Your Very Own WordPress Blog

To start off the class, you will all be creating your own course blogs.

The blogs will help you to track your thoughts throughout the quarter, allow you to reflect on readings and class discussions and the writing you are producing, and give you an outlet to share your writing with a real audience that will provide authentic feedback. Much of your work this quarter will be completed and posted on your individual WordPress.com blogs.

To get started, watch the following video by Professor Torgerson at St. John’s University on setting up a WordPress blog.

For specific instructions on how to sign up for a WordPress.com blog, see the video below and follow the instructions underneath.

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Writing Your First Blog

Everything we do in class is geared towards giving you ideas to develop in your weekly blog posts.  Every blog post is geared towards helping you write the major course assignment in each class, which is designed to assess the Student Learning Outcomes in the course.  In English 101, the final assignment to SHOW Jen your learning/understanding/comprehension is your final portfolio (particularly the capstone assignment of Essay #2).  In English 102, this assignment is your final research paper.

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