Starting off this week with the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder spoken word piece kinda set the stage for this week. When I am doing presentations I really want them to be the best that they could be. I don’t like presenting and not knowing the material I am talking about or having a presentation that is just thrown together. I know it’s not to the point of OCD but I can understand where you want to do something until it feels right, I get that from being a dancer where perfection is something unattainable yet always what is wanted.
I do feel happy with how our presentation turned out . I was very appreciative of the time that we were given to work on our presentation. Emmy and I at first had struggled to pull our ideas together, but we did figure out what we wanted to say. During the time we had to spend in class we were able to figure out how we wanted to structure it and then we each chose an element to focus on what exactly we were going to put on the slides to help guide us.
Watching the other presentations was really helpful and cool. While people may have had the same element of fiction each group chose to have a different approach of how they looked at the elements themselves and how they went about presenting to the class. I found it very helpful to see others present before Emmy and I did because we were able to see what we liked, didn’t like, and what needed improvement. Being able to hear all the presentations also allowed me to realized that every author has a different approach to creating their literary works as well as how each reader has a different experience while reading said works. I am excited to see how I can look at books differently now, even though I have learned about literary elements before.
Well maybe perfection is attainable....