And at the lecture... sorry it took sooooo long to get round to the nitty gritty (Why Study Literature/ Dead Poet's Society).... but I was glad that I was able to walk you all through the WebCT and LiveJournal stuff and answer most of your questions.... you will hopefully be less confused now than you were a day or so ago!
So- my suggestions for possible entries for your very first LiveJournal entry:
You could try to answer any of the following questions:
1.Tell us what you are thinking about Mrs Mallard's experience in "Story of an Hour"?
2.Write a short paragraph that describes Mr Mallard's response.
And following on from Dead Poet's Society:
3.What has been your experience of literature? Does it compare with what Mr Keating was trying to express?
4.Does literature have a place in your life now?
5.Are you a poet? or a short story writer? Do you want to share something you have written with the group as a whole?
So there are just a few ideas... feel free to use or reject them......
The class was packed with standing room only, but during the mid-lecture break I was able to get a snapshot of parts of the class: can you spot yourself?