Portfolios, Blogs, Bears, and Tigers.

But first, your last normal blog assignment:

I’d like us to revisit some of the earlier themes of this blog. For one of your first blog assignments, I asked you to talk about what you like to read and give a book recommendation. I’m going to ask you to do something like that again, but now, informed by all the new knowledge and experiences you’ve accumulated over the semester. You can write about a book, movie, some music, art, etc. The caveat is that I want it to be something that you’ve newly discovered, and I want you to treat it as an art and not mindless entertainment. Talk about how you learned about it, how it has enhanced your life, and why you would recommend it to others.

I also want you to be sure and read and comment on each other’s blog posts this time around, especially if you’ve been slacking on reading the blogs lately. You will learn a lot. Our time together is drawing to a close. Make these last couple of blog posts excellent. Give your posts good titles so people will want to read them.

The other thing you should be doing this weekend of course is working on your portfolios. Here’s some random resources that may or may not help you on the path.

Paper rater? It looks like you copy and paste your paper into this thing and it points out errors for you. Seems like it might be worth a try – just remember it’s a robot and don’t take what it says as gospel. Use common sense and/or other resources.

12 common punctuation errors. May or may not be fun to look at.

Also, Grammar.

More Grammar errors.

A couple of you have been asked to cite an interview using MLA. Here’s a link on how to do that.

Other good resources for writing skills are the writing center just across the hall from us (make an appointment ASAP, I’m sure they’re swamped right now), The Everyday Writer, and your textbook, The Curious Writer.

Just use all the skills I’ve taught you and you’re going to be fine.

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