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The Final Language & Power Paper

This is the final paper I’m going to write outside of class for “Language & Power”. Next week we have some short essay responses for our final, but that’ll be within class time. So! This should just about wrap up my homework for my courses this quarter, except for putting together my portfolios and writing evaluations. I enjoyed this quarter very much, and I’ve enjoyed this year at Evergreen immensely: I’m very happy I’m here.

A short intro to this paper: for the past month, our class has been working on a short ethnographic study (what with our main subject being sociolinguistics, this makes sense). We had to make several observation sessions at Thurston County Courthouse resultantly, and this is the final document that acts as a short ethnography.

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Solibo Magnificent

We read Solibo Magnificent for class. I have a link to more info about the book in the sidebar. Perhaps it’s because this week’s reading was different in format than most of what we’ve been working with, but this essay felt somehow refreshing to write. I enjoy literary analysis, and I actually might have gone overboard with it in this piece.

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New CPJ article

I’m published again in the week 8 issue of the Cooper Point Journal. I’m running for the Geoduck Union for next year – it’s currently our student government, though we’re trying to change it into a primarily organizing-focused group.

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Cultivating Voice – Written Reflections, Week 7

To help encourage conversation, and the habit of writing, my course on tutoring in the Writing Center has weekly reflections to share every week. I realized that this might be something worth sharing on this blog: it relays my experiences and thoughts about events in my life, which I suppose is the focus of this blog currently.

This isn’t due until next Monday (we meet weekly for two hours), but I’ll try to get this up while the class is still fresh on my mind. A note: this is a draft for the course, and will be addressing its audience as such.

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Javanese “Power”

This evolved fairly easily from my first draft of it (always a nice surprise). I also found that chapter 10 of They Say/I Say was a little more fun than some of the others – I had to consider my argument in detail, and I think it led my paper in a different direction than I would have had otherwise. I feel that a strength of this paper is its clarity (I hope), in that it follows from one point to another easily. This was especially heartening due to the number of complex ideas involved in this week’s essay topic! With that said, I think I can improve most on the “Power” paragraphs. They currently seem wishy-washy to me, in that I didn’t feel I could pull out much textual support for them (I was trying to keep to the “one brief quote” rule for this paper).

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Cultivating Voice – Written Reflections, Week 6

To help encourage conversation, and the habit of writing, my course on tutoring in the Writing Center has weekly reflections to share every week. I realized that this might be something worth sharing on this blog: it relays my experiences and thoughts about events in my life, which I suppose is the focus of this blog currently.

This isn’t due until next Monday (we meet weekly for two hours), but I’ll try to get this up while the class is still fresh on my mind. A note: this is a draft for the course, and will be addressing its audience as such.

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Agency and Interpreting

This paper has had a quicker development process than some for previous weeks. I think I’ve only written the bulk of one paper this time, and I tried to focus more on my teachers’ requests to tie-in our papers with lectures and readings more this time, and that was successful to me. I use parallel constructions in this paper often (especially when referencing other works/ideas), which I’m worried about. Overall though, this paper makes connections, and gets its points across in a short manner.

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I’m published

The Cooper Point Journal is a weekly newspaper at Evergreen, and a letter I wrote made it into this week’s (week 6) edition.

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Cultivating Voice – Written Reflections, Week 5

To help encourage conversation, and the habit of writing, my course on tutoring in the Writing Center has weekly reflections to share every week. I realized that this might be something worth sharing on this blog: it relays my experiences and thoughts about events in my life, which I suppose is the focus of this blog currently.

This isn’t due until next Monday (we meet weekly for two hours), but I’ll try to get this up while the class is still fresh on my mind. A note: this is a draft for the course, and will be addressing its audience as such.

Author’s Note: I took the article this week as a cue to do this how I wanted to. This is what came out of the writing session I had. It’s entitled, “my breast beats withall”

mybreastbeatswithall

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CPJ

I’m in the Cooper Point Journal this week, for their “Vox Pop” quick Q&A weekly feature. I mention how I’d like to see less restrictions on what they publish (glad they published that), though my open letter to the “Student-Serviceman Coalition” about not censoring dialogue oddly did not… maybe it’ll appear next week (I admittedly didn’t put it together until Tuesday), but nevertheless I’m going to submit it to the Counter Point Journal now.

UPDATE: I was contacted by CPJ! Should be doing edits over today/tomorrow, they had some good editorial points (i.e., citing sources, use of pronouns) for me to mull over.

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