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Journal Writing Project Technology in my life


Fri, Oct 28th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Before I start I would like to thank my teacher, Mrs. Wenthold, for giving me the chance to speak my mind in a very public way. For most of the people in Fillmore County that do not know who I am, I will start out by telling them that I'm just a normal high school senior trying to make the difficult decision on what to do with my life next year. My family and I live on a small farm a couple miles south of Mabel, so technically I am a farm boy.

But to my story, there are two sides to the technology debate these days. One side is that technology is one of the greatest things in the world. The other is that technology is taking over this world. I like that we are in an age of technology, and I'm proud to one day tell my children about the day my family got our first computer.

As we know, Apple creator Steve Jobs, one of the greatest innovators of modern technology, passed away this month leaving behind some of the most technologically advanced pieces of work created. If you saw me on the street at any random time, I wouldn't be standing there on my iPhone checking email or on my iPad updating my Facebook That's for one main reason. I don't have either an iPhone or iPad. I'm not upset that I don't have either of those. If I did have an iPhone, I probably wouldn't know how to use it. I use my phone to call my friends and send the occasional text. I'm not saying this technology isn't good. If you don't know what a word means, look on your iPhone. Got lost? No problem, look on your iPhone.

But there comes a point where your phone starts to take over your life. It almost starts to ruin your life. Like I said before, if you don't know something "wait two seconds," you will know it! So whether you're for or against the technology we have at our hands today, remember it's just going to get better, or worse.

Collin Richert is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. He is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its thirteen year.

Journal Writing Project - Goal Setting

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Goal setting. It is one of the most valuable lessons you will learn and develop throughout your life. We start setting goals for ourselves back in elementary school when our teachers ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" As many children a ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Goal Setting

Fri, Oct 21st, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Goal setting. It is one of the most valuable lessons you will learn and develop throughout your life. We start setting goals for ourselves back in elementary school when our teachers ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" As many children a ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - The significance of setting goals

Tue, May 24th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

How many of us have set goals before and not really worked towards them? I know I have. Before my senior year I had a tendency to do this. I have realized if you set goals and achieve them you are more motivated to do things and accomplish them.
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Journal Writing Project - Choosing your path

Fri, May 13th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

As my junior year at Lanesboro High School comes to a close, I observe the events of the class of 2011: scholarship banquets, baccalaureate, graduation, discussion of final summer plans, and freshmen year college anticipation. Taking in these events ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Always last minute

Fri, May 6th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

This may sound weird, but it took me until my senior year to notice something about me. I have always gotten my work done, and always got the grades I wanted. The thing I didn't realize is how much I procrastinated.

My teacher had been hound ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Home - 5/2/11

Fri, Apr 29th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

Home, it's where the heart is, home sweet home. Dictionary.com defines home as a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household. To me, home is what has made me who I am today. I believe that everyon ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - A trip to D.C.: no politics involved

Fri, Apr 22nd, 2011
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Looking back upon the past articles I've had published this year, I realized neither of them were personalized all too much. I wrote about topics that were important or relevant to the times, but I didn't exactly let you readers into the know about ..... 
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Journal Writing Project - Who Knows What the Future May Hold

Tue, Apr 19th, 2011
Posted in Journal Student Writing Project

It was hard deciding on a topic that I would like to write on for my last article. After asking my family and some of my friends, they all told me to write on the same thing, my last few months of high school and what I plan on doing next year. Thin ..... 
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