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January 23, 2007

Blogging as an educational tool!

Schackner, ''Freedom of speech redefined by blogs'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Jason Pugh, 20, a junior from West Mifflin, said he'd watched the level of discourse rise as freshmen come to campus and see how upperclassmen build reasoned arguments. 'There's a difference between just saying, 'You're wrong,' and saying, 'I disagree because of point one and point two,' he said."

I think that Jay had a really good point. Being that I myself went through quite a blogging transformation my freshman year, I totally agree with him. When I first began blogging for my 2 other classes with Dr. Jerz, I hated it. I thought that it was just busy work and just wrote whatever I could think of. However, towards the end of the semester, I actually enjoyed blogging and came to see it as a great educational tool. As Jay was quoted in the article, it really helped me in learning important literary analysis and criticism. I could actually back up my initial feelings and thoughts with support of all types.

Posted by CheraPupi at January 23, 2007 6:32 PM


You will! I can almost guarentee it...ALMOST!

Posted by: Chera Pupi at January 25, 2007 11:26 PM

Though I dont find blogging to be busy work, I am having trouble getting used to the fact that I will have to do this the entire semester and definately in the future. I can only hope that I will learn to enjoy blogging before next year.

Posted by: MacKenzie Harbison at January 25, 2007 4:24 PM

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