Hi bloggers. Sorry about the cancelled class this week. Grades will be updated on eCampus by the end of this week, and we’ll have a nifty project on mapping in our next session for you to look forward to (or dread, as you see fit). For your next readings, though, we’re going to look at something a little different.
Yes, it’s the dreaded peer critique, where you’re expected to provide substantive opinions on your classmates’ work. But fear not! I’ve been reading through your work, and I promise you that every one of your personal blogs has some unique strengths … as well as a few weaknesses. And therein lies the assignment. It’s kind of a hybrid of a readings assignment and an out-of-class assignment, so the points possible (7 total) will be higher to reflect that.
For this read & respond, you will read TWO of your classmates’ personal blogs: The one listed ABOVE you on our course blogroll, and the one BELOW you. So, for example, Ben would read Autumn and Breanne’s blogs (Anan, who’s first, would read Autumn and Sarah; Sarah, who’s last, would read Anan and Ali Young). There are two parts to this assignment, so be sure to do them both.
PART 1 (5 points total): In your response, you will do the following:
- Describe the blog and what it does.
- Discuss what you think is the blogger’s strongest post (and provide a link to that post). Be sure to explain why it’s strong.
- Discuss what you think is the blogger’s weakest post (and provide a link to that post). Be honest but constructive!
- Provide two suggestions for ways that the blog could improve.
Don’t forget to do all these steps for each of the two blogs you’re reading!
PART 2 (2 points total): After these have been posted, you must reply (in a comment) to each of two posts about your blog.
There are two deadlines to remember:
- Your initial post (reviewing two blogs) must be posted as a comment to this assignment no later than noon Monday, February 20.
- Your two responses to the two reviews of your blog must be posted as replies to those comments no later than noon Tuesday, February 21.