Hello ENG1000C students,
Just wanted to say that I see lots of great posts already taking shape. They show in-depth thinking and analysis. That’s what you’re aiming for in this course all of the time! I also see some great responses that really consider the writer’s ideas. Nice job!
Here are a few notes to help you keep up the good work:
The great thing about blogs is that people can read your work and leave comments, whether you share with classmates, invite friends and family, or share with the general public. On WordPress, comments will not automatically show up until a user’s comments have been approved. In order to do that, you will have to go to the dashboard, select Comments from the menu on the left, and approve whatever comments are available (you can, of course, delete/report spam).
The comments that are already on classmates’ posts are great examples for how to write a thoughtful response. They go beyond “that was great” or “I disagree.” They interact with the writer’s ideas, consider them, and respond. You can feel free to ask questions too. Is there something you want to know more about? Was there something you didn’t understand? As a reader, you can provide insight into what was effective or ineffective. You can also help the writer to see their own ideas in new ways.
Looking forward to reading more as the day goes on!