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AshleyFidler

CoachSchnell
PreApEnglish1
22May2015
ResearchConnections

ChoiceElement:
Formychoiceelement,Ishowedatimelineofwhatskinbeginstolooklikeafter
exposure.Startingatababywithnoexposurethangoingto18andup.Theresearchin
thiselementwasaboutfrecklesanddarkspotsappearingonskinafterbeingexposed
tothesun.AnexamplewouldbeFrecklesareanaturalwaytotryandprotecttheskin
fromthesun.Thiswastakenstraightfromabubbleonmychoiceelement.Igotthis
fromawebsitecalledhowstuffworks.comwithanarticletitled
WhydoFrecklesCome
OutinTheSun?
Aquotedirectlyfromthisarticlewas
Melaninactslikeapairof
sunglassesforyourskinbymakingitdarker.Inmanypeople,thesemelanocytesare
spreadoutevenlythroughoutthebody,butinotherstheyaren't.Theygetbunchedup
together,resultinginfreckles.Thiselementprovidedawayfortheviewertoseewhat
theresearchwassaying.

ExpositoryEssay:
Formyexpositoryessay,Iinformedthereaderaboutwhatcouldhappenwhen
theyareoverexposedtothesun.Also,Italkedaboutthesunraysandhowtheyburn

you.Thequote..However,UVBlightsaremuchmoreharmful...camedirectlyfrom
myexpositoryessay.Icameupwiththatideaafterreadingawebpagemadebya
studentatVanderbiltUniversitywhomadeawebpagetitled
DoTanningBedscause
SkinCancerandOtherHarmfulEffects.
Thequotethatcamestraightfromthewebpage
thatgavemethatideawasUVBraysaremostresponsibleforaskinsburning.The
raysactuallypopthecapillariesjustbeneaththesurfaceoftheskin.Anotherquote
takenfrommyexpositoryessaywasIfyouhavetheslightestsuspicionofMelanoma
youshouldgotothedoctorimmediately.Iincludedthisinmyexpositoryessay
becauseofthequoteMalignantmelanomaistherarestbutmostdangeroustypeof
skincancer.Thatquotecamefromthewebsitewho.intandanarticletitled
Theknown
healtheffectsofUV.
Thisproveshowdangerousthesuncanbe.

NarrativeEssay:
Inmynarrativeessay,Italkedaboutthepersonalsideofthistopicformyfamily
andme.Iincludedmymomsexperienceandmygrandadsexperience.Iinterviewed
mymomformyprimarysource.Alsomymomtoldmeaboutmygrandadandhisskin
cancerexperience.ThequestionsIaskedmymomhelpedmeunderstandhowmost
peopledonotevenrealizetheyhaveit.InmynarrativeessayitsaysLaterinhislife
whenhewasatthedoctor,theyfoundacancerousskincell.Thisimplieshedidnot
realizeandhemostlikelyneverwouldhavefiguredouthehadskincancer.Thisrelates
tomyprimarysourcebecauseitwasthesamewithmymom,eventhoughIonly
includedmygrandadsstoryinmynarrativeessay.IntheinterviewIaskedJulieFidler,

mymom,Didyouknowyourmoleswerecancerousbeforethedoctortoldyou?Her
exactanswerwas,No,IhadnoclueuntilIwasgettingaregularcheckupandthen
thedoctornoticedthemandtestedthemforcancerouscellsThatiswhyskincanceris
dangerous,becausemostpeopledontrealizetheyhaveit.

Poem:
Mypoemconsistedofalotofpriorknowledge.Eventhoughtherewasprior
knowledge,therewasalsoalotofresearch.Twolinesdirectlyfrommypoemwere
Tanningisattractive...butthecancercanbemassive.IputthisintherebecauseIread
anonlinedatabasecalledGale.ThebookinGalethatIreadwascalled
Tanning.
Itwas
bySaraPendergastandwasinthe
St.JamesEncyclopediaofPopularCulturewhichis
onGale.ThequotethatcamestraightfromthebookfromtheGaleDatabasewas
For
manyyears,suntannedskinsymbolizedhealthandsexappeal...Thisquoteshowsthat
tannedskinisattractiveallovertheworld.Anotherquotestraightfrommypoemis
Alwayshaveprotection...orthehealthofyourskinandeyeswillgointhewrong
direction.ThisideawasbroughtdirectlyfromthequoteThisprovedthatUVmediated
cornealinflammationcanbefoundinpeoplewhoareexposedregularlytoUV
radiation.Thatquotecamefromawebpagetitled
DoTanningBedsCauseSkinCancer
andOtherHarmfulEffects?
createdbyastudentatVanderbiltUniversity.

VisualElement:

Formyvisualelement,Idrewapictureofagirltanning.Also,Idrewasunthat
hadrayscomingoffofit.IntheraysIwrotewordsthataresideeffectsoftanning.My
visualelementincludesalloftheharmfulthingsthesuncandotoyou.Twooftherays
arefromthesamesource.SunburnsandEyedamageweretakendirectlyfrommy
visual.TheyareinspiredfromthesourceofawebpagecreatedbyElizabethCarruth
fromVanderbiltUniversity.Thewebpageiscalled
DoTanningBedsCauseSkin
CancerandOtherHarmfulEffects?
Aquotethatcomesdirectlyfromthatsourcetoback
upmyquoteofEyedamageisthequoteTheexperimentprovedthattherewasa
30foldincreaseinradiationofthestromacellscomparedtothecellsthatwerenot
exposedtotheradiation.The30foldcauseseyedamage.