I Have a New Blog!
I have a new blog for my students:
Please check it out. I started it for my new Fall 2006 Academic Writing and Grammar class.
See you there!
One more week! Now is the time. We are really working hard in my class studying for the final exams. We came up with a giant study schedule to plan out our time before the final exams. I really love the 888 rule . . . that is, 8 hours of work, 8 hours of life and 8 hours of sleep. It really divides the day up nicely. Anyway, I have calculated that if my students started studying on Monday they have 44 available hours for study before the first final exam. You sure can do a lot with 44 hours. Some of my students are doing some great stuff. One of them is re-reading all of the readings and making summaries of each one. Another one of my students is making a language list of nice phrases she can use from the readings in her essays. I suggested that my students focus on just learning five words per chapter that we studied. That means that they only have to memorize 35 words before the final exams. I'm sure they can do it! I guess the hardest day is going to be on Monday when I suggested they write three practice essay exams in one day. Hard stuff . . . but it is almost all over. It'll be worth it when they pass and they can go to university in September :-)
Well, there is only one more week of classes left, and then we are doing our final exams. When I think back to everything that we have been doing, I'm really surprised by how much we have covered. It's astounding!
Here I am in the library. I am supposed to meeting a friend, but while I am waiting I thought I could blog for a while. Also, I just like showing off how fast I can type, and it looks like I am really busy :-)