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Filmmaking: Fri March 26 2021

We were able to get more audio clips of sounds that we needed like notification sounds and a phone ringing. The other group did some more test shots for the rough cut of the film.

English Reading Update

I have finished “1984” 

I think the entire theme of the book could be an interesting topic to write an essay about since it may connect to the actual world.  The date that the book was written can also be used as it was written in 1948. This could reveal some of the thought processes of the world back then.

Starting “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

Author: Dale Carnegie

As all the other books I have read for this school year have been works of fiction, I am starting this book as it is non-fiction; not in a traditional sense, however, as it is a self-help book and not a traditional “knowledge” book.  I want to see how I may be able to write an essay on a non-fiction book as there is no plot to analyze.

Filmmaking: Wednesday, March 23, 2021

In filmmaking today, we went around the school to gain inspiration and locate sounds that can be used in our horror film. We check the recording studio upstairs and then went to find other sounds. Some sounds that could be used in our film are notifications, beeps, and whirring sounds. We found out where we could get those sounds from, such as the beeps can come from the ID card scanner on the computer charger lock, the whirring sounds can come from water dispensers and we can get static sounds from computers.

English Reading Update

March 23th, 2021

Title: 1984

Author: George Orwell

Pages: 113

The book 1984 sets a realistic setting and expresses the fear of the future with a dystopian setting that isn’t too far-fetched. If I choose to write my essay on this book, I could talk about the contexts surrounding the book and how it links to the real world. For example, maybe how its central theme of total control by one party has stayed relevant through the years.  Most likely, if I was going to write my essay on this book, it will focus on  1984’s social and political themes.

Timed, In-Class Essay Reflection

Something that was hard during the in-class essay was trying to name specific literary techniques. I didn’t know the exact names of the technique so, sometimes, I just described it. As we didn’t have too much time, I made spelling mistakes in my essay. I’m pretty sure one of them was spelling “personal” as “personnal”. This was because I didn’t have time and rushed a bit. Also, since we had to use pens, when I made a spelling mistake and realized, I couldn’t just go back and change it as I would have to scribble out the entire sentence and that would have wasted too much time. Something I think I did alright on was connecting my points together, for example, I sort of used a central theme of children in the essay. Next time, I wish to double space, this is because if I make a grammatical or spelling mistake, I can write the correction underneath and just cross out the wrong word. Single spacing gives no room for error and if you do try to fix something, it starts looking very messy. I think I should practice and learn how to proofread during writing, this is so that I can fix things before I finish the entire sentence and therefore have to rewrite it which takes up space and time.

English 9 Reading #4

Sorry, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated my blog.

Feb 4th, 2021

Finished: Ready Player One

The book was enjoyable but not sure if I’m would have enough to do an essay on it. The theme of people hiding from “reality” using virtual reality was interesting though.

Currently on: 1984

Author: George Orwell

This book has an interesting premise with it being set in a dystopian future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

English 9 Reading #3

Nov 30th, 2020

Title: Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Pages: 53

So far, I’m enjoying this book.  I like the multitude of references to video games and T.V. shows it has in the book.  The book is also set within a dystopian future which in my opinion, makes it more interesting. Even though I’m only 50 pages in, I think I’ll like this book a lot.

English 9 Reading #2

Nov 9th, 2020

Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe(Finished)

Author: C.S. Lewis

Pages: Finished

I enjoyed this book because I thought the concept of the book was interesting. Something that could have been done better though was the showing of major details. For example, the book glossed over some major scenes and just tells them to you in a summary-esque way. All in all though, I enjoyed this book.

English 9 Reading #1

Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Author: C. S. Lewis

Page: 63

I thought this book was interesting because, during some parts of the book, the narrator inserts himself into the story and explains some things that may be confusing. It’s like he’s talking to the reader.

Robotic Petting Zoo for G1- Reflection

What are you most proud of?

The thing that I am most proud is that I was able to finish the project and create the animal. Even though what I created was not really what I had in mind and I had to take out some parts, I’m still proud about finishing it without being at school with the resources.

What is something you would change if you did this again? (besides being at school with all the resources)

The thing I would probably change is the coding and the animal. The coding because it was really simple and the animal because then I would be able to try out different ideas.

What have you learned about yourself through this project?

The thing i learned about myself was that I procrastinate too much.  I put things off because in my mind I think that I wouldn’t be able to do it and it would be too hard.

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