Monday, May 22, 2017

Month 10 Week 3

This will be your last post for the year. I would like you to comment to the incoming Freshmen. Give them your insights to how discussion boards work, what makes them beneficial, the best way to manage. I will use your posts for the first blog next year. I would like to thank each of you for the wonderful comments throughout the year, you have given me food for thought. I feel confident that the sophomores are ready for American Literature and will be excellent experienced bloggers. Have a wonderful summer.
Sincerely, Dr. Chipman


  1. Jessica Wills-PliskoMay 28, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    I think that the real value of the discussion boards result from the comments that fellow students post. I also learn from looking at other posts for differing opinions and perspectives. The subject matter of the boards also augment the areas of study and cause us to gain more insight to the subjects. I would recommend that you double check to ensure that your posts actually posted as sometimes they don't get posted and you have to resubmit your comments.

  2. Insights on how discussion boards work, you will read a short passage, and Dr.Chipman will ask the following questions for you to write out and you'll be graded on that weekly. Discussions are worth 10% of your language arts grade.

  3. As we move on and new students take our place. We must teach them the wonderful world of language arts. These discussion boards have given me some information that i never knew. That will help others as well

  4. The discussion board is worth 10% of your language art grade. You will read and answer the questions provided by Dr.Chipman.

  5. Always complete the discussion boards because they are worth 10% of your grade! Dr. Chipman will post a passage or link for you to review and post questions for you to respond to. That's about it. Good luck!

  6. I think that the most important part of these discussion boards are being able to interact with your peers and expressing your thoughts on a certain subject. It will help you view language arts in several different angles and perspectives. - Katie Kinoshita

  7. To All of You Incoming Freshmen...

    These discussion boards are very helpful, so do them! And don't just read the info, write just enough for your comments, post them, and be done - work hard, read through the provided information thoroughly, and put thought into your responses! This is like low-pressure practice for college and community discussion boards, so take advantage of what you can learn and review - whether that be literary concepts, proper discussion etiquette, or both.

    Also, read other people's comments - it will give you the opportunity to see how other people your age are seeing and responding to this information. Plus, you will be able to learn how to appreciate other points of view and even how to reply respectfully, whether your are agreeing, disagreeing, or a mixture of both!

    Lastly, the great thing about these discussion boards is that they are mobile!! I love to do these on my phone when I'm out and about, waiting somewhere, or in the car. However, you should write them in a separate note (or perhaps an email to yourself) just in case you lose wifi/signal or something unexpected happens with your phone. Just be aware that you will want to be signed into your Google or PYLUSD account when submitting your comment; or else, you can copy and email it to yourself and post it later on a computer. In fact, even if you are writing your comment on your computer, I suggest writing on a separate word document, so that if something happens, then your entire comment is not just lost (that has happened to me, and I've learned my lesson now - it sucks to have to rewrite it all over again)!

  8. 1. It's really important to remember the premises of the questions that are being asked.
    2. Try to elaborate on your answers, and make sure not read other people's comments before replying.
    3. Try to save your answers in another document before submitting and recheck your comments in a few days, to make sure they posted. (I had a problem multiple times when my posts didn't appear, so it's really smart to save them somewhere else).
    4. Ask Dr. Chipman and other students questions when you don't understand something, or if your posts aren't showing up.
    5. Post faithfully and good luck~ <3

  9. Greetings and salutations, students! My advice to you regarding this discussion board is as follows:
    1. Language is a tool worth keeping finely-sharpened. It may seem trivial to the average teen who can easily communicate with peers via simple text lingo, but as a fellow high schooler, I can tell you that is not the case. Every time you open your mouth, you have a chance to make language your own. If you take the nuances of English into account and make an effort to use them to spice up your vocabulary and improve your writing, you can easily make yourself stand out amongst your peers.
    2. First and foremost, discussion boards are a DISCUSSION! Blindly regurgitating what Dr. C says or provides in a link doesn't truly benefit you in the long run. Any chance you have to elaborate on the comment of a classmate or infuse your own personal knowledge into a discussion, by all means, do so!
    3. Lastly, this discussion board doesn't publish your comments immediately. They must be approved by Dr. C, and sometimes what you wrote can get lost in the fray and end up not being posted. If you have any way in which to keep a backup of each post you write, I strongly advise you do so. I personally store copies on Google Drive, but any way would suffice.