Congratulations Kimberley! The two runners up, Jess Kim and Shelley Batts, will each be awarded $1,000.
The remaining 7 finalists in the top 10 will be sent a $100 award for their participation. This includes:
- Thomas Peters
- Matthew Burden
- Grant Brisbee
- Paul Stamatiou
- Shane Lavalette
- Stephanie Collins
- Karin Dalziel
Kimberly Klein was a clear first place choice by many STJ bloggers.
Read, Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. Discuss the novel with the following focus: How and why must we act upon our knowledge, values, and abilities for the well-being of others?
- How can we justify a position or action?
- What moves us to action? What forces encourage apathy?
- How can we act to make our views and decisions felt?
- How can society be improved?
- Does conforming to the beliefs and actions of the majority make a person a “good citizen”?
Extra Credit: Contribute and embed the following discussion of archetypes into your post using the PostRSS plugin.
One blogger chosen by “the internet” will win $10,000 US scholarship … for keeping a blog.
As the ratio of high school student blogs I read to the number of college student blogs I read approaches infinity, I think it a good time we troll a few of the best college bloggers in the US.
All STJ student bloggers have been involved in assessment of one another’s blogs since the beginning of STJ iblogs in 2006. I’m certain we’d pick a deserving “Final Four” from the list of 20 finalists.
I’m curious to know for what blogs STJ bloggers vote.
Submit your comment (or trackback) here with a brief reason/detail/example justifying your vote for the $10,000 US scholarship.
Consider our recent emphasis on structure and voice: How are these college bloggers defining themselves through voice? What structures/patterns do successful bloggers adopt? What role do comments play in the development of the blog?
Yaaar, there be pirates in one of the blogs . . . but don’t let that influence your vote.
How do we live with the consequences of our decision making?
What are the consequences of an important decision that you have made recently?
What are informed decisions? What are uninformed decisions?
What role does foresight play in our decision making? What are the advantages and disadvantages of hindsight?
What is the effect of making a decision when we are uncertain of the consequences? What are the consequences of making decisions which go against what other people think? What price do we pay for each decision we make?
What role does emotion and feeling play in our decision making?
Choose a focus. Write a post. Trackback.
Pay particular attention to your own development of your voice in your style. Attempt to engage your audience to comment critically on issues of your choosing.
When commenting on another’s blog, look for the issues that invite your critical response.
Look for a category “Personal Psychology” in the sidebar at http://iblog.stjschool.org/snowflake/.
Pick and choose.
“refer to your responses to these questions and keep track of any changes in your opinions, or any surprises you find.”
Revisit your initial response to Hamlet: Getting Started. Include specific examples from the text to justify opinions you are forming; develop, rebuke, or refute your initial impressions. Synthesize ideas from outside the text to enhance the clarity of your argument. Use stronger verbs in topic sentences. Use transitions to move between ideas and examples, and avoid dropped quotes and the now overused blockquote.