Dixon - Malabro
Journey Log 8
Creativity and Openness
This past week was a good one in regards to English 1030. It felt like we hadn't met as a class in forever due to no class over Spring break and the week before spring break. I feel charged and ready to go for the last stretch of the semester. This week we got an oversight of how the rest of English 1030 is going to go. I am looking forward to these last couple of assignments, as they are unique. It's still funny how many times I get to tell people that I have to play Minecraft for English. I truly am going to miss having this class next semester.
One of the main components in this class is creativity. We use it almost every class period and on essentially every assignment. This has been beneficial for me, as I have never really seen myself as a creative person. However, this class has made me realize that I do have some creativity within. I appreciate the structure that Chris went for with this class, as it has helped open my eyes to different ways of approaching things. From now on, we will be playing some type of game for a little bit of class. The majority of the games we have played and will play are going to spur a good amount of creativity. We played two similar games this week, Superfight and Cards Against Humanity. I have played Cards Against Humanity many times, but have never heard of Superfight before. Even though I am decently knowledgeable when it comes to superheroes, I got destroyed in Superfight. However, it made sense when we talked about it as a class. The reason I lost was due to my audience. The people at my table did not get my references and cards, even though they typically held true to the superhero universe. These games are all about creativity and coming up with the best combination for the proper audience. There are so many different ways that people can react to your cards, and this makes it difficult to come up with the combination that will win you the round.