Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First blog assignment instructions

Hello students, and today we will just use the blog to become familiar with its features and write a response to today's reading in Three Cups of Tea.

What I'd like you to do is practice using signal phrases and direct quotes in this entry. You do not need to worry about MLA style on the blog, but rather just practice the idea of setting a source and context for whatever direct quote you use.

So please pick your favorite quote from one of the chapters you read today. Then write on the blog.

1. Set up the quote by writing about the situation, idea or context in the book first. What is happening in the chapter before this situation? Who is involved? Who should be given credit for the quote?

2. Next, put in your direct quote.

3. Comment on this quote. What does it mean to you? Why did you pick it? How does it connect to themes or idea? Etc.

4. Publish your post to the blog.

5 Read other students posts, and write comments to at least two other writers in the class.

Work hard, and have fun!

All best,

Mike Lohre

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