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Blog Council: Are Good Companies Doing Good Things?


Hope you all had a good and relaxing spring break!

Aylin, Mary, Ashley and Jordi really enjoyed reading all of your posts this week.

It was clear that the class enjoyed this prompt and took time to do some really interesting research into some well-known company.

Yay’s:

  • Great utilization of media
  • Posts/comments got to the point quick
  • Good job linking back to class material
  • Being critical of the companies chosen

Nay’s:

  • VOTE on polls
  • RATE the posts you read
  • Remember to link back to sources
  • Pose questions for your readers throughout your posts

And the Academy Awards Go To…

Best Adapted Screenplays:

AFLAC – Shaun

Medecin Sans Frontieres – Jess

Container Store – Megan

Best Director:

BCG – Caleb

Best Picture Overall:

Cheesecake Factory – William

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Blog Council Pop Culture Profundity


Great job this week! Rachel, Robbie, Ben, and Jordi really enjoyed discussing the posts.

First, some compliments:

  • Good job taking in the feedback from last week by improving your titles and generating some really great discussions through your comments
  • Great job adding multimedia to your blog posts
  • Blogs this week were engaging and did a great job of generating conversation
  • Overall, really creative use of examples from pop-culture and how they intersect with our class discussions

Now, some feedback and food for thought:

  • We thought that the class did a really good job of writing about topics that interested them and this showed. However, we think that posts could have benefited with a more clear connection to the class throughout the blog post (as opposed to only at the end). We think this could have been accomplished with use of a thesis statement at the introduction.
  • We were hoping for a broader selection of prompt topics by the class: lots of people posted about TV shows, but  no one wrote about music or books. Try to view some of your classmates posts before creating your own so we generate a diverse range of topics in the future.
  • The posts this week generated some really interesting discussion on plot-spoilers: the ethics of plot spoiling, when is it ok or not ok to discuss a plot line. What do you guys think about the ethics of plot spoiling? Consider tv shows vs. movies, Dramas vs Comedies.

Wall of Fame:

Our favorite  posts:

 

  • Our favorite titles:

 

Our favorite use of multimedia:

 

Most engaging comments:

Blog Council 1


This week’s blog council consisted of Jordi Comas, Luke Vreeland, and Will Owens. We really enjoyed going through everyone’s posts and comments and we hope you like our theme change. Before announcing what we thought were some of the best posts, we thought it could be helpful to give some general feedback:

  • Titles
    • Should be informative but still hook the reader
      • Controversial
      • Clever
      • Wordplay
      • Quote
    • Tying the title back into the end of the blog can be a very effective literary technique
  • Comments
    • Good job getting to the point
    • Comments can be broken up into smaller comments if they are distinct points
  • Proofreading
    • Proofread your posts before submitting!
    • Example: This American Life should be in italics

 

Everyone did a great job, but here are a few posts that we thought stood out:

Best Title:

Best Overall:

Honorable Mentions:

Featured Picture: Mike Daisey