English 1105: Portfolio by D.Jason Nam


Part One

Entry from Aug 26, 2009 12:07 PM

1. Best writing/reading experience 
I took a Creative Writing course in Belmont Hill Summer School my sophomore year with Mr. Goodman. Just like the course title, this class was all about writing what WE wanted to write about - not an analysis on Shakespeare (not that his works are bad..). 

2. Worst .. 
AP English Literature. The main reason was my teacher. I didn't really like her. She was the kind that had favorites. Luckily, I was on the "good" side of her, but I could not tolerate her favoritism!!So basically, teachers tend to have a big impact on my attitude towards how I perform in class.

3. Writing and reading strengths and weaknesses 
I enjoy writing, but the greatest weakness has to be getting the ball rolling. In high school, it always took me at least twice as long to write a paper compared to the other students. I blame it mostly on my perfectionism. I can't stand having "shitty rough drafts". I guess I'll be working on fixing that problem this year :P Reading... I don't even think I have any strengths when it comes to reading. I do NOT enjoy reading because I read very, very slowly (or maybe it's "I read very slowly because I do not enjoy reading"). So of course, my weakest section in the SAT was the reading comprehension part; it was a torture. 

4. One goal I have for the class 
Become an amazing writer, of course! :D Learn how to write papers faster...

Entry from Oct 5, 2009 11:59 AM
My partner and I had to examine the DVD cover design for "i,Robot"

1. Making Will Smith look like the badass hero. Hinting the attack of robots. Smith is rockin' his slick Bluetooth.

2. Furturistic. Metallic fonts and colors. The chick looking confused with some guns and bikes = ACTION! Nice car.

3. Cold colors with a some warm colors on the back to show a sign of hope.

Part Two

Entry from Oct 19, 2009 12:03 PM
What comes up to your mind when you think of Halloween?

Halloween is relatively new to me since America is the only country that celebrates it.
But here's what I know about it so far:

There are two types of Halloween - the one for kids, and the one for 16+. The
Halloween for kids is obviously the cute kind, where kids dress up as
Whinny the Pooh (my personal favorite) or a Ninja Turtle and go around
the neighborhood to collect candies.

I know that Halloween for 16+ is the "one night a year when girls can
dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it"
according to Cady from Mean Girls. And it's quite true...

Entry from Nov 16, 2009 11:37 AM
Writing an opinion of a movie

I was very, extremely excited to see
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but as the movie progressed, I became so full of corny jokes, plot holes, and Megan Fox that my brain was about to explode. For the first time in my life, I told myself that this movie had "too much action". It appeared that Michael Bay was too excited for a sequel that he didn't give the script a second look; hence the WTF story that clearly is the biggest nonsense blockbuster film of the year. This was not an action film, but just action only... and Megan Fox.