Info Sheet & First Day Writing Questions

Consider the following questions and compose a short essay in which explain your answers in paragraph form.  I recommend you send it from your bvsd email, but you decide.  If you can't get in the habit of checking your bvsd email, then send this info sheet from the account you intend to use for this class.

To access your bvsd account, you use the same login and password that allows you to access school computers and click here.


You can copy the following questions and answer them in an email to me:

Name:                                              Advisor:

Describe yourself as a writer; consider the following questions:

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • What types of writing do you most enjoy?
  • What do teachers say about your writing?

What do you know about satire?  What are your thoughts about boundaries and humor--esp. in a public school?  What makes you laugh?


To what extent do you follow current events?  In what areas? (Possibilities: inter/national or local politics, sports, pop culture, school events)  How do you follow? (on-line, newspapers, magazines, radio, TV)

What are your goals for this class? What are your concerns?  When are you going to do your work?  Do you have 6-8 hours a week for this?


 Explain how comfortable are you with the following technologies:

  • Email
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sites
  • Google Reader
  • Wikis
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign



What questions do you have for me about the syllabus?



You should write this in Word or as a Google Doc first and then paste it into an email.  After you set up your WIki Page, I will want you to upload your response to your page. 

This is your first assignment, and I want you to set up a folder where you can save and easily access all your work for this class.  If you want my advice and support on where/how to save, let me know in your email.  You can also find me during office hours or during breaks.