Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Comm 10

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

As one of the requirements of our Comm 10 class in college, we were made to fill out--from edge to edge--a 7x10 inch, 120-page notebook. We could write anything we want as long as they're made up of words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs.

Below is an excerpt from my Comm 10 journal:

3:15 in the afternoon, November 21, 1996. My classes at present? Well I can’t say much about them yet because today is only the eleventh day of the semester. By the looks of it, I’m not going to enjoy any of my subjects. Let me focus on Comm 10, known as Advanced College Writing. If not for this subject, I will not be doing this - trying to kalkal my mind to find something to write about. Why do I have to take this course anyway? Because it’s required. So much for this Comm 10 talk.

This journal writing exercise turned out to have such a tremendous and lasting influence on my life that until now, though I won’t be earning credits or good grades for it, I’m still doing it. And I do it for pleasure. I didn’t know it then, but Comm 10 - with its emphasis on prodigious, bordering-on-the-obsessive writing - was the perfect training ground for me.

4 comments:

kayni said...

Interesting class. I do keep a journal, and I love having the freedom the write whatever I want or feel. You really filled up those pages =). I could see "Grapes of Wrath" there.

Angeli said...

hahaha..i think i quoted the first few paragraphs of Steinbeck's novel. i like reading your online journal.. :)

Anonymous said...

if i took this course the journal would have been filled with discrete math problems and solutions. :)

Angeli said...

isn't comm 10 a required course for BS Econ? or maybe it's only required for social science majors.

 
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