Blogging in ENG3C

And finally, ENG3C begins to blog!

We know that writing is a way to sort out our thinking on big ideas. Blogging gets us writing in a slightly more informal manner than say essays and definitely more frequently.

And yet, some of you may be unconvinced by my thinking. “Really? Do I have to blog?”

Here are a couple of posts that might help you reconsider your initial resistance:

5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog

Go Teen Writers and the comments are really good too!

Here is the plan:

1. Write one blog every week. Class time for this writing will be scheduled for Friday. If you are not in class on Fridays, then you will have assigned yourself blogging homework. Of course, you are encouraged to blog outside of school too! You will write 10 posts in total this semester.

2. Comment on your classmates posts frequently. We all enjoy receiving feedback on our thinking, and the feedback is what helps grow our thinking. You will write a minimum of 10 comments.

3. Rubrics for both posting and commenting are linked below. Please read them.

Happy Blogging!!!

One thought on “Blogging in ENG3C

  1. As one of at least 20 other students that I know of that are blogging, I enjoy it. I enjoy blogging because it’s different. I’ve been writing reflection for a couple years at least for other classes, and it’s always on paper and in writing. So it’s nice to have a change in that perspective, but there’s another reason why I would choose blogging instead of traditional writing on paper, and that reason is because, for me, it some how gets more thoughts or ideas out of my brain than I would when I’m writing on paper. Maybe it’s because of some sort of psychological reason(s), but maybe not. Maybe it’s because I’m constantly rereading my posts/blogs for spelling errors and such, and doing so sparks new ideas and thoughts, because when I write on paper I don’t reread as much, except for important pieces of writing, but that’s unrelated to this comment.

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