Refer to this post if you need a refresher course on how to create and publish a post.
Before we dig right in, let’s take a look at what I’m expecting you to be completing when it comes to blog posts.
Let’s compare three blog posts from the same prompt:
This was the prompt: What’s one opportunity you have now that you have not taken? Is it the ability to try something new, take an online or college class, go out for a team/club/activity? Or is it something less concrete? Tell me all about it. What’s been holding you back from stepping through the door that opportunity is presenting you?
“i wish i had gone out for foot ball”
“one oppertunity i had that i didn’t take was National Honors Society. i shoulda done it my junior year, this year it woulda been pointless tho cuz i wouldn’t have been able to use it on any scholarships. last year I was 2 lazy to fill out the paperwork is why I din’t do it. at least I didn’t have to be in the NHS SRB though.”
“I am incredibly fortunate to have really supportive parents. They have let me do anything and everything that I have wanted to try (with the exception of Girl Scouts) in my entire life. From ballet and gymnastics to FFA and soccer they have always been on the sidelines cheering as loud as they could. The fact that they are always there is amazing considering the fact that they both wish that my main focus would involve the 4 legged creature living in the barn. The opportunities that I have to excel in rodeo and 4-H are endless. My parents would be 100% willing to pay hundreds of dollars for clinics and new equipment. However, I haven’t really taken advantage of the opportunity. I absolutely love riding, and competing but I have always known that I wouldn’t compete in college or anything like that. If there was an way that I could spend as much time with my horse as I do for soccer I would love it, but it’s simply not possible. Nevertheless I hope to be involved in the equine world forever, I couldn’t imagine my life without it.”
In comparing these posts you’ll notice one is too short and didn’t really answer most of the questions. The second is also very brief and has several spelling or grammatical errors. The other is a bit more thoughtful and explains what the writer is talking about in greater detail. The second writer also makes fewer grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
Let this serve as a reminder that I’m not asking you to do brain surgery here, but I am expecting you to put forth some effort! I realize that on some posts you simply won’t have as much to say as on others. That’s OK.
What do you spend the majority of your free time doing? We’ve just started back from having the summer off. I’m guessing you, like I, have more free time during the summer than you do during the school year. Does the way your spend your free time change during the school year in comparison to the summer? How do you prioritize the things you do during your free time? Are there things or activities that you just don’t have time for during the school year? In looking back at how you spent your free time over the summer; did you waste some of your time? If so, what did you do to waste it? If you could have that time back again, what would you spend it doing?
Your post is due Monday, August 29, 2016 at 8:15 a.m.