General Chemistry I at Centre College

CHE 131 Chemblogging

Over the semester, you will write three blog posts (~500-1000 words) in which you explore how chemistry is related to your everyday choices. Posts are due by class time on the due date, both on your blog and via turnitin.com. All prompts will be posted here at C6H0.wordpress.com.

Blogging style guide:

Create your blog for free using WordPress, and let me know the URL for your blog so that I can link to it from my blog. If you already have a WordPress blog, it is okay if you want to add these posts to it, even if there will be other posts in between.

Your blog should be interesting. While blogs are not as formal as research papers, you should still use correct Standard English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Your posts should also have an organizational structure that allows you to tell your story. Feel free to include pictures, as long as you have the right to use them.

Blogs cast a wide net, but you need to define your intended audience. Is your blog for penniless college students? Moms of small children? College athletes? Indie music and film lovers? Give your blog a name and a style. Be creative. The “voice” in your blog might be a variant of you. Alternatively, you can create a character that does the talking. Create an About Me page to explain the focus of your blog.

You should consult sources to lend credibility to your discussion. Any electronic sources should be linked, and print sources should be cited.

Often the hardest part of writing a post is ending it. What should your reader think or do because of the new information you’ve provided? What will you do as a result of your post?

Your posts will be graded using the rubric found on Moodle.

Your first task:

Create your blog, email or comment the link, and complete your About Me page by Monday, February 8.

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