Creating and Communication
This unit on “The Simpsons” gave me a better understanding of irony, satire and allusions as first we were taught what the devices were. After, we watched the show and wrotes notes on examples of each writing device that was in the show and scenarios that the writer inputed to the script. I was able to express my ideas as I brainstormed and prepared for the in class write and I wrote a essay on my opinion of what made the Simpsons successful. For example, I said that the characters were very unique and the creator went in depth with each characters personality. One of the strategies I used to improve my essay was that the night before I plotted out my ideas and I had a sense of what I was going write, which helped me organize my ideas and be successful. I also, proof read my paragraph and took out any unecessary words.
I compile and synthesize information to draw reasoned conclusions, such as when I went throught many examples that I wrote down and used the ones I thought were the best.
I use evidence to make judgements or decisions as demonstrated in this by watching the show, I analyzed the parts where the devices were used and I had to make decisions if it was a good example that I was able to understand how the devices were used to make me laugh.
I remain open minded as I explore viable options or alternative approaches, like when I was choosing what my thesis I thought of what would be best and make the most sense. This decision would alter my whole essay and I made the right choice.