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The Transcription of RP – Suggestions for In-Class Activities

If students do not feel confident in any of these areas, we recommend to visit the respective elearning units on the virtual linguistics campus here there are phoneme and phonetic transcription or to consult our electors in this YouTube blog now, in particular, the e lectures about the phoneme And phonetic transcription this background knowledge is necessary for the goals of this in class meeting.

The particular prerequisite for this in class meeting is that students have worked through the unit, the transcription of received pronunciation, including the election English in England, in accordance with our inverted classroom model. As a starting point for this particular in-class meeting, I suggest to clarify the terminology that is used to define the standard pronunciation of the English language in England, the heartland of the English language.

In doing this, I will be supported by a first-term student of our seminar and Nina Eichmann hi. Elena Anna Nina will first of all discuss with me the central definitions so uh Nina in defining the standard of the pronunciation of English in England. What sort of terms have you come across? Well, I’ve come across the term British English. Okay. Can you write it down and abbreviate English by a capital ease of British English is a term that is often used anything else.

Yes, that’s Oxford, English and Queen’s English. Okay, now, while Annina is writing down these terms, let me say something about it: British English is a head term for the reference variety that we use in teaching and learning English. However, it mainly refers to the standards in orthography, in the syntax, in the morphology and in the vocabulary of English, so it is a head term rather than a term used for the pronunciation of English, Oxford, English and Queen’s English.

Well, Oxford English implies that this English is spoken in Oxford. Isn’t it well and Queen’s English implies that only the Queen uses it, so there are no suitable terms for the pronunciation of English, so rather we should use something else, and the term that is used is in fact called received. Pronunciation, okay, received pronunciation. Now the term received pronunciation has, for many years been used to refer to the type of English, which is the one that is accepted by the best society.

Rp is also the accent that Americans and possibly other foreigners would probably refer to, as the typical British accent. Sometimes it is also referred to under the terms BBC, English public, school, English or even Standard English, so it is neither a regional nor a personal but a socially accepted type of Standard English. By the way, you can compare this with the standard accent that is used in your own country.

We are both speakers of German, so in German, we have a similar situation where the standard is social rather than regional, in character. Okay, after this first introduction to the term, received pronunciation. Let’s now practice – and you know you dealt with the e-learning unit – we, you should be familiar with it. You read the article and you pass the graded worksheet by the way, with an excellent result where you had to transcribe some RP words, and this is now our first practice, so I will produce some nonsense words.

Nonsense. Words are always very good because they do not distract you from the orthography okay. So now here are the words in you. Please transcribe. These words here is the first one. Do it do it? Okay, next one is razz razz good. Then we have kind kind. Okay, the fourth one is should-should and the last one in this series is Jacques, Jacques. Okay, so perhaps you’ve tried the same thing. You can now compare an inner solutions with yours, and here are the model solutions and, as you can see, there are only well only two mistakes.

I think the first one is, of course, where Annina use the wrong vowel here this should be. What would you call this vowel? Oh, that’s the swab, the schwa, okay, so schwa and the second mistake. Well, there’s no further mistake, perfect good solution so now this explains why she did the worksheet so well and now, let’s take another series, some longer complex nonsense words. This is now very hard, and here is the first one Castillo Castillo Castillo, yes, and he now is inserting a stress mark.

You know when words have several syllables, you have to use a stress mark tostito. Okay, again, you can try yourself and later we will look at the model solutions. Now, here’s number two did Sheila did, Sheila did Fila looks, good, did, Sheila did thela and the last one is, must heed or must heed or must heed or must heed or Musti door? Yes, fantastic. Only one mistake I can see. Perhaps if you look at it, you can see yourself.

This symbol here would be more mostly door, oh and it is not used in RP at all. So this would be the solution. Well, let’s look at the solutions here they are. The rest is OK again. It’s always useful if you address particular letters, particular letters. So this is a letter here which has a particular name, this symbol. Well, I think that’s the whet the wedge, okay and earlier on in the previous exercise.

We have this symbol. What is it called and that’s the S the ash, so we have three characters which we can address by name the wedge: the ashen through. Ah it’s much simpler than to talk about transcription. Okay before we now turn our attention to the sound system of RP. Let’s repeat the differences between an arrow and a broad transcription here is a sentence I used in the e lecture about the phoneme Liz played with Paul.

So let’s transcribe, this sentence in two versions, narrow and broad – are Nina. How are these systems represented? First of all? Well, in the narrow system, you use the angular brackets, and here we use slashes the slashes okay excellent. Now I mean I didn’t know that I’m wiping this off, because I’ve prepared something, but it doesn’t matter. So this is what I prepared, and here are, of course, the right brackets or your answer was perfect.

Now I want to make life a little bit simpler in class. Of course, I would do the whole thing, the transcription, together with my students, so in both cases we have some symbols that are absolutely identical, and these are the ones are represented in black here now. Let us now write down the two different versions and let us look at the differences, perhaps the lateral consonants first. So what about the first? Let’s look at the narrow transcription first, what about the first law as in Liz? Well, I think in is it snow? Well, so to say normal because it’s palatalized palatalized or yes, you use the symbol for palatalization, and if you compare that with the law in Paul well any alveolar lateral here, yeah Paul.

I think it’s penalized realized very good. Okay and then we have another alveolar lateral. In played, which is preceded by /, yes, so what about that? One? Because / is D voiced. I think the L is also D voice. Okay, so you can add the / now in front of yes laid okay, and then we have another cut in Paul. What about that /? That part is aspirated, okay, very good, and now we have excluding the stress mark Liz played with Paul pups.

You can insert a stress mark here. We have an arrow transcription and if we compare that with the broad phonemic transcription, we simply have well the same symbol: the phone. Yes, we don’t have allophones okay played with Paul perfect, so Annina has understood the difference between narrow and broad transcriptions. I hope you so it is the broad phonemic transcription that is predominantly used for the transcription of RP and the most popular one is the one used in John Wells wrongman pronouncing dictionary, and for this reason it is abbreviated as Ltd transcription long run, pronouncing dictionary transcription.

So let us now turn our attention to the sound system of received pronunciation here. It is let’s first of all list the inventory itself. How many phonemes that does RP have RP has got 44 phonemes 44 phonemes, and they can be subdivided into vowels and consonants. How many vowels xx and consonants 24? Okay great and now we only need the monophthongs and diphthongs we’ve got twelve one of thongs an age difference: okay, very good.

So this is then really the inventory itself, the 44 phonemes. And since the next unit of this class will be about American English and the consonantal systems of both varieties of English are very much similar. Let us concentrate on the bowels of our pee first okay and Nina. How can the vowels of received pronunciation be subdivided in the monophthongs? Sorry the monophthongs? Well, I think we’ve got long and we’ve got sort one of tongues.

Mm-Hmm. Okay, now length is a little bit critical. Isn’t it well? I don’t think whether it really plays a role. Okay and okay, so she was a little bit informed about this. What we’re doing now! So what I do in class at this point is, I present the following four words and here they are see, seat, SID and sit. So, let’s listen. I recorded see seat Sid SID now on you know. The first two are normally transcribed with a long, Eva, Eva, the colon and the second set with a shorty in hearing them.

What would you say? Which one is the longest? Well, I think the longest is C. Okay, so that’s our number one, the longest and the shortest. I think. That’s it okay and then number two and three would be well. I think like this okay, so this is what we all would probably say without performing a so called spectrographic analysis which you can’t can find here. So what I did. I used an audio program in class recorded the sounds and then showed this result to the students, and here you can clearly see in the frames which contain the vowels that now we have a different situation.

Yes, this one is still the longest, but now there is that one Sid is the second longest number three is seat and number four is sit, and now you can see that strictly speaking, length is not a decisive factor at all. Rather, it is a matter of tens versus lakhs or a distribution, for example the most of the short vowels, and this is a distributional effect. Most of the short vowels only occur in closed syllables.

That is, they need a consonant that has to follow. The schwa occurs in unstressed position and the e is a little bit critical as a language change going on where many people would now say City instead of City, but we still use the length Marc. Yes, we do and why well, it is perhaps a special indicator for the prolongation of vowels, which is useful for the language learner. After all, there are many languages which do not have long vowels at all.

So if you’re learning English and you see these links, symbols you might be tempted to make them longer and that’s not too bad for the language learner. Okay, the diphthongs here are the eight diphthongs. How can we subdivide these dipthongs? Well, we’ve got in gliding and adding different tongues. Okay, can you mark the in gliding ones? Yes, I think these three okay, so these are the in gliding diphthongs.

Now some students often complain about all this terminology. Why do I have to remember all these terms, but these terms help in a systematic classification of the sound systems of languages. In the case of our PD thumbs, we can say that the whole class doesn’t exist in American English. Why not? Well, I think that our the in glaring ones, because they can all be found in context with the final or choker orthographical are and in American English.

This comes out as a man of throne plus earth. So here we have some words here. There ensure in British English, with a with an implied indifferent in American English, here, they’re unsure, okay, now the final part of this session should be dedicated to the discussion of transcription to practicing a good exercise would be this one here, where you present your students, a Transcription result that contains a lot of mistakes and these mistakes can be of a formal kind.

So, for example, and I’ll leave that to you we’re not giving this Ellucian here, perhaps just the headline. The headline contains some mistakes, so our four lettered friends, where are the main mistakes? Annina? Well, I think because, as you know, if, whereas you just have said the art, isn’t there and mercy pronunciation, so we get rid of that. Yes, and here has to be the SWOT, I think grateful occurred.

Yes, and this is normal II friends. Yes, I’m salon is not used in RP. Ok, I think here when you thanks mark yes for the difference. Sometimes we have trouble writing here, but it’s we all know. It must be this. This vowel in the first case, so our four lettered friends well and you can do the rest at home. Finally, depending on the time you have in class, you could present your students with a transcription exercise, give them a text, give them five minutes.

Let them do the transcription and eventually show them the results, and of course they can do. The rest at home then continue at home, and this could be a nice homework too. But you know, according to the inverted classroom model, you don’t have real homeworks. We do everything in class, okay, let’s summarize well after this in class meeting and the e-learning unit, the sound system of RP prior to it, everyone should not only be able to list and classify the RP phonemes, but also to transcribe RP words in simple phrases: the Transcription of connected speech might still be a problem, but that does not matter at this point.

We will tackle that in the unit present-day English connected speech and in the respective a lecture. So let us stop here, but not without reminding the students to finish the last two tasks: the corrections of errors and the completion of the transcription. The solutions by the way can be found on the virtual linguistics campus. So thank you all for your patience. Thank you very much’, Nina for your support, just-just.

She said that’s bye-bye in German, okay, that’s it for now!


 

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AWS Serverless Web App Tutorial

We will be covering a new concept in cloud computing, namely the serverless architecture. What does this mean? Well, essentially, server less computing allows you to build and run applications and services without the need to manage the actual server. It also provides flexible scaling under heavy load and automated high availability becoming a very versatile tool.

The AWS server less platform has many capabilities, as you can see, but for the purpose of this article we will be showcasing the creation of a server less web app from scratch. The structure of this project can be easily understood by following this diagram. All of the front-end code will reside in the s3 storage unit, which allows us to host the website publicly. Therefore, we start by creating an empty s3 bucket, like so give it a unique global name and click create and now to upload the static websites content into the bucket.

I simply click upload and drag and drop the build folder into here. Like so note that I am using react as a framework, so it might be a bit different for you. The next step is making the pocket public and for that we go into permissions and pocket policy and paste this bucket policy. In order now public reads: click save and do not forget to change the bucket name. Now this bucket has gained public access.

As far as configuration is concerned, the only thing remaining is enabling the website hosting in the S stream, which will allow the objects to be available at the website. Endpoint of the bucket click properties and select this card to do so. Check use this pocket to host the website and input a route for us. It will be index dot HTML. Furthermore, you can set up a custom domain for your s3 bucket by following the tutorial right here, which will be linked in the description anyhow.

Now you have the endpoint of the website and if you click it, you will see that the static website has come online. Going back to the diagram. There are a couple of things left to do. We should set up an instance of the Amazon Cognito user pool which enables us to register log in and authenticate securely. Then we will write the backbone of the serverless project that are the various AWS lambda functions which replace the server as they access and manipulate of Amazon DynamoDB now SQL database and respond to easy to use restful api calls.

But first the user pool head to Amazon, kognito and click manage Azure pools. Here you can create one or several. These are pools based on your application, for instance, one for regular users and one for administrator. You give it a name and click preview default settings here. There are various options: the password length, some type of restrictions, for it. Verification by email is a really important one, because you actually also gain a two-factor authentication while using the Amazon, Cognito and finally create the user pool.

You can find it under the user pools category and make sure you note down the pool ID that it has given itself as well as the previous endpoint of the website. The final step of configuring, the user pool, is creating an app client for your project. I already have one in here, but you can always add multiple ones, just give it a name and make sure you deselect the generate secret client option, because that means that it doesn’t support the JavaScript SDK.

You can also manage and configure every single user in your user group by clicking here and, for instance, having the option to disable delete users even creating or importing new ones as well, and most projects use JavaScript these days after that, leave the other options as default And click create app client make sure you save the app client ID for future use. Once you have the two IDs you can insert them into your application and benefit from the various cognitive.

A P is like the login and register ones. Let us test this new functionality into the website. Now we can register a new user, for instance, with this email password that satisfies the constraints and of verification code has been sent to the said email. It has sent this Jason using the user pool ID and client ID that we have just provided it with, and we have already appeared as an unconformity in the user pool after user verifies himself.

He can also login by following the same procedure and of course you would get a warning if his password is incorrect, once kognito is out of the way. All that remains is the server less back-end. Aws lamda interacts with the database, so we must first create one head on to dynamo DB and click create table here, give it a name and the primary key you can choose between various types and then create.

For instance. Here is my database. I have events with various categories: DynamoDB is a non relational database and you can edit the data inside at any time as long as it is not the primary key of the item. For instance, here I have made a mistake. Event capacity should be a number and then click Save it successfully changed it. Furthermore, you can customize it by adding new fields inside it. Let’s say time of day morning, and then it would add that category now that we have the database, we need to create a role more specifically Identity and Access Management role for the future function, so that it has access to read and write to this database.

Specifically, so let us do just that: go on to the overview, tab and write down the Amazon resource name so that we know which database we’ll use then proceed to go to. I am and create a new role here: choose lambda as that’s the type of function that we will use in the filter, policies, search bar, begin typing, lambda and choose AWS lambda basic addiction role so that it will have permissions to write to cloud read logs so That you can see whether you have errors or not, then click Next provide a name for it and then you’re ready to create an actual role.

You can find it here in my case now to attach the policy for our specific database. Click here add inline policy for choose a service type DynamoDB actions. Let’s give it all the types of read rights and lists and for resources with specific option checked, go on to table and click. Add a RN here you can paste your your own database AR m and it will automatically fill in the fields, for you click Add, and then you can review the policy giving it a name as well once the role is created with both policies in place.

We are now ready to create the actual and the function. This is easily done by going to AWS lamda and clicking create function. I like living author from scratch. Option enabled for runtime give it the programming language of your choice, a name and the role. You can choose an existing role, and here you can see the one that we’ve just made. Example, lambda role create function and the base one will be created for you.

After we create a function. You can see that it already has access to the cloud read logs, as well as the Amazon DynamoDB database that we’ve just created the function itself is a hello world stub onto which you can build other functionalities in order to test it. You click here, give it a name and some parameters if needed. In our case it doesn’t use them, so it doesn’t really matter. Click create and again test.

As you can see, it says hello from lamda back. This is why we’ve added the cloud read logs policy. Now, on to a more complex example, we go into functions and get events. This is a lambda function which takes all of the events in the database. We’ve previously looked that that have reached past a certain hard-coded date due to this line here, using all the big land scan method, we click test and check out the results, seeing that it it does output all of the events.

In the same way, you can make a most event function, which takes into account the parameter is required to make a new entry in the database. Let’s name it test three in this case and click test. The function has added test three, so let us see that, and here it is going back to the function. Okay, I would have noticed that we have something called an API gateway here as a trigger what this does is.

It enables an URL which we can use in our application, on which we call witta get or post, for instance, and receive the result of the function back in JSON format. This is essentially the final piece of the puzzle that connects all of the services together. In order to create one remember, every function has one API gateway. We give it a name, a description if necessary and an endpoint type as choose edge.

Optimized in this case create the API. Go to actions, create a method of the type that your function is. Let’s put it at any select, lambda function, the region and the function that you’ve wanted. The API, for, let’s continue with the example function in our case, use the full time mode should be checked as well. You will land in this page and the API gateway is almost ready to be deployed. You’ll notice here in method, request, authentification is set to none.

What does this mean? Well, if we change that, we can make it so that, for instance, the view events viewing all of the events in the database is only allowed if you’re already logged in so after we do so only then we’ll be able to see the events. This is done by creating a new authorizer click kognito and give it a name. Let’s call it user select, the user pool that you’ve previously created and the token show source should be authorization create and then back in resources, click, any method, request, authorization refresh, and you can see the newly created user now only being logged in into that specific cognitive User pool, who will I allow you to access the specific function? Those being said, we are now ready to deploy the gateway API.

You should also note this option here enable cross-origin resource sharing. I recommend you to enable it if you like me, have opted to use Axios as a method of communication with the api, otherwise it wouldn’t work and finally deploy api, select a new deployment stage, with the name of your choice and clicking deploy. This will yield invoke. Url, which you will put in your application and don’t which will call with the get or post, depending on the function that you’ve wanted to call this server less web app functionality is now complete.

You have the static website sitting in the s3 storage in it with all the images CSS HTML, then the user pool uses kognito to manage the login register and authentication followed by the newly created database, which is populated and manipulated by the various lambda functions that you Will create which are called from the project through the Gateway API. Thus, they all amounts to a single web application which can be expanded upon easily.

Last but not least, regarding price. Well, the cost of creating the serverless web app is known as AWS accounts only for the time its service is actually run, which is mainly the amount of traffic and how many times the lambda functions compute. For me, personally, it has been less than 0.1 dollars and I have had the webapp on for a period of about two weeks time with extensive function tests. Ultimately, all of these resources are available in a github project and check the article description for more details.

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The Different Roles of Production

The scriptwriter is while in charge of writing the scripts. This includes things like writing down the town’s lines, the directions and the camera angles. You want to use the director is a person in charge for directing their crew. Their job is to visualize how the article plays out and then guide the actors and crews to fulfill that vision.

The producer is usually the person who oversees the production of the article. The producer is usually on a higher level than the director lighting. Their job is to set up the lights correctly and make sure the talent is well lit, as well as the background. The articlegraphers are in charge of setting up the camera in the right angle. Focusing the shot and making sure it looks good talent is what you called a person who is starring in the article like me, right now we’re in charge of presenting our lines to you, the viewers, the person in charge of audio, is responsible for monitoring the sound Levels of the talent by making sure there’s a go too low or too high.

Let’s go copies in right now. The editor is a person who’s in charge of compiling all the footage and putting it together into one article. So those are just some of the roles in filmmaking, as well as what they do, but remember each role isn’t limited to just one person you can assign the same role at the same time to multiple people or just one person. If you prefer, we hope you enjoyed this article and we’ll see you next time.


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Erin Condren Academic Planner First Impressions | #ECAcademicCalendar #ECSquad

As you see, I have a big old erin condren box in front of me. We are going to be doing a first impressions on some of the things that are inside here, so I’m very excited to get started shout out to the Erin Condren team for sending me all the goodies that are inside of here today. We’re going to be talking mainly about the Erin Condren academic planner.

Things have changed a sense last year and I actually did a review and first impressions on the one last year. I believe it was, and I will link that up in a card for you guys, but let’s get this big box out of the way and then we’ll move on from there. This was in the bottom of the box. I don’t know what this is for, but oh you know what I do know what this is for we’re going to just leave that right there so anyways.

First things: first, when you get your lovely box from Erin Condren, they always have a little postcard. That has a really nice quote on it, and it says whatever you are be a good one and then my favorite thing is these little guys. They are really nice gift label tags or just anything tags it always says enjoy they usually are these like scalloped adhesive stickers? Well, clearly, stickers are adhesive Emily, oh man, it says to and from I’ve used these before, for giving away like candy or baked goods to like co-workers, our neighbors or friends, or something like that and just put it on like a little cell, Oh bag.

I love these. I think these are awesome and that it comes wrapped in a navy tissue paper and has the signature Erin Condren enjoy on the side here. So let’s open this guy up – and I don’t really talk about this too often but like I got ta say I love their packaging just because I have rarely gotten anything – that’s been damaged if you guys are interested in my Erin Condren playlist I’ll link it up In a card and down below for you guys very rarely do I get anything that’s actually damaged because they have such nice like packing on their stuff.

So anyway, this is all the good stuff. So let me take all this like packaging away and then we’ll talk about it. Alright, so I want to talk about everything at one by one and then we’ll get to the planner at the very end. These are the designer note card set they’re fifty aligned, three by five and note cards with a binder ring, which is this bad boy right here, and I did see some people on the interwebs talk about these and I thought these are just really unique and neat.

So it has the woven, wonder pattern, and this is one of those like erasable things like you, can use one of those markers on here and then on. The backside, there’s also like aligned, but it’s like a laminated one. So that’s really cool and then there’s also a back as well, and then you’ve got all your note cards and they all have the hole punch in them, which is pretty unique and neat. And I really really like that, and then you can just put this all together.

If I can do it right there we go. I need a little strength in the morning. I haven’t had my like caffeination yet and there you go, that’s what it looks like. So you can take notes if you’re doing a speech or, if you’re just you know wanting to take notes on a certain topic or subject or something. But you know I feel like this would be good, even if you aren’t a student and next off. I got these.

I have been hearing lots of things about them. I wanted to see them in person they’re the 12-page flags. They are all different colors and they have a little asterisk on them. I kind of was in the same boat of everyone else, where I really hoped that these would be like several of them and one like they’re, very, very, like I don’t know thick, isn’t the right thick is the right word, but they’re very glossy they’re, like a Permanent adhesive, I really wish that these were like the removable adhesive ones that, like you, know, 3m makes and stuff, because I think that would be amazing because I use those all the time.

But I mean these are really cool, just because I love the Erin Condren little asterisks as well as I love their colorway. So I’m not sure what I’m going to be using these for, but I think I will have some sort of project that will come up and well. I will use these, but again, I wanted to see them in person, and I just thought that I could use them in some way in all my planning systems. Next up is this snap-in dashboard.

That also has the woven, wonder, pattern on it and it has in foiled top priorities and then like a little checklist and then I have and then a little checklist down here and then let me open this up because there’s always fun things on the back, usually And then, let’s see yeah on the back side, it’s got Monday through Sunday, so you could put in like a meal plan or two dues or anything like that.

Also with that woven wonder pattern, which is like one of my favorite things now and of course no Erin Condren box would be it complete without sticky note, so I thought that this would be great to put in this box just because I always am running low On these sticky notes, for whatever reason I got to say, I’ve had a lot of questions on my Instagram and on my facebook as to the adhesiveness of some of the ones in the years past.

I hear you, but these ones, the new ones, the woven wonder and the teacher ones that I have sitting over here right now. These are not part of this haul, but I do have them sitting over here. These have a great adhesive stickiness to them. They don’t leave a film on your page, at least what I have noticed with the ones that I’ve gotten, but they don’t like curl up as much these ones, the new ones.

So I think that they improved some of their adhesives. I’m very very excited about that. So I just keep buying the same patterns like over and over and over and over, but I just absolutely love this pattern anyway, and I really like all of the different sizes and shapes of these notes. Next up is this designer sticker book. I know if you guys have been reading me for a little while you have seen this in a couple of months back, but I did decide to get a new one.

It’s got lots of different stickers sheets and it’s got like transparent stickers and just like regular stickers too, which I absolutely love. But this is the new sticker book for this year. The 2018-2019 season, so I’m very, very excited about this and link will be below to all the products that I’m talking about. And lastly, let’s talk about this little bundle set before we get into the planner.

This was, I think it was like called, maybe like the writing, utensil bundle. Actually, let me look it up, because you know I’m not good at things sometimes. Ah, here it is it’s the writing, essentials bundle and, as of me filming this, this is on sale for $ 25. You do get a little bit of a discount when you buy some of the bundles. So if you actually search like erin condren and like the sale tab, there’s a bunch of different bundles available.

Alright, so here are all the things that are in writing essentials bundle. This is what I was kind of talking about. These wet erase markers you could put on here and then, when they dry down, they don’t come off, but then you can just take like a little baby, wipe or actually just throw it under water and it’ll all come off with pretty good ease. But I love these things and these are the fine tip ones they do also have like thicker tipped ones.

I believe I’m not sure if they’re still in their website, but I know they’ve had them in years past these. As you know, I absolutely love the dual tip markers, I’m a fan of all of them, but I thought hey. Why not get some of these as well, I’m always looking for a black or a blue. You know what I mean. We’re always looking for that. Also this pencil set – I have never had this particular pencil set before, but it has lots of different things in here.

I think I’ve gotten some pencils in years past from like some of the seasonal surprise boxes, but I don’t think I’ve ever had these particular ones. So it’s got some of the mid-century circles. Oh they already come sharpened, for you that’s kind of cool, so it’s got two mid-century circles, one’s a watercolor and then it has some of the metallic dots. So the pink one has rose gold. The teal one has gold and this purple one has silver and then like up at the top next to their eraser.

It has like the same kind of metallic that it coordinates with so very cool and they’re, just six of them, which I live and then really the reason I wanted this is. I wanted these highlighters. I’ve never had highlighters from Erin Condren before, and I thought you know what I think it’s time to finally do this. I know they’ve had them on there like website for ever, but I’ve just never used them.

I think you know it was just. It was time guys it was finally time to do it, so let’s try it with some Erin Condren paper. I just have this sitting here. This is not part of the hall, but oh that writes nicely. They like feel they feel nice in your hand too. I was kind of worried that they’d be like a little too bulky. You know some highlighters are just like a little too thick, but these feels really nice yeah yep.

I like those those are nice. Oh, I almost forgot to mention these. These are the colorful monthly adhesive tabs. I did get these separately, but they do have like a rose gold like January February March April May June July. You know all that good stuff, because the planner that I received is not tabbed. So I thought that this would be something that I could put on the planner all right. So here is the planner.

It also comes with these colorful date, dots from Erin Condren. This is an undated planner, so they do include this typically with your purchase. I believe that this always comes with it. Don’t quote me on it, but I’m pretty sure it does the undated Nastase it flexible. So you can start and stop your planner at any time. So big changes for this year, if you guys readed my other article, that I linked up in a card earlier, you would have noticed that the other one was bound and what that means is.

It was like a not a hardbound, but it was like a soft bound. It did not have the coil, so it was a little bit different and it also was not as thick, which I am very excited to see. What’s in the guts, so it comes with a coil which is fabulous. These are 7 by 9. They fit the regular 7 by 9 covers. I chose the woven wonder pattern in the white background. I didn’t do any personalization, because I wasn’t a how-to percent sure what I was going to do with this or if I was going to gift this to somebody I wasn’t a hundred percent sure.

So I thought you know what I’m totally down with the woven Wonder. So let’s get the white one, because I love the way that this looks also to let you know that these planners start at $ 35. There is some other detailed customization that you can do, that is additional, but these are $ 35 and when you open this up on the back side is also an opportunity for the wet erase markers to kind of put in a list or something like that.

And then, on the right hand, side it says academic planner, your name school and year, and this is a 12 month planner. I believe that the previous ones that they had were only six months. If I remember right but yeah, I think this looks really nice and the paper quality is the same as the red planners so who have a regular planner. It’s that same mohawk paper that they released last season. So like 2017 2018.

And then, when you open it up, you get right into stuff, so the first page here is projects and exams. Your description, your class, the details, the deadlines, important dates and then there’s like a little check for complete, and that is very satisfying. I think so. There’s three on each page and let’s see there’s a bunch of pages in here all right, so there’s a whole bunch of these. So if you’ve got projects and exams and things you need to study for there’s a bunch of pages and then on this page here.

On the left hand, side is just a nice blank notes, pages and or notes pages. This notes page and then on the right-hand side says what you seek is seeking you and then you get into your first month. This is where your colorful date dots come into. Play so you can write up here what month it is and then also put in your date thoughts. Also, if you don’t like the date dots, you can also just write it in too it’s just kind of up to you and then once you decide what month, this will be so say it’s really an academic year for you and you want to maybe start it In August or September, depending on when your school starts, you could grab one of these little adhesive monthly tabs and put in the coordinating tab on this page.

So then, you knew kind of you know what was going on. So this is very very similar to the Erin Condren life planner, as well as the Erin Condren deluxe monthly planner. However, the only real difference is that at the bottom here there is no coordinating month before the next month because it’s undated, so let’s flip through and see okay perfect. So this is the week of and then you can write whatever you want and then Monday through Friday, in full box form and it has Monday.

And then you know like a smaller box, a bigger box and then to do checklist. And then Saturday and Sunday is a little bit smaller because they all fit on one line down here. That makes sense, so you’ve got one two three four five weeks and then you’ve got two notes: pages that are in the lined and then two more and another one so yeah and then you’re into the next month. So every month it looks like is like that.

So, let’s get into when things change, let’s see, let’s see, alright, I’m almost at the back of the planner. Let’s see, I don’t know if there’s anything extra back here, I don’t think there is. That’s alright, though, cool alright, so I’m at the very back of the planner now after the twelve months and then on the back side over here, it says, arriving at one goal is the start of another and it has some info about Erin Condren.

Oh, this is really cool, so it’s got one sticker sheet back here and it says exam midterm test quiz read paper: do study group study no class and vacation. Then it has some other blank event stickers as well for you and then after this is another one of those covers on the inside. You could use those wet erase markers as well and then on the back. Is my nice little woven wonder pattern so that is a peek inside of the new academic planner for 2018 2019.

It again is undated with no tabs, but I kind of like that idea just because it gives you a lot more flexibility to start and stop your planner whenever you’d like, and I just think this is a really great idea for students out there or anyone that Really likes this particular set up, it could be good for and then also if somebody wants to use this for work, I mean it’s got. You know the week of and then some kind of tasking things and then to do is.

I think this would be great for work as well. I mentioned that in my teacher lesson, planner review – that’s a bigger planner than this – it’s like literally bigger, but that one was a great setup for that as well. But you know this would be wonderful for work projects or work things, and things like that that you want to keep track of as well, if you’re not into any of the Erin Condren life planner layout options, and it’s got lots of notes pages.

So if you have meetings or conferences or things like that, you could take notes – and you know do all that stuff, but yeah I mean. I just think this is a really really neat planner, I’m so glad that they put 12 months in there now rather than six months. But what do you guys think of the planner? I would love to know in the comment down below, but that is going to be it for me today. I thank you guys so much for hanging out with me if you’re interested in anything from Erin Condren, the links are down below for y’all.

Thank you. So much for reading – and I will see y’all in the next one bye guys well folks – is time to kick it old school