Blog Comments on Projects (HW#6)

After students post final drafts of projects to the blog I ask them to leave a comment on someone else’s post (and preferably a post from another class). Below are some samples of student comments on the projects. Please also see the post Commenting on Student Posts for more thoughts on this subject.

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Final Drafts of Multimodal Projects (HW#5)

The multimodal final drafts are really entertaining to grade! Below are a few projects produced by my students this semester. The quality was not as good as I expected, and in the future I think it will be important for me to give them feedback on the rough drafts (along with the peer feedback). But it’s also the first of four projects, so there is plenty of room for improvement this semester. Here is a summary of the things my students struggled with the most:

  • building credibility (and referencing sources in the projects)
  • targeting an audience
  • clarifying the purpose of a message
  • deciding on an effective and appropriate mode for the projects’ message.

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Organizing the Analysis Curriculum


  1. to create a Menu Tab for the student blog that links to all of the comments, posts and projects for the Rhetorical Analysis Module
  2. to phrase the Menu Tab and Categories in a way that emphasizes critical analysis without the use of terms within academic discourse (such as rhetoric, rhetorical analysis, rhetorical tools, rhetorical context, ethos, logos and path)
  3. to demonstrate to students in class (or with written directions) how to navigate this section of the blog, what their roles are and how to go about posting their homework assignments

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