Commenting

Reading is listening

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“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.”
Zeno of Citium, as quoted by Diogenes Laërtius

 

 

  Commenting this week was very, very easy considering half of our class didn’t even post their narrative story, but this made me think and write double for each and every one that had it posted I did this because they took the time to share their stuff so I figured I might as well give them my time by commenting. One thing I was surprised about was ho little comments there were on everyone’s post, considering it’s due tomorrow and Fitz was the only one to comment is probably going to be a problem, but I had a good experience reading about how others are dealing with this and I’m going to try some of these things. 


Some of those things were family time from Chad or remembering better times from Finn, which both are really good ideas if you are feeling down on yourself for one because play board games with your family can clear your mind and makes it so you can have a little fun and remembering times will help with remembering how fun life is when we’re not in quarantine. We all needed to read these to pick us up because when we read these it makes us feel like we aren’t just reading, for me I have a blessing where I feel like I can hear their voice in the back of my head.

I really haven’t developed this skill that much, but it is natural. I just feel like I’m having a conversation with the person who’s post I’m commenting on. A lot of people find that commenting is a waste of time and sometimes I can agree like two weeks ago when Fitz told us to try to comment on 3 of everyone’s posts and if I’m doing my math correctly that would be 45 posts. I know that if we “manage our time correctly it won’t be bad,” but most of us, I know definitely me can’t comment on more than 3 posts at a time because I just do not have the attention span to do it. For some reason I could comment very easily on the narrative stories, I was just really compelled to read about what has helped peers get through this struggle, how they adapt and what I can do to get though this quarantine. This week’s commenting was engaging and fun!

 

 

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Fitz...

This is a wicked great reflection on commenting. It is written with honesty and forthrightness in a compelling narrative style that is uniquely your own voice. I love it. More than thatThis is a wicked great reflection on commenting. It is written with honesty and forthrightness in a compelling narrative style that is uniquely your own voice. I love it. More than that I appreciate the efforts you put into commenting. I think it's getting easier because the posts are getting better. I really like this line of yours: "...it makes us feel like we aren’t just reading, for me I have a blessing where I feel like I can hear their voice in the back of my head." I think I will steal this and use it as my own someday in class :-)

Drew Callen

It’s kinda funny reading this post and knowing I’m gonna have to comment on it later, but since the post is about commenting that made me know exactly what to comment, so nice job.

Andrew Crofton

Great work, I really like how well structured it is and how one topic flows into another.

Willie Belle

I liked the structure of the paragraph. I also like how there was one topic and you never really went away from that topic.

Chad

Great job, This flowed really well and I can agree as well that I don’t have the attention span to comment on more than three posts at a time. Overall nice writing.

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