RCL II Blogging Overview

For the Spring semester of Rhetoric and Civic Life, you will maintain two regular blog categories: the Passion Blog and the Civic Issues Blog. A third category, RCL, will occasionally be used to post drafts for commentary and review. The due dates for blogs are more complicated this semester, so you will need to check the RCL II 2015 Course Schedule regularly. We will spend most of our Thursday blogging classes reading and responding to one another’s blog posts. Indeed, thoughtful commenting on others’ blogs will be a significant component of your final blog grade.

Blogging details at a glance:

  • Three blog categories to maintain: Passion (500 words per week); Civic Issues (700 words every other week); and RCL (as assigned on course schedule).
  • Official blogging runs for a 10-week period.
  • Blogs are due before Thursday classes.
  • 50% of your blog grade is participation; the other 50% is reserved for the quality of blog entries and commenting.

More about: Passion Blog

More about: Civic Issues Blog