Sunday, September 30, 2012

October 1

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: up to you]

In schooling the word "test" has a particular set of connotations.  In the world, being tested means different things altogether.  Describe something from your life outside school that tested you.  How?  What did you learn?  Did you pass or fail?

AGENDA:
1. Journal
2. Midterm preparation:
  • Determine what resources you'll need (vocabulary lists, to be sure, but what else will help you study?  flashcards?  software/apps?  other people?)
  • Talk and collaborate with people you want to team with
  • Create a schedule for yourself from today until Friday
  • Write a checklist on a piece of paper or device so that you can measure your progress each day
[UPDATE: I'm posting this the day before so that those of you who want to think about this and organize online can get started.]

HW:
1. Post your midterm review/study strategy to your blog.
2. Review at least 10 of your colleagues' blogs and comment with suggestions, questions, and thank-yous for good ideas.  If you get an idea worth using from someone else's blog, revise the strategy on your post to include it.  Credit the person who shared the idea by citing his/her blog as the source and including a link back to it.
3. If you find a blog that's worth an honorable mention for content or design, please comment to this post with the URL so that we can all see.

BONUS:
Rheanna just submitted this picture, what does it say to you?

33 comments:

  1. http://marriagarhsenglitcomp.blogspot.com/2012/09/midterm-reviewstudy-strategy.html

    Michelle Arriaga is on top of this!!! Thanks girl for the new resource! "Kudos"

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  2. I believe that "It's in the hole!"

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  3. This is telling me we don't need golf clubs to take the test on Friday. WILL NOT PROCRASTINATE ON THIS. :)

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  4. No point of trying, I AM GOING TO FAIL!

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  5. I don't understand what you guys are saying? His "lackey" (see what I did there?)is clearly tossing the club to him and he's like "THIS IS SO EASY I DON'T EVEN NEED TO LOOK".

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  6. Agree with Justin here. He is approaching this like a champ. He is only as good as his knowledge, and his knowledge is telling him that he can do this no problem. "Hey look, there is my hole in one now"
    "Right O"

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    1. I think we should approach this test just like this golfer and not even study. WHO'S WITH ME?

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    2. Justin my goodness! I think your right about him being confident but you SHOULD study!!!!

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    3. I'm gonna follow what my heart tells me. The rest is up to... Golden Coral.

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  7. Would you believe that this man is using the force to make a hole-in-one?

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  9. I'm pretty sure it's saying "Alright, I know what I know. It can go one of two ways. I'm going to either pass with an okay grade or I'm going to fail miserably due to my lack of effective studying (sigh)."

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  10. The picture reminded me of all the times that I really studied for something, but I forgot to study one crucial thing that made everything else on the test go down hill. So to me, he's saying, "I forgot how to play" or "Man, I forgot that my knee gives out every time I play this game."

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  11. http://educatingthenation.blogspot.com/2012/01/chronicle-of-higher-education-report.html

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  12. I think this picture suggests that he is over cocky about the test and that he doesn't even have to try, but this may either lead to his success or his failure. To me this suggests that by being careless I can either pass or more likely fail. Therefore I am going to study!

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  13. The character is showing an " I just don't care anymore attitude"....

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  14. The man in the picture is being careless about the test.

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  15. This guy looks like he's just giving up before it's even starting. Look at his face! He has that look like "I don't even know why I'm doing this, I'm outta here. Peace." I rarely do this when it comes to tests but sometimes.. I assume I look the same, haha.

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  16. To me it looks like the man in the picture is saying "I'm going to loose the game (fail the test)anyways so why even try" which is why he is throwing his golf club behind him because he's basically giving up.

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  17. To me it looks like the man is giving up the test. He does not care if he fail or success anymore..

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  18. It says to me that he is carefree and is confident that he did good.

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  19. Well this picture to me is a meme because I have seen the picture before and it is used to show the carefreeness of a person when they do something that seems challenging

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  20. To me, it looks like the man made a bad shot and got so disgusted with his shot that he just wants to give up. To give up, is to fail. You have to keep trying maybe the next hole you gain your momentum back and you end up doing better then you original thought.

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  21. The picture looks like the man just gave up on the game and can careless. It shows that he has no interest on even trying. But at the same time this picture looks like he is saying "piece of cake" knowing he did good.

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  22. To me this picture says that he has been preparing for this test so much that now that it is here there is nothing to worry about. He is confident in what he is about to get himself into and by throwing his club he is saying, “This is so easy that I don’t even need a club to make the golf ball go into the hole.”

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  23. This has different meanings, it just depends on how you look at it. He could be like "YOLO" because he really didn't come prepared, or like "Dude, please..get on my level" because he apparently is just way too good for the game.

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  24. This is what is going through all of our heads when the test is one that we aren't prepared for or is unexpected. It's what all of us wanna do with our pencil. "just give me the F. Can I go now?"

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  25. I don't know about you guys but I didn't know I could add cool little interactive animations like the one I found on Jason Reinwald's blog.


    http://www.jreinwaldrhsenglitcomp.blogspot.com/

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  26. Well there are really two ways to look at this. There's the, "Psh.. Teacher please! I GOT THIS!" way of looking at it where you are so prepared that you are almost insulted by the fact that the teacher even CONSIDERED testing you of all people. Then there's the, "Pop quiz on the material I in no way studied? Pshh... I'm gonna bomb this test so bad it'll look like a nuclear bomb just hit my paper!" which should be pretty self-explanatory.

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  27. He's pretty much saying I'm screwed. I missed the putt( kind of like saying I didn't study and I'm going to fail.)

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  28. Well, his posture says, "I got this" but his facial expressions tell me otherwise

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