English 5 – 1/20/21, Wednesday

5-5;20pm: Introductions, site familiarity, syllabus.

-Tell us a little about yourself, and your relationship with reading, writing.

-What did you do today? What stories are there?

5:20-5:40: Who are you, beyond what you’ve already told us? What do you want? How will YOU get it??

NOTE FOR YOUR NOTES: Everything that you want is attainable. If you don’t believe so, you’ve sold yourself on such. RETURN YOUR PURCHASE.

5:40-6pm: Why wrote at all? Why not. Why not do or at least try EVERYTHING?

Everything can be written. Try it…

6-6:20pm: Be more human than scholastic or academic.

What does that mean to you?

NOTE FOR YOUR NOTES: Thinking is Human, NOT academic in origin, nor intention.

6:20-6:30: Close…. what’s in your notes for tonight??

I’ll ask this every meeting, so be prepared to share what you have in your notes.

ASSIGNMENT: Write two pages about anything and email to me before next class. And get the friggin books!!!!!!! We’ll start with Ms. Irby. Also, start writing in your journal, and feel free to email me pictures of scribbled pages for some additional credit.

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  1. Ashton Moraless says:

    “Be more human than scholastic or academic”.
    To me this, this quote has to do with flaws, and one can encounter a lot of flaws in the English literature, if every book was prefect it would be quite boring, when we focus on academic papers we tend to over think, ergo to “error is human”; thus many great writers have always been near prefect, because they still make grammatical errors in their own works.

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  2. mikemadigan says:

    Let’s close up this first night, y’all…. What in your notes/”on tonight’s page”, as you’ll often hear me say…?

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    1. laurabewest says:

      Nothing due to troubleshooting…next time

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  3. selenadiaz17 says:

    it was a nice reminder to read that everything is attainable. I wrote down that what I desire is indeed in arms reach I just have to convince my mind to believe the same so I can acquire all that I would like in life. I wrote that in times I feel it is so impossible to get my hands on something to dive deep to why I feel like this? what is stopping me? i wrote my appreciation for your comment about being more human than academic. I have always tied in personal experiences with english papers and being vulnerable made me feel uncomfortable but I appreciate your acknowledgment of being more human with writing. thank you thank you

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  4. Paul Poulter says:

    Oh man, I currently have nothing in my notes, although I’m sure that will change. Adapting to this layout, given how unique it is compared to my other classes, has been a bit of a struggle for me tonight. Notes are posted on the main page, yes?

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  5. TiffanyFayed says:

    I’m not sure of what to write on my notes. Should we do our Journal writing on our notes or separately?

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      1. TiffanyFayed says:

        Then I would probably do a bit of journal writing before bed on how the first day of classes are going and about “Thinking is Human, NOT academic in origin, nor intention.” as I really enjoyed writing and thinking about it.

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  6. Lily Backus says:

    To be more human than scholastic or academic means that writing doesn’t have to be something that you do just for a grade. Put what you are passionate about into your writing in whatever way you can. Your best work is the work you do because you really believe in what you are talking about, without that passion even the most logical factual essay will be lackluster. In some cases we have to write about things that aren’t super important, but I always try to find a reason my writing is important to me regardless of the prompt.

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  7. mikemadigan says:

    SOMETHING FOR YOUR NOTES, FOR TONIGHT….. Know that you are going to do exactly what you want to do, and what the work you put forth assures you’ll do. If you get a B, you did that work. An A, same. You decide your outcome. Excuses do not get you across the bridge.

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  8. roryhinkle says:

    I like to bring human-ness into my education because it helps me understand and dive into information. To me, it is a form of self care. After a traumatic event that caused me to almost dropout of high school, being human was the only thing I really had. School was otherwise pointless to me until I was able to frame it as a means to an end. To excel at school I had to understand that my teachers were/are human as well. Classes became less of a social chore and more of a hurdle to overcome. The finish line is understanding and applying the information to your life/career.

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  9. Makyla Aldana says:

    On my notes, I have my ideas, why I write, and how to make my goals attainable.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers Makyla, and welcome again!!

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  10. Sebastian Ruvalcaba says:

    In my notes I wrote some goals for myself this semester. Some of them are to try and engage deeply in the reading material to make the most out of it, to further my vocabulary, and to be more open when writing so I can bring the most out of my creative side.

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  11. On tonights page ” Everything that you want is attainable!” This is great! I feel like we should lnow this already, but a little reminder doesn’t hurt!

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers Patricia… again, welcome back.

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      1. Glad to be back! Have a good night!

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  12. Ashton Morales says:

    I believe that this writing class will have a lot to show me, it has already got me thinking what will I write about next, maybe I’ll write what I read, or what happened to me, the more I write about the better my typing skill will grow that’s for sure.

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  13. roryhinkle says:

    My notes are mainly filled with more detailed/personal answers to the prompts. Just a longer, possibly more scrambled version of what I’ve commented so far. With extra sidebars and doodles haha

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  14. Lily Backus says:

    I wrote the things that were noted for us to write but I honestly wasn’t sure what else to write for today, I’m currently looking to see if there’s anything that’s been said that I want to remember.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Always good to look back through the conversation..

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  15. Oliver Castillo says:

    “Be more human than scholastic or academic.”
    To me, this means that we should express ourselves the way WE want to. We are all different people with different backgrounds but we are all human. We should be able to express ourselves the way we want to willingly not forcefully.

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  16. Chloe Robson says:

    The only thing in my notes at the moment is a reminder to write the two page paper and to check on my books

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Sounds good Chloe. Again, welcome. Have fun this semester!

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  17. Cory Cochran says:

    What I have in my notes is “everything I want is attainable, if you don’t believe so you’ve sold yourself” and “thinking is human, not academic in origin, nor intention.

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  18. Diego Monjaras says:

    I like this way of learning it’s different but in a good way, The main thing I have on my notes/journal is just a reminder to myself to write everything even though I may think that it’s something small, Sometimes that small thing can turn into something bigger.

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  19. mikemadigan says:

    Something else for your notes… Love your work, or don’t do it.

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  20. adamseaifan says:

    I can’t agree more you should be more human than scholastic or academic, but there must be a right balance. You shouldn’t drift that far away from your academic work.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Harmony is always a benefit, for sure.

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  21. Kannica eggink says:

    In my previous English classes, I felt so pressured into pouring my words into a mold, rather than expressing exactly what I was feeling. I love to mess around and compose texts but get anxious when they get criticized. Perhaps this is my own personal development issue.

    I’m currently waiting for a Mediterranean dish with peppers, shrimp, tomatoes and feta. I’m exciteeedd

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      And I’m jealous, lol… have a great dinner, and again welcome!!

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  22. My notes look like some chicken scratch tonight but the highlights are as follows:
    Don’t get too in your head when writing and really just let your thoughts out on the page.
    I’m really liking the creative freedom in this class already, I can see the benefits already.
    I think we can all agree that rules and restrictions do nothing but harm when it comes to creativity.
    I definitely don’t cook

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Have a great night, Connor.

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      1. You as well Mike, nice to meet you!

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  23. Jessica Haro says:

    In my notes, I just have what someone wrote about the “be Human over academic or scholastic”. Still trying to get the hang of this! 🙂

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      You’re doing great. Have an amazing night!!

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  24. Oliver Castillo says:

    I wrote down the prompts on my notes because I want to answer the questions more thoroughly. I also wrote down a reminder to do the homework for this week.

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  25. mikemadigan says:

    #professormikey’s out, y’all… Great first night!!! Text or email if you need anything, or have any questions. Happy to help. Bonne nuit….. ❤

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  26. Daisy Guevara says:

    Being human allows for infinite possibilities and we know some perfectly flawed. Scholastic and academic sounds much like an institution, a predictable set of rules. The knowledge that is acquired from such a place can make one feel better about themselves, their new sense of intellectual development, but if we aren’t mindful, the ego…it could pull someone irrationally backwards, eliminating any sort of expressive or transcendent experience.

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  27. I enjoyed reading about everybody’s different expectations for this class as well as seeing the difference between other English classes as this one. I like how you emphasize the creative side of writing rather than strict outlines and forced perspectives. Thank you for tonight. It was a very different, yet fun way to take an online class

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Cheers Riley… enjoy your night!!

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  28. Daisy Guevara says:

    What’s in my notes? Well, as of now, my method that I plan to implement as I am fairly new with navigating this page…

    First, cut and paste your initial blog post in a word document as a key reference so I don’t have to constantly scroll up and down.
    Next, type my answers out in the word document.
    Then, copy and submit them here to engage with the you and the class.
    Finally, I will hand write them in my new journal.

    We’ll see how this goes. Thank you Professor Mikey.

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