Saturday, February 24, 2007

Searching for Authentic Idea

Having decided to do about gender biasness in Tennessee Williams’ writing somehow makes me a bit depressed. Like Cik Pah have told before that a lot of people have discuss about this. Therefore, the main problem now is to make it personalized. I can read as much as I want critiques about Williams’ work, but at the end of the day, does it really my idea? In a way, yes, it is. Because I’m the one who put it in sentences, the issue is, does it authentic? Does it really reflect what I want to say?
I don’t know. Because so far, Dr. Edwin haven’t give us any example of research paper did by our seniors (he gave us a copy of final draft of position paper before). Hopefully I can do this research paper. I just feel that there’s a lot of thing to do and there’s little time left.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Position Paper is over!

Well, for all the fuss that we have gone through, finally we have submitted our position paper. And now we are on holiday! I just want to wish all of you Happy Chinese New Year, although you are not a Chinese, we still can celebrate it right? After all, we are Malaysian, we celebrate all festivals.
So, coming back to the story, we have another task waiting. It is our RESEARCH PAPER!!! Before we have semester break, I have met with my supervisor, Cik Pah, with my ‘sibling’. We have shown her our rough draft. It is not surprising for me to see that many of us are interested to write about the portrayal of women in certain text. As me myself, I planned to write about gender biasness in Tennessee Williams’ works, but my focus will be on ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘The Glass Menagerie’. I think that’s all for now. Lots of works to be done!

Friday, February 09, 2007

How to Start It?

Well, I have had my thesis statement, my topic sentence and some evidence. The main problem right now is to put it into a string of words, construct it in sentences, make a paragraph of it and finally, make an essay. However, the most difficult part is to make it a good essay.
Huh… this week is a busy week. As usual, for the past three semesters that I had been at UPM, this is the most stressful week, which is, the mid-sem test week. Everybody hates it. So do I. lots of works to do… plus we have to read the notes (luckily this sem I am better-hardly sleep in the class; a very bad habit that I still cannot get rid of!). If your handwriting is as good as a doctor, you might wish to borrow someone’s notes and Xerox it.
Coming back to the topic-about our position paper, I think we are a bit lucky because the due date for this assignment is after the Chinese New Year, plus the presentation is also after CNY. However, we need to send our almost-complete essay of it. Never mind, I will work on it.
For my project paper, I already have some rough idea about it. I would like to do a comparison in the treatment of women character by Tennessee Williams in his two plays, A Streetcar Named Desire and A Glass Menagerie. As we have met Cik Pah last week, she already gave me some insight s that I might want to write it from the point of view of a Malaysian woman. I think it is very interesting and I like the idea.
Till now, daa…!!! :)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Presentation: Hate or Love?

For many people, doing presentation is something that they hate very much. Why? I think the reason is simple, because they are afraid to be the center of attention in the crowd.
Basically, I also do have the same feeling, but I think making a presentation would be easier if you are comfortable with the audience and especially the EVALUATOR! (this is specially for students). For the past four and a half year, I think I had gain a lot of experiences regarding making a presentation. Yes, I had gone through moments where everything that I planned to say suddenly flew away without wing, stumble in the middle of presentation, trembling hands, seat excessively…. However, it doesn’t stop me, as I think every presentation that I made will enrich my experience.
Coming back to this presentation, we are supposed to present our position paper. Luckily it doesn’t require much things but it is actually the basic for our position paper which comprises about thesis statement, topic sentence, evidences and some elaboration. Don’t know either our beloved lecturer will see our presentation or not because his tutorial is handle by a tutor. Whatever it is, just pray for my luck!