Welcome to Sal Aiello’s E-Portfolio! Here you can find almost everything that I have written or produced at the University of Michigan. I have divided up my work up into four seperate categories. Classwork is where you can find the pieces that I have written for various courses and the assignments spanning many genres and topics. The Drafting Process is where I provide a journey through how I edit and revise my papers with the final product included. Personal Pieces is where I have included a few different essays and other writing related pieces that I produced outside of a school assignment. Thoughts On Why I Can is a relaxed area where I post various thoughts on a whole wide variety of subjects and events. All of these sections can be found under the drop down menu as well as at the bottom of every page you can find a link to each section and its accompanying works.

Classwork, Drafting ProcessPersonal PiecesThoughts On Why I Can

Why This All Matters

Mechanisms, equations, molecules, structures, rules, laws and limits constantly surround my academic thoughts. These are my academic thoughts because I must take a constant stream of science courses since I plan on applying to medical school. When I sit down to write, I am in complete control of what will appear in front of me. I can take my ideas, manipulate my words to form thoughts and then create my own epic equation that I can call my essay. When it is all said and done, really being able to create something that is my own is what makes writing so appealing to me. Sure writing has “rules” of what you can and cannot do, but they are more like guidelines anyway. I don’t have to stick to a structure or provide an exact answer. I could even go so far as to answer a question with another question, something that I could never dream of doing on a calculus exam.

Being a part of this minor is not only something that I will enjoy, but I will look to this minor as a sigh of relief. I can go to the classes as outlets for all of my emotions that want to break free of their science bound limits, and keep my sanity in a relative median. The assignments will not be tasks that I have to complete but rather opportunities for me to grow and to discover unknown abilities within myself. I believe writing generally gets better with experience and this minor can provide me with the experience of my peers and professors. I can also expose myself to new prompts and ways to approach writing. Ultimately I hope to be a part of this minor to elevate myself not only as a writer, but also as a student.