Today, Jen, Max, Drew, and myself spent about an hour and a half in Centennial Hall in between classes discussing our annotated bibliographies. First, we recaped what they were, summarizing what we talked about in class Tuesday to gain a better over-all understanding of what they are. Then, Drew showed us a couple of his because he is already done with most of them. After seeing some examples, the rest of us did one of our own. We then read each others and made any suggestions or corrections we saw fit to help improve each other’s work. Then we started to talk about the built environment descriptions and what we were gonna be doing for that project. Today really helped me because this is my first time doing an annotated bibliography,and I wasn’t too sure what the built environment description was as a whole, so today shed some light on these tow things.
This is a picture from a two weeks ago, the Wednesday before the RA1’s were due. This is everyone in group 3 except Abigail, however she was there and had to leave before we remembered to take the picture, whoops. Anyways, that night we read our assigned reading for the annotations, which was “The Cultural Work of a Mohegan Painted Basket.” We read it as a group, as we gave our opinions and takes on certain parts of the story. It really helped improve my overall understanding of the story and its relevance to the theme of cultural importance. After we finished the reading, we all started to annotate the story together, helping each other with our respective annotations. It helped me choose which annotations were worth keeping, and cutting the poorer ones. This study group was very helpful for my success on the RA1’s.