Before this literacy project I didn't really realize everything in my daily life that counts as a form of literacy. I never thought that being on facebook, checking my email, and surfing the internet were forms of literacy activities. I knew that reading a book or textbook, reading a magazine or even reading a menu were all literacy activities, however they none of them really took up a lot of time during my day. Once I realized all the activities that really do count as literacy activities I also realized how much literacy activities take up my daily life.
The literacy activities I mostly engage in are facebook, twitter, checking emails, oncourse, and surfing the internet. I found after keeping track for the past 3 days that those few activities are common things that I engage in more than twice a day. Twitter I tend to only engage in once a day. Other literacy activities I engage in are reading textbooks and reading menus. I have gone out to eat a couple of times in the past 3 days so menu reading is a literacy activity that was common. However menu reading is not a daily literacy activity and is one that I will go days or a week without doing. Textbook reading is a daily activity that I engaged in only once or twice a day the past 3 days. However Textbook reading is a literacy activity that will increase in my daily life as the school year progresses.
Most of my literacy activities are done in my apartment or at home. I check my facebook or twitter on my phone a lot and I sometimes surf the internet for specific things whenever I am out of the apartment or home. Reading textbooks, checking emails, and surfing the internet are mostly done at home. Reading menus is a literacy activity that always takes place in some sort of restaurant. I really enjoyed this literacy project because it was interesting to me how many times I engage in a literacy activity and all the things that really count as a literacy activity that never really occurred to me were. On a more negative note it occurred to me during this project that I spend way too much of my time on faceb