Weekly Project Journal
Each week of the project, student must submit a project journal entry. The journal entry consists of three parts:
1. Description. What happened in your project this week? What did you do? Experience?
This was my last week of on-site visits. I did the usual activity (desk work) but there was really no filing to be done this time, so I actually did hw on the lulls because it was pretty slow. It was really sweet though, because the people I were working with knew it was my last day, so they got me a little bag of SHH artifacts and got some muffins for everybody to eat - it was a really nice way to say goodbye.
In addition to on-site activity, I did a lot of work on chapters 3-6; writing them, editing them, etc. That was a large part of my spring break - joy. So it goes.
2. Interpretation. What did you learn from your project this week? About the project? About the issue? About yourself?
I really enjoyed volunteering at SHH - they're a really neat organization that's run really, really well, and they really do make a difference in people's lives. I'm very thankful that I got to be there for awhile.
In addition, I learned a lot about my project and the issue of hunger and food insecurity when writing the chapters. Organizing all the data and interviews and forming opinions about what I learned and how they could apply was really helpful. In addition, I really enjoyed this project because it helped me make some decisions about what I would like to do with the rest of my life.
3. Evaluation. How would you evaluate your work on the project this week? What grade would you give yourself? Are you accomplishing the objectives of the project? Your personal objectives?
I would give myself an A for these past two combined weeks; not only did I do on-site work, but I put a lot of time into writing chapters and forming opinions. As the project draws to a close, I feel that I have accomplished the objectives of the project and of my own.