TODAY is another READING DAY.
I recommend using it for reading in your chosen book. Enjoy the time. Spend the time watching and listening for answers, or pieces of answers, to the questions you have framed.
Remember to publish your first blog post by Mon Apr 9. You do not have to submit it to TURNITIN, as we did with the Jan/Feb post. I will, however, read and score your post according to the three criteria from the Short Writing Rubric. In other words, is the writing clear, specific and developed? “Clear,” by the way, is worth half the score, since you owe it to your readers to write clear sentences. I recommend using a blogging buddy to review your post for clarity, before you publish it.
I will leave a comment on everyone’s post, concentrating on the content–without addressing mechanical issues. Those issues, along with any issues of specificity or development, will be represented in the score. Length by itself is not something to worry about or focus on. It can be, however, a helpful measurement of development. Therefore, I recommend your aiming for at least four hundred words. Experience with past years’ student blogs suggests that as the length starts falling below this level so does the development. With each post, find a meaningful focal idea* and pursue that on behalf of yourself and your readers. Explore and explain the idea thoughtfully. Enjoy the reading and writing. As just one of your readers, I look forward to your insights and offerings. Thank you.
*and an accompanying image that represents that idea, literally or figuratively (be sure to credit the source of that image)
photo by author, 21 Mar 2017