Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Writing an informal essay was not hard for me at all. I like a lot better than a formal essay because ther rules are so strict. With informal essays you can use creative angles, talk to the reader, use informal language, and not have to worry about following the strict rules. When writing an informal essay, you can almost talk about anything. When its a formal essay, it's usually something about something important. I think informal essays are easy to write, and fun. Writing a formal essay is a lot of work because you cannot use informal language and that makes it really hard. Although, when you are finished it feels good. But when I think of an informal essay I think of funny, "easy going", and it could be about anything. They are fun to read and I enjoy writing them.
I have never read Frankenstein before, but as we are starting to read it I'm having a hard time understanding what is going on. It is not that the language is extremely confusing, but it is kind of boring right now. I heard it gets better after chapter 5, and after reading chapter 1 which was slightly interesting, I'm excited to get to that chapter and on. So far, I know that Dr. Frankenstein is a scientist and he creates a monster. I also know that he was in love with his adopted sister. I have not watched the movie before, so I'm still a little blank when it comes to Frankenstein. I always thought Frankenstein was the monster.
I am excited to read further though because people say it is a good book and it does get more interesting. If it doesn't, I will be disappointed. I always thought it would be a good book and a good movie, but since I have never watched or read it before, the parts I have read are disappointing. I'm thinking positively about it though because, as I said before, I've heard it gets more interesting. Well, I hope everyone is right! I'm ready to read on!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I liked all the creativity the class came up with. Some of them were like motivational speakers and others were very lively. I thought most of the people would go up and just talk monotone because that's what most presentations consist of that I'm at. This time was different and I really liked that. I didn't like that some were so long. They were only suppose to be three minutes but they were like ten minutes. I understand that we were suppose to give a lot of information in three minutes, but it was suppose to be brief.. not in depth. I also didn't like how some people gave away the ending because if we were trying to get people to read our book, nobody would want to when they know how it ends. I tried to keep mine short, but the emoticons took a while.
If I could do it again I would probably have done my summary better. Whenever I get up infront of the class, I forget half of the stuff I'm suppose to say. I forgot a few things that I wanted to say and remembered once I say down but obviously I couldn't say them anymore. That upset me but I can't do anything about it. When I practice before I go up I'll remember everything but once I'm up there I'm like blank. Oh well. All I can do is practice!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Previously on the Girls of Hedsor Hall, Jenna was asked to leave home. Or wait, was it Hillary? Lately I have been watching the Girls of Hedsor Hall on MTV. I don’t know what, but I really like this show. It’s about a bunch of American girls who party way to much, have behavioural problems, back talk to anyone, and may be violent and they are completely out of control. They go to England where they are to be taught to become a lady, and the girl who has changed the most wins the grand prize, $100,000!!
I have missed a couple shows, so last night I caught up online... except for the finale! I don’t know who has won yet and I’m really excited to see who will win. I hope it’s Brianna or Kim, because I really don’t like Samantha and I don’t think she deserves to be there over Hillary. Samantha has broken way more rules than any other girl, and the only reason she wasn’t sent home was because she had a "free pass" when she slept with one of the guys! Yet she is still here! I hope she is the third one out, and the other two win because I believe other than Hillary, Brianna and Kim have made the biggest changes and have overcome many of their old ways, yet Samantha hasn’t in my opinion. Oh well, I’m just excited to see who actually wins!