Engagement for the course requires the full attention and focus both in the and out of the class room.The Maker of fluency in the course include being willing to try different tasks and assignments in the course even if they are difficult and time consuming, attending class and focusing on tasks in class, and the reviewing mistakes of pass works to improve and grow.

This post titled Reading Alexander was one of the more time consuming and difficult post I had to make this semester. It involved Reading a paper written by Kara Poe Alexander about her findings while reading literacy narratives. The goal was to compare her findings with my own that I made while reading the Rising Carin Narratives. I found myself going back and rereading alexanders paper multiple times along with rereading the Rising Carin narratives to find what my findings had in common and what they did not. The work I put into the post helped me in the long run by reflecting on the work I did in this post I was able to in corporate my findings in my actual paper. This post was just one of the many that were assigned to me that I did and were a great strategy for prewriting.

In Alexanders paper she researchers literacy narratives and other works on literacy narratives to try to answer her questions that she has about them. She brings up the concepts of master narratives which are the types of literacy narratives that are most common among people and little narratives are types literacy narratives that are not as common as the master narratives.  In her paper she wonders what types of literacy narratives are the little narratives and how do they compare to the master narratives. She also wonders do little narratives vary because of things like demographics, race, class, and gender. She has a group of students put together that are from diverse backgrounds and has them each write a literacy narrative. She compares them and finds that success literacy narratives were the master narrative. She also concluded that demographics, gender, race, and class did not play much of a role in their stories. She determined the types of little narratives too the most common being the victim narrative. When reading the paper I was comparing her findings with the ones I have been making while reading the rising Carin essays . The largest difference I noticed was that the narratives I have been reading seem to be victim narratives which in her findings is a little narrative. The definitions she writes for the types of narratives she found though where helpful for me though trying to understand and categorize the essays I am reading.

With this post I spent a lot of time to carefully reading and organizing my thoughts on the reading in order to get the best understanding at the time of it. This type of free writing to make sense of a difficult reading was really new to me in a sense by the amount of effort that was put into it and trying to get the most out of it so I could use it for the paper.