What Have I done?
For the internal assessment, the process went in several steps. First, I made mind maps so I can organize my thoughts. Then, by narrowing them down and thinking more deeply, I have came with my topic as “What is the standard of beauty within Korean Women?” I chose it because it directly relates to my personal interest. Step by step, after creating a research question, I got to the step of writing an outline. Creating outline went fast, I just had to write down my complicated thoughts into different parts precisely. Writing a rough draft was the final step for this semester, and it was to get the right way to explore during the vacation. Since there was no time to go through the explore, I did not have datas to analysis so instead of that real contents, I pasted sample graphs & charts and made rough draft to look somewhat similar to my future final draft.
What Should be Improved?
After finishing my rough draft, me and Mrs. Gilmore had a conference, which we talked about my draft and there were some places that I have to improve or change on. Also, she gave me lots of advices so I can include more stuff on my draft during the break. I did good job on having clear aim, rationale in my introduction and some keywords such as ‘lookism’ was well defined.
List of my use of technology was mostly using calculator (inspire), measuring slopes, length, width and so on. Moreover I am doing statistics where I include lots and lots of table charts. Therefore, I will definitely be using excel.
Some parts that I have not included were historical and global perspectives related to my topic. I did mention them but not in depth. I have mentioned lookism, “prejudice or discrimination on the grounds of a person’s appearance,” which where my topic had came from. And here, I could relate it to the historical aspect where I get to research about when actually this lookism started. In addition, I have also got up with the fact that Korea’s standard of beauty is keep on changing, long time ago face that is round and have small eyes, small lips etc. was the look people preferred, however, it is obvious that now days people prefer western looks; specifically, big eyes, high nose, v-lined face shape etc. And I predict that this is because of the inflow of foreign culture and western being a powerful nation.
What Should I do?
Just like what I mentioned right now, I have to include historical/global issues and perspectives. Moreover, of course, I should be doing the actual research and do the measurements and all the calculations. +Look for the applications that will minimize my limitations and errors.