This has been a very busy semester for me personally. I am pretty happy with the way I allocated my time between football, school work and three jobs. Let’s take the time to take a look back at my very first blog and my goals that were set out for advanced reporting and editing.
Goal #1 is obviously to pass with an “A” in the class while expanding my knowledge on the current ways of reporting and editing stories.
Well, unfortunately goal #1 was not completely met. I did, for sure, expand my knowledge on the current ways of reporting and editing stories. I learned many things while taking this course that I will take on with me and utilize in future classes and life. This includes meeting deadlines, importance of preparation when writing stories and the countless rules and regulations of the AP Style book. However, I did not earn the “A” grade, which is a rare thing for me. That being said, it is to nobody’s fault but my own because I did not properly prepare for a number of quizzes. For the record it annoys me when people receive a bad grade and automatically blame the instructor, when in reality is was their own lack of work ethic that was at fault. I believe that happens all too many times.
Goal #2 is to use what I learn in the class, outside of the classroom.
This goal was met for certain. Everything that I learned in Advanced Reporting and Editing was used in my Newspaper reporting class multiple times. There is no doubt that this goal has been met, and I will continue to use the information I learned.
Goal #3 is to publish an exciting and interesting blog that attracts readers each week.
I cannot determine whether or not this goal was met because it is up to the opinion of others. Although we did not blog as much as I initially anticipated, I believe the blogs that I did write were pretty interesting and informative. Readers were able to learn some of my past that has not really previously been shared. And in this blog, readers were able to see a little glimpse of my personal opinion on things. So if it were up to me, I would say this goal was met in the blogs that were written. Feel free to let me know what you think in a comment! I am always interested to hear what others have to say.
Well ladies and gentlemen, I think that is going to do it for the blog today. The class is now over, but I may keep this blog alive for a little while. I actually had a pretty fun time doing it so we will see if I can continue. Thanks for reading!
(Except for you coach H)