Response to Article: Schools of Wisdom

In response to brooks writing, I think that his views are skewed partially because I don’t think he fully understands the whole way that High Tech High has its learning system. The system at High Tech High is meant to prepare for the life after college. I do agree with his views that we need to learn more solid skills and not just touch on them briefly. I think that he has not seen the full capabilities of a High Tech High graduate that has a job god career.

Nature Essay

We as humans have learned to manipulate nature because man has learned to commoditize it, Nature provides for man, and man feels entitled to change nature.

Excerpt from Essay

Description of assignment/work:  We wrote an essay about the text we had read. We had to provide an actual experience of our main idea in order to make the reader interested in reading the rest of the paper.  

New skills learned:  New skills I learned was how to order my essay so that it flows well.I also to have a good sounding intriguing essay.

Connection to class content: The connection to the class is that over the previous weeks we have been reading ” Nature ” by R.W. Emerson. As a final demonstration of the knowledge we absorbed, we were asked to write an essay about a main idea in the essay by R.W. Emerson.

Personal reflection:  I think my essay was a solid piece of work. I felt I remained focused even though I struggled on the first phase of the writing process.

Current Score: 8/10 

Visual Art #3

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“We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough” – R.W. Emerson

Description of assignment/work:

In this assignment, my partners and I chose some images and also took some pictures using a Cannon Rebel T5i EOs 700D. The purpose was to find a lyric or quote from somewhere and be able to relate it to an image. The requirement was to put the text on the image and make it in either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. The materials that were required Photoshop, Illustrator, quote from the internet or “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The integration between subjects was that the skills that were learned in humanities can be applied in other subjects that require me to use graphic designing programs.

New skills learned:

New Skills I learned were how to change the size of a picture in both Photoshop and illustrator. It is done by pressing control and then t. When that is done a box is put around the image and then one can make it what to whatever size is needed. I also learned what the composition of a photo is. I also learned how to make the text box shorter without messing with the text. I also learned how to change the brightness, contrast, and exposure in Adobe Photoshop.

Connection to class content:

The connection to the class content was that we had to choose a quote that was relatable to nature. This was asked of us because we are reading ” Nature” by R.W. Emerson. In this piece of text, there are many themes. Some of them being Nature itself, Commodity, and Beauty. Each individual person annotates their text to whatever extent is necessary for their comprehension. Then the themes are spoken about and/or as a whole class by doing Socratic seminars once a week.

Personal reflection:

My role in completing this assignment was to change the position of the text and the details of the image in photoshop. I think that my work ethic was fine. I used my time wisely and did what was asked of me from other group members. My habits to stay on task and complete the task that put in front of me was accomplished. 

Current Score:

7/10

Visual Art #2

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“A man needs retire as much from his chambers as from society”- R.W. Emerson

Description of assignment/work    

In this assignment, my partners and I chose some images and also took some pictures using a Cannon Rebel T5i EOs 700D. The purpose was to find a lyric or quote from somewhere and be able to relate it to an image. The requirement was to put the text on the image and make it in either Photoshop or Illustrator. The materials that were required photoshop, Illustrator, quote from the internet or “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The integration between subjects was that the skills that were learned in humanities can be applied in other subjects that require me to use graphic designing programs.

New skills learned:

New Skills I learned were how to change the size of a picture in both photoshop and illustrator. It is done by pressing control and then t. When that is done a box is put around the image and then one can make it what to whatever size is needed. I also learned what the composition of a photo is. I also learned how to make the textbox shorter without messing with the text. My partners and I also learned the ten rules of composition.

Connection to class content:

The connection to the class content was that we had to choose a quote that was relatable to nature. This was asked of us because we are reading ” Nature” by R.W. Emerson. In this piece of text, there are many themes. Some of them being Nature itself, Commodity, and Beauty. Each individual person annotates their text to whatever extent is necessary for their comprehension. Then the themes are spoken about in groups and/or as a whole class by doing Socratic seminars once a week.

Personal reflection:

I think that just by looking a the quality of the image one can see that the amount of effort put in by my group as whole is much greater than the previous piece of work. My role in this piece of art was to actually come up with the setting and positioning of the photo. My partners and I then chose to crop the image due to size requirements nad then layered the text onto the image. My work ethic was much higher I was more enthusiastic about taking the picture and completing this part of the whole assignment.

Current Score:

9/10