Hi CyberEnglish9 students,


I have heard from the professor at St. Xavier and all of his students have chosen one of you to correspond with. The class that he teaches is called "Teaching of Writing." His students are learning to be teachers. They will want to talk with you about your writing that is on the web. Be looking for email from them.


Remember to be courteous (nice, respectful). It's okay for you to talk about your interests, but not to talk about things too personal (just as you would not reveal private information about yourself to someone you just met). There is personal, and then there is private. Be sure you know the difference between the two.


You will be prompted, I am sure, to think about why you make the choices you make in your writing. Your web pal will ask you a lot of why or how questions. You may never have thought about the reasons why you do certain things in your writing, but it's important to do this in order to understand your writing strengths and weaknesses. To think about our learning is one of the most important things we can do as serious students.


As a result of your conversations with your web pal, you may want to revise some writing you've already published. These revisions and the reasons for them would be a great subject for your February cyberjournal entry. Also, if you have made drastic revisions to your writing, please let me know about it. I am interested in the changes you are making, too.


I hope that you and your web page enjoy your correspondence. If, at any time, you have questions, or if you don't know how to respond to a question your web pal asks, email me to ask for my help. Be very specific in what you want me to do to help you.


Also, remember, if you don't participate, I will hear from St. Xavier about it.


Enjoy it.

Ms. Hogue