Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lessons For The Future

At the Hercules Library, members so the 2011 Ivy League Connection met for a mandatory blogging tutorial. I thought the tutorial was helpful because Don covered all the basics of blogging. I learned how to make our blog more interesting by posting videos and pictures. In addition, Don provide examples of bad blogs, one which was 958 words long and had 81 errors, and a great blog, "Bulldog Days" by Austin Long.

After Don demonstrated how to use BlogSpot and Photoshop, Don moved on to helping us prepare to attending prestigious institutions such as Columbia University. We were instructed on what to pack, and what not to pack. I was surprised to learn that some may need to bring their own desk lamps, and extension cords because the outlets were underneath the beds, where it was impossible to plug electronics in.

Overall, the tutorial was very useful. I left the Hercules Library knowing how to blog, and knew more about what I can expect this summer in New York City. However, the part of the tutorial I liked the most was when everyone introduced themselves. It was nice see my peers and to be able to put a face to a name

Thank you Don for organizing this tutorial!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you could make it today, Eric. It was good seeing you all.

    Aside from the information that was available to you all, I think one of the values of today's session was in meeting other members of this year's ILC in an informal setting where you could gather as just cohorts. It's a shame we can set up more informal social meetings. It took nearly a month just to set this session up, though, and even so we have to have another session for those who couldn't make it today and three more for those that can't make either of the two formal tutorials.

    When you're all as busy as you all are, finding a few minutes to spare is pretty tough.