Thursday, April 19, 2007

Blog Buddy Work with Jess B, author of "Pop Culture Blogging"

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…


jcb said...

The two questions response...
Your strongest analytical work was in the post "Male Sexuality and Patriarchy in "The Deal." You picked a specific topic and clearly analyzed it.Throughout all your posts you chose quotes that accurately supported your analysis. You could use this strenght for your last post, by picking a specific topic from one of the episodes and then chosing quotes to back up your analysis.

jcb said...

Response to third question...
~From the beginning you picked a clear topic. For readers who liked your topic, the could continue returning to your site to find new analysis on your specific topic.
~You chose a topic that is interesting because it has been a major part of popular culture for many years.
~You did a good job sticking to the topic of gender. All your posts were analysis of different aspects of gender throughout "Seinfeld," which kept the blog focused and interesting.
~You did a good job making your posts analytical and finding readings to cite which assisted in the understanding of your argument. The only post I felt you didn't analyze quite enough was the one on "The Girls Next Door." You just brushed the surface of analying the show. If you had gone further into it, it would have been great.
~The quotes you used very accurately support your arguments and you chose for a variety of readings, which was good. They helped to give you a broad range of topics on gender.

jcb said...

4th question response...
~I thought it was great how you chose a variety of gender perspectives to analyze. It made your blog focused and interesting.
~I found it a little confusing when you included actual conversations from the episodes because it was not always clear what it added to the post. Just make sure that it adds something to your topic.
~You're really great at picking a topic for analysis and choosing readings that support your argument and provide understanding of it. It makes it easy for you readers to understand.
~I wish you could focus on a new element of gender for your final post. If you picked a new reading to support it, I think your final post would be great. Your overall topic and different ways of analyzing it have been great. I think you have done a really good job on you blog.

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