The RCL blog serves a few purposes. It is the place where students respond to course content, develop course assignments, and reflect upon their writing processes and performances. On certain weeks designated by the syllabus, students respond to readings and develop course concepts. For others, they upload their working drafts for online peer review workshops. Students’ blog entries for the remaining weeks may be more generative and reflective in nature.
Here are the features of successful RCL Blog entries:
- are submitted in a timely fashion (before each blogging session), with developed drafts uploaded on designated workshop days or reflective/responsive posts on non-workshop days that average at least 300 words.
- consider options for how to develop responses to assignments.
- reflect meaningfully on the writer’s process, performance, and rhetorical choices.
- consider how course principles can be brought to bear upon the writer’s work.