My name is Jack Fowler and I am a first-year from Jonesboro, Arkansas. I am taking this course because it is a requirement for my major and because I think it will be interesting to learn about the role of Mass Communication on our world. I not only expect to learn this role from this course but also the history behind Mass Communication and I think it is important because of the major role Mass Communication plays in our society. I think motivation, doing the work, and willingness to think analytically are what makes a good student, and a good instructor is made up of understanding, willingness to challenge, and an ability to listen to their students. I expect that I’ll make a low A or high B because I am a Deep Learner and am motivated to fully learn and understand the subject at hand. So, this makes me a Commitment Knower because I want to know what I learn and use it in the future of my career. I anticipate graduating in 2020 and maybe attending Graduate School. I’m not very busy as I am only in the ASTATE Film Society and have no full-time or part-time job.

The last good movie I watched was Easy Rider because being the film geek I am I have wanted to watch it for a while now and finally could catch it on Showtime on DirecTV also because it was Dennis Hopper’s directional debut. My last two pieces of music were two Bruce Springsteen albums: The Ghost of Tom Joad and Chapter and Verse. Both were from Google Play Music. Fight Club and One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest are the two most memorable books I have read because both present the themes and conflicts that I feel affect me the most and are constantly relevant in society. The Newspaper or Magazine I admire the most is The Atlantic because I feel that they have very thoughtful articles and analytical thinking.

I would rate my internet skills close to a 9 on a scale of 1-to-10 with 10 meaning completely because I first encountered somewhere around 2009 or 2010 and have used it constantly since that point. Now, I use my phone and MacBook to check my jackrfowler@gmail.com email or jackrfowler.wordpress.com and access Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and YouTube. Which I all use for entertainment and to know what is going in the world.

My personal strengths are analytical thinking and outside of the box thinking, and could improve on some personal conflicts within me. However, in 10 years I plan to have somewhat solved those conflicts and at least be working on or have worked on my first movie. If I had $50 for two weeks of groceries I would buy Chunky Peanut butter, Cheddar Chex Mix, Frozen Pizzas, and whatever I can buy after that because those are some of the things I like to eat think I could survive close to two weeks with that to eat.

So, I am a film geek and aspiring writer and director that lives and breathes movies. So much so that I live my life based on a quote from my favorite movie of all time; The Shawshank Redemption. “Get busy living or get busy dying,” is the quote I live by and to some it may seem a little cynical, but I think it is a motto of hope and is a main foundation for the love of life and living it to its fullest.