Day 3 at JSV
Yesterday was a slow day for tutoring. I tutor on Mondays usually with one other girl from the University who is taking a service-learning class as well. Only three girls came in for help and they kept putting off their homework. Every time I tried to direct them back to their homework they would change the subject. It was very hard to get them to focus on their science project.
Today I had my meeting with Zach about the paper from two weeks ago, the research paper, and volunteering. I do have to say that I didn’t understand the nature of the paper at all and now I’m going to have to redo it or at least fix it a little bit. For my research paper, I plan to write it on the deaf culture and integrate cochlear implants somehow. I want to be able to discuss the views that many deaf people have on what cochlear implants do to their community. My mother is deaf and has been all her life. I already know the answer to the issue on cochlear implants but I want to expose others to it as well. Also, there is a big debate at Gallaudet University in Wisconsin (school for the deaf) about letting people who have cochlear implants and other devices enrolled in the school. It really is a big argument. I know I’ll have plenty of input from my mother and hopefully I can gather a few papers on the subject itself. I am a little worried about the research aspect but this issue has been around for decades. It’s definitely going to be a hard paper to write but I’m ready for it.