Annotation for “Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay”

Double-dog darling different

Vocabulary I think important in this part: double-dog dare, sentence fragment, emphasis

Content and structure: This part talks about making a different voice in blogging, which is intended to attract readers. Besides, some things that never are used in academic essays, such as sentence fragment and slang, will frequently appear in blogs.

We discover my thesis statement

Vocabulary I think important in this part: rendering the chaos of thoughts, elegant form, formative and summative assessment

Content and structure: In this part, the author finally gives her thesis-“blogging is the new persuasive essay”. She believes that blogging will be useful even after graduating and influence the life. She also mentions that students need to blog to think critically. These are also the reasons for the importance of blogging.

We need to teach blogging as a skill

Vocabulary I think important in this part: mechanics, radically, punctuation

Content and structure: The focus of this section is on how to teach blogging as a skill for teachers. First, start blogging earlier. Second, teach including a blog component.

“Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay” from http://plpnetwork.com/2012/06/22/blogging-persuasive-essay/

 

In her article “Blogging is the New Persuasive way”, Shelley Wright tries to convince teachers to teach blogging as a skill. She believes that blogging will be useful even after graduating and have a long-term influence on life. She also mentions that students need to blog to think critically. These are also the reasons for the importance of blogging. There are obvious differences between blogging and academic essays, but blogging is the efficient way to help students write persuasive essays. As she says, “blogging is the new persuasive essay”.

I partially agree with her idea. Students need systematic trainings to learn how to blog. Writing needs a lot of practices. Obviously, we will not frequently write an essay with 1500 words during spare time if it is a practice rather than homework asked by teachers. However, blogging is easy to practice in our daily life. It is shorter. We can do it whenever we want. Also, to some extent, blogging is difficult because it needs us to express our ideas in several sentences. The bloggers should select the words that make the blogs aptly worded. This skill we learn from blogging can be used in academic essays to make the use of language succinct and pointed.

However, I disagree with her opinion that “blogging needs to start earlier”. I think blogging is based on basic writing. Students need to learn how to write first then use blogging as a tool to improve writing ability.

Due to its importance and influence, I think blogging should be taught as a skill to help students improve their persuasive writing ability.

 

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