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Week 2 Classroom Navigation

Week Two Learning Materials
The Story of World Pulse (1/4)
Our Vision and Values (2/4)
Our Editorial Cycle (3/4)
The Soul of World Pulse (4/4)

Week Two Assignment

Helpful Links

Applicant Group Page
Listeners Group Page

Helpful Tools

Time and Date Converter
Word Count Tool

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where should I post my article?
In your personal journal on PulseWire. Do not post your final assignment in the Voices of Our Future Group journal. This Group is reserved for updates, discussions and questions.

2. When is the assignment due?
The assignments are due on: April 8, April 15, April 22 and April 29 by 11:55pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), or GMT-7.
You can check what time this is in your local timezone at this link: Time Zone Converter

3. What should I title my assignment?
You can title your assignment anything you want, however you must tag your assignment correctly. Each weekly assignment has specific instruction on how to tag.

4. Can I write my story in my native language?
At this time we as that you submit your assignment in English. However, you can use the Google Translation tool, which is at the very top of this page, to help. Click on the "Translate page" tab to find your language. But remember, this is not a perfect tool and there may be mistakes.

5. How will I know if my assignment is 500 words or less?
Word Count Tool is a simple and quick online tool to find your word count. Simply copy and paste your article in the form and click on the Submit button. Your word count will appear under the form.

If you are using Microsoft Word, select the text of your article. Click on Tools in the top menu. Select Word Count from the drop down menu.

6. Who will be reading my assignment?
World Pulse has gathered together an international panel of Listeners, composed of World Pulse staff, community and volunteers. This panel will be reviewing your assignments based on the criteria listed on the Applicants Group page.

You are encouraged to meet the Listeners by visiting their group here. Although this group is closed to non-Listeners, you will be able to friend Listeners and stay informed of what is happening "behind the scenes."

7. I still have a question. What do I do?
We encourage you to post your question to the Voices of Our Future Applicants Group, so that all applicants may benefit from your inquiry. We will answer it as fast as we can.

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Week Two Assignment

Assignment

Tell your personal story. Describe the journey that led you to our online community and inspired you to apply for Voices of Our Future. How does this journey fit into your personal vision for the future?

Instructions

  • Your story should be fewer than 500 words.
  • Post your article in your personal journal on World Pulse by April 15th, 2013 at 11:55pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).* To do this, go to your Journal (if you are not already logged in, you will be directed to do so). On the right hand side of the page, there will be an orange button that says "Post to Your Journal". Once you click on this button, you will be able to post your assignment.
  • You may put any title you want on your journal entry, but it MUST be tagged with the following (you can cut and paste the text that follows): 2013 VOF Week 2

    If you would like tips on how to tag, click here!

  • Get to know your fellow Voices of Our Future applicants on World Pulse online community: visit their profiles, comment on their journal entries, add them as your friends, and explore our online community!

Extra Credit

NOT REQUIRED BUT HIGHLY ENCOURAGED:

World Pulse wants to foster your creativity and hear your voice through poetry!

Poetry is a powerful way to paint a vivid picture for the reader. It offers ways to connect with people with very different lives and experiences than yours. The last reading for Week 2 Assignment was the poem titled The Soul of World Pulse. Our poem highlights our vision for the future and a call to action to connect with one another and engage in the revolution.

We invite you to write a poem about your unique vision for your future and the larger global community. We are particularly interested in themes of overcoming and resilience. Poetry can come in many different forms. We are looking to hear your voice, poems that contain humor are also encourage. While this is NOT required and will not be evaluated, it allows us to explore a different writing avenue with you.

Examples:

Delphine's poem:
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Zoe's poem:
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The guidelines for submission are loose. Poetry can be impactful whether long or short. We are hoping to get to know your writing style in a less formal way. Your poems can contain humor if you so choose. Please feel free to get as creative with your writing as you would like. Follow this link if you would like some helpful hints on how to write a poem.

Please tag your poem in your journal as: 2013 VOF Poetry

Questions? Please check the Frequently Asked Questions in the sidebar to the left.

Week 2 Classroom Navigation

Week Two Learning Materials
The Story of World Pulse (1/4)
Our Vision and Values (2/4)
Our Editorial Cycle (3/4)
The Soul of World Pulse (4/4)

Once you are done with the 4 readings, access Week Two Assignment

Helpful Links
Applicant Group Page
Listeners Group Page
Helpful Tools
Time and Date Converter
Word Count Tool

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