Throughout the semester, we will continue to discuss Latinas and Media outside of class through the use of a course blog. Your blog posts should reflect on the assigned readings, films, tv shows, in-class discussions, additional research you are doing, as well as personal insights you might be comfortable sharing that relate to the issues being discussed.

  • Your blog posts need to be the rough equivalent of two, well-developed paragraphs, and they should demonstrate how you are critically engaging the texts. When referencing a particular text, you should quote and cite that text appropriately. If you are referring to a source available online, make sure to hyperlink said source. You should also use your posts to develop questions you would like to address in class. As the blog develops, you may also want to refer back to previous posts: your own or your classmates’. Please do not summarize any readings or texts, unless you are bringing an additional text (and do so very briefly if needed).
  • Your blog comments should directly engage with the content of your colleagues’ posts. These can be short and informal, but should demonstrate that you have given some thought to what they posted and are moving the discussion along.

You will write a minimum of 10 posts and at least 20 comments during the semester. Posts will be due by Sundays @ 5 PM in order to give everyone enough time to comment before the next class.* You should not wait to start writing posts and commenting. I may post/assign a topic question for you to blog about if something stands out in our class discussions.

* You can always comment on your classmates’ posts or answer any comments made to your posts. I will check comments Mondays after 12 PM.

Please note: Make sure that your posts/comments follow proper English grammar rules (spelling, capitalization, etc). Even though we are blogging our responses, do not write the way you speak or text.

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