Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Hello everyone! I am Brandon Smith, hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated last year from Southwest Dekalb High School in Decatur. Musis is one of my biggest hobbies. I love all types of music ranging from hip-hop and R&B to rock and alternative. In a sense I don't label music genres. I also write music in my spare time. I'll find a song off the radio and transpose it to sheet music. That's pretty fun. I might be playing in the athletic band sometime during my college career. Besides music, I enjoy playing tennis and basketball.
Personality wise, I'm pretty laid-back. Many would describe me as somewhat of an "old-spirit" because of some of the things that I believe in. My morals are pretty good and I'm very friendly. My plans for college are to be very sociable with the people at Ohio State, along with attaining a master's degree in some form of business (right now, it's marketing).
OH-IO GO BUCKS!!!!
My favorite singer is Beyonce because she is really pretty and I feel that she is a real women because she is so independent and she doesnt need Jay because she has her own money!! I think Trey Songz is one of the sexiest men alive beside Chris Brown, Brad Pitt and Johny Deep. My biggest fear is becoming a statistic and my biggest dream is becoming the world NEXT TOP MODEL.
My name is Ie'lana Qualls. I am from right here in Columbus, OH-IO ( Buckeye favorite chant!!) I am the youngest of five girls and I come from a very family oriented background. My best friend's name is Jared and we have a very special relationship. My favorite season is autumn which is coincidentally the season that I happened to be born in. I love sports and I am an athlete myself mainly involved in : basketball, running and tennis. I am pursuing a career to become a pharmacist and my academics remain the top priority in my life!
I enjoy reading various pieces of literature and some books that I have come to admire are The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Great Gatsby, and Jane Eyre. I am outgoing and play video games from time to time such as FIFA 07, Halo, Guitar Hero, and Gears of War. I love to stay in shape and to eat healthy. One interesting fact about myself is that I was born in Italy and speak fluent Italian. I go on vacation every other summer to visit friends and just relax. Music plays a strong part of my life because it helps me focus on whatever i need to at the moment.Attending The Ohio State University is already becoming a great experience. I plan to major in Pharmacy, although until then I am still trying to explore other medical fields. Graduating from this institution will be a great achievement which I wish to accomplish.
Monday, August 27, 2007
OMA Bridge Class
Instructor: Bob Eckhart
Course Description: There will be three writing assignments: First-day Writing, Defining Moment Essay, and Research Paper. You will give a short powerpoint presentation about your research paper, and we will also discuss parts of Warriors Don't Cry.
Objectives: The objectives are very simple:to teach you the writing process and acquaint you with academic writing. Also, I hope this course can help you down the path to discover your voice as a writer.
Course blog: http://bridgeclass2007.blogspot.com/ This will be the main resource site for our class...you should refer to it for information about assignments.
First-day essay. This is a 50-minute timed writing assignment on a topic which is given to you. At the end of class, please print two copies...one for me and one for you. For homework, please read and revise your effort. At the beginning of class Tuesday, I will give you time to improve your original effort and turn in another version of it. This essay will be 1-2 pages long.
Defining moment essay. We will start this assignment on Wednesday of Week 1 and spend the rest of the week on it. Each of us has many identities—for example, i am a son, brother, uncle...a cross-country biker, a shortstop, a piano player, etc—so pick one facet of your identity and write about the moment that defined this identity. This essay will be 2-3 pages long.
Research paper. Either based on your reading of Warriors Don't Cry, or your defining moment essay, you will generate a research question to try and answer in the last two weeks of the class. This will be an MLA-style paper, written using three sources, and in-text citations. I will show you how to do all of this in class and the research paper is merely an opportunity to experiment with these new skills. This paper will be 5-7 pages long.
It is important that you become comfortable presenting information to your classmates. So, I will help familiarize yourself with this important program and compile your research findings into an interactive and engaging 5-minute presentation, which you will deliver to your classmates on the last day (or two) of class.