Thanks to Yana, Alec, Eugene, and Grace for volunteering to do the next blog posts! Yana and Alec will write on Hernandez, Eugene and Grace on the other reading.
Everyone else: be sure to check in before class and see if their posts are up! Write a substantive reply for class participation credit.
For Friday, August 30, everyone in the class will write a brief blog post.
1) Follow the link in your email to register for the private student blog.
2) Use the “tour guide” assignment we discussed in class to write a blog post about either Meiland or Rampton and Stauber. Before you write, think about your online persona: when you are writing about class materials, do you use the same style as in emails to your family? posts to Facebook? a formal essay for class? The context here is academic. How will you present yourself and your ideas?
3) The blog post should be 300-400 words long. It will count toward your class participation grade (up to 10 points; see the section syllabus on grading and participation)
4) you are welcome to comment on other students’ posts if you wish. I will consider this part of your class participation.
This page is the public page for our seminar. As we get nearer to the end of the semester, we will discuss posting some of our blog posts publicly here. For now, we will be blogging privately on a private blog site: http://pacs13private.wordpress.com. Students will receive an invitation to join the blog over email.