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Most of these criteria are common sense: do your
posts engage the assigned reading, the topic, and/or the assigned
prompting questions? Do they display a critical awareness of the
reading and an equally critical awareness of other posts on the
list? Do they further the conversation? Are they effectively written
(regardless of punctuation)?
Sometimes you'll be responding in the weblogs to the
reading; other times you'll be responding to other student projects.
Weblog and Discussion Groups Requirement
From time to time I'll ask you to post remarks to discussion groups and weblogs, such as our class Equality
Monitor weblog at http://equalitymonitor.blogspot.com . The topics will generally be responses to the assigned reading or student writing.
This is informal writing,
and you are free to punctuate and use language as you wish.
Nonetheless, there will be relevant criteria for effective posting
in discussion lists and blogs, which we'll discuss in class each
I value this informal writing highly. In lieu of
reading exams or quizzes, it is often your best chance to engage the
assigned course reading, as well as other students, in a meaningful
way relevant to your final grade proposal.