In this class, we read books and work on packets which have activities about the book. It teaches us how to professionally write documents and essays and how to do exquisite research. We talk about the book and what we think certain things mean. We also write the essays where we answer a question related to what we read. The essay for Into the Wild was written to answer the question, “Do you think life on the road is meant for everyone?”. We learned about the dangers of living on the road and what Chris McCandless could have done different. This book was interesting to me because it’s not usually I book I’d read. I don’t really like reading things about nature and things along those lines which is why I thought I wasn’t going to like iy at first. The book changed how I viewed Chris McCandless. At first, I thought he was a selfish person for not telling his parents how he was doing or where he was going. After I kept reading, I realized why he did what he did. He wanted to escape from his problems.
We wrote an essay that answered whether or not we thought life on the road was meant for everyone and include research and quotes from the book. The word limit was 750-1000 words. We had to include reasons why we thought whether or not life on the road is something that would benefit everyone. This essay was written after we finished all the packets that we received while reading the book. We explained what we learned and what we believe Chris did wrong or could have done differently. At first, I mentioned why life on the road isn’t something that would work for everybody. I also explained why I believe it wouldn’t have a positive impact on my life. I also include why people think it’s a good thing for people to do and how it can benefit them. I learned why McCandless did what he did and that he met some really interesting people along the way. He made new friends and finally got to Alaska. I also learned how to include footnotes in an essay. Work like this tells me I’m a hands-on learner.
In this class, I mastered skills needed in careers and college by learning how to apply footnotes to an essay. I also applied technological skills for the 21st century by writing my essays online and submitting them through Google Classroom. We learned how to write essays answering one general question and including research and quotes from a source. I learned about MLA format and how to include my sources in MLA format. These are important because it’s shown me how to become a more professional writes and improve my grammar. The SLO I could have demonstrated better is thinking creatively. In assignments where we needed to be creative it took me a while to think of something.
I learned how to put my sources in MLA format and how to do footnotes.The skills I learned in this class will help me in the future by showing me how to write more professionally and how to use correctly punctuate. I learned about Chris McCandless and how some people would rather live their life on the road than to live like the rest of us.