Welcome to the Fall 2008 GWSS 1001 course blog! Here is where you will post your responses to all your blog assignments. Instructions on how to post entries to the blog can be found in your syllabus, on our WebVista site, and at the end of this entry. Please bear in mind that this space is intended for intellectual exchange; when responding to others and when posting your own response, please be mindful of your tone and only comment on things pertinent to the class.
If you would like to share information about an extra-curricular activity you're involved in, provide links to journal and newspaper articles that may be of interest to others, or elaborate on class discussion, you may do so by posting your entires under the "Musings and Links of Interest" category.
Each week, you are required to submit a 250-500 word blog response to a predetermined question decided by your Instructor. Weekly questions are posted on the blog site and on the course website. Blog responses need not conform to standard, Aristotelian essay formatting guidelines, or even contain complete sentence structure. You can get as creative as you’d like; you can even write us poetry, rhymes, songs, or import photos (so long as they are accompanied by written explanation). However, your entries must be intelligible, and your answers must draw from the readings assigned to you for the week. Weekly blog entries will respond to some of the course material already discussed during the week prior to your submission (i.e.- the blog entry you submit before the start of the third week will respond to the material discussed the second week of classes). They will be due every Sunday evening (by 7pm), unless otherwise indicated. Blog responses will be worth 140 points total (10 points each, 14 blogs total).