Student: Alana Eagle

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Final 5-page paper on a renewable energy topic, including these topics: What did you learn this semester? Did the writing intensive format help you learn the material and improve your writing? Did the selection of guest speakers add to the class? Finally, did the class affect your personal choices?

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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 15 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Eagle, Alana ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: I would tell myself that you do not have to be an excellent writer to take the class . . . take it as a tool to improve your writing . . . if you know that the professor is worth it . . . I did see him give a couple of tens because people learn and you reach that point . . . i think there are unreasonable professors out there who will not give As, but I have not had any yet.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 14 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Eagle, Alana ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: Growing up in Hawaiʻi, we have such a fragile eco-system, and thinking of wastewater, we have a very limited source of water, and when I read the article about disposing of wastewater, with the chemicals, or the minerals in it that were not healthy for drinking water . . . that blew my mind, because it was kind of a ʻwe will do it until we get caughtʻ . . . that can just destroy the whole island . . . we know how valuable our fresh water and our salt water are . . . I had heard about fracking here and there, but that article revealed the water issue.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 13 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Eagle, Alana ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: This semester I am just a week or two in, and so far I notice a lot of the teachers making the same points . . . some people are more economy-based, some people are more environmental-based . . . neat to see the different dynamics of my professors . . . it is nice because I am so immersed in it . . . last semester was not like that . . . two Writing Intensive courses this semester . . . one course offers a non-Writing Intensive section, and I do not need the Writing Intensive, but I took it . . . she is very place-based . . . Rosie Delgado, she is Hawaiian . . . aquatic pollution . . . incorporates a lot of how water works in Hawaiʻi . . . Hawaiian terminology . . . how the Hawaiians lived and how we are living here . . . other course was more scientific, and I did not do well in my Intro to Biology course, so I wanted to take the one with passion.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 12 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Eagle, Alana ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: You cannot unlearn what you learn through writing . . . It is such an involved process .. . . physically . . . you create a final product of words and those words together have to communicate something . . . that process, you cannot really unlearn it--you can forget it, but it is going to influence my decisions in life from here on out . . . When you brought up the paper I wrote on fracking, I do not remember a lot of the little details of it, but I remember the process.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, clip 11 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Eagle, Alana ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: When I left school before, all I wanted to do was travel, because I am from Hawaiʻi . . . I wanted to see everything out there, I had the worst case of island fever . . . I did my road trip, lived in other countries . . . I came back. Now, this is my home base, I feel secure here, grounded, and since I feel rooted here, that allows the opportunity for anything to happen . . . I felt like Alaska was very similar to Hawaiʻi, even though very different in terms of temperature, the people there . . . were very friendly with each other, they all knew each other . . . we would go hiking, fishing, it was all about the environment we were in . . . in SanFrancisco, it was all about being in a city . . . I was going to school and did not explore, kind of stayed in the same places that I got comfortable with . . . in Alaska, the locals took us in, they were so warm . . . When I was in Alaska, I did not really think about sustainability.