Student work will be assessed through a series of in-class activities and practical reporting assignments.

There are six grading periods during the semester. Students are responsible for completing all assignments between grading periods. Grading periods will be used to assess recent work and offer suggestions for the next round of assignments. Assignments at the end of the semester are weighted more heavily to give students a chance to experiment and develop new skills.

All assignments must be completed by the deadline. Unless specified otherwise, the weekly deadline for assignments is Sunday at 10 p.m.

Specific Assignments                                    Points 

Blog Pitch/Set Up                                                        35
Post 1: Intro Post                                                          10
Post 2: Aggregation Post                                            25
Post 3: Free Choice                                                      25
Post 4: Free Choice                                                      25
Post 5: Q & A with Photo                                            50
Post 6: Free Choice                                                       25
Post 7: Photo Gallery                                                   50
Post 8: Profile of Another Blogger                            50
Post 9: Audio Interview with Photo                         60
Post 10: Free Choice                                                      25
Post 11: Video                                                                  80
Post 12: Final Project                                                   200
Post 13: Farewell Post                                                    30

Blog Presentation                                                           30
Overall Blog Assessment                                             140
Attendance/Participation                                           140

Total                                                                           1000

Extra-credit quizzes on reading                                  +25