The Senior Blog
Starting on Tuesday, September 10th you are going to be in a writer's workshop creating a website and blog!
Click here to read "Create a Short Bio"
Click here to read "The Resume is Dead. The Bio is King."
Click here to check out "21 Creative Blogger Bio Pages"
Click here to check out "3 Case Studies of Good Bios that Create Results"
Directions for Friday's class:
Monday, September 16
On Monday, accomplish all of the following goals:
Tuesday through Friday, September 17 - 20
On a Google Doc, write a 800 to 1,200-word essay that explores any one, two, or all three of the other goals for your senior year. For each goal, please offer substantial and robust documentation for all of the following:
Here is one version of the 2013-2014 Senior Goals (you may use your own version of these goals instead):
Before we graduate this year and all go our separate ways, our class should try to complete these five goals:
10-point Assignment: The Senior Goals Essay Rough Draft is due on Thursday, September 19th during class in the following form:
Monday, September 23
Turn this assignment into me on Edmodo when you have accomplished all of the following parts:
You Tube How To Video
Write a 500 to 700-word process analysis essay that describes exactly how to do something, how something works, how something is made, or how something occurs. The topic must be something that you personally know how to do already.
Wednesday and Thursday:
Create the You Tube video by yourself or with one partner. You may do this off school grounds with parental permission only.
Thursday and Friday:
Edit, upload, and publish your videos to You Tube in the computer lab.
Wednesday, October 2
Art Prize Discussion
Choose a local, state, national or international current event or issue that is represented in some way at Art Prize. First of all, capture and post on your website two or three quality photos or a 15-second video clip of the art. Then write six paragraphs in the following organization:
By just about any measure, it's clear that Americans pop a lot of pills. For example, the visual.ly article, "Over Prescribed America: Are Americans Taking Too Many Prescription Drugs?" claims that there were "4.2 billion prescriptions written in American in 2011." For a country of just over 300 million, that equates to "13 prescriptions per year" for each American. In theory, we take a pill to make us better; however, to what extent does our desire for an easy cure affect us adversely? There's no disputing that the pharmaceutical industry is big business. Last year, drug companies spent 4 billion dollars and received 325 billion dollars in revenues (visual.ly). The question that is raised by Sara Lowthian's Prescription, is how much is enough? The visual.ly article takes a critical stance by asserting that Americans are being manipulated: "Americans have been led to believe -- by their doctors, by advertisers, and by the pharmaceutical industry -- that there is a pill to cure just about anything that ails them."
Organization for Art Prize Issue Paper ~
Each number represents a different paragraph:
Digital Writing Unit Due Dates:
- You Tube video due ~ Friday, October 4
- Issue Paper due ~ Friday, October 4
- 30-Day Blog due ~ Monday, October 7
30-Day Challenge Blog
Here are the requirements for the 30-Day Challenge Blog:
- At least three different posts
- At least three photos
- 800 to 1,200 total words including a final overall assessment of the success of your experiment
- At least three substantive 50 to 100-word comments from three different people
- Turn in with webpage link as a comment on Edmodo when you are finished