Thursday, May 31, 2012

Advice for my College Blog

I've talked to a few different people, and they all pretty much said that I need to make my college blog more personal.  It's a great brochure for Northwestern, but there isn't much personal feeling behind it.  This is what I will work on achieving over the next few days.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Next Steps

My next step is to create a blog where I can post all of my college information.  I plan to have this up and roughly outlined over the weekend, but monday night.  The following week I will continue to put information onto my blog, and apply any finishing touches that need to be applied.  If we have presentations, I plan on showing my classmates the work that is posted, and encourage everyone to get the word out there about what I have done.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My College Blog

So far, I have talked with a student who is currently attending Northwestern to get a little more information and insight from someone who actually attends the school.  I have also talked to a student who is a grade younger than me and interested in attending Northwestern in Fall of 2013.  I am currently working on doing what I need to do as an incoming freshman, such as loan applications, housing applications, etc, so that I can get a better grasp on the advise I will be posting on my blog.

What I still need to do is make an actual blog where I can document all of this information.  This is in the works and will be up shortly.

My work will benefit others by acting as a guide to those that will be seniors next year.  I will not only have information specifically for students interested in attending Northwestern, but will also have general need to know information for all high school seniors.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Big Plan

I am creating a college blog, something that as I've thought more about I've brainstormed a lot of really useful ideas.  My biggest concern is how I am going to get the word out about what I produce, but what I think will be most helpful is for Dr. Preston to pass along what I end up doing to his students next year.  Over the next few weeks I want to create a blog that includes facts about Northwestern, my story and how I chose to go there, and all that good stuff.  This isn't just something that will be finished this year though.  I plan to continue to update it once I go off to school.  I have already talked to a student who is a year younger than me, who approached me with questions about Northwestern upon hearing that I decided to go there.  The information that I passed along to him will be the building blogs of this project.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

AP Study Progress -- Post 6

As recommended in class, I revisited some of the course blogs and read over literature analyses.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

AP Study Progress -- Post 5

Today we took another literary terms quiz and did not have time to study in class. Before class on friday I plan on studying the remaining literary terms we have yet to be quizzed on.

Monday, April 30, 2012

AP Study Progress -- Post 4

In class today, the group I was sitting with discussed our various ways of approaching studying for the AP Exam.  Although there were different good ideas, my plan is what seems to fit me best.  The rest of the time I spent looking over the vocabulary list definitions that are posted on my partner's blog.