Morgan Mitchell 1B: Reflecting on My Growth During the Personal Project…
Morgan Mitchell 1B: Reflecting on My Growth During the Personal Project
I showed the ATL skill of research by creating a works cited page more then 10 sources and bibliographies that provide information on newspaper clubs throughout the United States of America.
I showed the ATL skill of communication by creating a survey to determine how many people would be interested in joining the newspaper club or read some of the articles published by it.
I showed the ATL skill of self-management by creating timelines to break down my personal project into smaller more doable parts with each having their own deadlines to meet, along with process journals to help me keep track of my progress.
I showed the IB trait of Communicator by talking to fellow scholars, staff, and family on problems that the club could encounter and by editing the article in construction.
I showed the IB trait of Risk-Taker by choosing to create a news club for my school knowing that only a handful of scholars will show actual interest, while the majority of people not caring about the world's situation or the news media at all.
I showed the IB Trait of Knowledgeable by knowing how to create an effective news article with the usage of logos, pathos, and ethos.
Evaluating Outcome: Creating and Running a News Club
One of my criteria was to not spend over $100 on each news article produced/published by the news club and I achieved a score of 8 out of 8 because I already possessed all of the needed materials before the project began.
One of my criteria was to have at least 4 members apart of the news club and I achieved a score of 8 out of 8 because I successfully recruited 5 different people to join and aid the news club throughout the days of it being operational.
One of my criteria was to inform and influence people's perspectives on controversial issues and I have achieved a score of 0 out of 8 because I have no published any articles for people to read, so they cannot be influenced by the news articles.
For my topic, I learned that when operating a club one has to go out their way to get new members by doing things like events, giving fliers, and openly communicating with the masses by watching a YouTube video by a guy who works on a college campus.
For my topic, I learned that people will purchase newspapers if they make them feel nostalgia like if it was published on their birthday or anniversary by reading an article on how to sell articles to the masses to make easy dollars.
For my topic, I learned that people are still interested in old fashion printed newspapers as much as they are with the digital versions by reading articles detailing how people still use printed newspapers for older consumers while using websites and digital copies for the kinds and teens.
For my global context, I learned a focus-point of globalization and sustainability is the interconnections between man-made systems and the population. I learned this because this focus-point is very crucial and makes up the fabric of my project idea as it encompasses the relation between a news organization and the consumers.
For my global context, I learned that my project could also be about sustaining or running a man-made system or institution rather than having to be something that proposes a way to solve a global problem or connects the people together. I learned this because it allows me to establish organizations and systems without being completely dedicated to the globalization aspect, but rather the interaction it will have with the people.
For my global context, I learned that my outcome doesn't have to deal with a global problem like pollution or be known throughout the world for it to count as globalization. I learned this because it opens my range of choices to more secluded outcomes and I don't have to connect the world together, but the school to the world.