4.1 In-class writing


Similar: the video is different from  the the paper


Moana thinks in order for multimodal productions to work, we need to get rid of the whole script and writing the thing, and go along with whatever is presented to us

My point: we can’t neglect the specific affordances of the visual and aural layers. We should pay more attention to the meaning-making possibilities during the processes.

2.11 In-class writing


In this video, the man talks about his learning English. It claims that he went to three countries and learn English. This video focuses on the language literacy narrative. He uses his own experiences to tell about learning English is like travel. In this video, I think it is very organized, it uses four parts to complete his narrate. First, he says he is interested in English because of the movie “Lion King”. The following three parts. He states his experiences in London, New York and Vancouver. Meanwhile, this video is very attractive. He uses a special beginning to attract the audience. Also, his background music and pictures use perfectly.

It helps me develop my own audio essay by using a special beginning. And use background music to make my audio essay more attractive.

2.1 In-class writing

Group member: Hao Wang, Linda wang, Shirley shou

She uses pathos with her strong emotion and lifts up her voices to appeal to others that love the world with kindness and she wants to take the power back. Everyone needs to be treated equally and each of us has the right to say thing freely and has our own rights and freedom. Surviving sexual assault and mental health will show the audience emotion degree in helpless, hopeful, and afraid. Specific for women’s point of view.

Logos can be why she wore the suit that can fit two of her. In the beginning, she mentioned that finally, she can feel herself in this suit. Since the event she went is ELLE magazine presents the 25th annual Hollywood women of the year rewards, the outfit really means a lot with her speech. Later she though backs the memories back into her teenage years. She told a story about her past, to show what she learn about it with those experience, and from here draw to the main point which is right to say things freely, and stands the right position. The importance of mental health.

Ethos can be the topic is the worldwide argument. She is a fashion singer. Also, she had personal experience on this topic.

2.1 In-class writing

I compared with Jiaohao Wei ‘s discussion. We have the same opinion that the emotion works are more effective in media which display images. Because the images that the audience can understand clearly, but the paper media can’t show vividly, people just can imagine. The difference is that he thinks the online news and blogs are more productive than media which display images. But my opinion is that online news and blogs have the same effect as the paper media.

We have a different opinion maybe he read a piece of news online before and the online news is more reliable than the news on TV.

1.28 In-class writing

The mother took her son and daughter to the court. The judge interrogated them about what happened. The mother and her son are arguing. It is a forensic argument. This argument is how to charge the mother. The mother said that she didn’t realize that she was overseeded and the judge asked the little boy how to charge his mother. The little boy said her mother was in tough financial life. This argument achieved a surprising result, the judge canceled their tickets.


group members: Hao Wang  Yucheng Wang Huating Yuan

1.28 Meaning of name

My full name is Hao Wang.  My name is given by my father, Hao has two meanings. First, in Chinese hao is the word of pride. My father hopes me do everything should be confident. Meanwhile, My father said this hao means he is proud of me. The second meaning in Chinese is rich.  My father hopes me make more money when I grow up. My last name is Wang, It is my family name. The interesting thing is that my father and my mother’s family name both are Wang. But my Wang belongs to my father.  The embarrassing thing about my name is that many people pronounce incorrectly. So sometimes someone calls me with incorrect pronounce, I will regard he is calling another one.  Also in the classes, when the teacher said “ How”, I will regard that the professor is calling me to answer questions. I haven’t changed my name.

2018/11/08 In-class writing by Hao Wang, Parker, Yifu

  1. The reality show follows the lives of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s combined family, most
    of the episodes focus on the three oldest daughters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé
  2. Bruce Jenner was famous for breaking the world record and winning a gold medal in
    the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics; his sons from a previous marriage, Brandon and
    Brody, have also appeared on their own reality shows.
  3. The Kardashians’ father, the late attorney Robert Kardashian, was famous for
    representing O. J. Simpson, and his daughters gained recognition as American socialites.
  4. Kim came into the national spotlight in 2007 after a sex- tape scandal and resulting
    Playboy appearance, so the Kardashian fame grew into a profitable reality series.
  5. The show depicts the daily routine of the Kardashians; Spin- off shows feature
    Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé’s attempts to build their line of fashion boutiques.
  6. The Kardashians’ behavior at first seemed outrageous, but They are a loving family.
  7.  The Kardashians squabble like typical siblings, Kris, the mother, holds the family
  8. Kim’s $ 10 million wedding to pro basketball player Kris Humphries in 2011 was seen
    by an estimated 10.5 million viewers, but The marriage lasted only 72 days.

10/30-in class writing

Yifu Wu

We both think whether they have experiences relevant to their studies or a project is an important effect for students to decide the education is worth the cost or not. However, Yifu agrees with the statement that taking a variety of courses in college is “about learning to be a well-rounded student ready for anything in the workforce. He thinks to learn more courses can help people solve any problems that may face in the workforce. I disagree with the statement, that take a lot of courses doesn’t mean you master it and you are a well-rounded people. This basic knowledge just can help your major work, For example, you study in art,  if you learn some math courses, it can help you calculus the profit. If you learn a foreign language, it can help you learn more about other cultures and create more wonderful works.

Group writing- 10/23

Group members: Hao Wang   Hennesy

3 key features:

1.Summarize and plan the topics into details

2.Use video editing skills

3.Peer response, editing and review

3 requirements:

  1. The visual essay should be edited
  2. Mention resources and references
  3. include sounds, images and videos


– The author uses a lot of memes which related to the topic he talks about.

– According to the film, she states the racism issue.

– The video is very well-organized.

– He includes background music which matches with the video and the topic.


– He talks too fast.