posted Sep 4, 2013, 2:58 PM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai
updated Sep 11, 2016, 3:07 PM by Karen McMillan
Last week we started blogging! Students showed a great ability to use the platform, but didn't quite get at the heart of the writing prompt. This week we're going to try again, emphasizing a few key ideas:
- A writing prompt is different from a question. You answer a question; you write about the ideas presented in a prompt. Use the prompt as a jumping-off point for your own ideas.
- You are free to look up facts or articles to strengthen your arguments.
- Blog writing should follow the rules of classroom style: proper spelling, grammar, and academic language.
- Comments on others writing should be polite, constructive, and unique:
- Polite: critiques are important, but must not be insulting
- Constructive: don't just say "I agree." If you don't have anything interesting to say about someone's writing, don't say anything at all!
- Unique: don't write the same thing someone else has already said