The very first day of class, Dr. KT told us we will all create a Tumblr page. A guide line for the Tumblr page was to find your own voice and write as if you were Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City! Honestly, I was very afraid. I came into this class with not a lot of writing experience. Nor I believed I had the skills to become my very own Carrie Bradshaw! Additionally, I felt confused on what Tumblr was. I compared it to Twitter and Facebook, which made me more afraid. I could barely even write a witty tweet in my own voice. I thought to myself, “How the heck am I going to find my Carrie Bradshaw!? Would I even sound pleasant if I were to write for a popular audience?”
Since then, I look at my blog… and I am impressed. I do admit that I am still struggling with finding my inner Bradshaw, but I am happy with the progress I have made.
My favorite blog post of mine was on the anatomy of the rhetorical analysis. This is my favorite because I felt my voice was definitely heard here. I used an ad from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The ad was a very nice example of a rhetorical analysis. I used this ad because religion is a very important factor in my life. Although I am not Mormon, many of my best friends are. I respect all their beliefs and when I saw this ad, I just knew I HAD to use it!! While writing, I even forgot that I was writing for our class. I wrote it as I were just having fun. I felt passion while writing this post. I finally started to feel like Carrie Bradshaw.
My favorite assignment (other than the blog posts) is the columns. I love reading columns, and I love reading in general. I did my columns on my two favorite novels. I spent a lot of time in the Writing Center for this assignment. The nice ladies helped me write a column, and not a book report (which I originally had written). Also, I consider this to be one of my favorite moments because I made some really good friends in the process. Henrik and Jess helped me so much during the revisions. I cannot thank them enough because in the end, I believe my columns turned out great. Thanks guys!
Furthermore, this happy moment leads to many more! Our current assignment is a rhetorical analysis on a film. Unlike the columns and our blog posts, this new assignment must be written for an academic audience. This scares me a little because I just worked so hard to NOT write in an academic tone! (Especially with my columns)! Although, I believe I can do it because I faced many challenges in this class, yet I am standing here and happy with the results.