Saturday, August 29, 2015

Exploration 2: My First Blog Post from Rachel Hopper

     My name is Rachel Hopper and I am starting my second year of college as a junior.  I grew up here in Marion and went to Pleasant High School.  I have been involved in bands, choirs, plays and musicals since the 5th grade.  I was also a cheerleader in high school along with playing volleyball and softball.  I was born in North Carolina while my father was stationed at Fort Bragg.  I came back to Ohio right before I had to start school.  We came to Ohio because this was where my family was from.  My major is Pharmacy.  I've always wanted to work in a hospital setting.  I volunteer at Marion General Hospital for two years and that was when I discovered that I enjoyed helping people in that setting.  The picture of me below is from this summer when I worked for the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir.  I was a 2 year alum of the choir and this year I was asked to be on staff.  It was one of the most rewarding experiences that I have ever had.  I hope I get the chance to do it again in the future.
     One idea that stood out to me was that each discipline has its own literacy.  I am a more of a chemistry and biology oriented person, so most of the time I write up lab narratives and lab reports.  I never really considered that writing until now.  I have to communicate what I do in the lab to others, like my professor and other students. Communicating through that documentation is key in that field.  Learning how to write is crucial no matter what discipline you find yourself in.

Thanks for reading!

Rachel Hopper
This is me at the State Fair on staff this past summer.


  1. I really agree with you when you say that, you never really realize what is writing. Sometimes we use writing and we don't even realize that we are. Writing is sneaky in that way and sometimes it makes us better as writers

  2. I also agree with you and the idea that we never really recognize that we are using our writing skills if we are writing something that we enjoy. You think about it more when you are writing papers that are required.

  3. It's really cool that you were involved in so many musical activities. I was in choir and orchestra in high school.

  4. Great work Rachel! I am excited to see how well you fare in college, pharmacy is hard stuff and I commend you for taking on such a difficult but neat subject, Good luck.

  5. That's awesome how you played three sports in high school. That must have been a lot to handle along with your school work! Also, that's awesome that the book we are reading made you learn something about yourself.

  6. I agree with you that knowing how to write is crucial. I'm also a science-oriented person, but I feel like it's still extremely important for me to know how to communicate in different ways and how to express myself in words in a non-scientific manner.


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