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Dear COR Class,

I hope that these tips will help make your transition to the blogosphere a little bit easier…

1.  If you’re not commenting on someone else’s post, then start your own post.*If you do not know how to do this, see Dr. Stearns, Me, or WordPress’s FAQ. 

2.  When you’re writing a new post, there is an option on the right hand side of your screen to categorize the post.  If there is an appropriate category, please select it. This will help us keep our blog organized! 

3.  Our blog is an extension of our classroom. Please punctuate, capitalize, and spell accordingly. 

4.  Take the time to come up with a good title. When posting in response to assignments, you want to think of your own title, not the same title as the assignment post. That way, no one will get two different posts confused with one another. 

5.  Don’t be afraid to write what you’re thinking. As in the classroom, our blog is a respectful environment where people are considerate of each other’s feelings. 

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“Still Life with Turtles” was interesting, to say the least. I think it is a bit creepy how he got obsessed with turtles. But I think the story isn’t just about a boy being entranced by turtles and wildlife. Perhaps there is a deeper meaning to this story, yet I really can’t pick out what it is. I would think there has to be. I did like how the author  used so much imagery to describe the way he felt about things.  ” It glimmered in dragonfly wings and sporadic silver- beaded sprays torred up by leaping frogs.” That was a favorite line of mine. He is correct when he says that people are threatened by things non-human. I believe that people are afraid of others stepping out of line and doing their own thing. Overall i understood the reading, and thought it was entertaining.

-Sara

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