Please review the following expectations before posting on the class blog:
- R-E-S-P-E-C-T : same as in class. Play nice.
- Be honest : same as in class. It's fine if you're not in love with everything you read or hear, but give respectful, honest, analytical explanations for your opinions. Challenge yourself to disagree with your peers and/or the author, but once again, do so respectfully and analytically.
- Post only on your class's blog on the appropriate page.
- Please type your full name, a creative title, and the page numbers your blog entry is responding to on the top line of your comment. This will help us keep track of who is responding to what.
- You may write in the first-person, informally. That being said, please write in complete sentences and keep your comments relevant and appropriate.
- All entries must be a minimum of 200 words but maximum of 300. Anything less will count as incomplete. Although you are not required to answer the questions uploaded below, I encourage you to use them to give you ideas.
- All entries must include three components: questions (these may be to stimulate discussion, challenge a peer, or to ask something that you are genuinely curious or confused about), quotes (from the book or other sources, using MLA formatting), and connections (to anything else you've read, heard, seen, experienced etc.). You will be graded on how you respond to the text in light of these three components. You will find the rubric below the suggested reader response questions.
- All quotes must be cited using MLA formatting.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to email me using the contact form.
Reader Response Questions to Get You Thinking:
Worth 10 points each, your blog entries will be graded on completion and depth. To gain full credit, a blog entry will be at least 200 words minimum and will explore questions, quotes, and connections (as specified in #7 above) with insight, depth, and originality. Please the sample posts and please feel free to email me if you have any questions.