Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Semester in Review Blog post

When I first decided to take a rhetoric class, I was frightened. I thought I would be writing a billion papers and I set myself up for the worst. I also thought I was a hopeless writer and I was never going to get better than what I already was. I ended up proving myself wrong. I learned a lot, especially from these blog posts. I think that the blog post that taught me the most about rhetorical situations was definitely the “Pumped Up Kicks” one. I never really thought about analyzing a song and seeing what it actually meant, especially a song that was just a big hit like this one. When a person listens to a song, they usually are looking for a good beat and stray away from really paying attention to what the words are. I think that after being able to take a song and figuring out an actual (or alternative) motive/meaning is really cool and definitely helpful when critical thinking, which is basically what it has taught me.

Priyanka Bhakta

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  1. I had the complete same thoughts entering this class. Pumped Up Kicks was also my favorite blog. Learning so much about the background of the song was really interesting. It opened my eyes, so now I look at all songs differently and try to analyze them as well.

  2. My favorite blog was the Pumped Up Kicks post too. I was also scared coming into this class because writing is one of my least favorite things to do. However, these blogs kind of helped me understand how I should write me actual papers. I think my favorite blog you wrote was the advertising blog when you used the condoms. I thought it was gutsy and humorous at the same time, but you also made it into a complete assignment.