Hi student!

To become a member of this blog:

  1. Sign up for a WordPress account
    • If you already have an account, make sure that you use the email you indicated in your student profile
  2. Wait for email invitation
    • This is automatically sent to you after our first meeting
    • If you haven’t received one yet by the next day, inform me right ahead
    • You might have to check your spam/archive folders
  3. Accept the invitation
  4. Log in to your WordPress account
  5. Update your WordPress profile
    • You should use your real-life nickname + last name
    • You can upload a photo too so I can easily recognize you

 

To start writing in this blog:

  • Check the topics list for recent journal questions
    • topics list
  • Go to the main page, and select screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-7-06-58-pm.
  • You can now write your thoughts and answer the questions for that topic
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  • Before you publish your post, make sure you use the correct tag
    • screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-7-05-20-pm
    • You can add more tags, as long as you use the tag for the topic.
    • This is important because your post will not be graded unless it has the right tag.
  • If you’re having trouble with any of the steps, ask me immediately so we can sort it out.
  • If you feel more artistic, you can log in here and create a more formatted blog post (with bold, italic and stuff).
  • But if you know html, you can use html tags. They work!

 

Writing guidelines:

  • There’s no required length for your posts, so you can write as short/long as you want
  • You can use any style — paragraph, bullet, poem, etc. — that matches how you want to convey your thoughts
  • You can write in any (mixture of) languages you’re comfortable with, as long as they can be understood by everyone else
  • You can also add pictures, link videos, and other multimedia elements to your post; just search for Wordpress guidelines regarding this
  • Also, there’s an upload limit to this blog, so avoid uploading heavy files; I might have to delete it afterwards
  • Lastly, be honest when writing. If there are ideas that you got from somewhere else, make sure that you give them the proper citations

 

Grading:

  • I will decide whether a blog post/comment is acceptable
  • If there’s something incorrect or inappropriate in your post/comment, I’ll discuss it with you so that you can make the necessary changes
  • I will like your post/comment to indicate that it is accepted
  • You can edit your posts/comments as many times as you want until you get the credit

 

— Paul, Instructor

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