B is for Blogging: A to Z Writing Challenge

My first post of yesterday, A Day in the Life of Alice Zunay, college student, sets the stage for today’s post. You can click on this link to read it. http://wp.me/p4o6wC-2hq 

Thanks for stopping by to read this installment of my A to Z Writing Challenge !


“Students,” said Dr Brubecker, “Welcome to English Composition 101. As some of you have heard, I like to use the AtoZ Writing Challenge in my classes. There are couple of reasons why. First, I believe that such a challenge will strengthen your writing ability as this challenge requires a daily post so your basic and creative writing skills are going to be given a daily workout.”

A nervous shift of anxiety went through the students as evidence of their seated body shifts. But the professor continued on.

“Second, the value of this challenge is to help your learn to hear feedback without it either inflating your ego or deflating your muse.”

Slight laughter rippled through the group as one student said, rather audibly, “What’s a muse?”

“Some of you are going to thrive and others of you are going to struggle. That is okay. Writing is an art not a science!”

Anticipating the common question, “How much does this count for our final grade?” Brubecker said, “this project will count for thirty percent of your final grade. If you post twenty-six entries then you will get the full thirty percent. The scale will drop accordingly. So do the math.”

“Okay, turn your laptops on and go to wordpress.com to create a blog.”


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2 thoughts on “B is for Blogging: A to Z Writing Challenge

  1. Yes… yes! What’s next?! I love the wise alec student wondering aloud what a muse is. I want to leap in and say, “Hold onto your hats if you’re lucky enough to encounter one!”

    I look forward to reading more of your posts. Ironic how my post was about beginnings and this is about blogging beginnings, too. A to Z rocks, doesn’t it?

    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14…..
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

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