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A New Found Respect for Michael Bay and other Directors

April 27, 2012


BOOM, EXPLOSION, BANG. Welcome to the films of Michael Bay. Let me start by saying that I am a fan of Michael Bay’s films, however many of his most recent films, such as the Transformers trilogy, have not been well received critically. I decided to give this post the title I did because I am learning […]

Three Things I’ve Learned

December 5, 2011


Here we are, nearing Christmas as well as the half-way point of the Age of Exploration class. It has been a good ride with several long readings and 2 major projects under by belt I think now would be as good a time as any to reflect on some of the biggest thing I’ve learned. […]

In the Middle of the Road

November 2, 2011


I am pretty comfortable where I am in the Reformation Age of X project. When I began this project a few weeks ago, I had no idea what the reformation was so I needed to do a lot or research at the beginning of the project. After reading the assigned in class reading on the […]

Why Research Based Classes Are Superior

October 24, 2011


Why Research Based Classes are Superior I have thoroughly enjoyed the opening weeks of my Age of Exploration class. The reason I chose to take the class rather than one of the other sophomore history options was because of its focus on research and presentation. I believe learning those skill sets is far more important […]