Referring to the peer review process for student websites, please state three changes you would recommend for your peer’s website and justify reasons for those changes.
I reviewed Amber Cook’s website at http://alcook.oucreate.com. I was impressed with the details on this page but have a few things that I feel could be tweaked in order for Amber to present herself to potential employers. The main heading on the page features a photo of flowers with some words describing the theme of the page. This particular theme is a pay-to-upgrade theme and though Amber attempted to personalize the theme with a favorite quote, it appears in conjunction with the original theme description. I think that with a possible commitment to pay for the upgrade to erase the original description, this would be resolved. The only alternative would be to find a theme that has a similar look that is available for free. Potential employers may feel distracted with the words overlaying each other.
The next point I would recommend for a change would be to add a link to the current class website. This will allow potential employers to see what is going on in the class and to possibly gauge how this future employee is doing in the class.
The final point I would recommend would be to increase the font size of the text on the screen. I find them a little difficult to read but it could be due to the background or font color as well. I think potential employers may want to be able to read through some of the past posts to get a better understanding of the person. I understand that this can be easily fixed through zooming in on the website, but then that tends to distort the page and involves some scrolling. By either increasing the size or making it darker, it is more defined.
Citing the text for specific supportive evidence, name one positive aspect and one negative aspect that influenced your adolescent development.
A positive aspect in my adolescent development was the role of school and teachers that I encountered daily. As stated in the text by Broderick & Blewitt (2015), school plays a major part in psychosocial and intellectual development. I felt encouragement by many of my teachers and it helped to foster more self-confidence. A negative aspect is that both my parents had an authoritarian parenting style, often dictating to me how I should act without any real approach to compromise. Parenting styles affect the way children learn and respond. There are distinct differences between cultures as well (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015).