When I graduate college I’d like to be a high school teacher. I originally wanted to be a college professor, but through five years of college most of my professors have taught me I don’t want to be them. I’d like to teach English, preferably American English. I’ve always liked English and when I got to college I began taking literature courses and found that I really enjoyed them. Before I discovered how much I loved analyzing texts I really enjoyed history, and in a way analyzing literature is a way of looking at the past.
I feel like I would be great at this profession because I’m very outgoing, enjoy breaking down and explaining things to others (whether it be my friends or someone I just met), am a pretty decent story teller, and feel that I would enjoy helping to make a difference in kids lives. I feel that a high school diploma is an extremely important thing to have, and I believe in the institution as a whole.
I can’t really think of any specific experience that show why I would be a great teacher, I feel like you have to experience being a teacher before you can say whether you are good at your job or not. However I tend to get people’s interests when telling a story, and if I can do that then I feel like I can capture the attention of my students as well. Though I will say my parents played a strong role in pointing me in the direction I have taken as they have always pushed me to make decisions for my future, and I can remember getting into an argument with my dad over whether or not to go to TCC or not, and having gone I can see that he was right in that being the right route for me before I went to a university.
Rhetorical Analysis – The purpose of this ad is to get people to go to McDonalds. Everyone knows the golden archers and even without McDonalds printing their name in this advertisement you know what it is they are advertising and what it is they are trying to get you to buy. The consumer they are after is anyone and everyone, if you aren’t a McDonalds customer they are working to make you one with their advertisements, because like they say anyone that goes there loves it.
Rhetorical Design – The design element used in this advertisement is alignment. The archers of the McDonalds emblem are perfectly aligned, as is the “I’m lovin it” below them. The M, that the McDonalds make which is better known as the golden archers is known all throughout the world and is a staple of the food industry of this country. The shadows behind the archers are also aligned, all making for a perfect design element used to attract consumers. Wherever you go you see this emblem, and you immediately know what restaurant you are about to see.
Rhetorical Analysis – The point of this ad is to get people to buy coca-cola, more specifically a weird brand of diet cola (Coca-Coal Light). Obviously the ad is aimed more towards older people and people that are watching their weight. People that are worried about their sugar intake as all kids want is sugared soda. I’m not sure who the person on the bottle is, but I’m sure he is more of an incentive for people that know him to buy this product. This bottle seems like a speciality bottle, and thus I feel that people that collect soda bottles, beer bottles, etc. would also be interested in buying this product.
Rhetorical Design – The design element illustrated in this advertisement is contrast. The white of the bottle and the black of the words and the image contrast each other perfectly to grab the audiences attention. The different color of the word “light” is also there but it is so subtle that it does not deter from the perfect color contrasting of the white and the black. The shadow running from the top left to the bottom also works with the color of the bottle as the shadow is black, and the bottle is white and as the light reflects on the bottle the eyes focus in on the dark “Coca-Cola” within the bright white part of the image.