Final Reflective Blog Post

As I study the last chapter of English 9, I try to reflect on how writers create a humorous effect on the audience.
And I am going to talk about my plan for studying English 10 and my responsibility and attitude in Student As Learner Rubric.

First, I’ll talk about how writers use language to create humorous effects.

I intensively analyzed A Talk in the Park among the five short pieces in the play Confusion, written by Alan Ayckbourn. I will mention the author’s humorous effect, referring to one of the essential quotations of this work.

The first quotation is as follows.
“The following, the final section, is played as a Round. Doreen finishes first, then Charles cuts out, followed by Beryl, Arthur, and then Ernest.
Arthur ( to Beryl ) Hey—hey.
Beryl continues to ignore him
Oh, suit yourself.
Beryl ( to Charles ) Psst—psst.
Charles ignores her
Oh, be like that.
Charles (to Doreen ) I say, I say.”

This scene ends with each character trying to get the attention of the person they are trying to talk to, but all of them fail. In the end, ignoring everyone else is the result of five miserable people who feel all ignored, even though it is their fault. In the end, everyone is leading the play by adopting the “repeating” part as a critical element of the play by repeating the neglect and neglect. The writer’s intention to draw laughter from the audience is shown in this format.

I refer to the author’s humorous effect by quoting one of the essential quotations of the poem Some Things Don’t Make Any Sense at All written by Judith Viorst.

The second quote is as follows.
“My mom says I’m her sugarplum.
My mom says I’m her lamb.
My mom says I’m completely perfect
Just the way I am
My mom says I’m a super-special wonderful, terrific little guy
My mom just had another baby.

The child thought he was everything to his mother, but when he had a younger brother, he felt betrayed by his mother because the mother had said so many lovely things to the child until she had a younger brother.

I learned a lot about the humor that the writer uses while learning this unit, but if I have a chance, I would like to study the humorous effects of movies or novels.

As I study this unit, I will talk about SMART Goal that I have set up beforehand.
First of all, in the S section, almost all tasks were completed on time. The time was pushed back a bit, but I didn’t pass the Due date. In the M category, the teacher confirmed it. In section A, the schedule was prepared according to schedule. In the R section, the tasks were completed on time as planned, and the T section also completed almost wholly.

In my personal opinion, achieving the SMART Goal was successful, and understanding the attempts that I didn’t realize was a step towards success.

I mention about the difficulties I had while studying in this unit.
I’m Korean, so from my point of view, reading poems written by foreign poets didn’t make me understand. Nevertheless, as I continued to read poetry, I felt a sense of accomplishment because I understood the attempts that I didn’t understand.

The followings are about my SAL Rubric of “Responsibility” and “Attitude.”

First of all, in the responsibility section, I wanted to keep getting feedback from the teacher, and I think I prepared well by achieving the SMART Goal. Also, I believe Time management has been successful without a doubt. In the attitude section, I also did independent learning, but I think that it can’t be said ultimately, and I think that Engagement has developed a lot, and I believe that all of this has been accomplished with patience, so I think I also met Perseverance.

Additionally, I think the two things that need to be raised in the future are Preparation and Independent Learning. First of all, I would like to be able to prepare myself at the right time in the right way and do the self-study so that I can work harder at my own will. After satisfying these two, I think that both Responsibility and Attitude will receive satisfactory scores.

Finally, the goals set to study English 10 are as follows.

In English 10, of course, I will make all SALs to Exemplary, and I will continue to maintain the SMART Goal set for this task. If that would be the case, I think English will focus on the rest, excluding responsibilities and attitudes, which will lead to better results. In conclusion, I believe that the final goal is to have the right attitude and responsibility and complete the given task in time.


IDU Reflective Blog Post

In this project, I understood the concept of teamwork, but I don’t think I’ve been able to construct a good team.

I didn’t give good marks to my Collaboration area in my Student as a Learner Rubric because I didn’t think I had a good team. Even if I gave a good score, the other team members have already known how each other’s attitude was. Therefore, I gave the rating honestly. I think my strength as a member of the team is to listen carefully to other members of the team and at least not to disturb the team. I guess these strengths are something that everyone has, and I think they are the least polite thing anyone should have in group activities, but since these are the only things I have, I wrote them down. What I still need to work on to make a good team is to do it quickly first. Although the whole progress almost became slow due to the relatively late handling of the tasks given to me in this project, fortunately, I was able to finish the project on time safely because the tasks assigned to me took up relatively little weight. The second thing I should try is to communicate well with the team members. Once, I went home without knowing what the assignment was; I heard a lot of bitter words from my team members. This incident became an occasion that made me think that smooth communication is all the more necessary. If I were to rank the norms of collaboration based on their degree of importance in my standard, I would rank in this order;
1. Putting Ideas on the Table –> 2. Paying attention to Self and Others –> 3. Presuming Positive Intentions –> 4. Providing Data –> 5. Posing Questions –> 6. Paraphrasing –> 7. Pausing. And the reason I put it in this order is, basically, in the process of starting a discussion, the first thing required is an idea, to begin with. I think it’s essential to collect opinions on the assumption that they’re the subject of conversation, and the next important thing is to care about other people, In other words, paying attention to others. During the group activity, I thought it was essential to pay attention to other people, so for people to get to know what’s going on with the work. And it was placed in second place for fear of misunderstanding with my team, which I have experienced already. The third is Presuming Positive Intentions, which creates a positive atmosphere. I placed it in the third because, with positive thoughts, things can look good no matter how bad the situation is, so it’s easier to do something and more likely to manage them well in the face of a crisis. For me Posing Questions, namely asking questions, were the most comfortable thing, and Providing Data, as the name implies, providing data was the hardest thing. Cooperation seems to be valuable when all members of the team have no complaints with each other. The fact that there is a complaint is that someone is uncomfortable for some particular reason, and I think that cooperation may not work well. As a result, collaboration seems to be most valuable and outstanding when no one is uncomfortable, and they can complete the task faithfully using their unique skills, complement each other’s shortcomings, and organize the team. Taking advantage of this project, I will be a more helpful group member in the next group activity and try to make an ideal group by looking back on the mistakes I made in the past.


Practice Socratic Seminar ‘Chapter 1 ~ 11 Part time indian’ Reflection

In this Practice Socratic Seminar, I did well on participating by attempting to be inclusive in the conversation. I engaged in making questions and gave my opinions during the Socratic seminar. What I learned from this was that I should be prepared and ready to answer what the other participants would ask about me. What I should remember to do next time is to be more active in answering questions and giving opinions. One misconception I had was that I thought I had enough annotations to present and use in the Socratic seminar. One way I could prepare better would be to annotating each phrases in variety of perspectives, listening courteously to what the speaker says and also don’t mumble when I’m speaking to others.



Sherman Alexie – Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, TED

After watching the TEDTalk, I realize how difficult it is to live in such a society that shows what the Indians have gone through historically and how it has affected their future. As you can see from the beginning, no matter how good the relationship may be, white people can see that the perception of white people is as bad as being called “the best part of meat” by Indians. White people are very greedy and selfish, so Indians can see what they describe. In the lecture, white people were described as indiscriminate assault with no respect for Indians, but I think white people may be different because they are viewed from one side. Alexi wrote the novel “The Absolute True Diary of a Part-time Indian” to teenagers, and I wonder if it is not aimed at correcting the writer’s ideas because unlike adults, teenagers are quick to absorb and understand information and are not yet old enough to be obsessed with stereotypes, and that bias is very difficult to change once it’s arrived.