"Good learners, like everyone else, are living, squirming, questioning, perceiving, fearing, loving, and languaging nervous systems, but they are good learners precisely because they believe and do certain things that less effective learners do not believe and do." -Postman and Weingartner (31)
Excellent, thoughtful reflection on constructing the About Me page.
Usually when I’m faced with an About Me section on a social network, I will either use the default passage, insert a famous quote, or leave an optimistic message for my followers. So to have to write an About Me section that was actually about me was metacognition I wasn’t ready for. All I knew was I wanted to make it concise and simultaneously personal. That guideline was obviously not enough.
For my first genre convention, I skipped the rubric and headed straight for the examples linked on the assignment post. I have always learned writing through reading, and picking up clues through other accomplished writers/bloggers was definitely helpful. After immersing myself in the examples, I picked up some of the novels I own and flipped to the About the Author page. I read through Jodi Picoult’s page, Cecelia Ahern’s page, and Rick Riordhan’s page before I felt comfortable enough…
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