Yesterday morning, I woke up expecting to have to sit through 3 hours' worth of Don going over what to pack and how to blog, which would have been very helpful had I not heard it all before at last year's tutorial. However, almost as soon as the tutorial began I realized just how useful it was for me to receive this "refresher" course, as I found that I had forgotten some of the major aspects of blogging, such as what resolution I should have my pictures at, and all sorts of important details. While I did remember pretty much everything in regards to what to bring back East, I was not aware about some of the specific items that I need to bring to Brown, and now feel extremely prepared to head off to Providence as soon as possible.
|Don explaining how to blog|
After Don covered all of the blogging and photography basics, we actually made our own practice blog. I did not get a chance to do this at the tutorial I went to last year, and found it extremely useful, since I had also forgotten how to handle all the little problems that come up from an extra indentation here and there. Having Don around to help nip all those minor problems in the bud was extremely useful, especially for me, since I'm more of a hands-on learner, and probably would have stumbled a bit with the blogging out of the gate if the tutorial never involved any actual practice. (Not that the tutorial didn't prepare me last year, I just felt ready to hit the ground running after this year's, thanks to the practice blog as a reminder of what exactly needs to be done.)
|Don and my chaperone for a week, Mr. Crosby, talking during|
a break. (I guess I didn't get the Hawaiian shirt memo).
We did end up running about a half hour late, but to my surprise those 3 and a half hours went by much faster than I would have possibly imagined, and I still felt like I learned a lot by the end of them. I was not looking forward to this tutorial at the start of the day, but just as with all of my ILC experiences so far, it was great.