My first year writing course has allowed me to progress as a writer over the course of the semester. To represent what I have done this semester, I constructed a pizza pie which is appropriate for me given I am a New Yorker. The first step in making a pizza is the dough which signifies the ENG 101 course about games and is what all assignments completed revolved around. The next step is to add sauce on top of the dough and the sauce represents the book “Superbetter: The Power of Living Gamefully” by Jane McGonigal. This book was incorporated into most assignments and was used to learn more about how games can help people in the real world. On top of the sauce is the cheese which is the last thing added before putting it in the oven. This represents the final reflection and final portfolio which contains all of my work from this course.
How good is a pizza without toppings? The toppings represent all the different assignments we had this semester which allowed me to progress as a writer. Pepperoni, the most popular topping, represents the podcast series we created because it was my favorite assignment this semester. It is on two of the six slices because each of us was producer and assistant producer on two episodes about FIFA 20 and Minecraft. The third slice is topped with onions which represents our hometasking assignments and competition. I chose onions to represent these fun tasks because onions make people teary-eyed and I reminisced on what the semester could’ve been if we were still at school which made me a bit sad. Next, another slice is topped with buffalo chicken which is a symbol the weekly side quest assignments like this one. Side quests could get a little ~spicy~ at times as they made me think outside the box, so I chose buffalo chicken which is also hot. The fifth slice has mushrooms which is for the game Fiasco we played in groups and wrote a reflection about. Coming up with an appropriate topping for Fiasco was challenging, but when I thought of the wild west where our story was set, for some reason, the first topping I thought of was mushrooms. Last but not least, the sixth slice has pineapples which represents all the other games explored this semester like “Gone Home” and “Betrayal at House on the Hill.”