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1/19
LivinginNorthCarolinaformostofmylifeIhavecometoappreciatethemany
wonderfulamenitiesithastooffer.Itisfullofwarmweather,lowcrime,andhighbankingwhich
isprettysatisfactoryinitself.However,Itoffersmanybeautifulstructuresandbuildingsofhistory
thatmakeNorthCarolinaunique.Withtheintroductionofthisproject,Ihavebrainstormedmany
historicalplacesthatpayhomagetothestate.OnethatreallyinterestedmewastheNascar
HallofFamesinceIloveracing.WhatisinterestingiswhyNascarevenstarted.During
prohibition,moonshinersneededcarsfasterthanpolicecarstogetaway.Thisintriguedthemto
beginracingtheir,forthetime,unnaturallyquickcars.IlovecreatingpoweroutofcarsandI
feelthiswouldbeagoodrouteformeandmypartnersinthisproject.

2.1/21
Whendiscussingoveralltopicsforthemultimodalproject,someveryinterestingtopics
arose.SomeofthesetopicsincludedtheNascarHallofFame,Carowinds,andlocalmalls.
However,thetopicIfeelmostcomfortablewithisCarowindssimplybecauseitiswhatIknow
best.IwasinitiallyinterestedwithNascar,butIsawmyselfmoreinlovewiththecarsthanthe
monument.Unfortunately,duetotoomuchofaninterestinCarowinds,Iswitchedtoanew
groupwithafocusonthefamouslighthousesinNorthCarolina.Thisisn'tasintriguingtomebut
IamcomfortablewiththegroupitselfandIbelieveitwillbeanenjoyablelearningexperience.

3.1/26
Ibelieveitisveryimportanttochooseaninterestingtopicforyourmultimodalprojects
formanyreasons.Ibelievethesparkofinterestwillmaketheprojectseemlesslikeworkand
moreofresearch.Anuninterestingtopicissuretoleadanuninterestingworkingexperience.I
believethequalitywouldbegreatlyaffectedbasedontheinterest.Inpersonalexperience,the
researchisveryslowandunprogressiveinatopicthatdidnotinterestme.Theoveralloutcome
wassatisfactory,butgranteditwasaboutracecarsinsteadofsynthetichearts,itwouldhave
beenexcellent.IamhoweverlookingforwardtoworkingwithmyCapeHatterasgrouptolearn
moreaboutthehistoricalaspectofourgreatstate.

4.1/28
Theproductivityandtheoverallsuccessofagroupprojectlieswiththeworkethicofthe
group.Inmypersonalexperiencetherepeoplethatsimplydonotshowup,makenoeffortto
contribute,andultimatelyresultinanunsatisfactoryorfailinggrade.Ihavebeeningroups
whereIamdoingthemajorityofthework,andtheexactopposite.Ihavebeentheweaklink
beforeandmyfriendsjustcarrymealongtheway.However,Ifeelitisquiteadifferentscenario
whenyouareplacedwithpeopleyouhavenevermetbefore.Iwishtoseemintelligentand
proactiveinthegrouptoshowmyfellowmembersIwanttofinishitandtofinishitwell.Ihave
literallydoneabsolutelynothinginaprojectsettingandgottenagoodgradeandalsohavedone
almosteverythingforthesamescholasticreward.

5.2/2

Sourcesareindeedaverylargepartofresearchastheysolidifyinformationandmake
surethatitistrueandinformative.AtimethatIfoundaperfectsourcewasduringmyAP
EnglishIIIresearchpaperin11thgrade.Mytopicwasonairportsecurityandhowtheyusevery
abrasivemethodssince9/11andhowtheyaresignificantlydamagingtosociety.Atfirstitwas
hardfindinginformationonthisasitseemedasadatedtopic.Fortunately,Ifoundaperfect
sourcethathadpersonalaccountsofabuseofpower,validinformationonthehealthrisksof
scanners,etc.Itmademypapertobeinformativeandlegitimateandultimatelygotmeagreat
grade.

6.2/4
Inlifewehaveconsequencesforouractions.Thisideaofconsequencecanaffecthow
cautiouslywecarryouttasks.Theseconsequences,oroutcomesdonotstrictlycorrelatewith
scholastics.TherearemanytimesinmylifewhereIhavehadtoactwithdisciplineforfearof
consequence.Weareexpectedtodocertainthingsincertainplaces.Forexample,inchurchit
isclearthatyouaresupposedtobequietandrespectful.ThisisthewayIactbecauseofthe
outcomes.IfeelthatifIamnotthisway,thatIcomeoffrudeanddisrespectful.Ialsofeellike
myparentsexpectoutcomesoutofmeasagenuineperson.Ifeelliketheyexpectmetobe
hardworking,independent,andsuccessful.Atwork,asaserver,mypayreflectsmyserviceso
Ihavetobeagenuineandefficientguy.

7.2/9
SinceIwasalittlekidIwasalwaysveryinterestedinelectronics.Iremembergettinga
gamecubeintheearly2000sanditreallysetmeoff.WehadacomputeralsoandIsoon
discoveredthatIcouldplaygamesonit.Iwasprobablyaround5or6whenIstartedactively
usingacomputeronaconsistentbasis.Myparentstookadvantageofthisandboughtme
learninggamesandIdidn'tknowIwaslearningsoIjustplayedthem.Ipersonallylove
technologyandIthinkitcanbeveryusefulinalotofaspectsofhumanlife.Inreferenceto
presentations,Ithinkitisphenomenal.ThefirsttimeIutilizedatoollikePowerpointwasevenin
elementaryschool.Presentationprogramslikethismakeiteasytoartisticallydisplayvaluable
information.itmakesforamoreengagingexperienceandisdefinitelylessboringforthe
audience.Electronicpresentationsoveranimation,color,andcreativity.Itistrulyamazingthe
thingsthatyoucandoonacomputerandwhynotapplyittoscholastics?

8.2/11
Procrastinationmakeseasythingshard,hardthingsharder.Thisquoteisveryrelevant
tomyscholasticlifeasIlovetoputthingsoffuntilthelastminute.Igivemyselfsomecreditthat
Iamsomewhatresponsibleandmoresointelligenthowever,Ihaveabadhabitoffinding
myselfonacaffeinebingethenightbeforesomethingisdue.Thisquoteexplainshowdoingthis
canmakeeasytask,hard.Forexample,theeportfolioisnotnecessarilyahardtask,butitisa
lengthyoneandcannotbecompletedinonenightasitisacollectionofworksovertime.

9.2/16

Ifyoustealfromoneauthorit'splagiarismifyoustealfrommanyitsresearch.This
quotespeakstomesimplybecauseitistruth.Researchis,infact,informationcollectedfrom
manysourcestodisplaythisinformationanotherway.Ifyoudirectlytakesomeoneelse'swork
anddisplayitasyours,itmeansabsolutelynothing.Thehardworkisgoingthroughmany
sourcesandcollectingbitsofinformationhereandtheretocreateyourowninformativework.
Researchmakesitsotheownersoftheworksareadequatelycitedandcreditedforwhatwork
wasusedfromthem.

10.2/18
IfeelthatPrezicanbeadangeroustoolasitseemsveryunprofessional.Ifiwereto
evermakeabusinesspresentation,Preziwouldbefardownonthelistoftoolstouse.Thisisa
veryartisticandimaginativesitewithmanyoptionsandtoolstouseandthatcanbevery
overwhelmingtotheviewer.Ibelieveitismoreappropriatetouseittoaimtowardamore
inclinedaudiencetothisfunandexcitingwebsite.IdonotfeelthePreziisawaytoformally
createaprojectasitjusthastoomuchmovementandtoomuchgoingon.

11.2/23
Themodescanbeeasilybesewnintothehemofourproject.Thevisualmodecanbe
fulfilledbyshowingavideoofthelighthousebeingmoved.Theimportanceofthelighthousecan
harborthelinguisticmodewhiletheeventswithinthelighthousecancoverthespatialmode.
Thelinguisticmodecanbecoveredbythehistoryandpurposethroughoutmanygiven
examples.

12.2/25
TherewasatimeinwhichImadeagrammaticallyerrorfreework,andwhileithadno
errors,itwasnottothebestofitsability.InthisworkIwasveryconservativeandIdidn'ttake
anyriskswithhavingthefearofdoingtoomuch.ItwasverybarebonesandIdidn'treallylearn
anything.Ifeelthatmistakesareanimportantpartoflearningandgrowingandcanbe
beneficialtoreviewthingsbecausethereisalwayssomethingthatcouldbeimproved.

13.3/1
Asthesemesterprogressed,Ihavebecomeveryunmotivated.Asanursingmajor,my
classesareverystressfulandconsumeabsurdamountsoftimestostayuptodate.Ontopof
thisworkload,Ialsohaveaverylaborintensivejobthatjustseemstodrainmyenergyinall
aspects.IamreallyrelyingonspringbreaktogivemethebreakIneedtocompletethe
remainingsemester.

14.3/3
Whatiswonderfulaboutthelighthousebeingsooldisthatitisfullofhistory.Thereisso
muchinformationthatitisasimpletaskallocatingtheimportantstuffandmakingitakickass
project.Averyvitalpointthatcanbemadeaboutitisthatitshistoryissignificanttoitslongevity.
Greatmeasureshavebeentakentokeepthislighthouseupandrunningasithasbeenbuilt,

rebuilt,restructured,andevenmoved.Theseareallextraneouseffortsmadetokeepitslegacy
alive,soitmustbeimportant,right?

15.3/17
ConsideringeverythingthatwehaveplacedinourintroductiontotheCapeHatteras
Lighthouse,themostintriguingdefinitelyresideswiththemovingofthelighthouse.Throughmy
researchIhavelearnedittookanimmenseamountofengineering,humanstrength,andskillto
movethelighthouse.Thewholeideaofthemovewasbecausemarinersfromalloverhave
dreadedthisspotforyears.TheshantyshoalsofCapeHatteraswerequitetheobstacleto
overcome.Theshorelinewasalsorisingwhichinitiatedthemoveaswell.Irememberduringmy
researchreadingabouttheheadengineerwhoeloquentlydescribedthemovealmoststepby
step.Icanonlyimaginetheamountofhumansandresourcesittooktocompletethe
unimaginablefeat.Iamunsureoftheman'snamewithoutmovingfromthispage.Icannot
rememberanydatesatthispoint,butthatwillcomefullyfurnishedonthefinalproduct.

16.3/24(EXPANDED)
ItisoneofthemosticonicpieceofAmericanHistoryofalltime.Beingoneofthefirstponycars,
thisofferedaneedforspeedallthewaybackinthe60s.Bornandbredjustlikeahorse,this
specificcarhasgonethroughmanyevolutionsandundermanydesignengineers.Although,
theywereperformancecars,theyhadevenmoreadvancedmodelstoreallysqueezeoutthe
power.ThesewereundertheinfluenceoftheinfamousCarrollShelby.Thesecarswould
eventuallygetsoadvancedthatyoucouldpurchasea850horsepowercarfromadealership.
Letusnotgetaheadofourselvesasthereismuchtoknowaboutthisiconiccarthathasrested
itsplaceamongstnotonlygearheads,butpatriotswithtrueAmericanspirit.Thecarwas
introducedtothepubliconApril17th,1964allocated22,000ordersonthefirstdayand417,000
salesinthefirstyear.Atopofthelinesportscarforlessthan$3,000wasaprettysweetdeal
backthen.Thismodelyearranallthewaythroughthe60suntiltherewasachangeofplan
come1970.Comethistime,theGTmodelwaspitcheduntil1982,andtheMach1earnedits
name.Forthetime,thesenormal,productioncarswereproducing375horsepowerwhichwas
staggeringforthetime.OfcourseLamborghini,Ferrari,Porsche,andBugattiwerenotlackingin
power,justinbangforyourbuck.Thebodystylechangespickupandstoplookingfromclassics
tomodernwiththe1989FoxBodymustang.Ithadsquaredoffcornersandaroaring302ccV8
whichwasthesoundtrackofthelate80s.Thiscarriedinto1994astheSN95bodystylewas
releasedandwaspublicallyshamedasitlasteduntil1998.Turningthe21stcentury,theNew
Edgemodelwasreleasedandweaschildrenareprobablymostfamiliarwiththiscar.Making
appearancesinmoviesliketerminator,andnotoriousforitsscreechingsuperchargerwhine,itis
trulyaniconiccar.Thetimelinethenmeltstogetherasthemanufacturerjustkeepsreusing
enginesandintroducesanewbodystylewithsameenginesanditbecamequiteblandandthe
publicwantedmorepower!Theproductionlineansweredwitha435HP,5.0LiterV8thatcame
toplease.

17.4/5.

Thispictureisdifferentfromnowadaysbecausetheofficersimplylooksfriendly.He
looksveryapproachableandkindwhichissortoftheoppositefeelingwegetaroundpolice
officerstoday.Todaytheyhavemoreofanintimidationfactorandstrikemorefearinourhearts.
Forexample,everytimeIpassbyacopwhenImdrivingdependingonhowfastImgoingand
whatIhaveinthecarmystomachdropsandIkindofholdmybreathuntilIgetsafelypast
them.

18.4/7(EXPANDED)
SincecomingtoCharlotte,Ihavehadtomakesomeprettyseriousanddifficultdecisions
concerningmylife.IcameintoUNCCwithagirlfriendof3yearsandtheintroductionofcollege
slowlystartedgnawingatourrelationship.WithIrushingafraternityandherfollowingsuitwitha
sorority,ourliveswerefilledwithothermoreexcitingthings.Assadasitwas,westartedseeing
otherpeoplebehindeachothersbacks.Whatsheactuallydidwillnotbespecified,butthe
decisiontoleaveherentirelyortoforgiveherwasoneofthemostdifficultdecisionsIveever
madeandforagoodreason.IchoseUNCCharlotteforherasIhadmanyothergreatnursing
options.Ihadmanyothercollegeacceptances,IncludingAppalachianState,NCState,and
UNCW.IalsohadsomeaspirationsofjoiningtheMarines.AllofthesethingsIobviouslydidnot
dobecauseIwasfocusedonthisbeautifulgirl.Althoughwhatshehaddonewouldringinmy
earandIwouldbetormentedbythethought,Itismorerewardingtomanupandforgivethisgirl
whohadforgivenmesomuch.Shehasalwayslookedtheotherwayandsawthegoodinme,
soIshouldtoher.SomanytimeIhadlookedatherwithtearsinmyeyesbeggingfor
forgiveness,anditwasgranted.Iamsoappreciativetohavefoundsomeonesomature,sowell
collected,intelligent,andbeautifulatsuchanearlyage.Inhighschoolwealwaystoyedwiththe
ideaofmarriagelikeanyyoungcouple,butasthefirstyearofcollegecloses,ouradultlivesare
notsofaraway.Ihavelearnedfromthisexperiencethatforgivenessisessentialinanyandall
relationshipsbecausepeoplearenotperfect.Theonlypeoplethatcanhurtyouarethepeople
youcareaboutsoitisimportanttobeforgivingandtobeunderstandingbecausenoteveryone
isgoingtotreatyouhowyoudeserve.However,Idonotregretthisdecisionasnowitfeelslike
wehaverevitalizedthesituationandhavemadechangestopreventanyfuturefailures.

19.4/12
Whatis12storieshighandispotentiallyhaunted?TheCapeHatteraslighthouse!What
maybeaboringbuildingtosomeofyouitisaactuallyveryexciting!Thislighthouseoffered
lighttomanysailorsfromtheearliestoftimes.Itstandstallandstrongasithasmarkeditselfin
NorthCarolinaforever.Visitingwouldbepackedwithfunaswecouldexplorethebeach,climb
the248spiralstepstaircase,ordiscoverthespookyghoststoriesandevenhaveanencounter!

20.4/14
TobecompletelyhonestatthispointinmyeportfolioIamprettymuchnexttonothing.
Feelingdrownedinconfusionsandhavingsomanyquestionsaboutit,Ireallyjusthaven'tpaid
itanyattention.However,withtheannouncementthatitisdueintwoweeksfromtoday,really
startedputtingsomepressureonthethrottle.Iamconfidentthattoday'sclasswillanswerthe
majority,ifnotall,ofmyquestionssoIcanbeginworkingonmyportfolio.Idonotwanttowait

untilthelastminuteasIexperiencedmyroommatedothatlastsemesteranditwasavery
stressfulnightforhim.

21.4/19
Ithinkgroupworkthissemesterhasbeenapositivethingformeasithasbenefittedme
beyondtheclassroom.WhileworkingingroupsIhaveimprovedincommunicatingwithmy
coworkers.Communicationisaveryimportantskilltohaveinschoolandintheworkforce.I
learnedtohavepatienceandalsolearnedthatnoteverythingthangomywayandthatis
importantforme.IhavealwaysenjoyedworkingingroupsandIthinkitisapositivethingthat
wehavebasicallyworkedingroupsallsemester.