The Good News: I have your midterms graded and for the most part all of you did well (B or above.)
The Bad News: As of 7:06 p.m. ET (my clock) on Sunday, there are a good number of zeroes on my grade sheet for Blog #5 and Blog #6. Any grade is better than no grade, so you might want to fix that. You will be marked down, but get them done. E-mail me when they are done, please.
Overall, I’m a bit disappointed with some of the blog entries on Will’s visit. Many of you spelled his last name wrong. That’s a one-grade deduction. Many of you have lazy errors of style, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, word choice. That indicates to me a lack of self-editing. Finally, those that did blog about Will’s visit have not included quotes from Will’s discussion and many of the blog posts read like English essays. I also saw this in a lot of blog entries for the last project. Please remember, we are doing journalism here — your blog entries are news stories. And, Will certainly had enough to say last week that was quotable.