Eso 12 Assignment 2015-16 Super Bowl

Dear students,

I don´t want to see you go onto a new stage in your life without a word to say goodbye (again) and give you some advice but I know you are tired after your university entrance exams so I will try to be brief.

First of all, you should think about what going off to university means: it is a big change but not only  in your life, in your parents´ and family life, too. Sometimes it is not easy for parents -although  the real reason why it is so hard may not be what you think it is:

Going to university is not merely changing places; it is meant to help you grow as a person and mature, so get the most out of it. Don´t imitate those people who think it is just a way of continuing the kindergarten or school years:

Maturing is not easy but you learnt how to use the scientific method at school and you used it for some projects in different subjects in the last couple of years, so why not applying it to life?:

These two images show two very good pieces of advice for  life, put them into practice and you´ll be happier:

Bob Dylan´s song Forever Youngsays most of the things I want to tell you in a much nicer way  so, pay attention to the lyrics:  its an anthem to youth but to doing the right thing  as well:

And last but not least,  my best wishes to you all and good luck in the future. You know where and how to find me if you ever need me:

English teachers are used to spending long hours correcting but right now, as the first term is coming to an end and we need to have marks ready for the first-marking-period, texts, essays and projects just pile up on our desks... 

I can´t help identifying myself with this image- which I use in my posts over and over again: whenever I find myself  surrounded by exam papers, I remember it because it is so real, I feel just like that sometimes.... And I wish for an easy way to grade exams, reports, papers, something like this one explained here:

Enjoy yourself with the following examples of exam-related situations - we need some humor to start the weekend: 

* Peculiar topics for essays:

* Narrative essays:

* Students´attitude in relation to essays:

* With a little help from the teacher...

* Examples of  weird answers:

* Handwriting- a big problem teachers face:

Hava a nice (rainy) weekend!

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