Learning is an interesting activity. Some concepts are easy to grasp, but others challenge your understanding. Have you ever come across a definition that was so intangible that it took examples in order for you to really grasp what the definition meant? It’s like that with a lot of science terms. Without those examples, sometimes that definition is just gibberish. Those examples are what illustration is all about. The information provided – sometimes in the form of a story, sometimes in the form of facts – are what makes your point, your definition, your statement understandable.
Blog Assignment: This week you will write a paragraph that illustrates your main idea through the use of examples. You will respond to either topic #4 or #10 on page 214 of the textbook.
My Response: I have been married to my husband for 13 years. It is our habit to go on a “date night” each week. After all these many weeks, our dates could be boring if we didn’t purposely seek out unusual places to go. I have a great suggestion for a fun night out – couples painting. Groupon sent me notification of a special deal for a Tuesday night couples painting event that included all materials and a free drink for each of us. My husband has some artistic talent; I, on the other hand, don’t. However, the older I have gotten, the more I am convinced that my way of looking at the world has changed. I believe I could probably do something passable with paint and a brush. So, I bit. I bought the coupon, reasonable for a date night, and picked a canvas that we really liked – Splatter Tulips – and then scheduled our date. We dressed down – no paint splatters on nice clothing – and headed out. The studio where the art lesson was to take place was spacious and filled with couples of every age. The instructor was a young woman who gave us step-by-step instructions and before our eyes our canvases were transformed into works of art. We sipped on our complementary drinks and had the option to purchase additional glasses of wine or soda. We left that evening with two works of art (which now hang side by side in the living room), new painting friends, and a renewed conviction that we were, indeed, budding artists. The evening was filled with creativity and laughter. What more could you want from a date night?
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