Tasks during Unit 1:
3 Discussion Questions
10-15 Micro-Blogging/Photo Posts
2-3 Short Blog Posts or 1 Long Blog Post

Optional bonus:
1 Live Blogging class
1 Group Presentation


GRADING
Content Creation (160 total)
  • Micro-Blogging & Photo Posts (1 each / 15 max per unit / 40 total possible)
  • Discussion Questions (3 each / 18 max per unit / 45 total possible)
  • Blog Posts (10 or 25 each / 25 max per unit / 75 total possible)

Micro-Blogging & Photo Posts (1 Points)
General
.5 point for a creative, new, or insightful idea
.5 point for correct use of media technology

Discussion Questions (100-150 words; 3 points)
General
1 points for a clear well-structured question
1 point for direct reference to text at hand
1 point for direct reference to outside material (article, media, other post)

Short Blog Posts (300-500 words; 10 points)
Form and Content
1 points for a clear well-structured idea about 2 unit materials
1 points for strength of the contribution
1 points for taking into account possible objections

Media Design
1 point for use of media without technical problems
1 points for the creative use of media

Research
1 points for direct reference to both unit materials
1 points for direct reference to outside material
1 points for proper citation

Conventions
1 points for following They Say / I Say conventions
1 points for following Writing About the Humanities conventions

Long Blog Posts (750-1250 Words; 30 points)
Form and Content
4 points for a clear well-structured comparative idea about all 3 unit materials
4 points for strength of the comparison and its contribution
3 points for taking into account possible objections

Media Design
1 point for use of media without technical problems
3 points for the creative use of media

Research
4 points for direct reference to all 3 unit materials
3 points for direct reference to outside material
2 points for proper citation

Conventions
3 points for following They Say / I Say conventions
3 points for following Writing About the Humanities conventions



Class Participation (up to 50 points):
  • Live Blogging (5 each / 10 total possible)
  • Discussion Leading (20 each / 40 total possible)
  • Group Presentation (10 each / 10 total possible)

Live Blogging (5 Points):
Form and Content
1 points for structure of notes
1 points for depth of notes

Media Design
1 point for use of media without technical problems

Research
1 point for direct reference to text at hand
1 point for direct reference to outside material


Discussion Leading (20 Points) -- guidelines for discussion leading are here.
Form and Content
2 points for a clear well-structured class outline
2 points for strength of discussion questions

Conventions
1 points for facilitation
.5 point for time management

Research
1 points for referencing text at hand
1.5 points for preparing outside material

Media Design
.5 point for use of media without technical problems
1.5 points for the creative use of media


Presentation/Portfolio Days (10 Points)
Form and Content
2 points for a clear well-structured ideas
2 points for strength of analysis
1 point for following fitting 5-10 minute time limit

Media Design
2 point for the creative use of media
1 point for use of media without technical problems

Research
1 point for direct reference to text at hand
1 point for direct reference to outside material