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1. WhatIproduced,andaccomplishedduringthisproject.

DuringthisprojectIproducedanexplanatoryessay,apoem,andcoordinatingtheevent.
MyexplanatoryessaycontainsinformationaboutChina,andtheroletheChineseplayedinthe
makingofWWI.WhilewritingthisessayIgatheredskillssuchasresearchingandconveying
informationinameaningfulway.Thepoemandessaypiecescomplimenteachotherasthe
essaygiveshistoricalcontexttothepoem.ThepoemIwrotewascalled
ToBeBehind,
andit
describestheChineseLabourCorpsthroughtheperspectiveofalabourershands.Iwrotemy
poemintheformofananaphora,arhetoricaldeviceusedtoemphasizewordsorphrasesusing
repetition.AstheeventmanagerIinvestedmucheffortintoorganizingthebooklaunchparty.
Thisincludedfindingandsettingupavenue,designatingrolestomypeers,andworkingwitha
budget.

2. Whatareyoumostproudof?
Iammostproudofachievingcoordinatingthebooklaunchevent/exhibition.Iwasa
leaderinthisaspectoftheproject,andIamhappytohavegainedtheexperienceofdirecting
andhelpingpeopleasitwillbemostrelevantinmyfuture.Ialsoworkedwithabudgetofeighty
dollars,andhadtospendwiselyandprioritizecertainportionsoftheparty.Ilearnedagreat
dealofdesignandhowcomfortandthefivesensesarecrucialtohostingasuccessfulevent.Iam
proudbecauseIgainedsomuchinformationfromthisundertaking.

3. Whatdoyourememberbestfromthisproject?
Irememberattheverybeginningofthisproject,beforepoems,essays,andbooklaunch
teams,creatingposterswithapartneraboutweaponsusedinWWI.Theweaponmypartner,
Angela,andIchosetostudywastheMaximMachineGun.TheMaximgunwasinventedinthe
1800s,longbeforeWWI,butwerentwidelyuseduntilthewarbegan.Ourposterturnedoutto
bemoreofaninfographic,andwehadsomeextraspaceatthebottomtofill,sowedecidedto
insertaquote.Wechose,Whateverhappenswehavegot/TheMaximGun,andtheyhave
not.byHilaireBelloq.Thisquotestuckwithmebecausethefirstworldwarisreferredtoasthe
machinegunwar,andtheadvantagesthistechnologybrought.

4. Lessonsyouhavelearnedfromthisproject.
AlessonIwillalwaysusethatIpickedupinthisprojectistheimportanceofdraftsand
refinement.Iusedtoliketheraw,unrefined,purefirstproduct,asIthoughtitwasthemost
authentic.Howeverwiththenumerousdraftsandcritiqueswewererequiredtohave,Irealized
thatmyworkwasimprovingwitheveryversion!Revisioniscrucialforimprovementandthis
projecthasshownmeitspower.Icancarrythislessonwithmeasagrowingpersonandlearner.

5. Whataresometransferableskillsyouhavedevelopedinthisproject?
Aseventmanager,Igainedmanagementskillssuchasinitiatingnewideas,giving
directions,andmakingdecisions.Theseskillsaretransferable,asIcannowapplythemtoother
aspectsofmylife.Forexample,IcanusegivingcleardirectionswhenIamworkingagroupin
biology.Anotheruseforinitiatingnewideasisfindingresolutionstoconflictsinnew,creative
ways.