Sunday, February 06, 2005

Why have a class weblog?

My favorite part about working with class weblogs in addition to personal weblogs is that you can compare how different individuals approach the same topic from unique perspectives. I recently read sixteen essays about the same experience (a class trip), and I can't find two identical responses. Putting these varied accounts together on one weblog creates a kind of mosaic effect, and I hope it is one other readers will also enjoy.

Jessica

3 Comments:

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Jessica, you're a great teacher.

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