Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blogging for credits ?

Monday was first day of the new sem. As expected, most of the students were not back yet . however there were a few milling about , checking the time-table, registering for subjects and checking on their former and new lecturers forthe new semester.

Now , I have always encouraged my students to start a blog .If anything , that would be a basis for them to do some kind of writing on a topic of their choice . I also reminded that there is no hard and fast rule. It may just be a photograph , but at least that would encourage creativity and originality.

I believe I started this practice of encouraging students to blog, as far back as CCSS Class 10. I am pleased to note that there are many from the past still blogging ang finding their own style.

Among these , I would like to mention helas (everybody knows him), Sue of  'colours of mylife", Joanna of 'LadyEthel', Hasliz of 'Otak-ku', Aeddy of 'Alapbana' --- these come from Class 12 - 14 and I believe today we have up to Class 34.

Then there are later ones from class 23-24, Class 25 of CCSS and two students of CBDS Batch 15. There are just too many names for me to mention here. I apologize for that..

My point is this. If you're worth your salt, you would come to a stage, sooner or later,  where you blog because you WANT to blog. ---- not because I asked you to ! And in the same spirit, you DON'T blog because you yourself don't want to.

So why do I post this ?

You see, on the first day of sem, a student whom I used to teach, and this sem , will be in my class again, came to me. After a few friendly exchange of words, asked me, " Sir, does this mean I have to start blogging again ? "

I was flabbergasted to hear that . Its only a weak person who would passed a remark like that and if the person is reading this, please do not misunderstand me.I'm saying that you really should have a mind of your own.  Its your choice and prerogative to continue blogging or not, not for any lecturer, not for anybody and especially not for me ! !

No 'A's for blogging ---just personal satisfaction !

10 comments:

Helas(^o^)\m/ said...

Blogging for A's?? dushh...

blogging is fun... and also blogging could be danger as well...

but in this community.. we are sharing what u coulndnt say or describe in the reality world.. sahring oppinons, new stuff, informations.. lots of thing.. plus, could help lots and lots in english writing..

if blonging can get mark in Subject, wow for sure the blog contain/post maybe copy paste from other blog or website..

an thats not fun at all..

p/s adesss.. everybody know him? as the nakal blogger?? hehe

sunnysideup said...

Thank you for your comment helas ! Very rightly so and very nicely put !

Alexander said...

yes blogging is gud.. but still i am no update from my blog.. hehe
btw sir, u still at the same department/cubicle ?? soon maybe we can hang out..
any activities i wanna join ..
boring here...

Helas(^o^)\m/ said...

alexi

Hahahaha.. now u r joining my club.. now sure u understand why i attend Rock camp, bowling before this haha.. WELCOME TO MY LIFE...

sunnysideup said...

alex
yup, I'm still in the same cubicle. Don't know when we'll be moving to the new cubicle !
Activity ?----the bowling tournament will be be coming up soon !!!!So look out for it . !

Helas(^o^)\m/ said...

BOWLING????? at WANGSA WALK?? hehe

sunnysideup said...

Nope-not Wangsa Walk coz I went there to speak to the Management and I was told they were not ready to hold tournaments for at least another three months !

Helas(^o^)\m/ said...

emmm .. well i guess i know where it would be hehe.. open for ex-student?? hehehe

sunnysideup said...

yup. I'm trying the possibility of having it on saturday and of course ALL ex students are welcomed !

Helas(^o^)\m/ said...

yahooo.. well if weekend.. yess i can become ad hock if u need (",)