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(This was my senior graduation project paper. Click here to see my product!)
In all the ways America has changed over the last century, schools are among what have changed the most. Some change has been for the better; some has not. For better or worse, this is mostly due to our nation’s increasingly modernizing culture. Students are not as ready for their futures after high school as they could be due to factors such as regression in their writing abilities.
Here is the product of my Senior Project. I did a survey of what people thought of four samples of handwriting and made a documentary about it. I then discussed people’s opinions of handwriting versus typing.
Click here to read the essay I wrote on the topic.
Hey everyone! I need your opinions for a study that I doing on handwriting. Please take a look at these samples of handwriting and answer the following questions about one or more in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have an elective class called AVID, which helps students prepare for college. The teacher of that class is also an English teacher, the yearbook class teacher, and the SAT Preparation Course teacher. Apparently, the only student to sign up for the latter class was a girl named Abby, so they combined the SAT Preparation Course with the AVID class. Since she has already taken the SAT, she mostly works on the yearbook during fourth period, organizing pictures and writing articles.
One day this last December, she approached me about having an article in the yearbook about my book. I have told maybe a dozen people in school about it, so I guess by now, in my senior year, I’m pretty well known as a writer. With a flutter in my stomach, I accepted and Abby said that she would email me a list of interview questions for me to answer. It took an embarrassingly long time to finish (my internal editor was always proofreading it) but I finally got it to Abby last month. She pulled pieces of it to write up in an article, but here is the original interview. Enjoy!
I have been experimenting with the video editing program, Movie Studio Platinum, for about a year now. It’s been a slow process, but I’ve finally figured it out to some degree! Here’s a recent video I put together. Enjoy!
So I’ve been digesting something.
Not literally. I mean, I’ve been digesting my supper for the last two hours or so. But that’s not the point.
I’ve been mentally digesting something.
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Lesley recently commented on a blog post of my mom’s and I’d like to answer a few questions she posed.
“Thank you for taking the time to post all those past photos. Such a miracle she is. Does she ever feel burdened with the thought that she has to do something ‘special’ because she was given the chance for a future, like she was given it for a reason? Or is she content to just be “Sarah”? Odd question, I know lol.”
First of all, it’s not an odd question at all. :)
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