The socialization project is where the freshman class learns about society and ways it has impacted us in everday life. The main question that we where working towards to learn in the end of this project is what we can do as a individual to change the harmful cycle of socialization. For the socialization project we had to create a mask that shows how you have been socialized it could be anything like your gender, social class, and etc. . Then we wrote an essay where we would write about how we have been socialized from the identity catagories. The structure we wrote are essay in was called a TEA where you have a thesis, evidence, and anlysis. At the end of the project the freshman class presents there masks and essays at an exhibition for the community to see.
1. Specifically in this project I grew as a writer in a big way. When writing my essay I grew by making sentences in my paragraphs strong with good word choices and in my perspective are sentences that draws you in when you're reading. For example in my intro paragraph, I feel that this sentence was a good way to draw people in when they started reading. “Society is the backbone to what we should be.It helps us as people to define every person around us to know if they fit in or not, but when we think about it society makes us put on a mask so we could fit in, to act fake.” In the end of this essay I realized that writing isn't that hard. And that if I put a lot of effort into my essays and refine it my writing will be successful. 2. I’ve had a lot of takeaways in the socialization project but after writing my gender paragraph of my essay it's changed me in a good way. The largest takeaway I got was acceptance. I learned to accept myself even though I dont look like the perfect women that society tell us to strive for. This has transformed me in the way I see the world by what I see on social media there are so many signs on what society tells us to look like. For example like the new makeup style which is showing girls what they need to look like to be beautiful, or how barbies show how skinny girls need to look if they want to be perfect. After this project I learned that I need to accept myself and encourage others to accept themselves and to not follow the cycle to show direction for change. 3. Two of my goals as a group member was being a risk-taker and showing leadership. In the socialization project I worked toward my goal and one goal that I had the most success was leadership. I worked reaching my goal in leadership in my group work when constructing are results room for the exhibition. I showed leadership during that time when sometimes when my group members didn't understand what was going on so I guided them on what they could be doing. I also took a little leadership role on getting some of the supplies that we couldn't get. By working towards my leadership role I felt less shy than I used to be and more confident in my group work. 4. As a group member I was good to work with but in the beginning of planning the exhibition room I could’ve put more input and ideas.But when we started building I helped a lot with problem solving when something went wrong and showing leadership.It helped are end product be succssess because it made the room exactly how we wanted it even though we had to problem solve alot. I would grade my effort as a B because I put a lot of effort building the room and sometimes I would stay at lunch to work on the room because I wanted it to be a success and it turned out to be a success.