Sunday, September 12, 2010

"The Learning Curve" Assignment

In his story, "The Learning Curve", David Sedaris goes into great detail about what kind of image he wants to present to his students. Write a paragraph describing the image you would want to portray of yourself in a particular situation. It can be funny, like "The Learning Curve", or it can be serious. You can write about any arena that you'd like, real or imagined. For example, you can invent a rock star persona for yourself or the image you'd like to present if you were the loving lapdog of an elderly woman. Be creative, and be very descriptive. Think about what clothes you might wear, what your voice would sound like, what you would want people to call you, etc, as Sedaris does in his story. Post your paragraph as a comment and include your name as it appears on the roster.

15 comments:

  1. I would potray myself as being a young, cool, but intelligent english professor. Who's loved by all of the faculty members. Smart young lady about her business and good at it. I would also win professor of the year at the university. But i wouldnt only like to be a english teacher and the cheerleading coach at the university. My attire would be comfortable clothing and for special occasion dress suits. When coach my girls i would wear the basics tights, gym shorts, and tank tops. I want to be known as the cool teacher the teacher that everyone likes to come hang and sit in class wit on their breaks. Ms. Harris is what i will be known as around the school. My students would be do fun activities and excerices in groups just about everyday because i intend to feel that students understand better when working with others. Some examples are like short plays, and in class reading. But this is just a lil something of how i would like be portrayed as a professor and some lesson plans.

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  2. The Best Nurse
    I would like to potray myself as one of the best Nurse alive. Every morning I'd work I would like to hear "goodmorning Nurse Harris, nice to see you". Just to show how popular I am around the facility. Im very dependable, so I love to be depended on. I'd rather my patients to feel comfortable and safe, then unwelcomed. My patients are to want me and only me to peform there help needed.It's almost like perfection. Nurse Harris should walk around with lots of gratitude and authority. My biggest role I want to set for my patients, and co-workers, would be to SUCCEED!

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  3. I would basically be myself. Kinda layed back, open minded, and under standing. Yet, I will be about my business. I would like to be addressed as Miss D or Miss Johnson. I would totally express and explain how important education is to me and if my students and I are not on the same page they will be dismissed from the course. I will wear business attire and high heels on a daily bases. I exspect nothing but the best from all my students. My class room walls will be filled with bright colors and excitement. Labtops and notebooks will be used for all writing assignments. My motto will be "ONLY THE BEST WILL SURVIVE, YET EDUCATION LIVES FOREVER".

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  4. Being me is all I can be. My personality and style can adjust to alot of other people's style. I would want to be called Mr.Skipper. I am a good person and would be a very interesting teacher. I would let the kids do what they want,but the couldnt take it to far with disrespect. My focus would be speaking on the topic that we would really be learning about.I would make them watch movies such as "Shottas". My classroom would be black and red with yellow stripes going down the wall. This would be the best class ever. My slogan is "SUCCESS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED WIT THE HELP OF OTHERS".

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  5. I would call myself RN, PH.D
    I would be the best nurse I could be. I would wear different color scrubs everyday.Iwould try to help as many people s I can. I would be the same except the letters behind my name. People would ask for me to be thier nurse,
    because I would be the best nurse. I want to work with the anestieologist.

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  6. I would portray myself as an Environmenatlist known far and wide around the world. Many call me the "Mother Terressa of Animals", other simply refer to me as "The Turtle Guroo". I am called the this because, I am widely known to go far and out of my way to rescue sick, helpless, and hurt turtles, in need of care and love. I am an activist in this cause, and I would be one of those women you see picketting to stop animal testing. I fight for what i belive year round no matter the weather of terrain. I go where I am needed and do what I have to do to get the job done. Many have called me the toughest woman they have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I simply do what I belive and everything else comes naturaly. I am refered to for advise because once I have worked with you, or you with I, there is no higher in my line of work, I am the best and well above all others. I belive that animals have just as many rights as humans, especially the marine life. Fish are food yes, but who in the world ever said you could go out and pouch a Whale, or a Turtle for that mattter. Many stand by my side and will fight in what ever cause I am involved in. I do what is best, because I know thats what should be done. You may have your own opinions on how animals should be treated, but rest assured, once you have sat in on one of my arguments you will never be the reason again. I am cunning and mindful of my job. I work to do my best in everything I do. You will never see a piece of work with more accredidation than mine. I am also respected and upheld where ever I go. I am the leader everyone wants to be, but no one wants to except, and even in the face of adversity, I will be there. No Matter What. Far and Wide around the world, I am loved for who I am, and what I do.

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  7. Rebecca Andrews
    I would portray myself as the perfect Pharmacy candidate for pharmacy school. I would come to my interview dressed in business casual attire. I would bring with me a copy of my resume, college transcript, and a pencil or pen for any questions I might have. I would maintain eye contact with my interviewer and project my voice to show confidence. For every question presented to me I will have a question for them about the Pharamacy program. By the end of the interview I will have proved to the interviewer that I am the perfect candidate for Pharamcy School.

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  8. The smells of all different varieties of coffee beans fill the air with their rich scent. People plug into their computers, read their newspapers, or chat amiably with their friends or colleagues while tucked into their woolen pea coats, their scarves, jeans, and mittens. Among the different activities of all the different people there is one common activity, and that is the careful sipping of a hot drink on a cold day. I am wiping down tables and serving people the best coffee bean products around, along with other cafe drinks and delicious sandwiches, salads, and pastries. I am doing the dirty work and people think I am just another college kid trying to make a living wiping away their messes, cleaning their dirty dishes, and throwing away their empty cups to pay for my schooling. I do not mind if they are unaware that I am the owner of the little cafe on the drizzly sidewalk on a lazy gray weekend in March. I revel in the quiet peace of the place, like a dimension apart from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The cafe would be named Wit’s End because it is a sanctuary for people needing an out from the forever running world around them. Bookshelves are stacked around the circular tables with matching wire chairs, and there are also comfy chairs and couches scattered in corners and against walls with wooden tables next to them. After I’m done making space for others, I flip the open sign to closed and create a space for myself in my favorite comfy couch in a far corner and treat myself to a bit of my own peace.

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  9. I'd be me only a older more mature version.One who would be serious about his profession.The idea would be to be as professional and fun as possible.I'd still find a way to incorporate fun into my lesson plans. Regardless of how much fun we do have, my students will still be expected to act in a professional manner as well as addressing me as Dr.Tucker. As far as appearance I'd always have the best tailor made suits money could buy. My goal would be to show,teach and guide students to a higher way of thinking and learning.While showing them that and evolution of the mind can take place though sheer willpower. I also try to make quizzes and test as unique as possible they never know what to expect.

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  10. Tyler Jones

    The sound of paintballs being fired and seconds later wizzing by my head. I duck behind a bunker to take cover from the fire. As I peak around the corner im blinded by the early morning sun, again the zooming of paintballs past my face to hit the tree behind me. I take cover and wait. As my teammates our getting out I decided to make a run for it. 1... 2... 3... go go go I take off in a mad sprint to get to the other bunker im only a foot away and im under heavy fire so i decide im gonna have to slide. I take one last step and in my woodland BDU camo I slide behind the next bunker. Now for my plan. Im close enough to take out the other team. I pop up and fire into the other teams spots. Music to my ears I hear the sound of the other team one by one saying out out out. My team has won. I was the mvp because I took out 3 of them. Thats why they call me the best paintballer around.

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  11. Adanna "adjua" DavidSeptember 14, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    i would portray myself as "SUPERHERO". As the best superhero, my name would be Dynamic David. i would wear a skin tight black leather suit, with a belt around the waist. in the belt there would be different gagets such as mini gas bombs, swiss knives and other necessary weapons needed to defend myself and others. I would have the power to shape shift,turn invisible and shoot lazers from my eyes. Civilians would praise me for the work i do in town and for protecting them from my arch enemy Spideres.everyone would love and respect me and give me gifts whenever they see me. i'll drive around in my invisible car that could also turn into a speed boat when needed. my only downfall or kryptonite would be oranges. the citrus from the oranges could kill me if absorbed into my skin.i would have an assistant name geevs who would supply me with the newest and best technology and gagets to help me defeat the bad guys. i'll live in a huge house secluded from the rest of the town and barred up with electric wires and sensors. the house will also be surrounded with cameras and vicious dogs ready to be released at any time.As a female, most villains will not take me seriously because they'll think im a weak silly girl but no matter how much i'll get beat up and bruised i will always defeat the villains and save the day! DUN DUN DUNNN DUNNNNNN!!! DYNAMIC DAVID to the rescue!

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  12. I was portray a basketball. I would be a Spalding basketball. i would be orange with black lines wrapping around my body. I would only be played with by people who are considered very good in basketball. There would be no question about which ball was the best to play with. I am a VERY expensive, top-quality basketball. You could only find me in athletic stores next to a poster of Micheal Jordan. People would always use me in there commercial. I would glow every time that a person would make a basket with me. The stars would adore me that's why I'm the best basketball on the universal.

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  13. I would portray myself as an famous hip hop/r&b singer. My name would J-Smooth or something similar to that. I would be very wealthy person, with my own t.v show, restaurant, and a star in various movies. My car would be a bentley coupe and I would have 3 mansion in California, Florida, and Houston. I would be the owner of the Miami Heat since that is my favorite basketball team. My style would earn me a spot on the cover of GQ magazine every other month; and Polo and Jordan would be my clothing sponsors. Giving back to the community and various charities would something I would be known for. Overall, I would be a well know artist for many positive things.

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  14. I would portray myself as a strict English professor teaching at Southern University of New Orleans. I would show no remorse for the students. All students must turn assignments in on time with no excuses. My attire would be pantsuits and heels. My hair will be in a tight bun as usual.I wouldn't give out extra points for class, all points would be earned.The classroom would be a quiet place to learn. No disturbance and no disruptions.

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  15. I would be a very easy going Nuring Instructor at the University of New Orleans. I would let student's turning in assignment whenever they want to. I would wear a short mini skirt and a tight little shirt with stolettes heels. And also i would let my student's come and go ass they please.

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