Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photo Essay

With the research of stem cells, it has been said that many people believe stem cell research is immoral and just bad in general. Lab technicians have been able to duplicate a stem cell into infinite numbers of more stem cells and cure diseases. People do not understand that stem cell research can help diseases by duplicating stem cells. In addition, people do not understand the good in stem cell research they only focus on the negative. Even though the negatives should be looked, at most of the time people overlook the positive thus making the negatives overshadow the positives. In stem cell research, there are numerous of ways stem cells can help. The main positive, people look at, is it can help treat disease. In my essay with photos, the goal is to help people look at the positives stem cells research and stem cells has to offer.

In my original statement of purpose, I had first put that I would show how stem cell and stem cell research benefited us today, but as I was doing the essay, my original statement of purpose and my design plan didn't show through. instend my purpose was to show how stem cell and stem cell research was a positive aspect rather than a negative. I changed my photos also while doing the essay. I realized that my photos would not support my argument. I did, however, keep the narrative like I had originally plan. Also, I changed how I wanted the essay to be presented. At first I wanted the essay to be serious but then I started to see it was boring. So I changed it to be more appealing.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My experience with the Photo Essay

My experience with this photo essay is so-so. I don't mind having to take pictures and include pictures in my essay, but the thing that gets me how do we connect our photos that we took with your argument. I had a hard time getting pictures because I picked a topic in which it was hard to take the photos myself. If we could have put photos from the internet into the essay it would have been a little bit easier. Also, I think that this paper is long. I know were in college but eight to ten pages! I wish I would have been told that we were going to have to take the pictures ourselves cause if I was told that before hand I wouldn't have picked this topic. But I do like how we can add in pictures. I never did a photo essay before so I'm new to it but so far it is okay. In this essay connecting the photos and my argument was a struggle for me. In the beginning I thought I was going to do one argument and I had no idea how I was going to get information to support that argument, but when I was researching the topic, I changed my argument completely. While I was writing my essay, I am struggling to find a lot of information that isn't the same thing but stated differently. It's hard trying to find a lot of information for such a long essay and now I have to make that information connect with my photos. I was told to pick a topic that I was interested in. I picked that topic but now since I had to take pictures that I couldn't take pictures of I don't like this topic. But once I started writing my paper it wasn't so bad.