Blogging, or How My Students and I Returned the Joy to Our Writing

Authors

  • Beth Gulley Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Keywords:

blogging, student attitudes towards writing, composition, video trailers

Abstract

In this practitioner piece, the author addresses the negative student attitudes towards writing. She offers blogging assignments as a solution for addressing student perceptions of writing as a burden. In addition to the Prompts Blog and the 20%-Time Blog, the author shares a video blog trailer assignment and a student self-reflection letter. Example assignments are included in the appendix.

Author Biography

Beth Gulley, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Beth Gulley is a Professor of English at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of Kansas. She teaches developmental writing, Composition I and II, and introductory literature courses. She can be reached at bgulley@jccc.edu.

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Published

2020-06-29

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Practitioner Pieces