ENGLISH 1A – 7PM

8/27/20

7-7:10pm:  What are you writing in your journal?  Haven’t started?  All good…. Please try it!!

7:10-7:30pm:  Sedaris findings… Share your thoughts.  What sources did you find?

7:30-7:50pm:  His character…. How would you describe it?

7:50-8pm:  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?

8pm-8:15pm:  Tell us about how you read…. Do you take notes?  Write in the margins of your book?  In a journal?  WHAT?

8:15-8:35pm:  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.

8:35-8:40pm:  Think about how you use your time, be as efficient as possible.  Any suggestions for us?

8:40-8:50pm:  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.

337 Comments Add yours

  1. aalexvillanueva94 says:

    for making the best of your time i would say make every next choice one that you believe will lead you closer to your goal(s)

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  2. juliakreed9 says:

    Think about how you use your time, be as efficient as possible. Any suggestions for us?

    I’m not sure if efficient is a word I would use to describe the use of my time, but I am efficient. For example, I tend to procrastinate a bit when it comes to homework, I have never been the one to jump on an assignment the second its assigned, but I also don’t wait until the day its due. Kinda weird. I will spend my day listening to music, reading, watching videos, cooking baking, etc and then when Im ready Im ready to do what I need to do for homework or whatever I need to do and I am extremely productive and creative.. I dont have a specific recipe of efficiency for my time. I just do what feels right and when I am mentally ready and focused. I dont force myself before Im ready or I will just be distracted and won’t be productive. If that all makes sense LOL

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  3. Michael Pearson says:

    I have to admit that I am the worse when it comes to time management. First I love to procrastinate, I have gotten better about not waiting until the last, last second. Then I am also not good at multi-tasking which isn’t good when you are a little ADD, I find my self with many projects all unfinished. On the other hand when someone gives me a specific task I can laser focus on that and get it done, just not until the deadline is near.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Everything is progress..

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  4. mikemadigan says:

    People mention moderation, and balance… I prefer MELODY. MUSIC!!!

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    1. I like that! Learn to listen to the lyrics and or sound…

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      1. mikemadigan says:

        Just my opinion…

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  5. claudia alvarez says:

    Organization for me is key, so when I want to use my time efficiently I list all of my activities/tasks. Organizing lists helps me balance work, life, and school without feeling overwhelmed.

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  6. Note for tonight for me is that we are all trying something new to learn in this class and in life.

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  7. Quince Wu says:

    Note for tonight, If you want to learn, do it and practice!

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  8. ethonn says:

    Typically when I’m teaching myself something new, like for example a song on the piano. I do it in different parts at a time, and just practice those individual parts over and over. I’ll practice the chords for a while, then start working on the actual notes because it all comes together in the end.

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  9. mikemadigan says:

    One last note for your notes….. See everything as forward steps. If you “fail”, you don’t fail. You learn. Learning what works and what doesn’t is advancement.

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  10. renvs says:

    Note for tonight, read, write, get more sleep.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      YES! You need to be rested in order to realize ideas, write them..

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  11. Alondra Catalan says:

    There’s a lot of things that we don’t have time for but that’s when you have to make time. We need to figure out what our priorities are and make time for them.

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  12. kaylinromo says:

    I definitely need to use my time more wisely. I haven’t gone to school in four yers, so getting back into school mode and making the time to study and get homework done is something I still struggle to do, but I’m taking it day by day and figuring what works best for me as I go along.

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    1. kaylinromo says:

      Years*

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  13. claudia alvarez says:

    Note for tonight is being able to freely write in my journal without any hesitation.

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  14. Alondra Catalan says:

    For my notes tonight, I’m going to try to write notes as I read to see if it helps me retain information.

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  15. mikemadigan says:

    Alright y’all…. What’s on tonight’s page? Let’s close it up. #professormikey needs a glass of wine… hahaha

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  16. ethonn says:

    What’s in my notes tonight, is how differently I can take things in, and how I can put things out. You can take things slow because things aren’t always being thrown at you. So just doing things and my own pace and my own way.

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  17. beysaira abundiz says:

    I try to think ahead and make a plan of what my day is going to be like. I always write everything in my agenda.

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  18. Luis Varela says:

    My notes for tonight would be to do my homework before i start to panic. As well as eat before class.

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  19. In my notes tonight,
    Try to write in my journal everyday.
    Listen and soak it all in.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Love this!! Enjoy your writing!!

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  20. kaylinromo says:

    Note for tonight is: Rest more, continue to work out figuring out a routine that works best, and question a little more; be more curious.

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  21. aalexvillanueva94 says:

    for my notes i have, be open minded and willing to learn new things

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  22. Note for tonight I really liked when someone said, its ok to fail while self educating.

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    1. beysaira abundiz says:

      Goodnight everyone have a nice weekend!

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  23. beysaira abundiz says:

    My notes tonight! Every day is a new day and every day we could learn new things.

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  24. garinmccormick says:

    was a wonder class. Got some good discussion done. Also good topics. Thanks professor.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Thank you!!!! Have a great night and weekend!

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  25. renvs says:

    Everyone have a good night! I can’t wait to start reading the book tomorrow! It was nice reading your opinions on Sedaris! Everyone sees him differently and yet similarly. How interesting!

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  26. Michael Pearson says:

    Here are my notes
    Liberation comes more with your own literature than others’.
    Sedaris wants us to be not comfortable or uncomfortable in his stories

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Nice!! Have a great night!!

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  27. Have a great night and weekend everyone! stay safe and till next class!

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  28. kaylinromo says:

    Good night everyone!! Great conversation as always! (:

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  29. noahfruge says:

    tonight I am going to write about how I use my time. This class helps me come up with questions that when i write about I feel that I am actually bettering myself and trying to figure out life as it goes on.

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  30. claudia alvarez says:

    Have a good night everyone! Can’t wait to hear everyone’s opinion next class

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  31. Goodnight guys! Have a good one!

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