Recent Question/Assignment

Mark: 60% of total grade
Word count: 2400 words equivalent
Due date: 29 May 2020 (5.00pm)
Submission: Upload to the assignment folder via your ALR210 linked WordPress blog
Assignment instructions
Each week you blog guided by the weekly topic. You will need to devote time to researching and writing your blog post each week. Each post should draw from the relevant unit materials and/or prescribed readings.
Honing your research skills is important. Each blog post should include at least one academic reference (use Harvard in-text and include a list at the bottom of your post). You should also include references to a range of resources including online news sites, blog posts, personal interviews and journal articles (you'll find some in the readings for this unit). The posts must be proof read and edited.
During the trimester you'll need to produce at least one blog post with original multimedia content. This means that the content you use has been created by you.
The writing style, angle of the post and sources of information are up to you, however, the final post must be of a professional standard. We want you to have flexibility to explore topics that interest you guided by the weekly topic/guiding questions. Each post should be approximately 500 words.
Set up your blog in WordPress (Resources WordPress).
What needs to be submitted?
You will be assessed on five blog posts. You will choose your four strongest blog posts from throughout the trimester for submission. The fifth post is a reflective blog post based on the blogging experience.
To find out more about the topics, including the self-reflection, visit Resources Assessments Assessment Task 2 Blog topics.
How to submit: Directly from your Cloud linked Wordpress site.
In your WordPress site, go to the Dashboard and select Assignments
You will see the Assignments Folder with the WordPress site URLs
Add the direct links or titles of the five blog posts in the comments section
Rubric
Criteria (100 points)
Excellent (16 - 20)
20 points
Very Good (14 - 15.5)
15 points
Good (12 - 13.5)
12 points
Satisfactory (10 - 11.5)
10 points
Unsatisfactory (0 - 9.5)
5 points
Blog post 1 (20 points)
Wrote/produced thoughtful, insightful and interesting blog post. Post is well-written and compelling with meticulous attention to detail, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Topics have been interpreted creatively and a strong attempt has been made to engage with the reader/audience. There is evidence of rigorous research to present informed and relevant content. Well referenced. Links have been incorporated to lead reader to useful and relevant information.
Wrote/produced thoughtful, in-depth and relevant blog posts. Post is carefully edited to remove errors.
Posts are interesting and designed to engage and inform the reader/audience. Relevant resources have been used to add credibility and enhance blog content. Initiative has been taken to seek out sources. Well referenced. Demonstrated understanding of the way readers access online content in the presentation.
Wrote/produced interesting and topical blog post. Post is generally well-written and has clearly been edited prior to publication.
Posts are informative and considerate of online writing conventions. Suitable external sources have been included to add relevance. Appropriately referenced.
Wrote/produced blog post aligning with the weekly topic. Writing style is acceptable and demonstrates basic understanding of the topic.
A satisfactory presentation of online writing styles implemented. Research has been conducted to better understand topic. References included.
Blog post was minimally or not aligned with the weekly topic. Post requires further editing remove spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
Posts are brief or not considerate of online writing styles and conventions. No evidence of external research and/or externally sources not referenced appropriately.
Criterion 2 (20 points)
Wrote/produced thoughtful, insightful and interesting blog post. Post is well-written and compelling with meticulous attention to detail, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Topics have been interpreted creatively and a strong attempt has been made to engage with the reader/audience. There is evidence of rigorous research to present informed and relevant content. Well referenced. Links have been incorporated to lead reader to useful and relevant information.
Wrote/produced thoughtful, in-depth and relevant blog posts. Post is carefully edited to remove errors.
Posts are interesting and designed to engage and inform the reader/audience. Relevant resources have been used to add credibility and enhance blog content. Initiative has been taken to seek out sources. Well referenced. Demonstrated understanding of the way readers access online content in the presentation.
Wrote/produced interesting and topical blog post. Post is generally well-written and has clearly been edited prior to publication.
Posts are informative and considerate of online writing conventions. Suitable external sources have been included to add relevance. Appropriately referenced.
Wrote/produced blog post aligning with the weekly topic. Writing style is acceptable and demonstrates basic understanding of the topic.
A satisfactory presentation of online writing styles implemented. Research has been conducted to better understand topic. References included.
Blog post was minimally or not aligned with the weekly topic. Post requires further editing remove spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
Posts are brief or not considerate of online writing styles and conventions. No evidence of external research and/or externally sources not referenced appropriately.
Criterion 3 (20 points)
Wrote/produced thoughtful, insightful and interesting blog post. Post is well-written and compelling with meticulous attention to detail, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Topics have been interpreted creatively and a strong attempt has been made to engage with the reader/audience. There is evidence of rigorous research to present informed and relevant content. Well referenced. Links have been incorporated to lead reader to useful and relevant information.
Wrote/produced thoughtful, in-depth and relevant blog posts. Post is carefully edited to remove errors.
Posts are interesting and designed to engage and inform the reader/audience. Relevant resources have been used to add credibility and enhance blog content. Initiative has been taken to seek out sources. Well referenced. Demonstrated understanding of the way readers access online content in the presentation.
Wrote/produced interesting and topical blog post. Post is generally well-written and has clearly been edited prior to publication.
Posts are informative and considerate of online writing conventions. Suitable external sources have been included to add relevance. Appropriately referenced.
Wrote/produced blog post aligning with the weekly topic. Writing style is acceptable and demonstrates basic understanding of the topic.
A satisfactory presentation of online writing styles implemented. Research has been conducted to better understand topic. References included.
Blog post was minimally or not aligned with the weekly topic. Post requires further editing remove spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
Posts are brief or not considerate of online writing styles and conventions. No evidence of external research and/or externally sources not referenced appropriately.
Criterion 4 (20 points)
Produced thoughtful, insightful and interesting blog post. Post is well produced and compelling with meticulous attention to detail, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Innovative and story-enhancing multimedia presented, demonstrating exemplary proficiency with blogging platform.
Topics have been interpreted creatively and a strong attempt has been made to engage with the reader/audience. There is evidence of rigorous research to present informed and relevant content. Well referenced.
Produced thoughtful, in-depth and relevant blog posts. Post is carefully edited to remove errors.
Multimedia content is creative and relevant to the topic, a strong effort has been made to use technology in the creation of content.
Posts are interesting and designed to engage and inform the reader/audience. Relevant resources have been used to add credibility and enhance blog content. Initiative has been taken to seek out sources. Well referenced. Demonstrated understanding of the way readers access online content in the presentation.
Produced interesting and topical blog post. Post is generally well thought-out and has been edited prior to publication.
Multimedia content is relevant and aligns with the weekly topic and other elements of the blog post.
Posts are informative and considerate of online writing conventions. Suitable external sources have been included to add relevance. Appropriately referenced.
Produced blog post aligning with the weekly topic. Writing style is acceptable and demonstrates basic understanding of the topic.
Multimedia content is relevant to the topic and has been embedded.
A satisfactory presentation of online writing styles implemented. Research has been conducted to better understand topic. References included.
Blog post was minimally or not aligned with the weekly topic. Post requires further editing remove spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
There are no multimedia elements in the post or selected multimedia is irrelevant to the topic and post.
Posts are brief or not considerate of online writing styles and conventions.No evidence of external research and/or external content not referenced appropriately.
Criterion 5 (20 points)
Self reflective blog post is extremely well written and insightful. All areas of self reflection have been considered. External sources have been used to enhance reflection and for self analysis and critique. A polished post with evidence of proof reading and editing.
A well written self reflection. The content demonstrates understanding of the blogging process and the importance of self analysis and critique. Sources are used well. Evidence of drafting, proof reading and editing for a polished post.
Post is insightful and focuses on self analysis. Any relevant resources have been used to enhance the analysis and to consider best practice approaches to blogging. Post has been proof read and edited.
Post focuses on the blogging process. May require more detail to ensure an in-depth analysis and self-critique. Sources may have been used to enhance content.
Blog post is superficial, incomplete or does not focus on self reflection. Proof reading and editing are required.
Overall Score
HD
80 or more
D
70 or more
C
60 or more
P
50 or more
N
0 or more

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