Multigenre Project Reflection
I really enjoyed this project over other previous ones. What surprised me was how our inquiry question How does switching an athlete’s diet to all organic affect their abilities, health, and focus was kind of misleading. We leaned more towards vegetarianism. I didn’t expect it to be that hard to find organic information and facts about that kind of diet. Collaboration was super important through this process. You had to know who was in charge of what, to make sure it all got done. Especially when we both picked two genre pieces to create, you had to include certain things like your opinion. Some advantages were splitting up work, sometimes it’s more fun because two brains are being creative.
I didn’t really have any disadvantages, but I know some other people had problems with time management, getting off task, not meeting deadlines, and not communicating what needs to get done. The key to success with working with a partner is to be as organized as possible. Know your responsibilities. Make lists or whatever is needed. The main idea we were trying to get across is that most people think the healthier way to live is to cut out certain foods like fats, maybe eat less portion wise to lose weight and get more fit. But! That’s not the case. You need a balanced diet. You don’t realize certain foods have vitamins and minerals your body needs. Especially athlete’s need to consume more than the average inactive person anyways.
My favorite genre piece would have to be the planned menu. It gives the viewer a general idea of what a balanced diet should look like. Including all sorts of things, you have to have proteins, vitamins, minerals to perform at your best ability. I loved the annotated bibliography. It was much easier giving credit to the sources and it looks professional. I’m not the best writer either, so therefore I was thankful that we didn’t have to write a boring research paper. This whole food identity unit and the research project did change my perspective. I didn’t realize all the risks of not eating right, how to find the right diet or plan for you and your lifestyle, and what is needed to get us food from different cultures combined. Overall, this unit was great to me. I enjoyed studying this topic, basically the world revolves around food so why not learn more about it?