Browse Exhibits (12 total)

Restaurant Receipts


Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much.

This collection of restaurant check receipts were collected by my co-workers and I, ranging from dissatisfied to satisfied guests who have dined mostly at Canopy Road Cafe, as I have included a receipt from another restaurant as well. Those who have not previously worked as waitress's or waiters wouldn't understand just how detremential these little annotations can be to a servers reputation and own personal self-confidence. However, the effectiveness of the notes can also heavily depend on the guest themself and the interactions that were held during their visit.  

Finding these types of notes are typical during shifts and provide us with personal feedback where we can learn where we can improve or where our areas of strength are. The categories that these notes can be put into are many, though I have limited it down to the top main ones: positive, negative, and flirtation. These tend to be the most reoccuring notation style that I have noitced over the years.

*keep in mind that these notes are from a variety of employee's in the restaurant  

Annotated Elementary Books


"Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch." But what about our words? Better yet, what about our annotations. We use annotations in literature to highlight important concepts, ideas, beliefs, and values. The give a subject perspective into reading. This exhibit gives further insight into the annotations of young elementary schoolers from Barbara Skulszki's class.

Annotations are important in everyday life to help you correctly and coherently understand books. Harvard library regards this in the statement “Annotating puts you actively and immediately in a ‘dialogue’ with an author and the issues and ideas you encounter in a written text. It's also a way to have an ongoing conversation with yourself as you move through the text and to record what that encounter was like for you.” Annotations are more than a way to remember a sentence or phrase, annotations help you live through the book.

This exhibit focuses on annotation: a note added by way of comment or explanation. This exhibit is based on everyday writing in books. It focuses on select students from an Elementary school. Annotations are subjective, they are your interpretation of a story and can range from doodles to words that help you understand the story better. 

In gradeschool we were always taught never to write in books. They were considered property and it was shuned upon to "destroy" someone else's property. This exhibit shy's away from that steroype and promotes gradeschool children to annotate books. 

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