Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Welcome to the COMP 380 section 2 blog. To get started, if you are not already a member of Blogger, you should create an account; you don't need to give away any of your personal information in your profile, just make sure that enough of your full name appears so that everyone in the class knows who you are! (First and last name or first initial and last name will work.) Then you will want to become a "follower" of this blog. To do so, click on the link to the right.

Once you have created your account, write to me ( and tell me which e-mail address you've associated with this account and which section you are in. I will add you as an author for the blog, which means you'll be able to create posts as well as comments.

When it is your turn to post a Weekly Response, click on "New Post" in the upper right-hand corner of your Blogger dashboard page and type 2-3 solid paragraphs of specific, detailed, interesting response to this week's readings and class discussion, lecture, and activities, into the text box. Give your response a title. Then click "Publish Post." Weekly Responses should be posted by Thursday of each week, giving the rest of the class the weekend to read and comment.

To edit your post, click on "New Post" and then on the tab "Edit Posts."

To comment on one of the Weekly Responses, click on the title of that post or the clickable word "comments" below the post and compose your response. Then click "Post Comment."

Three or four of you will be posting Weekly Responses each week; you will each post a Weekly Response once this semester. Make it good. Try not to be repetitive of what has already been posted. You must also keep up with reading these responses and make two or three significant (that is, beyond "I agree" and the like: two direct, solid sentences or more per comment) comments per week as well.

For more details on how Blogger works, click on the "Help" tab in the upper right-hand corner.

Obviously, all of the guidelines in terms of respectful disagreement and thoughtful response that we follow in class also apply here.

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