Jessica's Blog

Reflections On This Semester

This has been one of the most trying semesters I’ve ever had. I believe the main reason is due to the reliance on group activity. The fact that three out of four of my classes relayed on groups to complete assignments that were worth a heavy portion of my final grade was a real challenge. In all but one of my classes the group project experience was horrid. However, I can easily say that all the groups were a collective learning experience for me. So, here are some of the problems and lessons I learned in written out so that I may reflect upon them. I hope that others can read this and take away some knowledge to make their own group-work experiences more productive. At the very least I hope that if someone is struggling with their own college group-work experience that my words help to give them peace of mind. You are not alone!

We Are the Argument Culture

This entry is really an extension of my entry, titled Youth in Our Society. Here, I discuss Deborah Tannen’s view of the Argument culture (American culture) and how metaphors shape language and culture.

Back Evil Beast–BACK!

I wrote this just to express my frustrations with school as the end of the semester draws closer. I believe that all writing holds a meaning and reveals a lesson. I believe the reader who would get the most from this would be a college student, or someone thinking about going to college. Picking a major is just one hurdle. The real hurdle is not letting the workload drown you.