writers at The Pearson Buzz have been and continue to be
very popular on the Internet. Using Google’s analytics, I can see the
popular pages at our web sites (PALC.net and PBUZZ.net); not only that,
can also know from where in the world the readers come to visit.
most popular page by far is Daria’s lovely piece titled “Her
Smile.” In it, she pays tribute to the German woman who
received her after
leaving her home country (the former Yugoslavia). Apparently, readers
heartwarming and interesting story. It is interesting to note
residents of Cairo, Jakarta and Toronto are in the top three positions
its readers. This page has received over 5 000 views this year.
most popular is Sophie’s persuasive essay, “Be
Internet Addiction.” In her essay she outlines the problems
addiction with a particular focus on her home country, China.
her page this year has reached 350, but more importantly, readers spend
four and a half minutes perusing her essay, which is full of
and examples. Residents of Auckland
(New Zealand), Beirut and Doha come out as the top readers of this
third place is Tiffany’s childhood memoir, “The
Banyan Tree,” with just under 300 views this year. In her
story, she responds
to a Writing 12 assignment to write about a tree that was important to
life. The banyan tree attracts many people to its shade, and Tiffany
story to life with its many detailed and descriptive sentences. It
local readers really like the story, with the top three being Burnaby,
Bangalore and New Westminster (I guess Indian readers like it, too!).
prepare yourself for the comprehension
quiz, read all the
pieces carefully and expect a few questions that refer to this feature
It will be a good challenge and, as a bonus, you will find out why
writing is popular worldwide. Good luck!