What The Image Is Visually Saying

When we look at an image, we first think about what the individual is doing or what is yet to come. We never guess to question the setting usually. Visualizing images has hidden messages behind the maker. The selected images can form a connection to the subject without any sentences to explain. It can be easy to analyze an image of a person using a cell phone as a concept. The images have messages behind it that just isn’t explained in word for word. I would be describing photos from my image series to summarize what is happening.

The first image is myself in person holding a phone. I took this image from my macbook with a 3 second timer. According to Donald Murray’s essay, “All Writing Is Autobiography”, sets up elements how to set up the background when reading. Supported by Murray’s quote stating, “I may build up background description, develop the conflict, make the reader see a character more clearly” (Murray 482). The background has a clear setting appearing to be a dorm room. The setting is obvious since there are bed sheets, a microwave and mini fridge behind. The left side of the image shows a glimpse of a closet. Lighting in the room can be relatable to the many other college dorms. I’m wearing a white short-sleeve with an unknown logo. There is also a small towel around my neck applying there is a subject around. What first comes to mind is the shirt being wore for something active. It will be confirmed this is related to the gym or fitness because the clothes I’m wearing with the towel. While I never written down what is shown, you can able to tell based on the image. I was doing an extensive workout so I needed the towel to wipe sweat out of my face. A black water bottle is present close to me, ensuring its definitely related to a fitness subject. Given water is needed to hydrate during a gym session. I can make an assumption the image’s subject connecting to physical health.

This leaves questions if I workout before or after. Or if I’m sitting down or standing which isn’t clear so only the viewer can decide. I have a iPhone with two hands, both eyes looking straight at it. However, we don’t know what I’m is doing on it. We can only see the back of the phone and not the screen. We can assume its texting or searching on the web as what many individuals would do. I can be able to tell what’s on the screen as its connecting physical health to technology. Myself as the maker is to make a clear statement of how using a phone after fitness activities would be like. I even appear to be winding down and being clearly focus on the phone. Visually arguing people will tend to go on their phones as a way to rest comfortably.

The next image shows me in the same room. Now its easy to say I’m sitting on a chair with the phone handheld. While I’m not analyzing text, reading the image can be communicated as a individual story. The image doesn’t not only shows new aspects, but proves its clear this picture was taken in a room. I’m wearing black shorts which appear to be athletic shorts. The shorts reveal the clothing was meant to be fitness related. A hanging bath towel is behind myself  to applied normally that I would be taking a shower after coming back. Since I will become sweaty after working out and would like to wash up. The phone is held on the left hand while the right hand is holding the water bottle. The water bottle’s lid is opening meaning I was drinking what is left of it. If looking closely, you can see my thumb is placed on the touch screen. The image being presented may apply to the phone and has a purpose with physical activities including gyms. The maker wants prove by reading the image how phones are beneficial to these types of activities. A third person image using an electronic device doesn’t always reveal everything unless we actually see whats on it.

Here is a new image which is unlike the previous pictures because I’m taking the picture due to the shadow of myself. It focuses to the iPhone screen while the background is mostly just floor. Being able to view the screen, the notes app is whats visible to see. A common app which many iPhone or Apple product users have. The thumb is pointing to the keypad like I’m attempting type. The screen has text which showcases different workout routines such as the type, reps, and how much weight. I create this to be a checklist of varying types of workouts I planned to do. I show is in saying that electronic devices like an iPhone can be useful to keep track of things you want to accomplish. This goes further as we use our phones to text message, research, and taking notes on the app is beneficial to remind the individual about their goals without being forgotten. The message behind is to illustrate how useful phones when it comes to writing electronically than on a piece of paper. At least it can automatically fix spelling errors which a majority would prefer. You could do anything on the app if its annotating, saving passwords, creating a checklist, etc. Their are many factors behind phones people may never have thought of that influences daily lives.

I showcase the notes app again but it’s showing a different page. On top shows a “Max” and “New” titles with different workouts for certain body muscles. Numbers shown in the right is the current max while the left shows the new max in total weight. My thumb is now pointing close to the middle left on the screen where text is located. I see this as an excellent move on keeping track of personal things consider to be mini goals. This is another argument about the phone being beneficial to certain activities including fitness. The notes would set a good to reminder on what my maximum weight is while being saved on the cloud. A comment I found interesting came to mind about the phone and gym subject. The classmate who comment on my series wrote, “I find this perspective unique because he is organizing his physical health in technology, giving it a sense of permanence, and the focus hones in on this before pulling back to the user who’s physical health will be affected by how the journaling in the notes app and follow through goes” (Mejza 2021). Not only is this an uncommon way of using a phone, it expands the subject of physical health to be affected by the notes app. As reminding the individual to keep progressing to PRs will have tremendous help with their health being in shaped.  

Anyway, this will conclude the analysis of my own selected images. Anonymous people would come up with varying opinions to the images without description. They might not recognize every detail I clarify, but its worth the brain exercise to imagine what the purpose is. Reading an image sort of summarizing without any text to back it up which is really unique to do. Its worth experimenting to figure out the perspective behind images.

Work Cited 

Ben L’s course blog | WSC 001 | spring 2021 linked here: https://nd486133544.com/2021/04/20/2-x-12-images-to-technology-subjects/

Mejza, Audrey Rose. Comment on “My Technology Photo Set Analysis Draft.” WordPress.com, 27 March 2021, Retrieved from https://nd486133544.com/2021/04/22/my-technology-photo-set-analysis-draft/#comment-8

Murray, Donald M. “All Writing Is Autobiography.” Writing About Writing , Fourth ed., pp. 473–485. 

Realization of Enjoying Writing

When going to the composition class in my second semester, I had mixed feelings if my writing would be good or terrible. Especially when asked a question about if I was a writer. At first, I said no because I wasn’t going to build my career on being a writer. The next few months, the posts I previously wrote actually showed the potential of me being a good writer. My original title, “Ben’s blogs”, was set to be simple. It’s what I came up with and I was hesitant to name it more complex. I never imagine naming my blog post titles to be standard because it’s early in the semester.     

Writing about 750 words at first I thought would take too long processing ideas in my draft about one object and subject. The process of how to set it up by splitting it into four parts I was able to understand. Now writing from me was enjoyable to work with. Without knowing how many words or pages I was supposed to exceed. Yet I never really bother having my titles named so simple. I wanted my titles to be inventive from what I’ve learned. This transition made me write a little harder. I realized titles that aren’t just blogpost # but relating to the subject is possible to create. 

That’s why I changed my blog title to express my growth in writing and realizing how pushing myself can lead to success. As the semester is coming to a close, this is not the end. There will be challenges, I have to overcome in writing for WSC 002 and future courses. One thing I learn about writing is it can be enjoyable to do when putting in the effort of a creative title. My writing would not be considered perfect but it was an interesting ride to develop my skills.

My Technology Photo Set Analysis draft

The series of photos reveals how using a phone to make short electronic notes works. Showing many angles and being in person using the iphone when being involved in physical activities. These physical activities would include going to the gym which requires a lot of energy to maintain and remember. The maker selected this subject for the image set to visually present how an average person would use it, especially to keep track of a workout to remind the individual what muscles you should work on and how long it should take. One picture shows the iphone in an angle while typing a list of words. Image shows how completed in writing in the notepad. I select this to show using the notepad app can not only just type in random words but can be detailed and properly written. One feature is showing a first person view on using the iphone. It changes in third person view. The phone is even held in different positions as it’s not being used the same. The image featuring the phone open screen laying next to a laptop is a different set compared to the hand held pictures. It might show the individual needing to rest their hand of typing by taking a break. It’s fine to not finish what you’re typing. It does suggest a community as the background is a dorm room. The subject is devices like phones can make beneficial uses for making notes while being on leisure. Setting up what to work out on is good to remind myself with. 

Tolentino’s Writing Analysis

Jia Tolentino’s essays from, “Trick Mirror, Reflections of Self Delusion“, have really meaningful messages about what we can learn about our current culture. Writing and annotating her essays has made me see her work from various threshold concepts. When reading the selected threshold concept from my group project and reviewing others, I was able to understand the way Tolentino writes compared to the threshold concepts which are relevant to her work. Reading her essays, there were some connections to the small object and larger subject which got me to get into writing through without any knowledge of the threshold concepts. Realizing being a writer is more than drafting a thesis or developing a body paragraph. These concepts are what allows authors like Tolentino to make any piece of writing feel coherent. They not only link to her essays, but also to her interview at “Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings series”, where she talks about herself as a writer virtually. There are many writing concepts that apply to Tolentino, but there are two that demonstrate her ability to write well. 

Just how I wrote my own small object using eyeglasses by using a larger subject of physical activities. I wanted to show how the object can be very useful in ways that were never noticed before or a new experience a person will learn about. Never have I ever thought writing about one simple object can lead a subject being applied to threshold concepts. Tolentino has brought up many objects in her essays from her personal experiences while making references to a situation. In Tolentino’s essay, “I Thee Dread”, she writes about her experiences and opinions with weddings as the small object.The larger subject around it was about culture and why it’s flawed. 

The book being used, “Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies”, is what holds the various threshold concepts that can be found in writing pieces. One threshold concept known as, “Writers’ histories, Processes, and identities vary”, describes how writers can be influenced by their own histories and identities when processing perspectives. They also vary in meaning the writer’s identity will change overtime. The author of the concept, Kathleen Blake Yancey goes in depth in a quote saying, “In the process, each writer begins a lifelong process of balancing individual perspectives and processes with the opportunities, demands, constraints, and genres of specific rhetorical situations and contexts of the larger culture” (Blake Yancey pg. 52). This is an idea a writer like Tolentino would have to do in the writing process. She would have to begin setting up a draft first about her experience with a beginning, middle, and end. Tolentino would have to make multiple drafts before publishing the final. We know as a reader everything sentence or word that is written was not overall rushed in one attempt. Blake Yancey also goes on, “Writers’ identities vary as well, in part through individual and collec- tive identity markers such as gender, race, class, sexual orientation, and physical abilities” (Blake Yancey pg. 53). The quote goes over people’s backgrounds which vary overtime. Tolentino may not have always had the same political viewpoints ever since she was younger. However her life experiences of how traditional culture affects women has led her to claim an identity that opposes those things. Writing about topics or stories will not always differ everybody’s perspectives in life but it’s still interesting to argue about.  

One of her essays has this concept applied. Tolentino’s writing can be analyzed in, “I Thee Dread”, a topic about the use of weddings in our current culture. Basically criticising the quality of weddings being portrayed. The essay begins with her discussing being invited to many weddings over the past nine years and never wanted to get herself married. Us the reader already knows she isn’t married which gives the identity people will obviously know. As her writing here is mostly about feminism, she is going to tackle subjects about sexism and the patriarchy for why weddings are considered problematic in some way. She even established her viewpoints on weddings such from a quote saying “marriage has mostly been bad for women and fantastic for men” (Tolentino pg 282). It may sound like it’s triggering for people on the other side to get mad about. But never in the structure she writes is too aggressive or vague when speaking about her opinions. It goes very calm in the beginning about how she feels about going to weddings and moving forward about why she believes the quality of weddings is bad. It sets up how writers need to balance out not trying to anger the reader if the language is always ripping the subject apart. It may get boring if writing to hate on things for no reason is all it has to say. I even found text from the essay that shows about her early expressions when Tolentino says, “we almost always love the people they marry, and like most wedding cynics” (Tolentino pg. 264). Discussing about her going out to weddings to support friends is just a normal thing a person would do which made me understand her position. Of course, not everybody will agree with her statements on the subjects she writes about, but people would still be open to hear disagreements nobody thought about before. Tolentino’s identity makes sense for understanding her positions while well written.

Another threshold concept Tolentino uses is about, “Writing represents, the world, events, ideas, and feelings”, where we write the way we feel about the world. The audience learns most of the text which Tolentino wants for us to do. Tolentino does well at using a distinguished amount of words that are not frequent. The concept by Charles Bazerman says, “I begin to take greater care in choosing my words. I want to represent facts” (Bazerman 37). Using words properly by forming a sentence to a paragraph is what she can do well. Along when reading her essays, it’s rare for me to even spot every word in a new sentence when it’s structured well. The concept is even about representing the world and events. Tolentino made references to the subject from herself as well for historical events in the previous essay. She writes about the history of the wedding industry hundreds of years ago. I’ve known of some facts about the increase of Americans getting married after World War II, but I never knew about the wedding industry capitalizing on wartime ceremonies as a symbol of all that was precious about America (Tolentino 271). Tolentino accurating citing historical facts without missing the context is good for writing the essay. The reference about World War II has some unexpected surprises which I haven’t even heard of before. It makes sense for her to research for references that strongly support her argument.

The concepts are also related to another Tolentino essay, “The Cult of the Difficult Woman”. There are instances where it shows correlation to the threshold concept I’ve mentioned early about writers vary their identities and histories.Tolentino had viewed many things growing in her life by analyzing sexism and cultural attitudes towards female difficulty. It is clear how the reader knows what political identity she’s from as she writes her book in a progessive viewpoint. She does this well from using references to female celebrities. The text she would bring up are good points about famous celebrities like Britney Spears who seem to be sympathetic to the public. But even justifies her to be required to be, “seductive, innocent, flawless, and bankable” (Tolentino 236). Totentino does consider herself a femminist which is noticeable as she writes about her criticisms about sexism through the past. Her identity is understandable when she speaks about pieces of old literature. Tolentino wants to allow the audience on how these things are portrayed. She mentions people and stories from the Bible where it portrays women such as Eve being a sinner and Delilah seen as a temptress. The essay she explains, “Sunday school teachers spoke kindly of Lot, as the man who had to make difficult chives; in art, he’s portrayed as an Everyman, overcome by the temptations of young female flesh” (Tolentino 238). The word choice and writing makes it clear about her identity to express thoughts about how history wants women to be portrayed as bad luck. She does feel the portrayal of women in that type of writing in traditional culture is wrong. People reading the essay will understand why it can be problematic to many other groups. The writing about these ideas can help the reader know where she is coming from. This even makes the people who read Tolentino’s books advocate for these changes based on what she wrote. 

Tolentino’s interview at, “Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings series”, talks about her experiences when it comes to writing and it can be easily identified from different threshold concepts. In the interview, she stated, “I rely so much on real life to generate to test these questions you know to see if they’re actually interesting to see if there’s part of it that you know” (Tolentino 9:30-9:38). This quote shows how Tolentino depends on writing in the world to challenge someone else’s viewpoints or lecture about it. She even goes on saying, “The only way you can kind of figure out if the topic is sufficiently round and multifaceted for me it was like I got to talk to people about it” (Tolentino 9:52-9:58). After hearing what she said, it’s another way of how to process in writing by collaborating with people about different opinions. It’s not a bad idea to come together as a group to develop ideas handwritten or typed. Working on a project may not always be individual, you can ask questions to help get the task done. Having assistance is useful because you can get the information quicker to cite. Tolentino doesn’t only do her job by researching and jotting notes, she wants to have conversations about the subject.                                                

From what I covered, Tolentino’s writing is compelling about the topics she personally grew up with. It was through the many rhetorical ideas we discussed in class that helped us engage into her writing. There are many other concepts in writing that are easily identified when analysing Tolentino as a writer. Following these ways such as establishing your identity as her being a femminist and believing in progressive ideas start developing arguments to a topic. Her usage of words to not be used frequently and uncommon is what writers should be able to do. It is noticeable once people will take a close look at Tolentino’s essays. When a reader is able to spend time examining her books or essays, they’ll be able to see the useful writing concepts. People who read a blog or any other piece of literature must be able to get engaged in the writing. If a writer doesn’t use any of these ideas and publishes it to everyone, those people reading will not get the message the author wanted. Tolentino has the talent to write about what she feels and lectures that makes her writing fascinating.

Work Cited

Blake Yancey, Kathleen, et al. “Writers’ histories, Processes, and identities vary.” Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, edited by LINDA ADLER-KASSNER and ELIZABETH WARDLE, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 2015, pp. 48–58. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt15nmjt7.10. Accessed 7 Apr. 2021.

Bazerman, Charles, et al. “Writing Speaks to Situations through Recognizable Forms.” Naming What We Know: Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies, edited by LINDA ADLER-KASSNER and ELIZABETH WARDLE, University Press of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 2015, pp. 35–47. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt15nmjt7.9. Accessed 8 Apr. 2021.

Tolentino, Jia. I Thee Dread. In Trick Mirror Reflections on Self-Delusion (pp. 263-292).  New York Random House 2019.

Jia Tolentino – Great Writers, Great Readings – Hofstra University [Video file]. (2021, February 19). Retrieved April 9, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW8ehl3a3QI&t=4s

Tolentino, Jia. The Cult of the Difficult Woman. In Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self Delusions (pp. 236-262). New York Random House 2019.

Blogpost 4

“Why does Grant-Davie assume that we all use the term rhetorical situation? Does he mean writing scholars or everyone?” (Party)

The rhetorical situation is a term that apparently is applied to examine writing in many different concepts from scholars. Lloyd Bitizer who defined rhetorical situation describes it as, “the context in which speakers or writers create rhetorical discourse”, to introduce the situation (Grant-Davie). Rhetorical situation is meant to create situations for the writer to make responses to a problem from a rhetor. Grant-Davie assumes this term is used by anyone as he claims, “Writers who know how to analyze these situations have a better method of examining causality” (Grant-Davie). Scholars must analyze rhetoric situations that connect to reading and writing so they can understand the material needed to be solved. As we continue to develop our writing the discourse, the motivations will boost the discourse so people can get to do something rhetorical. 

Why can’t rhetoric rely on objectivity (Mocellin)

Being objective when it comes to rhetoric is impossible to achieve without a bias. One thing to know about objectivity is, “not physically or biologically possible for humans” (Downs). There will always be a conversation about a situation that isn’t agreed on by every individual. Rhetoric will always be subjective because of different biases that could lead to a discussion about a situation in writing. Doug Downs goes on about objectivity in the section, “We can be more or less objective by trying to get the most complete view of a situation or experience possible” (Downs). A reader or writer should always have many viewpoints to analyze instead of sticking to one point of view in rhetoric. Having a bias on a situation may not have the audience always agree but can convince them otherwise. 

How is the term ecology related to rhetoric? (Betz)

Ecology is related to rhetoric as one of the elements to the guide to human interaction. It’s a branch of biology which is linked to the physical environment. Keith Grant-Davie’s essay, “Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents”, says ecology is a rhetor, “who influences, creates, encounters, or reads the text or discourse in question” (Grant-Davie). Rhetorical ecology is somewhat connected to rhetorical interaction change by discourse and environmental conditions. So ecology in terms can be a part of writing a rhetorical situation about the environment or various connections to nature such as living organisms.  Grant-Davie also goes into detail that ecology has a Greek rhetorical term, “Kairos”, which translates to, “timely good fortune” (Grant-Davie). This could be why ecology is related to rhetoric by having some control of texts and discourses to be collaborative and shared.

Work Cited 

Grant-Davie, Keith. Rhetorical Situations and Their Constituents. In Writing about Writing Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs, Bedford/St. Martin’s 2020 (pp. 396-415).

Downs, Doug. Rhetoric: Making Sense of Human Interaction and Meaning-Making. In Writing about Writing Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs, Bedford/St. Martin’s 2020 (pp. 369-395).

Patry, Alice. Comment on “Homework Tuse 3/30.” WordPress.com, 26 March 2021, Retrieved from https://spring2021wsc001.wordpress.com/2021/03/25/homework-tues-3-30/

Mocellin, Julia. Comment on “Homework Tuse 3/30.” WordPress.com, 30 March 2021, Retrieved from https://spring2021wsc001.wordpress.com/2021/03/25/homework-tues-3-30/

Betz, Joe. Comment on “Homework Tuse 3/30.” WordPress.com, 29 March 2021, Retrieved from https://spring2021wsc001.wordpress.com/2021/03/25/homework-tues-3-30/

Blogpost 3

Jia Tolentino makes a clear distinction in her book Trick Mirror: reflections on self-delusion that women in our culture are not viewed equally in society. In Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings series, Tolentino says in the interview of how we address issues to change the system which is to do whenever we can individually (Tolentino 30:01-31:00). She stated culture can be changed when people are calling out on it. It’s why Tolentino didn’t just want to write a book about women, she wanted to write about culture. Including women to make a point. Jia Tolentino reveals its not only American culture of how women are viewed, but throughout history. Mostly of how women are portrayed in stories.

In “The Cult of the Difficult Woman”, she mentions Delilah from the Bible story of Samson being harmless but also tempting. She tricked Samson for telling her the truth about his Strength. She betrays him by cutting his hair, becoming weak and captured pretending to love. Tolentino wants to illustrate stores that a long time ago would portray women will lead men into sin. Especially when Delilah was described as a, “dirty seductress” (Tolentino pg.239) Stated men should overcome the temptations of women. However, Jia writes, ”Women claiming the power and agency that historically belonged to men is both the story of female evil and the story of female liberation” (Tolentino pg.240). It means what women could do can be considered bad, it can be liberating to protest the traditions in our culture. Tolentino does argue that “feminism isn’t always the antidote to conventional wisdom” (Tolentino pg.248) It means when celebrities inspire people to break traditional ideas, they don’t translate it to an ordinary life. Our culture must push away the negative ideas of how women are seen. 

Work Cited

Tolentino, Jia. The Cult of the Difficult Woman. In Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self Delusions (pp. 236-262). New York Random House 2019.

Jia Tolentino – Great Writers, Great Readings – Hofstra University [Video file]. (2021, February 19). Retrieved March 7, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW8ehl3a3QI&t=4s

Blogpost 2

Ashlyn McDonald, Anil Singh, Benjamin Letta, Lillian Espinal

Jia Tolentinl’s two essays, “Always be Optimizing” and “I Thee Dread,” are related in the theme of what a traditional woman is supposed to be. Tolentino uses references to different activities and businesses in order to describe this perfect woman: Sweetgreen, Barre, Lululemon, and marriage. Jia uses a mix of her own experiences, own opinion, and historical background to write these two essays. Tolentino’s essays also share her opposing viewpoints on weddings and workout activities for the “traditional woman”. 

Not knowing these two essays were written by the same author, there are subtle similarities that connect the two. One thing we noticed is that the language Tolentino used in both essays are exactly alike. The technical term to describe her writing style is informal diction which means “the relaxed, conversational language that we use every day.” She writes in a way that the narrative sounds as if she’s speaking directly to the audience. 

Some characteristics of the writing further show her authorship. Tolentino has opposing ideas of traditional concepts that people tend to and will follow. She has no problem with the quality but instead how it has flaws. Her essays bring to light these flaws that she sees in marriage and different activities for the perfect woman. She has political views that are linked to progressive ideas. In the two essay’s Tolentino both compares the traditional wedding, workout, diet, apparel all as a financial gain and how all of them are also changing as decades pass.

Works Cited

Tolentino, Jia. “Always Be Optimizing” (63-94) in Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion. New 

York: Random House, 2019.

Tolentino, Jia. “I Thee Dread” (263-292) in Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion. New York: 

Random House, 2019.

Blogpost Project 1: Small object/Large Subject

I. Eye Protection

I’ve worn glasses since I was very young. The perspective of eyeglasses may only be useful when having better vision. As someone with poor eyesight who must rely on wearing glasses or contact lenses, they are more important than just vision. Winter hobbies that I like to do during the winter with my friends such as snow tubing is fun. Many places to ski or tubing when you’re near the mountains. When going on a trip for snow tubing, wearing gloves, winter coat, and snow boots are how to be warm against the cold. However, eyes can be important to take care of especially when the sun comes around. From going off the hill on the tube, sunglasses would be a good choice when sliding down. I wear these glasses to prevent snow blindness which can harm the eyes from the sun when staying outside too long in cold weather. With the proper eyewear, it’s helpful when not getting snow in my eyes. When snowing heavily, the glasses prevent the snowflakes from getting into my eyes that will be annoying to go through. Not as complicated to get rid of snow on my face when wearing glasses to prevent me rubbing my own eyes. 

II. The Professionalize Vision

Sometimes the use of wearing eyeglasses is seen as being nerdy in our culture which I don’t believe is always true. Wearing glasses can be a sign of being intelligent in some cases. As someone who is interested in computer programming, I do my best to work and research about how information technology works in a business. Learning how to organize data and work with many software applications. Based on what job I will get in the near future, I might get a sense of being bright for the application. Wearing a blazer or slacks is a part of professional attire, but glasses are another tool for that. It can be a personality from the way it looks that can tell some character behind myself to be honest or trustworthy. Taking them off, I totally look like a different person through the mirror. It may not affect my character but changes the look from what I see everyday. Glasses must be taken care of from washing and cleaning the lenses from day to day basis. To show them at least looking good as new.

III. Physical Safety Of Eyes

Wearing glasses to prevent particles like snow, dust, dirt into my eyes from an activity are not always supportive. Especially when playing into a sport. Sports I casually like to play such as baseball and basketball may have some problems with wearing the use of normal eyeglasses. If a ball was ever to hit me straight in the face with my glasses on. It could cause the lenses to break. As well as injuring my own eyes. Injures like a sprained ankle I would be able to walk it off but my eyes being damaged would be a worse case scenario. One option to be safe is to wear contact lenses. So not only to be less worried of getting an eye injury, but to save my regular glasses from being broken. However, there are glasses designed to be worn when playing sports. The glasses that I would wear are known as sport specs. Sport specs is a type of glasses athletes used in many sports. When it comes to playing baseball on the field, I have nothing to fear of getting hit in the eye by maintaining to have fun and playing the game. I would not always use them since I also use contact lenses which are considered much easier to have on but these glasses do exist and would be a good start to have.

IV. A Clear Vision

After discussing the physical nature of glasses, I understand the many features and capability for being used in outside activities. These may now only involve going skiing or snow tubing, but it can be other activities like driving a buggy car in the dirt road. Driving the car can cause dirt and mud to spatter near the vehicle while dust particles come from behind. It’s somewhat of an object to be used to protect eyes from facing harmful side effects. How it’s used in American culture can be described as someone who is intelligent with a good track record in hand. This does not mean all people with glasses can be as good with intelligence but this an interesting factor to look into. Hope this reading gives you a new perspective on glasses.

Work Cited

Wearing glasses may really mean you’re smarter, major study finds. (2018, May 30). Retrieved February 14, 2021, from https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/30/glasses-smarter-study-intelligence-bad-eyesight-link-health-benefits

Blog Post 1: Small Object

I will be discussing the nature of eyeglasses for my small object project. I always thought the only purpose of wearing eyeglasses was to help someone see with poor eyesight. However, I also figure out eyeglasses not only helps your vision, but it keeps substances like dirt or dust particles from getting into your eyes. This means glasses are good protection to the eyes if anything harmful will happen.There are even worthy of shielding your eyes from ultraviolet rays. Also known as sunglasses to prevent harmful rays to the eye when looking straight up to the sun. What’s even fascinating is their use in cold environments. It’s important to wear glasses outside in snowy conditions because a person could get snow blindness for staying out for a long period of time with eyes unprotected from the sun’s ultraviolet light. It’s why many people who go skiing or snowboarding wear glasses for eye protection. Wearing glasses culturally may be a sign of being smarter and intelligent as a personality. A person with glasses could be professional at a certain job such as working for a business. Normal glasses may not help with every activity that could be a physical sport with the chances of slipping off or damaging the lenses that could injure the eye. Contact lens may be an option to risk breaking normal glasses but there are eyeglasses designed to wear when playing a sport. These glasses have lower risks of eye injuries while maintaining their sport performance.