19 Mar 2009

?!?

Weird. Out of the blue we're tasked to create a blog for our next English topic, expository writing. Why a blog? Do they think that putting us in our so-called element will help us learn better? This is what the teacher(no need to mention who) put:


Dear Sec 3s,

OK, this is the mini-task that you will need to accomplish over the March holidays - it's so mini that you will laugh and cry at the same time - with happiness. :D 1

Firstly, you will have to go to https://www.blogger.com/start. You will be prompted to create your blog and have to go through certain steps to get started on becoming a blogger. I've managed to create one too, and if I can do it (ahem!), then (almost) anyone can. Double LOL. 2

Next, create your personal blog account in this format, when asked for the URL of your blog:


(I left out this part, otherwise some idiot might start creating fake blogs)

After this step, when you are ready to blog, your first blog-post will be based on this guiding question: What is an exposition?


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OK, piece of cake. When you guys return for Term 2 with your friendly neighbourhood English teachers,4 we will go into greater detail to explore the rudiments, condiments and excitement of expository writing - and beyond.5

Cheers! :)


Now to explain why I put those superscript numbers there:

[1] - "laugh and cry at the same time - with happiness. :D " I haven't been in stitches or in tears yet. And he put a smiley there. Cute.

[2] - "if I can do it (ahem!), then (almost) anyone can. Double LOL." He's got a sore throat, he doesn't make hasty generalizations, and he's trying to use internet acronyms to establish rapport with the Sec 3s. Wow.

[3] - Why the big blank space? Did he put something there initially?

[4] - "your friendly neighbourhood English teachers" They're not Spiderman wannabes! Considering that he's an English teacher himself(I think), his words may lend some weight. Yet they contradict the horror stories from other students. Also, there's no way I want any teacher living next to me! :(

[5] - "explore the rudiments, condiments and excitement of expository writing - and beyond." Sounds like Buzz Lightyear: "To infinity, and beyond!" The rudiments + condiments + excitement sure sound infinite and endless...

Anyway, that's why I have the [title] blog. Don't bother going there unless you want to see the *parade of pencils*... :P