Feedback Thoughts

Feedback is a mixed bag for me. I feel like in general, I receive it fairly well. Probably about half the time I acknowledge the truth in the feedback and keep it in mind for the future. The other half of the time, I don’t agree with it and brush it off as wrong. When […]

Topic Brainstorm

Naga I know nothing of the true mythology surrounding Naga. Previously, I had only heard of them in Blizzard’s Warcraft series where they are a race of elves who formed a pact with an ancient god. In doing so they took the form of serpent people. They are typically portrayed as mostly evil creatures, but […]

Week 2 Story: Goblin Town

EDIT: This story is now part of my project portfolio. Read the up to date story at https://sites.google.com/view/mcneely-portfolio/goblin-town Rain thunders down onto the deck of the ship as it tumbles through the rough waters. A man rushes around, shouting orders to crew members, his voice drowned out by the howling winds. A groan echos through […]

Week 2 Reading Overview

Next week I will be reading the Tiny Tales Ramayana. Narayan’s Ramayana sounds interesting to me, but I’d rather not pay the $13 for it. I’m not sure I’d enjoy how the anthology switches writing styles. Tiny Tales sounds interesting and is free. It will also serve as a good example of micro-stories if I […]

Class Technology

While I haven’t done much blogging in the past, all of it has been on WordPress which is why I chose it as my platform. I’ve also done a little bit of management for a site OU IT hosts through WordPress, so I’m familiar with some of the advanced features it has available. I’ve done […]

First Impressions of Assignments

The assignments in this class are quite unalike any class I’ve had before. The blogging I did for classes in the past was essentially micro-research papers where we would find sources and read about a topic then do a 1-2 paragraph write up on it. There was no interacting with other student’s blogs and while […]

Thoughts on Growth Mindset

The term Growth Mindset is new to me and most of the concept is as well. There is a piece of it that I am familiar with however, and that is that people who have always been told they’re smart tend to do poorly at a university level and especially so in universities with high […]

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