Here are the blog council’s awards for the posts on a book you found in the library:
Best Post: Beth O’Brien
Most Timely: Derek Craig
Protestant Work Ethic (Research Driven): Lauren McGuiggan and Joey Martin
Congratulations to the above bloggers!
The blog council met late Friday afternoon to discuss the blog awards for this week’s prompt on cited reference searches. Although the blogs this week were not the most exciting to write, some did spark debate such as Alyssa’s stem cell post and Ben’s NBA post.
With prompt in mind, the blog council came up with six awards.
1. Best Use of Sources
2. Best Use of Class Topics
3. Best Use of Media
4. Most tenacious
5. The Luckiest SOB (Most Cited References)
6. Best Post
You each found relevant articles and were the most effective at connecting the topics in the articles to topics in your paper.
The winner of Best Use of Class Topics is Jenna.
You looked back through a previous class case, Walmart, and used the case’s references as a starting point to search for more material.
The winner of Best Use of Media is Joey.
We felt you had the most relevant and entertaining media (in your case graph and cartoon)
The winner of Most Tenacious is Lauren M.
We felt you deserved an award for the amount of effort you put into translations.
The winner of The Luckiest SOB (Most Cited References) is Derek.
You found over 10,000 articles…which can be attributed to effective researching and some luck. Anyhow, we felt you too deserved an award.
The winner of BEST Post is Danielle.
Congratulations Danielle! We felt your blog on Stakeholder Pressure was well researched, well written and deserved the title of best post.
This week’s blog proposal about identity and racial issues brought up a lot of very insightful and interesting posts. Amanda’s “Pass me the ball, I’m open!” post we felt resonated well with the women in the class, especially those who have been on sports teams. Another post that sparked class interest was Lauren’s post about the rules of dating between men and women. Ben’s “High School Track in the ‘Burbs” told a great story about his experience with racism on the track team, while Caitlin’s story about growing up as an equestrian was informative and she threw in a daughter-dad story to make it a real tear-jerker. Derek provided a different way of looking at the issue, by blatantly saying he did not want to talk about it, but was still able to write a high-quality piece. As always, Joey provided some very intuitive media examples of racist comments among politicians, and we feel the class benefited from his strong opinions. Will a champion of Republican ideas step up? The gauntlet has been laid down.
But WHO was the winner??
Our criteria for the best blog of the week was:
1. It is insightful
2. It contains many personal examples
3. It takes an idea and questions it
The blog of the week award goes to Beth, for her “Pass the Chicken Nuggets” post. We found it to be entertaining, thought-provoking, and extremely honest. We enjoyed the way Beth used so many personal examples from her finance internship over the summer, and we found it to be a very real issue that women just want to be seen in the same light as men. Beth also writes in such a way that she takes an idea, poses a question to analyze, and then does so. We found her post to be entertaining, yet inquisitive, and highly realistic.
Hear ye, Hear ye, o writers and bloggers! We (Derek, Jordi, Chris) proclaimeth!
Upton Sinclair Prize for Muck-Raking:
The Blog Council for week one (Lauren M, Chris, Jordi) met last night to discuss this week’s posts. As for general comments, we would like to see more of YOUR opinion as bloggers in the posts. For instance, this week you had some freedom in choosing the topic – we would have liked your post to have addressed the reason you chose a particular blog (personal interest, etc.)
Now, on to the awards: We were very impressed by a number of posts (and for different reasons), but we can only give out so many awards. That being said, we determined that the following posts deserve special recognition…
Where Siri Comes From (by Beth) – The Best Post Award
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