The Blog Guidelines

For reading/viewing response posts:

  • Begin with a brief summary or the “gist” of the reading or video. Discuss any possible bias or conflicts of interest on the part of the source (or references in the source).
  • Explain how the reading or video resonates (or not) with you and tell why.
  • Write questions for further speculation related to the topic.
  • Write clearly. (Use conventions of English grammar, “professional-grade” vocabulary, and maintain your
  • own voice.)

For the real-world application posts:

  • Be creative! Get your material from in-person or telephone interviews of people who aren’t necessarily in your segment; People-watch in both every day and not-so-every day places; Visit retail venues which are both traditional and non-traditional; Conduct a survey or experiment; Tally something in your surroundings.
  • Have fun. Put your heart into it.
  • Take photos when and where possible.
  • Include any data you get when appropriate.
  • Draw a conclusion or explain why you can’t or shouldn’t.
  • Write clearly (Use conventions of English grammar, “professional-grade” vocabulary, and maintain your
  • own voice.)
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Blog Check-In

Show off your blog to your group!
  • Title / theme
  • Favorite post so far
  • Good points about the process
  • Challenges

Provide feedback for the others on:
  • Title / theme
  • Voice/enthusiasm
  • Thoroughness
  • Photos
  • Additional suggestions

SCORING:

Possible number of points for response to an assigned reading or video (The first post of each week = 10 total).
.1 - 1 point per entry based upon quality of entry.



.1           .25           .33           .5           .75           1

Possible number of points for real-world application posts (The second post of each week = 10 total).
 .1-1 point per entry based upon quality of entry on real world application of assigned reading topic


.1           .25           .33           .5           .75           1
 
Overall organization, logic, quality of theme, creativity, readability, evidence of attention paid to CST, and heart and soul
1-10 points for overall organization and logic, quality of title, creativity, etc.


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