Tuesday, February 28, 2012


At the beginning of this semester I was starting to become overwhelmed with all the class work and responsibilities I took on. As the semester progress and comes to an end I have figured out that the fast pace and continual due date and deadlines do not end. Time management in my life has become one of my top priorities. This course requires in my opinion a lot of participation in order to succeed and if you do not utilize all your time wisely some assignments may not be completed. The older I get and the more I become involved in my local and academic community I understand the value of time management and how dysfunctional life would be without it.
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
            Even though we as students have been in school for so long, so many of us seem to suffer from poor organizational skills and time management. Organization in this course is also vital you have to keep up with so many different passwords and usernames, as well as assignment due dates. This prepares you in various ways for your future occupation with your memorization skills. In this course similarly to many others time management is not only essential bur required. Because if you not properly layout a schedule of your day and week, assignments will slip your mind. Over the last couple of weeks been trying to overcome these weakness in both my academic and personal life and is harder than I thought it would be.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Process of Creation

Coming into this Wikipedia project I was a little intimidated. One because I had never edited let alone created a Wikipedia article. And with the failure of our first attempt to effectively create a guide to compose a successful article increased that anxiety. But in class my partner and I randomly chose our topic which happened to be external links which was a little long but easier. One of our fellow classmates recommended a website that we used to connect to “On Writing". In order to weed out several of the links we used the process of elimination and picked the links that seemed to be timely, and relevant. After reading through numerous sources and links we chose the most relevant information. Although many of the external links come from the same source it was very time consuming reading over the information to insure that the content was appropriate for our class Wikipedia. Peer editing was required as well as necessary although we did not receive much feedback; due to the fact our document lacked the opportunity for the class to comment for a short period of time. Although creating a Wikipedia article was not as hard as I intended, I'm not sure if I will ever do another one!
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~ Ben Franklin
This quote sticks out to me because if you have absolutely no interest in the subject matter your about you probably should not be writing. Although as students writing assignments are not optional therefore attempt to twist the subject in your point of view how it relates to you personally. And more than likely you find similarities in your situation and Mr. King's. And this relates to the Wikipedia article because if you didn't read the book then this assignment is not worth writing about due to the fact that you have no clue of how you relate to the moral of his story.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Technology Will Fail You!

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, and the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. ~Mark Kennedy With this being our sixth blog post you would think that students would no longer procrastinate concerning their assignments. This laziness and characteristic of procrastination has become due to our heavy dependence upon modern technology. And though we are capable of much more these technological inventions as listed above have given us the ability to rely less on our own creativity and more upon: Google, Wikipedia, and Answers.com. I have come to the conclusion that most of us are not only dependent but addicted to technology, whether it is television, social media, and/or use of transporation be it automobiles or airplanes. Not only have these technological inventions affected our work ethic, it has been deemed that technology addiction has began to disrupt teenage learning abilities. So my biggest challenge throughout this has been and will be dealing with procrastination and not "half assing" assignments because in the end it will affect my overall average. Similarly, last week after being informed on how insane it is to procrastinate I waited to the last minute to complete my blog post. And around 9:59 p.m. I was attempting to turn in my blog post memo and all of the internet was operating properly excluding the most important section, the assignment submit tab. So I rapidly and frantically began to brainstorm ways that I could turn in my assignment. Finally, I got the assignment turned in and but the I learned a valuable lesson that, "Technology will fail you". Therefore I would encourage you all to learn from my mistakes and complete your assignments ahead of time and relieve yourself of a bucket load of unnecessary stress.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Adjusting To Uncomfortable Situations

Adjust is to make comfortable or suiting. There are times in our academic adventures and personal lives when we might feel that we are in a tumble drier of stressful situations. Frequently we get accustomed to our daily routines which makes even slight adjustments difficult to deal with. Coming into this hybrid English 101 course, I was surprised because I was unaware that I had enrolled into a hybrid course. But as the semester goes along and I become a little more open minded the course does not so bad. Being used to a traditional class setting meeting once a week is a huge adjustment and something both my fellow classmates and I are challenged with.