In the past month, I have learned a lot about short story writing. all the methods of writing and the techniques of analyzing. And the devices within short stories. When I was writing my own stories, I used what I learned and used them to strengthen my story. I added a introduction, my conflict, and the rising actions and a climax to all of my stories. I am very interested in cliff hangers so I always ended my stories right after the climax. I think that this makes the reader to think more and interpret more to the story, and you can get all sorts of endings with just imagination. I also wrote a horror story, something I had never done ever in my life before this assignment. I used a lot of words I had never spoken or used in my life, and it was a great experience. It was difficult to make that atmosphere of horror and desperation, but I managed it out, somewhat. I decided to write about the fear that I am most interested in, fear of supernatural and ghosts. It was also the easiest to write about. This past month I had improved a lot in my writing, which is the part in English which I am the most terrible in. My grammar and my knowledge of English words are very limited, and I am very glad to have this month of experience to strengthen and improve my skills. It’s a bit sad that the unit is over.
- Review the Employability Skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.
For the yarn game, I had to use my memory skills and a few of my communication skills and listening skills. I used my memory skills when I had to remember the previous two person’s names and what they described themselves. I then spoke out that information. I used the listening skills with my memory skills to listen and remember the information. I won’t remember if I don’t hear clearly. I had forgotten what the person liked and thus had to use my communication skills to ask them what they spoke.
For the human knot game, I used my problem solving and teamwork and flexibility and adaptability skills. When I was knotted, I had to think up a way to unknot us and tell this to others. We worked together to try to unknot. Whwen my plan didn’t work, U was flexible and adaptable and listened and did what others suggested to do. At last, we were unknotted.
2. Discuss the skills that you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice them so that you are employable in the future.
The skills that I would like to work on are my professionalism and time management skills. I always waste my time on unnecessary actions like slacking off or not doing what I was supposed to be doing. And most times waste time was when I didn’t make up a schedule and didn’t know what work to start working on and had to think. In the future, I will try to make a schedule to manage my time better and more efficiently. If I do this a lot and make a habit of managing time and don’t have to use a schedule in the future, I will be more professional and be more employable. For professionalism, I am always easygoing and like to make jokes and play around. I don’t think that is acceptable in most careers, and I’ve been trying to be more professional in terms of working and when I am in class. I will achieve this by focusing on what’s being taught and performed in front of me, and not to talk a lot about irrelevant topics. As time go by, I think I will be more serious in working and be more professional.