Wow what an exciting, YET disappointing football game we had this weekend. ALTHOUGH we lost the game (by one freaking point) I can still say I learned something this week, AND that is FANBOYS my friends. This is an acronym that Barbara has shown us during Thursday’s class. The letters represent words that can be used to combine sentences and make what we call compound sentences. FANBOYS: FOR, AND, NOR, BUT, OR, YET, SO. BEFORE we can go any further, I must say that I have never heard of FANBOYS throughout my entire educational career. I am so thankful to have learned this valid lesson for grammar.
AS of now I feel like I am really getting the hang of the material we have covered in and outside of class. SINCE we have been watching some “School House Rock” at the end of our sessions, I have gone home and told my roommate all about it. All he did was laugh though because he finds it to be childish, BUT I told him it’s a classic and enjoyable learning tool.
FOR the second acronym we had learned is AAAWWUBBIS, which we were told not to confuse our students NOR ourselves with this abbreviation. This acronym represents subordinating words and phrases, which connects a subordinate clause to a main clause. SO a couple examples of this may be:
1) The Cougars had a huge lead until the Buffaloes stole it from them.
2) It’s better to finish home work before class rather than during class.
3) Even though he text more than he talks on his phone, his bill was through the roof.
On Tuesday we had the opportunity to pick out new partners for a fun activity, which I had learned a lot from. My partner, and friend, Stephanie and I had a choice between “Pick-up Lines” OR “Rock-n’-Roll,” but we went with “Rock-n’-Roll.” The object of the activity was to help us build our skills with S-V-O, S-Vi, and S-LV-SC sentences. This was not only helpful, but at the same time amusing because of all the creative sentences that our class thought up.
AS A TRANSFER STUDENT, I WAS UNSURE OF MY SURROUNDINGS AND KEPT MYSELF SHELTERED AWAY FROM OTHERS WITH SHYNESS; AS A SENIOR, I AM MAKING MORE FRIENDS AND BECOMING A BETTER STUDENT.