Brianna Cardenas Case Study

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Brianna Cardenas emailed Meinhard B. Cardenas on the 19th of October, 2016, asking if he would be interested in participating in a profile essay where one must be interviewed by a student with mutual interest in the same line of work. Cardenas is a professor at The University of Texas at Austin: Jackson School of Geosciences, who specializes in Hydrology, a field Brianna is very much interested in. Brianna could not stress enough, the amount of dedication she was willing to put into their interview, if only Cardenas would have the time and interest to accommodate her. So, when Brianna got an email from Cardenas that very same day, with not only accepting her interview, but by also showing signs of equal or more excitement to answer her questions, …show more content…
He shared with Brianna that he likes to keep a journal of ideas, written two nights previous, on what he would like to teach for each class of that coming day. Also, Cardenas confesses to preferring the original writing method, the simple and effective step-by-step process we had all learned in elementary school. This includes the brainstorming and formation of ideas, physically writing a rough draft, making revisions with red pen, repeating the process as many times as one wishes, and finally producing a perfected and polished final piece. Cardenas told Brianna that this method is the easiest for him, especially that his occupation’s daily schedule requires him to “spend about half of his time writing, or editing his colleagues’ and students’ writings.” Cardenas claims to trust this method, as this is the most efficient way to help him remember all the information he wants to …show more content…
Brianna asked Cardenas if he could give one example of a positive experience he has had with writing. Cardenas then went on to explain, “There has never been one set example he could claim or give to others as reference but rather, every time his colleagues and his research would get published, there is always a rewarding feeling.” Cardenas could not emphasize more that, the publications are best rewarding when other scientists like himself, would atually read and cite his papers. When others would contact Cardenas, thanking him for the research he had done, Cardenas’ colleagues and him would then get together at one of the colleagues offices and share cake and coffee, celebrating for the hard work they had put into the publication for the long period of time. But of course, his publications are not an easy

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