这个周末，我学习了很多中文。 我准备参加我最后的中文考试。 我问我的老师给我帮助。 我们练习说话。 口语对我来说很难。 我的视频我老师说。 我在家里再听一遍，练习更多。 我研究了八个小时。 我的考试是星期二。 我想我的考试不错。 但听我很难。
This weekend, I studied very much chinese. I prepared for my final Chinese exam. I asked my teacher to give me help. We practiced speaking. Speaking tones is hard for me. I videoed my teacher speaking. I listened to this again at home and practiced more. I studied for 8 hours. My exam was on Tuesday. I think my exam was not bad. But listening was hard for me.
我觉得这很有帮助。之前，我不知道。我先说声调tones不好，然后，我说 声调tones不错。现在我在家我得复习声调tones 。她教我，现在我得多练习。我们下次见面之前，我会练习说 tones。我很想我的中文口语有进步。
Today, we are very tired. It’s my friend’s morning and my night. We talked a lot about why I did not sleep. I do not sleep much because I work a lot. I work, and then go home. I am very tired.
Today, I want her to teach me tones. Last time, we said a little about this. I want to learn a lot.
She showed me this:
I think this is very helpful. Before, I did not know. I first said the tones badly, then, I said tone tones good. Now I’m at home I have to review tones. She taught me, now I have to practice. Before we meet next time, I will practice saying tones. I would like to improve speaking my Chinese.
This is our last video call. I want to see my friend more. I am very sad. I’d like to have a call together again. Tomorrow, we will talk again.
Today, we talked very quickly. I’m going to the company meeting at half past seven. She told me, “Good luck!”
We did not talk a lot because she told me she was sick. She got her menstruation. She was uncomfortable. She had to go to the bathroom.
We talked about studies. She studied literature and language at university. Her university is just a language university. We decided that next time we did not meet. She has a meeting.
I will miss her. I am very happy to speak Chinese with my friend.
今天晚上， 我看我的朋友。我们视频。我很高兴看到她因为上个星期 我没有看我的朋友。我们说关于我的卧室。我们说关于卧室因为今天我在我家。她看到我的卧室。她问我关于卧室。我展示我的家给她。她说，“我觉得你的外婆很漂亮！” 她问我，“
你和外公、外婆很亲近吗？” 我告诉她是， 我跟我的爷爷和我的外婆很亲近。我告诉她我的爷爷过世了。 我说我的爷爷过世以后，我画了他的图片。我的爷爷生日的时候，我给我的外婆这张图片。 我的朋友看我在卧室的片。 她说，“很好！我画画画得不很好。”
然后，一个钟头， 我的朋友说“今天午上，我得出去”。她告诉我她会去拜访她的妈妈和她的爸爸。 她先坐火车，然后她坐汽车。她不常常看她的妈妈和她的爸爸。
她教我告诉她，“ 一路順風’ 然后， 我说一路順風。
Tonight, I saw my friend. We videoed. I was glad to see her because last week I did not see my friend. We talked about my bedroom. We talked about my bedroom because today I am at my house. She saw my bedroom. She asked me about my bedroom. I showed my home to her. She said, “I think your grandmother is very beautiful!” She asked me,
You and grandfather, grandmother very close to you? “I told her that I was close to my grandpa and my grandmother, and I told her my grandfather had passed away, and I said that after my grandfather died, I drew his picture, and on my grandfather ‘s birthday, I gave my grandmother this picture. My friend looked at my painting in the bedroom. She said, “Very good! I do not paint well. ”
Then, an hour later, my friend said, “This afternoon, I have to go out.” She told me she would visit her mother and her father. She first took the train, and then she sat in the car. She does not often see her mom and her father.
She taught me to tell her, “have a safe journey” Then I said have a safe journey.
今天是周四。我先说我很累。陈人敏说，”下课你回你的家休息吗“ 我说 ‘没有。下课 我不回我的家。上课，下课以后，我有事儿。 我要去会议，Camp Kesem.” 她不知道“Camp Kesem”. 我说，“我们每年夏天给那些妈妈或者爸爸有癌症 的小孩 一个星期的免费夏令营camp. ， 我去 Camp Kesem. 我的朋友说，这很好！
我请我的朋友旅行去放完我的家。她说她很喜欢旅行。夏天，陈人敏去加拿大旅行。在加拿大，她参观了 Victoria 和Vancover. 我说“明年夏天，你来见我。” 我的朋友教我这字：訪問。之前，我不知道这个词。我的朋友教我很多字。她说，“你喜不喜欢旅行？” 我说，“我不喜欢旅行。我很高兴享受生活。”
Today is Thursday. I first said I was tired. Chen Renmin said, “When you get out of class, you back to your home and rest” I said no. I do not return to my home after class. After class, I have plans. I’m going to a meeting, Camp Kesem. She did not know about Camp Kesem. I said,” We give kids a cancer free week camp for mothers or fathers every summer. ” I go to Camp Kesem. This is good!
I asked my friend to travel to finish my home. She said she enjoyed traveling. This summer, Chen Renmin traveled to Canada. In Canada, she visited Victoria and Vancover, and I said, “Come to see me next summer.” My friend taught me the word: Visit. Before, I do not know this word. My friend taught me a lot of words. She said, “Do you like to travel?” I said, “I do not like to travel, I am happy to enjoy life.
Then we talk about our home. I said my brother had no children. She does not want a child. She thinks children are very cute, but she did not want to have children.
I finished the class and we said goodbye. Next week, I do not have classes. I’ll see my friend next week. I love my friend. I will miss her.
我的中国朋友给我了一个中文名字。 我的中文名字是 墨羽悠。 我很爱我的中文名字。
然后，我们说 我们都没有男朋友。我们的家人很难应付。 我说我的妈妈和我的外婆很希望我的男朋友帅，有礼貌。我的家人觉得我的男朋友需要很好.
Last night, I called my Chinese friend. I chatted with her at night. We talked about the weather and the seasons.
My Chinese friend gave me a Chinese name. My Chinese name is Mo Yu. I love my Chinese name.
She taught me more words. She taught me how to say “seafood” because I said I do not like seafood. She said she did not like seafood.
Then we said we both did not have a boyfriend. Our families are difficult to cope with. I said my mother and my grandmother really hope that my boyfriend handsome and polite. My family feels that my boyfriend needs to be very good.
Then, I want to leave class. We said goodbye.
At school, I called my Chinese friend. This is my first time seeing my Chinese friend. My Chinese friend’s name is Chen Renmin. I said I studied Chinese because my grandmother is a Chinese person. Chen Renmin taught me Chinese. We are talking about basketball and the gym. I said I liked going to my college gym. My Chinese friend does not like to go to his gym. We talked for an hour and a half. At 8:15, my class is over. I said I want to return to my home. I’m going to sleep. We said goodbye. I will see her next time.
Me and my friend.
我叫Morgan。我住在 Richmond。 我是大学生 。我在学中文。我会说 一点儿中文。我的外婆是中国人。我的外婆跟我的妈妈从台湾飞到美国。我的外婆在家里说中文。她教我一点儿中文。我的家人也在Richmond。 我常常会去看他们。我也有一个哥哥。他的名字是 Bobby。我跟我的室友住在校外。我有一个室友。我没有男朋友，不过我有很多朋友。我的专业是 Social Work and Strategic Advertising. 我的辅修是 Nonprofit Managment. 我有很多功课和考试。大学很难。我越来越忙。
Welcome! This is my Chinese homework. I will talk about my Chinese studies.
My name is Morgan. I live in Richmond. I am a college student. I study Chinese. I speak a little Chinese. My grandma is Chinese. My grandma and my mom came from Taiwan on a flight to America. At home, my grandma speaks Chinese. She teaches me a little Chinese. My family also lives in Richmond. I also have an older brother. His name is Bobby. I see my family often.
I live off campus with my roommate. I have one roommate. I do not have a boyfriend, but I do have many friends. My major is Social Work and Strategic Advertising. My minor is Nonprofit Management. I have much homework and many exams. College is very difficult. I am very busy.
In the works: a (really) rough draft…click HERE.
Part 1.I have chosen Weebly as the site to design my final project on. I have to be honest the words “easy to use” are what drew me in. I am not too savvy navigating websites and I really appreciated how there is a side bar next to the design that I am working on where you can literally pick what you want and then drag it in. I will be continuing to play around with it today, but so far I was able to upload pictures, change the cover picture, add a title, and insert a graph.
Part 2. I am going to have several pages that people can click on for the different areas of my argument. I think claim is going to be “Although social media and use of technology through the internet have become a large factor in the success of nonprofits, in order for an organization to most effectively reach it’s audience, both parties must take steps to ensure they are properly utilizing their time.” This is a bit of a twist from what I originally was looking at (just the ways social media/technology benefit a nonprofit) but I stumbled across an article for a nugget post a couple classes ago that was speaking of the ways one should allocate their rime on social media to truly reach effectiveness and this got me thinking. (Much of what I found before speaks of the benefits of technology which is all super useful. I will probably make a tab “Ways technology is already being utilized by nonprofits and what this leads to”)
However, this new post suggests that in order to properly allocate your time on social media, there’s more than just posting and putting the information out there that needs to be considered ( only 35% of time should be spent engaging with the audience. (I’m assuming this is the actual postings) 20% of time should be creating and curating content, 25% should be researching and planning and 10% should be spent respectively analyzing past performance and collaborating with your [ public relations/ social media] team. And this got me thinking. Well if there is a certain way that social media teams of nonprofits should be looking to utilize their time to properly get information out there, is it possible that there’s a certain way the audience needs to respond in order to actually get them engaged? For instance, how many people actually follow nonprofit organizations as part of their time on social media? Do people even use social media as a means to access information or are they using it as a form of displaying their life? I am considering this because of another article I found that interested me. It was something big in the news recently when an Instagram model exposed the truth behind social media, saying it turned her life into a lie. But it was argued back that it was just the context in which she chose to use it. I think in order for people to really benefit out of technology and social media and to be able to fully absorb information that is being thrown at them, they need to be willing to receive it. I will look for stats about this on what most people use technology/ social media time now and then from that, figure ways nonprofits can improve and still manage to reach these audiences.
I think use of social media as a way to benefit nonprofits is kind of a given. Plenty of nonprofit organizations have looked to instagram, twitter, Facebook, even snapchat. But what is not considered is HOW these organizations are using those outlets. Are they considering the specific audience at hand rather than just assuming social media/technology allows them to reach a large audience?? How much more effective are posts if one truly stops to consider the ways to reach an audience? And just as much, theoretically, an audience should be working to seek this sort of information. They must be willing to receive all the information nonprofits make available to them.