Class Reflection

The very last

As your final online assignment, you are to reflect on your experiences in this class and explain how the class has improved the way you think. Before you answer this question, look at your binder, lab notebook, and online entries. You are to use these as the evidence to support your answer. Be detailed and specific when responding (no generalizations).

A few rules:
1. The length of your response should be at least 300 words.
2. Your response should be written in first person, but it should not be casual. No text – message speak, emoticons, or low-level words.
3. You should read the people who posted before you, agreeing, qualifying, or disagreeing with some of their statements.

Value: 10 points
Due: Sunday Jan. 13th

Your Possible Creative Strengths

Emotional expressiveness reflects a person’s ability to communicate feelings and emotions verbally and nonverbally.

Storytelling articulateness indicates a person’s ability to clearly and powerfully communicate an idea or tell a story by providing some kind of environment and sufficient detail to put things in context.

Movement or action reflects a person’s perception and depiction of movement through titles and the speech and bodily posture of figures in his/her drawings.

Expressiveness of titles notes a person’s use of titles that go beyond simple description and communicate something about the pictures that the graphic cues do not express without the title.

Synthesis of Incomplete figures/circles: Combining two or more figures is quite rare and is found in a person whose thinking departs from the commonplace and established. This is a person who is able to see relationships among rather diverse and unrelated elements, and who, even under restrictive conditions, utilizes whatever freedom is possible.

Unusual visualization reflects an individual who sees things in new ways as well as old familiar ways and who can return repeatedly to a commonplace object or situation and perceive it in different ways.

Internal visualization indicates that a person is able to visualize beyond exteriors and pay attention to the internal dynamic working of things.

Extending or Breaking Boundaries suggests that a person is able to remain open long enough to permit the mind to make mental leaps in order to get away from the obvious and commonplace and to open up or extend boundaries or limits. Humor reflects a person’s ability to create strong, sharp, distinct pictures in the minds of others causing amusement.

Richness of imagery reflects a person’s ability to excite and appeal to the senses.

Fantasy reflects a person’s use of imagination in imagery and titles.

Your Possible Critical Strengths

Comprehension: Grasping (understanding) the meaning of informational materials.classifies; cites; converts; describes; discusses; estimates; explains; generalizes; gives examples; makes sense out of; paraphrases; restates (in own words); summarizes; traces; understands.
Application: The use of previously learned information in new and concrete situations to solve problems that have single or best answers. acts; administers; articulates; assesses; charts; collects; computes; constructs; contributes; controls; determines; develops; discovers; establishes; extends; implements; includes; informs; instructs; operationalizes; participates; predicts; prepares; preserves; produces; projects; provides; relates; reports; shows; solves; teaches; transfers; uses; utilizes.

Analysis: The breaking down of informational materials into their component parts, examining (and trying to understand the organizational structure of) such information to develop divergent conclusions by identifying motives or causes, making inferences, and/or finding evidence to support generalizations. breaks down; correlates; diagrams; differentiates; discriminates; distinguishes; focuses; illustrates; infers; limits; outlines; points out; prioritizes; recognizes; separates; subdivides.
Synthesis: Creatively or divergently applying prior knowledge and skills to produce a new or original whole.adapts; anticipates; categorizes; collaborates; combines; communicates; compares; compiles; composes; contrasts; creates; designs; devises;
expresses; facilitates; formulates; generates; incorporates; individualizes; initiates; integrates; intervenes; models; modifies; negotiates; plans; progresses; rearranges; reconstructs; reinforces; reorganizes; revises; structures; substitutes; validates.

Evaluation: Judging the value of material based on personal values/opinions, resulting in an end product, with a given purpose, without real right or wrong answers.

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Discovery Video Games

You should play one of the four video games from the list given in class (Shark Runners, Deadliest Catch, Planet Earth, Experience Everest).  These games can be found can be found at the Discovery Channel site  Direct links to the games can also be found on my game page at  You need to play at least 30 minutes and record your main strategies in your composition book.  For example, write down what strategies worked, what strategies did not, and what you would do differently when you play the game the next time.

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