This is a gentle reminder that the assignment for Week One is due on March 15, 2009 by 11:59pm HST (Honolulu Standard Time).


  1. Follow the instructions! You will be evaluated on your ability to follow instructions.

  2. Check your title! Did you follow the correct format for titling your journal entry? Your title must be labeled as: "VOF Week 1: (your title)". You will place your own title in the parentheses.

This is a critical instruction. If your assignment is not easily identified, we cannot guarantee that it will be evaluated by a Listener.

  1. Check your word count! 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.

  1. Submit your assignment on time! is a helpful website, especially this page:

  2. Embrace Web 2.0! We encourage you to treat your assignment as a work in progress until 11:59pm HST on March 15th. Support each other by writing comments and suggestions on another Applicant's assignment and asking for feedback on yours. Don't be shy. We are in this together.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Love, Jennifer

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Hi Jennifer

There is a mistake in the deadline. March 15th has already passed. I believe the deadline to be 24th of March.



Khushbu Agrawal

Dear Jennifer,

I think deadline should be march 24 isn't it? I am confused of your email. I have already submit my article and also had followed all the rules.

Can you make me sure that deadline is 24 March or 14 Marach? Waiting for your reply. With Love and regards Sunita

With Love and RegardsSunita Basnet

Did I get my post in on time for Voices of Our Future? I was a bit confused and wrote the wrong thing, so I rewrote my post, now I need to know if I got it in on time and is it ok?

Thank you, Rose Of Sharon

I'm pretty sure this is a typo as the original alert said March 24th Noon Honolulu Standard Time, besides which Jennifer's date of posting itself is in fact March 24th at 5:35 a.m.

Hello Jen, My warm regards,I write to get clearifications on the due date of our first assignment.Is it March 15th? I remember we didn't receive the assignment earlier than the 15th. With warm regards


The assignment is due today, Tuesday, March 24th. Our rule of thumb at World Pulse is to always have a team member edit our content... you can see what happens when I ignore that rule! If you have not already submitted your assignment, please do so today.

Love, Jennifer

Jennifer Ruwart Chief Collaborator JR Collaborations

Thanks for the clearification. I was very tensed cause I was still to read through my entry for coherence. Wish you a nice day. With warm regards

Dear, I sent my post earlier. But after your reminder that my assignment is due I have checked again. Could you be kind enough to clarifie the reason behind not getting it? Should I send it again? I have checked through microsoft word count and it showed me 247. Regards mridula


Greetings! We received your assignment, so no worries. :-)

The reminder went out to the entire applicants group. I'll be sending out a reminder each week, so next time I will be sure and add a line that says, "If you already submitted your assignment, you may disregard this reminder." Or something like that.

Love, Jennifer

Jennifer Ruwart Chief Collaborator JR Collaborations

Sent my assignment earlier there seems to be a problem kindly confirm.My word count was in consideration of the spaces using word count on tools which drastically reduces my article kindly confirm

Genius is talent set on fire by courage - Henry Van Dyke


This notification went out to the entire applicant's group, so if you submitted your assignment you should be fine. You will get feedback from your Listener over the next week or so.

Love, Jennifer

Jennifer Ruwart Chief Collaborator JR Collaborations

I think I am way behind. Not sure I know what to do. I missed something. How do I submit my post again? I would post something but I need help from someone out there. Thank you.


Please do not worry your beautiful mind. You followed the instructions perfectly about where to post! We do NOT want you to post in the group.

Please let me know if that clears up any confusion.

Love, Jennifer

Jennifer Ruwart Chief Collaborator JR Collaborations