Works Cited for Portfolio 3 Video

7 May

English 1060

Dr. Lackey

Portfolio 3

May 3, 2012

Works Cited

Aggarwal, Neelum. “Alzheimer’s in the Church and the Home.” The Forget Me Not Prayer Breakfast. The Forget Me Not Project and the Alzheimer’s Association at Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC. 3 Mar. 2012. Speech.

Alzheimer’s Association. 2012 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. March 2012; 8:131–168.

Cutler, Neal R. and John J. Sramek. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease. University Press of Mississippi, 1996. Print.

Meredo. Best Friends Puppies. 2007. Photgraph. Meredo.com. Meredo, 2007. Web. 1 May 2012.

One True Media. Purple Daisy. 2012. Photograph. OneTrueMedia.com. One True Media, 2012. Web. 10 April 2012

Our Redeemer. Church of Our Redeemer. 2012. Photograph. Our-redeemer.net. 2012. Web. 1 May 2012.

Park-Davis. Caring for the Caregiver. Philadelphia: Walner-Lambert Company, 1994. Print.

Quick Return Cleaners. Keys. 2012. Photograph. Quick-return-cleaners.co.uk. Quick Return Cleaners, 2012. Web. 1 May 2012.

Reagan, Nancy. I Love You, Ronnie. New York: Random House, 2000. Print.

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Sciencedude. Older Woman-copy.jpg. 2012. Photograph. http://sciencedude.ocregister.com/files/2008/03/olderwoman-copy.jpg. 2012. Web. 1 May 2012.

SodaHead. Mom and baby holding hands_bw. 2012. Photograph. Sodahead.com. 2012. Web. 1 May 2012.

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Babies addicted to Drugs??

1 May

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-04-29/durg-addicted-painkller-babies/54646654/1

I was quite upset reading this article on USA Today’s website. With all of the problems that we face in today’s society, this is sad.

According to the article, a study concluded that the number of babies who are addicted to drugs, to the equivalent of perscription painkillers, have tripled over the past ten years.  I was alarmed to read this article, as I’m sure you will be, too.

Poor innocent babies. Click above to read the story, then share what you think in the comments below.

Alternatives to video making

1 May

As a part of my final project for my English class at UNCP, I am making a video highlighting my research that I have conducted this semester on Alzheimer’s.

My professor recommended Windows Movie Maker and iMovie for this project. However, you have to purhase both of these products at hefty prices and conditions. So, I had to look elsewhere to help me make my project. Currently I am using One True Media. I’ve enjoyed using this program. I like the different features and it is very user friendly.

Here’s an article to help you if you are looking for alternatives to movie making:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-tools-to-make-a-home-movie-online-for-free/

 

Final week of classes!

1 May

I am so happy to say that I am officially done with last week of school. 🙂

This past week, I was very busy in my classes. Due to work conflicts, I was unable to take my classes this week. Therefore, I did all of my regular course work and final exams all in the same week. Needless to say, I am exhausted!

I was sad to learn that this was the last semester for my English professor at UNCP. I wish her all of the best in her future endeavors.

This past week, we worked on peer reviews for our video presentations as a part of our final project. I was impressed with everyone’s progress on their projects. We some very interesting topics that are both entertaining and emotional.

I really like how mine is coming along; I hope to share it with you at the end of the week!

 

Sad but True: Cardiovascular Disease

24 Apr

The In-Progress Presentation Volume 1

24 Apr

As you know, I have been working in my English 1060 class at UNCP to develop a research project that I was interested in. My topic is Alzheimer’s disease. My research question is how can the Church lead the way in helping AD victims and their  families?

I’ve already written my paper. (Which turned out pretty fabulous, if you ask me!) Now, we are doing an In Progress Presentation (a.k.a.: a video) to further emphasize our research.

The theme for my video is tugging at the heartstrings of the viewer (Pathos). Using questions such as “How would you feel if you could not remember your friends?” “What if you couldn’t remember your mom’s name?” “What if you didn’t even know who you are?” Memories: GONE

My color choices will emphasize Alzheimer’s awareness. Purple is the official AD awareness color. So, there will be a lot of purple. But, I want this video to also show the loneliness and  darkness a patient and their family feel while battling Alzheimer’s. I think an integration of black and white will be used.

I hope to achieve an emotional connection with the person who views my video. I want them to consider, “What can I do to help?”. It is a call to action. It will be a plea for help for those who can not help themselves.

My blogging week crisis

24 Apr

Due to ever infuriating circumstances, I have been unable to blog until I returned home. I have been in Myrtle Beach, SC all week for work, and I have been unable to retrieve a wireless signal on my laptop. What I tried to write on my phone  was continually erased. Therefore, I am just now able to share my thoughts with you.

I most certainly apologize.

There will be more to come.