1) I feel that my best moment of writing this year was the second essay we wrote. In it I told the story about how I came to learn more about car and vehicles and what makes them tick. I felt this was one of my better writing due to an extensive use of well thought out vocabulary instead of more simple words and I tried using descriptive imagery. An example of this is later in the paper I wrote of when a friend of mine helped me change my oil and I described the experience "I remember laying on that cold concrete scraping along as me and my friend slid under the car, my face was not even an inch or two from the bottom of the engine. I am not claustrophobic but I found this to be very unsettling knowing that if the jack failed or the stands were to tip over we would be crushed. Ignoring the previous fact, I wrenched off the drain plug and watched in mystified horror as jet black liquid poured in a perfect stream into the drain pan". I chose to share this because word choice is very powerful in writing. There are some words that better capture the moment and the feelings of the situation or what is being said than just simple ones like scared or happy. Using excellent diction can mean the difference between an okay piece of writing and a phenomenal one.
2)What I would like to share is computer building and managing. In today's world it is vitally important to have a fast, reliable, stable, and secure device that is capable of accessing the internet and carry out tasks. With an increasingly more technological world we live in it is crucial to have up to date tech that can still keep pace with the more advanced websites and software programs out there and believe it or not computers and other electronic devices do become old and eventually are not able to perform because of this. It is because of this I feel it is important to know how to understand how a computer becomes slow and what can be done to remedy the situation. Now you do not have to build your own computer, pre-built computers are not bad at all, however there are a few befits of building your own computer that can be very rewarding. Many are amazed that it's been done but coming from experience I will tell you that the building is very simple, I often tell people it's just an expensive lego set, and a lot of pieces are designed to fit one way only and there are lots of video and support sites to visit if you get stuck.
Here are some links to look at:
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/how-to-tech/build-a-computer.htm - building
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/creating-order-chaos-9-great-ideas-managing-computer-files/ - File management (probably more useful to windows users)
http://www.techhive.com/article/2011391/10-reasons-why-the-desktop-pc-will-live-forever.html - Why you should have a desktop in addition to a laptop/tablet/smartphone
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-pros-and-cons-of-building-your-own-computer/ - Positive and Negatives to pre-built computers and self built
Normally I do not do this but I will try to go back into comments and answer any questions you have thanks for reading and it has been a great pleasure being a in class with you all and I wish the best of luck to you all in your endeavors.
also for those curious here is my own build (please excuse the mess and poor wire management!)