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An Outrage

There was an article I read two days ago that appalled me. I couldn't believe that this seventeen-year-old punk kid plagiarized several books to create her own book. The article was called "Author, 17, Says It's 'Mixing,' Not Plagiarism" by Nicholas Kulish. The article says this seventeen-year-old, Helene Hegemann, wrote a book in three weeks, which to me seems to be impossible since you not only have to write an entire book but also you have to do the proper editing. Doing that in three weeks? *scoffs* Yeah right. A blogger discovered she took a whole page from a less-known novel "Strobo" by a person by the name Airen. This girl is supposed to be some sort of genius who wrote a play and a movie; the play had been staged and the movie had been directed and released in theaters.

To me it's just- pisses me off. When I wrote Drag Me to Hell it took me about a year then I set out to publish it. It took me more than that to write Head Hunters. But a…

A Little School, A Little Work

I'm now done with my first class. I did pretty good in Digital Literacy. The class I started yesterday is Psychology of Play. It's definitely an interesting class. I'm almost done with my first weeks' worth of work, and it's only Tuesday. We get Thursday through Sunday off for Thanksgiving break which I greatly appreciate and plan to enjoy. Midnight, just as Monday was beginning I learned I had fifteen assignments to do in a week. Within the first two and a half hours into Monday I completed ten of the fifteen assignments and got my first A+ on a test. After a good night's sleep I worked on three more assignments, one of them being a test. I completed said assignments and got a B on the test. I've learned so much already. I've learned about the activity resource list (all the resources they shared that we can use on projects) and when it's appropriate to use those resources. I also learned when the best times to talk to my instructor are and when…

Digital Literacy Vision

I'm now at the end of my Digital Literacy class, and I want to share one of my assignments on my blog. In my first week I had to decide if I was a Digital Native (someone who can adapt to the digital world well) or a Digital Immigrant (someone who can't adapt to the digital world as well, like they have problems with the terminology or something), and create a new term for what I am. I had seen myself as what I called a Digital Sovereign (a hybrid of the two). I had said that because I like to keep a balance between the digital world and the physical world. I love using technology to learn, but I also love reading paper books. I love typing my stories, but if the power's out I don't mind going back to pen and paper.
Today's assignment is to do a reflection from the first week's assignment until now. I've learned a lot since class started. I've learned about the Ten Cs that help you see if a site is reliable or unreliable, and I've also learned abou…

It's Been Awhile

I've been in school for almost two full weeks now, and I've been doing a great job. I've got ten A+s so far, and I've only got ten assignments graded so far. I'd have to say I've been doing a great job. I'm learning so much such as time management, but also I've learned new techniques about doing research online. New tools. New techniques. I learned about the ten Cs that help you find the differences between reliable and unreliable. My most recent assignment I did for school was researching a company I highly respect. So Microsoft. I needed to make a presentation saying why I chose the company, find four articles about the company (two from a school resource and two from one of my usual search engines). After finding the articles I had to evaluate and tell if I thought they were credible. I picked Microsoft because it's got the best products, they help disabled people communicate and navigate, and my father used to work there. I may lose like betwee…