Student: Dayna Agustin

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Paper #2 (6 pages): The second paper asks to you analyze a culture that you belong to. Describe the culture, drawing on definitions and concepts from class. What are its values? How does this culture influence the verbal and nonverbal communication of its members?

Additional information about each paper assignment will be posted on the course website. We will also discuss each assignment in class, as well as dedicate class time to discussing key aspects of writing (e.g., organizing a paper, structuring an argument, supporting an argument) as they relate to each assignment. Additional readings and resources related to writing will also be posted on the course website.

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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Communicology, clip 13 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Augustin, Dayna ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: As far as Writing Intensive courses, the requirements of the papers are at good length. As long as it's something that we can relate to, or if it's something that really clicks in our mind, or something that we should really remember. Actually, when there is no page limit, when there is no required 'I have to make this mark,' that's when I can write forever. That's when I have to go back and take out, but when there is a seven page requirement and I'm at four pages...and I'm running out of things to actually talk about...
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Communicology, clip 12 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Augustin, Dayna ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: I do definitely believe [the writing from class] will stay with me because... I'm proud of it. After I'm done with it, I look at it and I think I should have my parents read this. They would be proud. I am keeping a lot of it, just so I can look back on it. I've done that for my English classes, and I've actually kept some of my friend's essays too. You look at your different writing styles from then and now. It might not have changed much... I can see what I was trying to portray back then that didn't really come out. It didn't really have much meaning to it because I was writing about theories. I was writing about concepts that I couldn't actually relate to what I wanted to talk about. Now if it's something I want to talk about, it comes out fine.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Communicology, clip 11 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Augustin, Dayna ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: I actually hope to go back to Kauaʻi and start a great life there. I initially planned to stay in the islands. I know there's not a lot of jobs on Kauaʻi that are very high... You don't have to have much of a degree to get some of the jobs on Kauaʻi. But that's home for me.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Communicology, clip 10 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Augustin, Dayna ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: I really would like to be a motivational speaker for troubled youth on Kauaʻi. I believe there's a lot of things that I've learned through my classes that can help me not only understand the youth and why they're doing what they're doing. I've experienced what they're doing. I've seen it happen. Being able to go out and present and talk to people, and understand that this is a certain persuasion that you could use to persuade them to not do something... This is a certain element that you can add to add suspense so that you make sure that they're listening... There's a company on Kauaʻi that helps children through leadership building skills. It's like a little camp, and they pound taro and they go work in the loʻi while you're teaching them these leadership skills, you're teaching them about the land. The Hōkūleʻa is looking for a communications major or maybe a communicology major to help them... upkeep the website and talk about what they're doing. I hope that writing can be the reason why they notice me.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Communicology, clip 9 of 13
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Augustin, Dayna ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: It's a stage of the culture shock, where at first you come here and you're really excited and everything is new...and then there's a point in time where you're like 'okay, I have to adjust to all of this.' I guess I'm still in that adjusting period. Just going home, and then switching back to the city mentality and seeing all of this, it's very hard. It gets harder. I can't go home and visit as much because I have finals. Kauaʻi people, we get very homesick. When we come back [to Oʻahu], we see limitations. I had taken a 251 class where you give speeches and do research on just speaking. And that really changed how I looked at college. I became so much more interested in my classes. Finding communicology as my major really opened up a whole new door for me. It really makes appreciate that I came to college.