Blog Round Up
Apr 28th, 2014 by Karissa Kilgore

Assignment: write a blog (3 paragraph minimum) about your experience with your magazine. Begin by assessing the types of stories and content featured. Summarize all you have read for a “big picture.”

Answer these questions: What was helpful from this exercise? How will reading in your industry help you as you go through school? What writing skills and reading skills did you use each week?

Create list of references for the articles you read and include it in the paper.

Writing development: Final project details
Nov 25th, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

We worked on thesis statements and topic sentences for the final project in class today. The topic for the final project is “Where will you be in five years.”

First, we looked at how to write an expository thesis statement and topic sentences for the final paper. Developing a thesis that covers your topic and allows you to expand on your points will be most helpful.

We also learned about what goes in a paragraph and developed topic sentences for each paragraph in the paper. (Remember that it doesn’t matter how many topic sentences you have. In draft stage, you can have as many as you want, but ultimately you’ll choose which ones help tell your story!)

Here is how we broke down the paragraphs:


Once you have your topic sentences, you can start jotting down notes of what you might write about in that paragraph. Take your time to explore–this is the fun part about this essay. Your life in five years can take many shapes!

If you have a thesis, topic sentences, and detailed notes, you’re ready to write your first draft of your paper.

Present in class 11/11/13
Nov 11th, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

For Sachiko and Thibault, who attended class on 11/11/13:

Please write a blog about the article “American People (Part 1)”. Write with your opinion on any topic discussed in the article.

For homework, please read “American People (Part 2)”. We will have a discussion of both American People articles in the next class. **You are not required to write a blog about this article, but you may if you would like to.

Missing class 11/11/13
Nov 11th, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

For those of you who missed class tonight, here is your make-up assignment.

  • Please read (or re-read) the article “American People (Part 1)” on Moodle.
  • Write a blog stating your opinion on the article. Any opinion is fine.
  • Read “American People (Part 2)” for next class.
  • Finally, please write a blog about your overall opinion of the American People articles. NOTE: You must also visit the blogs of your fellow students and comment at least three times.

Completing the above work before the next class (11/18/13) will excuse your absence.**

**If you do not complete each of the items listed here, you will be marked as absent for the 11/11/13 class.

Oct 21st, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

Please write a blog about stereotypes that you have experienced in your life. You may write about how it affected you or how you dealt with the stereotype in your experience.

Refer to the reading on stereotypes on Moodle, p.183, Paragraph assignment #2.

Technology changes our lives
Sep 30th, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

Using the short writing piece you wrote in class today (9/30/13), please write a blog about your favorite technology. This can be a device (like an iPhone or GPS) or a service (like Skype or other chatting service).

I would like you to explain why this technology is your favorite and how you use it in your everyday life.

Sep 23rd, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

For our next blog post, let’s write about a time you experienced rudeness. Was someone rude to you? Or were you a little rude to someone else? Tell me a story from your own life about rudeness.

Some examples of possible times you encountered rudeness:

  • on public transportation
  • in a cafeteria or restaurant
  • with children (who may or may not know better)

Continue commenting on each others’ blogs! You’re doing great work!

Third Blog Post
Sep 16th, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

Please write a blog post about your experience doing Internet research. Reference the reading we read in class about thinking critically about the Internet.

Our blogging activity
Sep 16th, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

Hello class! I would like you to read all of your classmates’ posts each week. I would like you to leave two comments each week. Feel free to comment more, but minimum is two comments. This is a good way to respond in text and prepare for class discussions.

Our class is blogging!
Sep 9th, 2013 by Karissa Kilgore

Everyone is doing a great job gettithe going with the WordPress blogs!

Here is the list of blogs for our class:





We are waiting for Gustave’s blog. It is having administrative problems




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