ENGLISH 1A – 5PM

8/27/20

5-5:10pm:  What are you writing in your journal?  Haven’t started?  All good…. Please try it!!

5:10-5:30pm:  Sedaris findings… Share your thoughts.  What sources did you find?

5:30-5:50pm:  His character…. How would you describe it?

5:50-6pm:  Before we read, what do we want from our read?  That is… do you have certain expectations?  What do you like to read?  How do you like to feel after reading something?

6pm-6:15pm:  Tell us about how you read…. Do you take notes?  Write in the margins of your book?  In a journal?  WHAT?

6:15-6:35pm:  As a student, we are constantly challenged, and show new approaches to working on our projects.  We are “taught”, yes, but we also self-educate.  How do you teach yourself to do something new, or improve at something?  ‘Cause really, in the end, it’s all you and your efforts.  And, how you study your efforts and the production from your productivity.

6:35-6:40pm:  Think about how you use your time, be as efficient as possible.  Any suggestions for us?

6:40-6:50pm:  Closing…. What’s in your notes for tonight/on tonight’s page?

Assignment:  Read the first four essays in Sedaris’ book.  Please also read the “Author’s Note”.  Be prepared to discuss and offer ideas on Tuesday.  And as with every assignment, WRITE IN YOUR JOURNAL. Let me know if have any questions.  Enjoy your weekend!!!  Find Happiness and Humor, EVERYWHERE.

336 Comments Add yours

  1. Aiden Seifert says:

    The way I’ve read the past couple books occasionally I will take notes but I never write notes down in the book. Instead I’ll write the page number next to the note a separate sheet of paper. As I go through a book I try my best not to speed read or skim through the boring parts because there maybe an interesting fact or piece of dialogue.

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  2. mikemadigan says:

    Reading for me has a lot to do with surroundings…. You?

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    1. Jake says:

      What do you mean surroundings Professor Mikey ?

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        WHERE I read… I can;t just read anywhere. I need a location to commit..

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    2. adrianv7272 says:

      I find myself reading more when I’m in an environment I’m not particularly fond of, to kind of drown the vibe of the place

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    3. niannavalle says:

      For me it is less about where I am reading, and more about who I am reading with or near

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        Interesting..

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    4. finn ransome says:

      the best thing is when they accurately describe in detail everything going around in the surroundings.

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      1. paigedavenport21 says:

        yess! so its like a movie

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  3. I don’t like to write on the book but I do write my thoughts and question about what I just read on a post it note. I also take photos of my fav parts of the book. I found photos of books that I read when I was 13yo

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  4. Daniel Bagley says:

    To learn how to do something new i usually watch someone else do it first to learn how to do it then i try it out and i keep trying till i get it right. same thing with improving a skill. I constantly do the thing im trying to improve until i get better or faster at it.

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  5. jakesilva753 says:

    Self teaching is very important. All of my family are high school drop outs so when I needed extra help I had no one to assist me. So I had to take that extra step and always self teach myself and expand on whatever I needed help on

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    1. Gianina Mencarini says:

      aw well good for you!!

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  6. mikemadigan says:

    Not for your notes….. Being a student is not just work and love, but vision atop new visions.

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    1. adrianv7272 says:

      Always gotta look to the future and set new goals

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  7. mikemadigan says:

    I teach myself to do something by doing it over and over… Repetition is ravishing.

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  8. Abie Prieto says:

    work ethic just straight work ethic, If you’re willing to work on something to get better or to learn something you got to hold yourself accountable to get better or to learn. Be your own coach/teacher

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  9. mikemadigan says:

    I mentioned cooking earlier…. now I’m starving.

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    1. Gianina Mencarini says:

      I just ate dinner 🙂 holy cow it was so good!!!

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        I’m going to give you an F in this class.

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      2. Gianina Mencarini says:

        HAHA yep. You’re for sure miss out. yum

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    2. adrianv7272 says:

      Eggplant Parmesan tonight

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    3. jakesilva753 says:

      I just finished a burrito and now I’m regretting it because I’m extremely full

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      1. alric thomas says:

        me every time I eat a burrito

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  10. alric thomas says:

    I teach myself new things by trying it a couple of times than watching someone else do it and finally putting it all together.

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  11. mikemadigan says:

    It’s all you and your efforts. How you study your efforts and the production from your productivity. Everything is from your decisions. You are the author, you control the story.

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  12. Sarah Harrison says:

    To teach myself something new I research it. The internet has been such an amazing tool in finding new ways to do things, new studying techniques, new note taking techniques etc. I also learn from doing. Trial and error has been an amazing way for me to figure out what works for me and tailor my learning experience to who I am and how I operate.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Trial and error… yes. Love “who I am and how I operate”.

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  13. ivanvillena says:

    It depends. If it’s something I want to learn. There’s no strategy. No plan. No schedule, because when I do want to learn something I don’t stop until I get it. When it’s something that you want to learn and not something that you have to learn you’re even going to do it on your free time.

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  14. Dominic Costantino says:

    I’m listening to In the Heights and it pondered on me how cool it is how different stories can be told in different ways. We went from sharing stories through word of mouth and now it has evolved into a much more beautiful and extravagant thing!

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  15. Aiden Seifert says:

    If I go on an endeavor to learn something it all depends on the work ethic I put behind it. Something I don’t care about as much for example skateboarding I do every now and then maybe learn a new trick and focus on something else. Guitar on the other hand is something I put a lot of focus and effort into practicing for 1 to 3 hours at a time making sure to get repetition on riffs I can’t do as well, building speed and more. The bottom line being focus and repetition will lead to getting better or learning a new subject.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Focus. Yes!! Speed comes with effort, but speed isn’t the primary goal is it?

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      1. Aiden Seifert says:

        For the most part no speed is not the primary goal.

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  16. I am always excited to learn new things so that motivates me. I like to tell myself that I can always get better and improve at something, I just gave to focus and put it as a priority in my life. Because in the end I know it will be worth it!!

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  17. Bailey Krehbiel says:

    when i want to learn something i do try to do it from all perspectives

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  18. mikemadigan says:

    How do you keep yourself on-task, up your production?

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    1. adrianv7272 says:

      Reward myself w bowls

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        Please keep it appropriate.

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    2. always remembering me how much I have improved and knowing that I can get better. I also like to keep track my steps

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    3. Bailey Krehbiel says:

      growing up was rough and the only way to get through the past 6 years was to realize that there is more than one perspective and to try to understand why people did the things they did i needed to see things outside of my own perspective. so that what i do it more than a way to learn its a lifestyle. though it does make learning new things easy.

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  19. alric thomas says:

    I think passion is important too because if you are passionate about it you are gonna have that drive to put in the extra time to learn it

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Very true! If you’re not interested, you are not invested. If the interest is elevated, or at a passion tier, then you are not just invested but connected.

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  20. mikemadigan says:

    Note for your notes… Inventory your steps, production.

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  21. alric thomas says:

    #mambamentality

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  22. Abie Prieto says:

    Honestly I like to set alarms for myself and once they go off I tell myself I have to do. I also tell myself that once I finish it, its over . A lot of self control.

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  23. Daniel Bagley says:

    For efficiency I cut out anything i dont need for the current situation at hand and focus on my current task. If i can i multitask as well to solve multiple problems at once.

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  24. mikemadigan says:

    What are your suggestions or tips for efficiency?

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    1. I have to be in a comfortable and clam place, then I put away everything it can distract me, put a focus study song as back ground. And take a little break every hour

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        Being comfortable, and taking breaks, should never be underestimated.

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  25. Aiden Seifert says:

    I keep myself focused by working on something for 40 minutes to an hour then take a 10 to 15 minute break so I don’t get overwhelmed.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Definitely want to have that balance. Good advice!

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  26. adrianv7272 says:

    Break down the clock into intervals of 10 minutes get through an hour then break

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  27. Giovanni Vaca says:

    Putting my phone on the other side of the room so I’m not tempted to keep looking at it

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  28. finn ransome says:

    when i learn something new it only typically happens when i want it to, however it can happen on accident, though I do think that when learning something it takes the power to listen and imitate well. Humans are built to imitate each-other and I think that in terms of learning something you don’t know that someone else knows and trying to produce the same procedures as your teacher, you will learn many new things this way.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      I like the mention of imitation. I agree! A form of study..

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  29. Dominic Costantino says:

    It’s important to do small bits at a time for me. On the other hand, some of the best writing I’ve done has come from last-minute bursts of energy

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Time is interesting when it comes to production, especially writing and music.

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  30. Abie Prieto says:

    My notes tonight are just about my day and how did I do and also to read this book . Again thank you for this wonderful class.

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  31. ivanvillena says:

    Taking short breaks is the best way to not get overwhelmed with your work and give your 100%.

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    1. alric thomas says:

      Taking walks on those breaks help 2

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  32. Gianina Mencarini says:

    I just make time for it. I make a mental schedule for the “most do’s” and the “push off until I have time”. I try really hard not to procrastinate so I have more time for the stuff I want to do and less time to stress about having to do it.

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  33. Daniel Bagley says:

    In my notes for tonight is to read our assigned reading obviously and to also do my math homework. Besides that nothing else worth mentioning is in my notes.

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  34. mikemadigan says:

    Okay y’all …. What’s on tonight’s page??

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    1. adrianv7272 says:

      food first then more Sedaris

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        There you go! Enjoy both!

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  35. mikemadigan says:

    In my notes, from something one of you said… “Improvement is always attainable.”

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  36. Gianina Mencarini says:

    My notes, from the man himself, “Failure is fantastic, don’t underestimate failure.” – David Sedaris

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  37. mikemadigan says:

    I’ll email you all tomorrow…. #professormikey, OUT. Enjoy the reading,and your writing.

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  38. jakesilva753 says:

    My notes just have some key points from tonight like how we related our topic to real life things and most importantly the assignment due next class

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    1. Night Professor Mikey!!!

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      1. no im staying on until 7pm!

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  39. finn ransome says:

    on tonights page for me is going to be about time and its simple but complex structure.

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  40. Aiden Seifert says:

    My notes tonight are mostly good ways to be efficient and productive. I enjoyed this class a lot thank you,

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Thank you! Enjoy your night!!! 🙂

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  41. My notes from today is enjoy every step on your way until you reach your goal. Enjoy the process and not just the award

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  42. Thank you all! Be safe everyone and enjoy your weekend!

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  43. angelmunoz56 says:

    In terms of time management. Before doing any critical thinking. I try to find a distraction whether it be a movie, TV show or even YouTube just to clear my head. After doing this I feel like I can get the most efficiency out of my time when it comes down to the moment that I actually need to do to the critical thinking, because the distractions have already been taken care of. Although I feel like this doesn’t make much sense in text. I would describe more as a personal routine that just feels right.

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  44. for my notes tonight I will right anything funny I come across listening to this book with David Sedaris. Then I will write in my journal about my day and what I did throughout the day.

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  45. alric thomas says:

    Sorry I’m late I was having internet problems how’s everyone doing?

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  46. Harmanpreet Singh Sabharwal says:

    Hi

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