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French 24 Seminar Research Project

Written By: ranilover91 on December 4, 2009 1 Comment

So I had to do a research project on something of interest to me in terms of communication and technology. I chose to research the rise, expansion, and effects of text messaging on teenagers. Overall, I learned a lot about the texting and its origins. I am a very shy person, so naturally have the tendency to not speak as much. I also have stage fright. I do not speaking in front of people; it scares me. For these reasons, I felt that I was not very effective in presenting my research project. I felt that I repeated myself many times. I also felt that I was talking fast at times. When I was in front of the class, I was rushing through the presentation because I wanted to get it over with. I do not know what most people thought of my presentation, but hopefully they learned something from it. Finally, I am glad to say that I had this opportunity even though I was nervous because it helps me to expose myself to get used to talking in front of a group of people. That is something that I need to work on because I know that whatever profession I will get into is going to require talking in front of people.


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One Response to “French 24 Seminar Research Project”

  1. Youki on: 7 December 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Shy people are often good writers. I think it’s fascinating how you describe your real-life identity as someone who is shy and not a good public speaker, but the virtual identity you present to us while writing this blog post doesn’t sound shy at all. Have you thought about how technology influences communication on a personal level?

    For example, if I’m writing an email to a professor, I read it half a dozen times to make sure I don’t make careless mistakes. I can write something, delete it, and rewrite it because of the affordances of technology. I can spend hours writing an email and the person reading my email probably wouldn’t know.

    I remember years ago in professor Kramsch’s Language and Power class we had email discussions in addition to in-class discussions, and the people who spoke the least in-class also wrote some of the most insightful emails. That’s one of the things that got me really interested in technology and education — different forms of technology don’t just provide new ways to communicate with people, they fundamentally alter the landscape of language.

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