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Students in this class will either present a brief oral report to the class or keep an online journal (weblog) of their reading this semester. Both options will involve about the same amount of work, but with the weblog option, you'll be spreading the work out over the entire semester.
If you choose to keep a weblog AND present a report, you do not need to take the final exam.
Weblog Option . A weblog (or blog) is a way for you to keep an informal online journal recording your thoughts on the readings. It is your space to write down your thoughts, insights, and opinions about the literature. You can discuss what interests you most about the work we've read, connect the work to something in contemporary culture, analyze a theme or image, write alternative dialogues for the characters, ask questions, and so on. Your weblog posts can serve as an idea board for your paper.
Requirements for the Weblog Option
2. Post your entry to your weblog by the Thursday due date at 9 p.m. You do not need to wait for Thursday. You can post at any time during the week, but 9 p.m. on Thursday is the due date each week; after that, your post will count for the next week. You can miss a few posts and still receive credit, but your grade would be reduced.
3. Respond to at least one post by another person by Thursday at 9 p.m.
The weblog will be graded primarily on your satisfactory completion of the above criteria (75%), although the quality of your posts (25%) will also be a factor.
The topics you write about on your weblog are up to you, as long as they relate to the class. You should think of the weblog as a series of response papers or as a professional journal in which you record your thoughts on the films. Corrigan has some good suggestions both for keeping track of the films you watch and for writing down the details in a concise manner by using a screening report or a movie review (8).. Here are some possible topics for your blog: