Saturday, March 15, 2014

Prelude to the Adventures

The venue of our tutorial
When I woke up this morning, the bright sun and the blue skies confirmed that today is going to be no less than splendid. At 8:30 in the morning, I found myself sitting alongside various ILCers as we took our first step together into the Ivy League Connection. 

In De Anza's brand new computer lab, we were intrigued by the technology surrounding us. From motion-sensored lights to sliding whiteboards, our fascination had no limit. Don then walked in wearing an aloha shirt and created a very casual atmosphere. 

We went through the protocols and learned how to use them to our advantage to ensure that we get the best out of this ILC experience. 

Photography was my favorite topic that we discussed; today was when I realized that cropping makes the world of a difference! Soon enough, we had a quick break and during that break, I began reading Don's example of a "good blog" by Austin Long so that I would be able to apply many of the inspirational aspects to my own writing. Afterwards, we discussed what we should bring on our trip to the East Coast and other similar protocols. Shortly hereafter, the tutorial concluded by practicing our picture-taking skills and by having a quick chat with Don. 
ILCers working hard on their practice blogs
With plenty of laughs along the way, this tutorial set the tone for the program. I'm sure that ILC will be fun as well as life-changing. I'm excited for everything that is in store for me as I prepare to leave for Cornell in June of this summer. I really can't wait and if you would like to find out more, hold on tight because the adventures are yet to begin. 


  1. It's so very nice to see that one of our ILCers who paid attention to everything in the tutorial and then used that information. Brava, Sue.