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Formal Writing

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Your English Blogs

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Rosey's straight gangs

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We will use blogs as way to prepare for your 1.2 essay in the end of year exam.


Want to know more about 1.2? Click here.


Your first step is to set up a blog that you will provide a link to on this page.


The blogging site that I recommend you use is is blogger.com, it is safe and free! To get creating click here.


Every fortnight or so I will provide you with a topic that I expect you to discuss on your blog, you can agree or disagree with the statement. You should aim to provide clear reasons and examples that support your point of view!!! I encourage you to read and comment (respectfully!) on each others blogs as well.


Your first topic is:


1) Social networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook are endangering NZ teenagers.


You might like to see what some of the NZ news providers think to inform your opinion.


NZ Herald





2) The drinking age should be raised to 21.


You might like to see what some of the NZ news providers think to inform your opinion.

Politics NZ

NZ Herald




Due date: Thursday 4th June


3) Are we really "clean and green"?


You might like to see what some of the NZ news providers think to inform your opinion.

E: The Environmental Magazine 

TerraNature website

NZ Herald (quoted on eCubed Building Workshop website)


Due Date: Thursday 25th June


Your blogs:


Hi Girls,


Once you have joined the site, you need to set up a link to you blog! Make sure you have set up your blog first and that you are logged in, then hit the EDIT button at the top. Type your name under 'Your blogs:'. Highlight your name and click the hyperlink button (the one that looks like a globe and chain link) then fill in the http: address for your blog and click OK. Then just click the save button at the bottom of this page.


Looking forward to reading your blogs!!! You may like to complete your Reading Logs on line as well!


Mrs Amos



Once you have created a blogging account, write your name below, highlight it, select the link button on the tool bar, select URL option under link type, add your blog address and hit ok! Remember these will be public blogs, so do not reveal personal information!


Examples from 2008: 




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