A Gallery about Frankenstein…

Some courses like history literature have the essence of traditions and cultures. I remembered when I was studying Shakespeare in my undergraduate, I carried a huge book that has most of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. When it comes to reading assignments and research papers, the would spend days at the library looking for resources and materials. It took more time and efforts, but on the bright side, this “old school” way of doing course tasks was indeed confidential. In my present day, specially, with taking technology for college literature and writing course as one of my graduate courses, it draws my attention on how important to enforce technology in literature studies. When such valuable sources are available in a touch of button that will not only save my time but it will give me the opportunity to be more critical in my writing. So, it seems for a moment that engaging technology in teaching these courses can be difficult.  However, with the use of technology in this course I have noticed that participation in the class can be more efficient throughout class blog post and comments. As a foreigner student, finding the right sources online and be aware with correct information can be overwhelming and for that I think participating in the same assignment would be helpful.  This has given me a chance to see what my instructor and classmates have recommended in regards of literature wed sites.

 

In reading Frankenstein, I have found trouble finding the right version specially the digital ones.as I mentioned in the previous class discussion, some of the online versions missed parts in novel that I think is essential in studying literature. Despite of the reliability of these websites, accessing them can be problematic due to the student’s limited budget. Unfortunately, few are free and fewer are efficient. As a result of that, searching for resources online was time consuming. To prevent these issues, I think students must be aware of how they would know the reliable and accessible resources online. In the beginnings of any literary course, students must go through an introductory class that teaches them how to find the resources to benefit them in their study. For instance, at the beginning of each literature course, there is a part that covers online sources. This introduction contains how to find the right resources for literature subjects. As much as I’ve been taught how to cite my resources, I never had a course that taught me how to find the best ones for me.

Students who study literature can expand their knowledge not only by researching for information, they also can discuss what resources have been useful for them. This will narrow them down for the most accessible and reliable source. In my undergrad course Shakespeare, for example, my classmate used google documents to share some of articles and topics that may benefit our course subject. It is a pity that this collaboration was accessible for one group during that semester. Similarly, Frankenstein seems to have many articles and books online about it. Therefore, I suggest that creating one website that has the top Frankenstein’s resources. When these recourses are evaluated academically, our class will find this site effective to use. Nonetheless, adding other topic-related materials such as graphs, pictures or movies as visual resources since Frankenstein has many images would be more valuable. Also, what might be great to add is a biography of the writer which will gives better sense in study the novel.  Having all these resources in one site serves as a gallery of Frankenstein it not only enhances the class creativity, but also engage Frankenstein digitally. This way I think literature students will get the best of technology aids as they work together in building their own reliable and accessible digital library for each subject.

What’s digital books missing..

Even though I like having an actual book in my hand to read, reading books online is way easier. It is accessible anytime anywhere since we need technology on a daily basis. So, I get to read my online book whenever I want.

Since I’m an international student, I am always on the move. Traveling would be difficult if I had to carry the number of physical books that are in my electronic library. I get the chance to read for hours during my long trips when I travel not only physically but also thoughtfully. When I am trapped in an airport all day, I cannot do daily tasks [routine interrupted]; this perhaps has unconsciously increased my ability to focus on the text word by word and as a whole. More importantly, reading a book on devices goes beyond reading only one book. For instance, I can look up words meaning, quotes, and names which fulfills my curiosity. My thirst for learning the language and enhancing my knowledge can be bound together in reading an electronic book. When I’m reading online, `I don’t need to carry a notebook and a pen; `I can make notes on the electronic book, giving me the flexibility to mark pages, highlight passages, or underline sentences without permanently marking the book. At first, it seems unfortunate for me that devices have replaced books in my hand but once I use them for same purpose I felt less guilty. Besides, electronic books have freed my hand from holding physical books in a time that devices such as computers and smart phones are demanding my daily life. Through these devises I could dive in to massive information in the internet that are related to my interests. Undoubtedly, electronic books or what is called “E-books” not only provided me with accessible facts but it have saved my time searching for them.

I was hesitant to use technology in my earliest academic years yet these reasons have urged me to learn how to use it. I admit, I get really disturbed from the pop ads or apps update. However, despite the technical problems that may accrue, it is still considerably manageable. To be honest, I mostly use electronic version books for academic purposes. Honestly, I do get actual books for my own pleasure specially the classic ones such Frankenstein.

With all the benefits that I get from reading digital books yet reading a physical book is kind of essential for me because it has more intimacy. Books mean more than a book to me because I adore the art in it. And for this reason, I still get a hard copy for my favorite books anyway. With physical books, I feel that the writer is speaking to me directly. But far from my emotions, reading Frankenstein in both ways I have found for the first time what’s in the physical book that I did not find in digital book. First, digital ones are not always accurate. For example, I have found that the audio digital edition is missing the narration of one chapter. Also, most of the digital editions come without footnote which I found very useful on the hard copy. The “word natural philosophy” was defined in the footnote as natural science, also, some of the famous scientists and philosophers that been referred to in the novel that I would not comprehend the novel if I read it only in the digital one. This kind of information probably is not hard to understand for native English speakers but it certainly important to non-native ones.

In the end, I realized that digital books are respectfully satisfying in our contemporary world yet the necessity for physical books are as equally important to those who their intentions are more than reading for pleasure.

what’s digital books missing..

Even though I like having an actual book in my hand to read, reading books online is way easier. It is accessible anytime anywhere since we need technology on a daily basis. So, I get to read my online book whenever I want.

Since I’m an international student, I am always on the move. Traveling would be difficult if I had to carry the number of physical books that are in my electronic library. I get the chance to read for hours during my long trips when I travel not only physically but also thoughtfully. When I am trapped in an airport all day, I cannot do daily tasks [routine interrupted]; this perhaps has unconsciously increased my ability to focus on the text word by word and as a whole. More importantly, reading a book on devices goes beyond reading only one book. For instance, I can look up words meaning, quotes, and names which fulfills my curiosity. My thirst for learning the language and enhancing my knowledge can be bound together in reading an electronic book. When I’m reading online, `I don’t need to carry a notebook and a pen; `I can make notes on the electronic book, giving me the flexibility to mark pages, highlight passages, or underline sentences without permanently marking the book. At first, it seems unfortunate for me that devices have replaced books in my hand but once I use them for same purpose I felt less guilty. Besides, electronic books have freed my hand from holding physical books in a time that devices such as computers and smart phones are demanding my daily life. Through these devises I could dive in to massive information in the internet that are related to my interests. Undoubtedly, electronic books or what is called “E-books” not only provided me with accessible facts but it have saved my time searching for them.

I was hesitant to use technology in my earliest academic years yet these reasons have urged me to learn how to use it. I admit, I get really disturbed from the pop ads or apps update. However, despite the technical problems that may accrue, it is still considerably manageable. To be honest, I mostly use electronic version books for academic purposes. Honestly, I do get actual books for my own pleasure specially the classic ones such Frankenstein.

With all the benefits that I get from reading digital books yet reading a physical book is kind of essential for me because it has more intimacy. Books mean more than a book to me because I adore the art in it. And for this reason, I still get a hard copy for my favorite books anyway. With physical books, I feel that the writer is speaking to me directly. But far from my emotions, reading Frankenstein in both ways I have found for the first time what’s in the physical book that I did not find in digital book. First, digital ones are not always accurate. For example, I have found that the audio digital edition is missing the narration of one chapter. Also, most of the digital editions come without footnote which I found very useful on the hard copy. The “word natural philosophy” was defined in the footnote as natural science, also, some of the famous scientists and philosophers that been referred to in the novel that I would not comprehend the novel if I read it only in the digital one. This kind of information probably is not hard to understand for native English speakers but it certainly important to non-native ones.

In the end, I realized that digital books are respectfully satisfying in our contemporary world yet the necessity for physical books are as equally important to those who their intentions are more than reading for pleasure.

what’s digital books missing..

Even though I like having an actual book in my hand to read, reading books online is way easier. It is accessible anytime anywhere since we need technology on a daily basis. So, I get to read my online book whenever I want.

 

Since I’m an international student, I am always on the move. Traveling would be difficult if I had to carry the number of physical books that are in my electronic library. I get the chance to read for hours during my long trips when I travel not only physically but also thoughtfully. When I am trapped in an airport all day, I cannot do daily tasks [routine interrupted]; this perhaps has unconsciously increased my ability to focus on the text word by word and as a whole. More importantly, reading a book on devices goes beyond reading only one book. For instance, I can look up words meaning, quotes, and names which fulfills my curiosity. My thirst for learning the language and enhancing my knowledge can be bound together in reading an electronic book. When I’m reading online, `I don’t need to carry a notebook and a pen; `I can make notes on the electronic book, giving me the flexibility to mark pages, highlight passages, or underline sentences without permanently marking the book. At first, it seems unfortunate for me that devices have replaced books in my hand but once I use them for same purpose I felt less guilty. Besides, electronic books have freed my hand from holding physical books in a time that devices such as computers and smart phones are demanding my daily life. Through these devises I could dive in to massive information in the internet that are related to my interests. Undoubtedly, electronic books or what is called “E-books” not only provided me with accessible facts but it have saved my time searching for them.

 

I was hesitant to use technology in my earliest academic years yet these reasons have urged me to learn how to use it. I admit, I get really disturbed from the pop ads or apps update. However, despite the technical problems that may accrue, it is still considerably manageable. To be honest, I mostly use electronic version books for academic purposes. Honestly, I do get actual books for my own pleasure specially the classic ones such Frankenstein.

 

With all the benefits that I get from reading digital books yet reading a physical book is kind of essential for me because it has more intimacy. Books mean more than a book to me because I adore the art in it. And for this reason, I still get a hard copy for my favorite books anyway. With physical books, I feel that the writer is speaking to me directly. But far from my emotions, reading Frankenstein in both ways I have found for the first time what’s in the physical book that I did not find in digital book. First, digital ones are not always accurate. For example, I have found that the audio digital edition is missing the narration of one chapter. Also, most of the digital editions come without footnote which I found very useful on the hard copy. The “word natural philosophy” was defined in the footnote as natural science, also, some of the famous scientists and philosophers that been referred to in the novel that I would not comprehend the novel if I read it only in the digital one. This kind of information probably is not hard to understand for native English speakers but it certainly important to non-native ones.

 

In the end, I realized that digital books are respectfully satisfying in our contemporary world yet the necessity for physical books are as equally important to those who their intentions are more than reading for pleasure.