essay 1
building messages into an essay

This essay will be drafted initially as a series of messages on your blog. These messages will then be "remixed" with my guidance into an essay which will be posted again on your blog in its finished form.

The subject of the blog will be the theory and practice of the blog world in reaction to a series of on line readings.


In the course of writing your essay I want you to address the following issues:

1_Standing behind your words: bloging, print publishing and accountability

2_It's all in the timing: the issue of time in blogs

3_Holding an audience: commuication power in the new medium

In addition you will learn how to create a .pdf file for your text.


Required for this project are:

_the total number of essay draft messages as specified in the weekly requiremtns

_a "rough mix" of your final essay, presented to me for discussion and evaluation

_a one-on-one discussion of your rough mix

_a thesis for your essay that can be summarized in a sentence

_use of subheads to title each message

_redrafting of your essay per our discussion

_composition of your remixed essay in conventional orthography and style

_posting of your essay on your blog and as a .pdf file


I will check to see that you have met the requirements for character count, numbers of messages, message topics, etc.

I will evaluate the content of your blog work by the following criteria:

_your reaction to the readings

_your thesis sentence and your fulfillment of that thesis in the text

_your thinking on the topics listed above in "goals"