My name is Alex Mealey and I am an Aerospace Engineering Major from Orlando, Florida. I would like to graduate in 2022 but I wouldn’t be too upset if I were to graduate in 2023.
I’ve been taking english classes since 6th grade and I’m both excited and sad to say this will be my final english class. In the past, english class have always been one of my lighter classes usually consisting of reading books, writing book reports, and writing off a prompt. It wasn’t until my junior year when I took IB HL English that I really began to appreciate what I was learning in English. In this class we spent our time working on our writing styles and analyzing the writing style’s found within articles, movie scripts, novels, blogs and other forms of media. This class challenged me since the grading was much tougher, however, this was the first time that I began to appreciate all of the applications for my english class.
Looking at the WOVEN aspects of communication I personally enjoy Oral communication the most. I love to talk in small groups as well as give speeches to large crowds. I feel more comfortable using my words on the spot than writing words on a paper. I think the written aspect of WOVEN would be my weakest mode simply because my writing isn’t very captivating. I hope to improve this through reading the works of good writers in this class.
When it comes to feminism in television my experience is limited to just watching TV with female characters. I am a pretty big TV fan though, with my favorite shows ranging from Psych to How I Met Your Mother all the way to Rick and Morty. Most of the TV I watch comes from platforms such as Netflix and Hulu since I don’t have the patience to wait for a week per episode. I’m very excited to expand my horizons by watching TV shows I wouldn’t typically pay attention to. For example, I already really enjoyed the good place.
Finally, for my TV show I have chosen to watch New Girl. New Girl is light hearted and comical, the kind of show I usually enjoy, however I’ve just never gotten around to it. I also have some high school friends who swore this show was hilarious so I’m giving it a try. The premise behind the show is that a newly single young woman, “Jess”, moves into an apartment with three also young men. The show follows the group as they struggle with relationships, and go on hilarious adventures.
For updates on my experience with New Girl check out my twitter @MealeyAlex. Well this is it, my first blog post for my last English class… very bittersweet. Welcome to the beginning, beginning of the end (wow that sounds way more sinister that I thought it would but I kind of like it).