My Robot Movie  March 5, 2012

In our honors personal learning environment class, we were asked to use to make a short movie on something that we have accomplished in our time here at LCC that we did not think that we could do.  I made my movie on my overcoming my fear of public speaking.  Here is a link to my Xtranormal robot movie that I made.


March 1, 2012

If anyone took part in my survey this is the paper I was working on and here are the results.

This is a WR 227 group project final that I just completed. It is a technical report on some of the effects text messaging is having on our society.  It is due Monday and I am hoping we get an A on it.  I really believe that we should.  I spent a little extra time on it by myself putting it all together making sure that everything was uniform and seeing to it that everything was included that should have been.  It started out as a 2 page per person paper, and with 4 people in our group it should have been a minimum of 8 pages.  Well, it turned into a 20 page monster but i believe that it is a pretty good paper.  I myself conducted two surveys of instructors and students here at Lane Community College, and analyzed data from another online survey.  The rest of my group analyzed data and wrote their portion covering the impacts on our reading and writing, on teenagers social skills, and on the dangers of drinking and driving.

Here is a link to the technical report Texting Messaging: The Effects on Our Society.

This Link is to a PDF Download.

Group Project Study

I know it is long but if anyone has any time to check it out and give me some feedback I would appreciate it.


Reflecting back on this project, I learned what it takes to produce a quality major project in college when working with others.  The key thing is communication and giving each member of the group a equal amount of work to accomplish.  I also learned that it is helpful to set a date for everyone to have their material finished, so that the material can be collated into one nice presentable paper.

I think that I learned quite a bit on the subject by conducting  the survey, and also on the other effects that text messaging is having on our society from what the rest of my group researched and presented.

Brainstorm Bubble Map

Posted: February 29, 2012 in ePortfolio, HONORS PLE

My Lane CC Experience

February 29, 2012.  Here is my brainstorm bubble map of my Lane CC experience so far through my first year back in school.  It shows me what I had accomplished so far and pushed me to achieve even more.

A Poll on YOU

Posted: February 16, 2012 in EduBlogging, ePortfolio, HONORS PLE

Helpful or Hurtful????



February 16, 2012

I am conducting a poll of Lane Community College students on the effects of texting.  This poll will be part of my final project for WR 227 this term.  If anybody has the free time to answer my questions you would be a huge help.

Honesty is appreciated.

  1. Have you found that your use of “text language” has had a negative effect on your academic writing?
  2. Do you use “text language” when texting, or do you use proper English, punctuation, and complete sentences?
  3. Do you use “text language” when emailing someone, or do you use proper English, punctuation, and complete sentences?
  4. Do you think that texting will have long-term positive, negative, or no effect on a student’s language and writing skills?
  5. Have you texted while driving in the last month?
  6. Do you believe that texting while driving is as dangerous as drinking and driving?

Somebody Help!

February 15, 2012

So I am writing to get some opinions on whether or not it is a good idea to take Chem 150 (preparatory chem) before taking Chem 221 (general chem I).  I am a quick learner and I think that I am pretty smart in the science area of academics.  I was going to take Chem 150 this next term, however, I do not need to as a prerequisite and found a honors class that I would like to take instead.  If I did take the honors class I would be diving headfirst into Chem 221 in the fall without taking the preparatory chemistry class first.  I do not want to get in over my head and drown, but I also do not want to pay for the extra class if I can manage a good grade in 221.  What are some thoughts?  I would greatly appreciate some feedback from people who have taken both classes, but most of all from people who have taken General Chemistry I without preparatory chemistry first.      THANKS

So this week is registration week for the spring term here at Lane.  It is also the first time that this new registration system has been used.  How does everyone like the new system?  I’m not sure that I like it, but that is because I failed to get all of the classes that I wanted, however, I think that I will be able to get the last one I need to fill my spring schedule by sitting in on the class.  It would probably help if there was more than just one of the classes offered next term.  I hope that everyone got all of the classes that they need for next term, and if you are fairly new to Lane then good luck to you, because you will have to wait to register until students further along in their academic careers have had a chance to do so.

Is bottled water free of the contaminants sometimes found in tap water?

February 9, 2012

The author of the scholarly article I chose is Michael J. Sullivan PhD, CIH, REA.

Here is a link to that article.

He is a graduate of UC Davis and The University of Michigan, and he is a professor at Cal State Northridge, where he teaches Environmental Health and Risk Analysis.  He is an expert in toxicology and risk analysis, with 20 years experience working for consulting firms.  His current research is in environmental sampling and drinking water.  He is also President of Southern California American Industrial Hygiene Association.

I think that article co-authored by Michael J. Sullivan PhD. is a very credible source of information.  He is highly educated and highly credited in his field of expertise.  He not only is a professor of upper-level college classes, but is also the President of an organization that promotes industrial and environmental hygiene and health.