Overview

The following guidelines apply to what you post on your blogs (check your calendar for due dates...plan ahead!). It is based on whatever you "read" from the links I have provided (or other online sources you might find). This assignment, both the reading and the writing, has several important goals. Through this bi-weekly assignment, you will:

Step One: Decide what you will read

Take time to investigate the sites listed in Websites For Your Blogs.

Step Two: Read the text you choose

I say “text” because you might choose an image, a web-based documentary, a painting, a poem, or a video essay. Before you begin, jot down some questions about the text you chose, questions that will help you read it better. If you are not sure how to take your reading to the next step, reference: Reading Articles , Reading Short Stories, Reading A Poem, Reading A Website, Reading An Image.

Please note that you may not write a movie, game, book or music review. You may write one blog per semester about a song or lyrics and you may use one movie per semester as a springboard for a blog post.

Step Three: Write your response on your blog.

Make sure your post:

IF YOU DO NOT CITE YOUR SOURCE IT WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC 50% REDUCTION IN YOUR GRADE FOR THAT ASSIGNMENT

Things I look for when grading your blog (be sure and refer to the blogging rubric for specifics):

Content

Style

 

 

Mechanics, Usage, Grammar

Step Four: Turnitin.com.

IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT TO TURNITIN.COM IT WILL RESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC ZERO FOR THAT ASSIGNMENT

 

Thank you to Jim Burke for providing the foundational material for this assignment