1. Think about the 3 words you think President Obama said the most. Write them down. Now go find the text of the State of the Union Address (figure out how to do it!), cut and paste the text into wordle, http://www.wordle.net/create, look at the wordle you've created, and comment on the difference between what you thought would be the words that would end up being the largest and what actually ended up being the largest. Were you right in what you thought? Did you pick the right words?
2. Pick another speech or writing. This can be ANYTHING, political or not. Examples would be MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech, Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech, the Gettysburgh Address, or whatever other speech or written piece that you'd like. Take it and WORDLE IT! Make a wordle of the speech and then blog here what about which speech/address you picked and what you found were the most popular words. Was it what you were expecting? Why or why not?
This assignment is due by 11pm on Thursday night -- the same due date as your comments on the State of the Union (I believe I neglected to mention the 11pm deadline on the last post). One quick yet VERY IMPORTANT note: from now on, we're going to treat this as a college-level class (it's how I've actually been thinking about it all along, since I believe you all have the capability of doing this level of work). Therefore, assignments will from now on be graded as such. It's time to get serious. This means that I am going to treat assignments, and the due dates for these assignments, as a college professor would. In other words, if you don't do the assignment by the date and time it's due, you get a zero. No makeups. Do it and do it on time. The only exception will be if I get a note from your parents (the next day) explaining why you weren't able to do it -- i.e. the computer was broken, your signal was out). You need to plan and use your time wisely, as you will have to do during college. Lastly, as another reminder, keep in mind that this class will now be a grade on your reportcard (you know, the one colleges will see).
Don't just sit there! WORDLE!