My Experience with the Photo Essay, College Writing II
In my College Writing II class we are dealing with something that is a little new to me, the Photo Essay. In summary what this assignment teaches is how to argue a point using pictures, captions, and a narrative. I find this to be a very interesting assignment, but my concerns are that I am approaching this totally wrong. I think that I have the concept of what we have to do down, but I don't think I am completing it right. I like the idea of the project and my argument is, "Are Sports Relatable to the Business World?" I think that this assignment is a great way of looking at an argument in a different aspect and that is through the pictures. I know exactly how I can argue my point, but I am not too sure I am getting the point across the way I want to.
I have attacked this assignment a little differently then others. I am writing out my argument first then taking the pictures to fit the description of the captions. I want to show my audience that sports possess similar aspects of the real world such as they develop leadership, deal with failure, and even give you the sense of authority figures. Like I said I understand and grasp my concept I just don't know if what I am doing is what we have to do for this assignment.
Overall I really enjoy this class and really like this project. It isn't the typical argue this point in a five to ten page paper like every other class does, but a way of thinking outside the box. It shows us to look at an argument in a creative way by using the pictures to tell a story. I am curious how the audience will relate or even disagree with my argument. I think that the things that I want to get across to my peers will really open their eyes to see that sports teams aren't just individuals thrown together to make up a program, but we are a group of people working together to reach a common goal. I want to display this through my pictures and captions, but I am quite concerned that I think I am right on, while my audience will be totally clueless. Sports are very interesting to me and I feel that I wouldn't be the person I am today without them because of all the things I have learned about myself throughout the years.
Without the ups and downs of the sports that I have played I don't think I would be as strong willed as I am. I want to display my enthusiasm about my topic in my paper, I just have to find the best way to do that! Hopefully my audience will understand and relate to some of the things in my paper!