Begin to establish your voice as a writer. Practice writing under tight deadlines.
Throughout the semester you will be writing multiple blog posts that we will publish on a public blog site. The target reader of the blog is current or soon-to-be college students. Think about the type of college student you want to speak to speci cally. For example, it could be college athletes, those in a speci c major, those from a certain geography or background or based on lifestyle interests. While you dont have to narrow down your focus for this rst blog, if you have a general idea of the theme of your posts, use that idea for this rst post.
A common type of blog post is to provide advice in some way. If you could go back in time to the sum- mer before you started college, what advice would you give yourself? This doesnt have to be a deep, philosophical exercise (unless you want it to be), but even simple speci c tips and things that you learned along the way.
Dont be too broad. Focus on a speci c topic. Dont be general. Provide an example that adds more depth to your post.
- Avoid clichés and generic ideas.
- Be authentic.
- While you can write in rst person, minimize the use of I in your sentence. Use a variety ofsentence structures to keep it interesting.
- Brainstorm topics and create an outline before you start writing.RequirementsDue: 2/3/20 @ 4:00pm Submission: Upload to BlackboardFormat: Cover Page: Student name, date, assignment title
- Use 1 margins and 10-12 point font size for the body text. You can make your headers morestylized.
- Font style: Simple and easy to read one a monitor. Recommend Times New Roman, Arial, CenturyGothic, Verdana, or similar style. (no script or ornate fonts)
- PDF le format only. While Blackboard allows other le formats, only this is the only formataccepted for this class.Deliverables: Describe target reader
Length: Minimum 400-500 words Photo to include with your bioGradingPoints: 25
Content/Originality: Content is complete, accurate, relevant AND offers new ideas.
Writing Quality: Writing is crisp, clear, and succinct. The writer incorporates the active voice whenappropriate and supports ideas with examples. No spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors aremade.
Writing Style: The style is engaging and follows principles reviewed in class related to writingfor blogs.
Format: Meets requirements for formatting, length and le type.