Journey Map

In my signature project class, we are in the process of creating a Journey Map. This Journey Map is for high school students who are in the midst of the college application process and want to be a part of Plymouth State University. This class is made up of six students and we have all presented our ideas, as a group, to the admissions team here at Plymouth State. We are continuing to work with members of the admissions team to see how we can make this journey map useful for incoming students. Our idea is that the journey map can help the students navigate the process of college applications and being a new student here at Plymouth State. This will help first year students keep track of where they are in the process. 

As a class we decided to create a prototype for the journey map to share with the admissions team. We created the prototype using Twine. Twine is a free tool for making interactive fiction, nonlinear stories. Twine doesn’t require the users to write or create any code, which makes it simple for almost any user. When I first started using it, I was very nervous that I wouldn’t get the hang of it. After about struggling with that and googling all of my questions I finally understood what I had to do. I asked my classmates and reached out to Cathie, my teacher and they all happily helped. 

Our final project is working towards a final external document that can help incoming students navigate coming into Plymouth State. Especially in a simple way.

Studies in Communication and Media

P-Town with my Pal

The reason I chose this paper is because I believe that it is one of my best writings. I have always struggled with writing, so being able to understand a piece of my work is something that I am very proud of.  The objective that this paper is representing is, the ability to read, write, listen, and present in various contexts and for various audiences. To me, this objective means that I am able to read and present in circumstances that I am not necessarily comfortable with, but it’s something I have to do.

This paper came from a free write I was able to do in the Composition class I took my freshman year at Plymouth State. It was one of the first papers that I ever had to present in front of a class. I did not know anyone in the class, so I was a little shy. I wrote about something personal, not knowing that I had to present in front of the class. But I had to do it.

I stood up in front of the class with sweaty palms, and began to read my paper as my heart was beating out of my chest. At first, I was not comfortable with the circumstance at all, but I knew I had to do it. After all, what’s there to be afraid about? I’m my own person and if you don’t like me for who I am than so be it. After I finished, the class auplauded and my heart settled down. I was vulnerable for a moment, but I was ready to share with complete strangers, who I was.