Creative Blog Instructions
A blog is a personal web space where you can record your opinions, thoughts, feelings, ideas, and creative expressions on a given topic.
A blog is what you make it: a scrapbook, journal, photo album, opinion column, micro book, sketchpad, or soap box.
For your creative blog, your posts will be related to the works we are studying.
You’ll also make an introductory post telling the audience about yourself and your goals for the blog, as well as a final summary post that evaluates your blog, assessing whether your met the goals you have met for yourself.
Remember that your writing should be error-free and grammatically correct.
Make your blog personal! Creativity is a part of your grade, so add media such as photos, videos, art and poems, music, or links that support your ideas.
The video below explains how to add photos and create links.
Although this project will not be graded until Week 4, please DO NOT wait to begin working on it until late in the class.
There are penalties for posting late. Be sure to title each entry so that it is clear what you are responding to. Your entries will be visible to your classmates, so keep that in mind as you post.
You are welcome to comment on each other’s blog entries!
Creative Blog Requirements:
each entry must be at least 200 words.
Week 1 (Two entries this week)
Entry 1: Introduction. Introduce yourself and identify your goals for both the course and this blog. Have you done any blogging before? What do you hope to do to gain from this experience?
Feel free to upload photos of yourself, your family, or objects/places related to your career goals. You can also include any relevant links. 200 Words
Entry 2: Shakespeare.
Watch one of the three plays from the Required Shakespeare Film page.
Shakespeare is still taught today because he is still relevant today. Shakespeare wrote about the human emotions and failings that we all still deal with today–love, jealousy, power, envy, and pride.
Identify the major theme of the Shakespeare play you watched and the conflict/issue that the main character/s face. Then, locate a news story online that contains a similar theme and provide a link to it.
Discuss the similarities/differences in the way Shakespeare’s characters and the people in the news story handled the conflicts/issues.- 200 Words
Week 2 (One entry this week)
Entry 3: Satire.
This week, we learned about satire by reading about Jonathan Swift and his famous satire “A Modest Proposal.” Today, satire is still a popular form of social critique, as evidenced in late-night talk shows and political cartoons.
For this blog entry, locate a satirical political cartoon using this website: Association of American Editorial Cartoonists http://editorialcartoonists.com/#top and create a thumbnail link to the cartoon that you selected.
See the video below for instructions for creating a thumbnail link. Then, compare the carton to the criteria set forth by John Dryden in “A Discourse Concerning the Origin and the Progress of Satire.”
How does Dryden define satire, and how does your cartoon compare to that definition? 200 words
Week 3 (One entry this week)
Entry 4: Tragic and Byronic Hero Wall of Shame.
In Week 1, we learned about tragic heroes (see Week 1 Terms), and this week, we are learning about Byronic heroes (see Week 3 Terms).
For this assignment, you will select one of the people/characters from the charts below.
Select either a Byronic or a tragic hero. Research the person/character you chose and create a blog entry to illustrate why this person belongs on the Wall of Shame as either a Byronic or tragic hero.
Keep in mind that the person/character you chose may not meet all of the criteria shown in the definitions (e.g., your tragic hero may still be alive), but you must be able to make a good case as to why he/she should be considered a tragic or Byronic hero.
Your blog post needs to include a picture of the person/character, relevant biographical information from your research cited in correct APA style, and a comparison of your nominee to the definition provided in this course, including any discrepancies you find. – 200 Words
Week 4 (Two entries this week)
Entry 5: Prejudice and Discrimination.
This week, we’re looking at Nadine Gordimer’s “The Moment Before the Gun Went Off.” If you read the story carefully, you will notice that each group makes assumptions about the other that result in prejudice and discrimination.
In your blog post, describe this two-way flow of prejudice and discrimination. Make sure to include irony in your discussion.
In addition, address how this two-way flow of prejudice and discrimination plays out in our society. You may describe an instance- 200 Words
There are 4 weeks for Creative blog, each entry is 200 words each and total of 1200 words.
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