Connections

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Blog of Interest

Your blog posts will respond to the prompts in the syllabus and, as a whole, demonstrate your engagement with our primary texts and the critical conversation surrounding them. The class blog will display in writing the depth and nature of our experience with those texts.

Each of you will select a "special interest" that you follow throughout the course readings. You should always be alert to that topic as you read and be prepared to discuss it in class. At least half of your posts should concern your special interest directly.

Unless otherwise noted, blog posts are due at 11:00 p.m. the night before class.

Blog Post Details

A full blog post begins with two short passages: one from the day's reading, and one from the previous day's readings. Each should consist of no more than five lines of text. Start your post with the text and page citation of these two passages. Then write at least 250 words about the connection you perceive between the two passages; why have you chosen these two anchor points as a way to move from the previous day to the current one?

A quotation-only post involves entering the quotations in your blog document, just as you would for a full blog post, but not writing the blog post itself. You may have an opportunity in class to talk about why you chose your passages.

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