start to approach my personal experience with writing, but limit the post to the nature of a writer in general: I make the claim, “not only is the act of writing personal, the way we engage in our writing is also dependent upon us as individuals,” yet I do not transition to talking about my own experience with writing concerning the class. The one time I talk about my experience is when writing a feminist paper with Plath in “So I Picked Plath…”
Permalink for this paragraph 0 My posts have changed in slight ways. I bring in class discussion topics, but forget to develop further questions to ask in class like in “Disturbing the Universe.” In “HeShe Species” I tie in discussion from my poetry class, which is progress! I think these changes occur because I become more comfortable sharing more information about myself the more I write. Basically, I start moving away from external things like the readings and class discussions to my own experience as I become more comfortable with the class and making these personal connections.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 While I definitely mention our course readings a lot, I do not necessarily explain the concept or even cite the quote appropriately. Stylistically, I end two blog posts with the similar phrase “because we can, and should.” I seem to have a dramatic way of ending what I write, probably because I want it to leave you all so terribly impressed! ha. The endings sound a bit pompous. Moreover, the point being, I should vary my format and not return to the same stylistic choices because they are redundant.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 Additionally, I try to comment on people who respond to my posts, but I could do a better job of being involved in others’ posts as well.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 What surprised me as I reread my work? I think I am not giving enough context into what I am talking about, I assume that the readers are my peers in class so I don’t specify or expand on what I am referring to. Also with my tone, I think I might sound a bit dramatic or over-the-top. For the feminist post (analyzing femininity and masculinity) I think I sound a bit angry. I do a little of acknowledgment and response but not a lot, probably because in my claim I want to be right.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 In my next post I will focus on my own research/writing for the class, and if I make connections to a text I will take the time to properly cite them!