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Sep. 17th, 2009

10:48 am - Love You, Ben!

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Ben created a blog on July 7 2009, and here was his intention:

"For the purpose of further narrowing my list of academic weaknesses I have decided to begin writing daily timed essays. Timed essays are the most terrifying scholastic activity for me at the moment, and I intend to completely reverse that. So here’s the plan: a minimum of five essays per week limited to thirty minutes each. I will intentionally avoid strictly writing about topics that I have thought about extensively so that my critical thinking skills can mature and flourish. I will also attempt to remain open to suggestions from my peers as to subject matter. By my rough estimations by the time I have entered my first year of University studies I will have written around 1300 timed essays.

The essays will be limited to thirty minutes no matter how unfinished or unpolished they may seem. It is important to me that I improve not only my critical thinking and writing strategy, but also the speed and decisiveness behind those skills. In addition to the timed essays I intend to begin a course of handwriting improvement as well. Between those two courses of study I believe that my overall writing anxiety will drop significantly. I am confident that with practice on timed essays I will be able to completely overcome one of my most daunting academic challenges."

Check out Ben's blog entry for today, Sept.17th.
Unschooling at its best.


Date:September 17th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
I already did. I thought it was so sweet the way he said his parents were still together when he was a teenager and still liked each other! This is what all parents should want for their kids. So sad they all teenagers don't have that solid foundation of a family.
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