You will receive 10 points for each blog entry for a cumulative 100 points. Missed blog points will equal ‘0’ points. The points will be based on the following criteria:
|Blog Concept: Is there a specific focus, and does the student stick to it?||‘A’ Work: The blog is focused and well-written. The post makes sense and centers on an interesting idea. It’s publishable.||‘B’ Work: The blog is pretty focused but the writing could be improved. Concerns about publishing because of typos, other errors.||‘C’ Work: Concept could use some more development but it has potential. Writing is all over the place. Probably not publishable.||‘D’ or Below: Concept basically fails. It is way too broad or offers no take on thoe subject. Not publishable.|
|External Connections: (i.e. links, photos, other content.)||‘A’ Work: There are ways for audience to engage with material. At least three links in post, several photos.||‘B’ Work: Some good linking, but could be better. Photos are there but not the best.||‘C’ Work: Poor or improper linking (links don’t work); links are not embedded. Photos aren’t relevant.||‘D’ or Below: No links, no photos, no audience connection on any level.|
|Blog Posts: Is content appropriate, meaningful? Are the posts long enough? Well cited? Are sources varied and reputable?||‘A’ Work: Interesting stuff. Great analysis; some primary reporting; good mixture of analysis, interviews, commentary.||‘B’ Work: Good variety of content. Maybe some of the posts are too long or not substantial.||‘C’ Work:
Not much variety of content but there is stuff here to read.
|‘D’ or Below:
Pretty light on content, not substantial, perhaps just a bunch of links. Adds nothing new to the blogosphere.
|Updating: Is the student regularly updating, according to requirements?||‘A’ Work: At least 10 blog and Twitter posts, spread out through the semester, all the proper length.||‘B’ Work: At least 8 posts, spread through the semester (or 10 but some of the 10 are heavy at the end of the semester)||‘C’ Work: At least 5 posts, tending to be thrown in at the end of the semester.||‘D’ or Below: 2 or fewer posts.|
|Writing:||‘A’ Work: Coherent; strong word choice; well-organized. No typos; no grammatical errors.||‘B’ Work: Some organizational issues. Some typos and grammatical errors.||‘C’ Work: Poor word choice, lack of coherence, filled with typos.||‘D’ or Below: Major organizational issues, no coherence, poor word choice.|