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October 17, 2015
by 20battyr
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Pre-Field Studies Blog Post

Generally nothing on this field studies makes me nervous, because I always like to be energetic and try things even when I may fall flat on my face. However, I am slightly nervous about the mountain biking because it has been a long time since I have ridden a bicycle in that circumstance.   The best way to challenge myself during this week is to maintain open-minded, energetic, eager and smart. During this trip I want to be able to let myself try new things but remain smart by not letting myself do things that I am totally not comfortable with.  I will try the activities with energy and enthusiasm.  I will know when I have succeeded when I feel a sense of achievement.  I think I am quite resilient because I always am eager to try new things and even when I fail, instead of thinking about the past I think about what I can do to get better. I think it is important for me to go out of my comfort zone because it helps me develop as a person and lets me do more things.

October 16, 2015
by 20battyr
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Spanish Unit 1 Reflection

For this unit in Spanish I think I had an overall good improvement. I did well on the reading test and the blog posts about myself. In this unit, I think my strengths were that I was good at conjugating stem changing verbs, irregular verbs (yo-go, funky, etc), simple future tense, present tense and definite and indefinite articles.  I think I need to improve on my vocabulary of adjectives, verbs and sequences. I also think I need to improve on my adjective/noun agreement.

Action Plan:

1.Study the notes on sequences, adjectives and verbs.

2. Practice making sentences

3. Go to conjuguemos and practice meanings of words

October 8, 2015
by 20battyr
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Characterisation: Stereotypes

Characterisation: Stereotypes

In drama characterisation is the idea of taking the character in a play or story and adapting into character for the performance. The actor may use descriptions and suggestion by the characters description to identify their motivations, body language, reactions and attitude. However many actors often start their character by using stereotypes. Stereotyping is when you assign a common appearance, attitude and verbal and non-verbal language.  An example of a stereotype is the common stereotype of an overweight policeman with flattop haircut who likes to eat donuts or of how a posh Englishman always talks in a posh accent, carries a cane and a top hat and wears glasses. However we hardly ever actually see these characters in our real world.  You may ask, why would an actor want to use a stereotype then?  Well, by using stereotypes an actor can prepare a character easy for a quick performance, or he can use it as base to develop the character into a more unique character. However there is a downside to using stereotypes.  Stereotypes represent us a people, like how a mother is the one who stays at home and looks after the kids, the dad is the one who goes out an work in the office.  And the old person is a scientist who works in a lab. However in our world there are many mothers who work as scientists, dads who look after the children and grandpas who go off to work. Stereotypes don’t necessarily accurately represent the job or role there character is. Why does a mother have to be classified as staying at home? Finally stereotyping eventually can be overdone. People know what to expect from the character once they know he is a stereotype. By creating a more unique character, the audience will enjoy the performance more.

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