Your assignment, as a class, is to make a modern British history blog that random interested people would actually want to read. This means you need to write interesting and well-written posts.
Individually, you need to write at least two (2) blog posts. They should each be at least 300 words long and properly cite (in text) any quotations, paraphrases, summaries, or images that you use. These posts should be short, informative, and (ideally) entertaining for readers. In terms of subject, each post should in some way related to modern British history. That’s it. You could type posts about your research findings. You could browse the BBC news website and write about the historical background context of anything in the news. You could blog about recent archeological and histories discoveries. You could write about the most recent royal wedding. Or you could do a review of a movie dealing with modern British history. The sky is the limit. Be sure to read “How to Write a Good Blog Post” on Course Connect before writing. Also, check out some sample British history blogs to get an idea of how to write a good post.
We will also be doing a peer review of your blog posts so you will have an opportunity for revision before posting.
If you do more than the two required blog posts, I will give you extra credit (amount depending on the quality of the posts) in the discussion / participation category. Making substantial comments on the posts of your classmates will also earn extra credit.
Note: You are now an expert on whatever you wrote your blog post on, so that means I can call on you to talk about it in class. Unless you tell me you really, really don’t want me to. Then say “pass” if I call on you.
You must meet with another student in the class or a Writing Center consultant to discuss a rough draft of each blog post prior to posting it publicly online. Turn in the marked up and signed copy of the draft after you post your blog entry.