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Expectation Points PossiblePoints AwardedComments
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See Google Doc in shared folder for an annotated copy of the post's text
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Core Elements (25)Post focuses on topic's importance to history6
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Importance is articulated in a clear thesis statement6
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Post includes specific evidence/examples6
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Descriptive material relates back to and support the thesis statement6
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Content is within course time period (3500 BCE to 1500 CE)1
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Contradicting evidence is acknowledgedBonus (1-3 pts)
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Connection to other course/blog materialBonus (1-3 pts)
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Engagement (15)Post is written in an engaging style (light-hearted or casual or generally appropriate to a blog)5
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Post utilizes media to engage the reader5
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Title may be creative or work to hook the reader5 points - can be earned thru any of these engagement factors
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Content may be eye-opening, new, innovative, or thought-provoking
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Post may include a personal or present connection BUT personal or present connection does not distract from or overshadow historical content and significance
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Use of Other Creators' Material (15)Please note: Failure to respect other creators - including failure to cite, deceptive citations, insufficiently paraphrased material, copied and pasted material, or lack of acknowledgement of someone else's ideas - may result in a deduction of more than 15 points or a zero on the final version of the post.
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All material is paraphrased or, if unparaphrased, in quotation marksSee yellow note
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Consistent in-text, hyperlinked citations or yellow bubble citations3
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References list at end of post (neatly organized with Author, Title (hyperlinked), Publishing Info, Date3
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Images are Creative Commons, Public Domain, or Fair Use3
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Images have captions (Creator, Title (linked), Date)3
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8-10 Scholarly/Expert Sources3
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Writing (10)Introduction2
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Conclusion2
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Topic sentences2
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Clear paragraph demarcations (one idea=one paragraph)2
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Post is easy to follow (transition sentences, clear flow of ideas, complex terms defined, etc.)2
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Attention to detail (10)Word count min/max satisfied3
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Font matches formatting for HWC2
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Layout is clean for both mobile and desktop reading2
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Proper formatting of titles, names, etc. (italics esp - for book, journal, or film titles; for non-English words)+/- 3 points for general attention to details
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Blog category ("Blog Post") added
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Tags added (at least name of civ)
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Use of BCE/CE (not BC/AD)
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Use of inclusive language when appropriate ("humankind/humanity/humans" rather than "mankind/man/men")
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