Monday, August 27, 2012

Coming Soon...

I plan to finally use this space to post links to student blogs for ENG 101: Writing and Research at Richard Bland College in the fall of 2012. This is sort of a test class for utilizing blogs. The idea is to get students thinking about the effect their writing will have on real people, not just their instructor. So, they have to interact with each other and they should also have in the backs of their minds that the blogs will be read by people they don't know.

Here's my syllabus jargon for the blog assignment:

Each student will create a blog. You will create one blog post per week (starting week 2 through week 12) in response to readings, classroom discussions/activities, or other approved topics. You will also need to comment on at least one class member’s post. We will use Blackboard to share our posts with each other. Blog posts are usually 200-300 words, but you are welcome to write more. Comments need to demonstrate that you read the post you are commenting on. These will be graded on completion unless there is a clear lack of effort.

If you want to know more about me, I'm Isaac Sweeney, assistant professor of English at Richard Bland College. I am also a regular blogger at The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2-Year Track blog. I've written some other things and I'm sure Google will tell you what they are and where you can find them. But this blog is really about students and what they have to say.

Links to student posts coming soon.

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