On your domain, you will be responsible for maintaining a blog where you will chronicle three long-form blog assignments.
All blog posts should be written in a semi-formal scholarly style (with complete thoughts and correct spelling, grammar, and syntax) and meet the minimum post requirements of 450-500 words. Partial responses (including responses that fail to meet the minimum word length or clearly fail to answer the prompt) will receive partial credit. Late posts will lose points. These posts are worth 15% of your grade.
All blog post assignments should be submitted via the Assignment Submission Form. Posts are due on Sunday by midnight each week they are assigned.
I will be grading them based on the following criteria:
Full credit. There is ample evidence that you carefully considered or engaged with the prompt and the work is published in a timely manner. The blog post is focused and coherently answers or follows the prompt as assigned. It integrates outside examples with explanations and/or thoughtful analysis. The post reflects outside readings or research to help answer the prompt. Post is written in a lively style with complete thoughts, sentences, and correct grammar, spelling, and citations. Overall, the entry reflects in-depth engagement with the topic.
Half credit. The blog post mostly answers or follows the prompt as assigned–it consists of mostly description, summary, or short answers or elements are missing or weren’t attempted. The post excludes evidence, solid examples, or thoughtful analysis or reflects only a passing engagement with the topic. Post contains incomplete thoughts, sentences or paragraphs, but is clearly trying to convey a response to the prompt; there are spelling and grammar mistakes. Post may fail to meet the length requirement.
No Credit. The assignment or blog post is missing or consists of a few disconnected sentences and/or shows no evidence of student engagement with the topic.
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Last updated: January 24, 2018 at 22:29 pm