This blog is a kind of living syllabus. It’ll be the home for assignments, reading responses, and more. If you have questions about what we’re doing, check here first.
In our first class, we created blogs in WordPress. If you were not in class or just want some more guidance, check out the first part of the WordPress Essential Training webinars on Lynda.com.
This week, you have three assignments:
- As a comment on this post, propose two Pace-related potential topics for your blog.
- Do the 15 Faces assignment and post it to your blog.
- Respond to the readings as a comment on the Reading Response #1 post.
Part 1: Propose two potential blog topics
Comment on this post with two ideas for potential blog topics. For each topic, provide a potential title, brief description, five story ideas and five sources. You should think of your blog as a platform for reporting that can be of service to the Pace University community. If you’re not sure whether your ideas fit that description, ask. Your blog must have a clear focus and not just be based on your opinions. No:
- movie/restaurant/music reviews
- cat/dog/cute animal pictures
- relationship/fashion/health tips
Make sure you’re signed in as your WordPress identity when you comment so that I can find you!
Part 2: Post 15 Faces assignment (h/t to Kelly Messinger at Capital University for this idea!)
- Meet 15 strangers. Ask for their help on a class assignment. Ask each person’s name (make sure to get the correct spelling), major, and class rank (or, if not a student, what his or her position is).
- Take each person’s photo (take at least three and choose the best one) and ask what the best thing was that happened over winter break.
- Record (using an app such as Voice Memos) or write down his or her quote.
- You cannot ask someone in this class.
- You cannot ask me.
- You must talk to at least two professors, administrators, or other non-students.
- You must talk with at least three people outside of your race or ethnicity.
- You should have a balance of genders.
- You should have a balance of class ranks.
On your blog:
- Come up with a good headline – not “15 Faces Assignment.” Be creative. Stand out.
- Post each person’s photo, identity, and quote.
Due by the beginning of our next class.