Sunday, April 22, 2007

Buddy Work

Blog Buddy Work

1. Where has your Blog buddy shown strong analytical work (be specific—is it a particular post, a type of analysis, a site for analysis that seemed to click more so than others, etc)?

2. How could your Blog buddy use this strength for the final Blog post and presentation?

3. Think about the following statements in relation to your Blog buddy’s Blog and then provide feedback on each area (constructive praise/criticism):

The Blog is on a topic that has been clearly evident in the Blog posts throughout the semester

The Blog is on a topic that seems to interest my Blog buddy

My Blog buddy’s topic is one that has produced a good set of posts that were analytical used gender as a primary category of analysis

The posts make analytical arguments. The posts are understandable and each post logically outlines and supports the argument presented. The posts were clear, provided insight, evidence, and analysis to connect the topic with the assignment for each of the posts

The sources cited in each post are relevant to the topic and help to aid the understanding of the argument and/or assisted in proving the argument.

The quotes used illustrate a broad range of course readings throughout the semester.

The quotes were clear and succinct; additionally, the material was presented so that I could differentiate the Blog buddy’s ideas from that of the author cited.

4. Finally, complete the following:

I thought it was great when you...

I found it confusing when you…

You’re really great at…

I wish you could focus (more) on/alter/edit/explain/expand on/etc these three things…
(Basically, when you read the Blog posts, what do you wish your buddy had done differently, more of, etc?)

2 comments:

digioac2 said...

Blog Buddy Work

1. Where has your Blog buddy shown strong analytical work (be specific—is it a particular post, a type of analysis, a site for analysis that seemed to click more so than others, etc)?

In Jess’ post after the video of the guys in the sex shop she has shown strong analytical work. Her analysis of the objectification of women in the clip seems to be dead on. The shop looks to be for men and men only as shown by the females covering all the magazine covers and all the female sex dolls.

2. How could your Blog buddy use this strength for the final Blog post and presentation?

Jess will be able to use this strength in her final blog post and presentation by doing the post about audiences and understandings. Her accurate analysis of various elements of Family Guy are well thought out and they do make sense but in a show like Family Guy there are going to be disagreements on how certain jokes should be taken.

3. Think about the following statements in relation to your Blog buddy’s Blog and then provide feedback on each area (constructive praise/criticism):

The Blog is on a topic that has been clearly evident in the Blog posts throughout the semester

Most of the posts are related or about a specific episode or clip from an episode of Family Guy so we know exactly what she is talking about.

The Blog is on a topic that seems to interest my Blog buddy

My blog is on Family Guy too so I love her topic!

My Blog buddy’s topic is one that has produced a good set of posts that were analytical used gender as a primary category of analysis

All of her posts were very well done and most of them had a video to accompany her analysis of gender in the show which helped even more. Her post on the guys in the sex shop was particularly effective in analyzing gender.

The posts make analytical arguments. The posts are understandable and each post logically outlines and supports the argument presented. The posts were clear, provided insight, evidence, and analysis to connect the topic with the assignment for each of the posts

All of the posts in Jess’ blog were very well organized and clearly stated her arguments and were supported with evidence to back it up.



The sources cited in each post are relevant to the topic and help to aid the understanding of the argument and/or assisted in proving the argument.

She cited many of the articles we read for class and helped to further support her arguments.

The quotes used illustrate a broad range of course readings throughout the semester.

Quotes used in the blog were relevant and supportive of the topic being discussed

The quotes were clear and succinct; additionally, the material was presented so that I could differentiate the Blog buddy’s ideas from that of the author cited.

4. Finally, complete the following:

I thought it was great when you... used video clips to help people who may not watch the show know exactly what you are talking about in your posts.

I found it confusing when you… everything seemed clear to me

You’re really great at… making it easy for the reader to understand exactly where you are coming from and analyzing the controversial parts of the show.

I wish you could focus (more) on/alter/edit/explain/expand on/etc these three things…
(Basically, when you read the Blog posts, what do you wish your buddy had done differently, more of, etc?) Not too much else in the blog to worry about… great job.

Jessie said...

Did you download the file w/ the blog buddy questions yet? I need to get your copy otherwise the paper/hard-copy part of the assignment would also be missing from your grade...(it's half of it). The handout is on SOCS under resources and is in the topic "resource heading" as the last or second to last item listed in the box for that heading.
-Jessie