Friday, April 20, 2007

Blog Buddy Work with Jen M author of "A Blurred Reality"

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)?

How could your Blog buddy use this strength for the final Blog post and presentation?

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.

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…

(Basically, when you read the Blog posts, what do you wish your buddy had done differently, more of, etc?)


Jessie said...

Hi Melissa-
What happened w/ Jen's comments here? I know that you were absent on the day before they were due to the blog, but I saw you posted them on her I'm just wondering if you received them via an alternative method (i.e. email) and if so, could you post them here or contact me about the status.

Jen Mur said...


I think you did an excellent job on each post and that you were consistent in your analysis throughout. It is obvious that you are a fan and have watched each episode since your posts provided rich detail and great examples when analyzing gender, race, and class.

I specifically liked your collage, the graphics were awesome, and I think that it effectively portrayed the point presented in "The Whites of Their Eyes" that black figures, especially male ones, are depicted as the cartoon-ish figure or clown by the media.

I also think you effectively incorporated the Courtney Love piece into your last post when discussing fatherhood. Flavor of Love is a crucial example of how fatherhood is ignored in society and how men are encouraged to pursue casual sex without consequence or criticism.

Everything was very clear and concise within your posts and in citing your sources.

I thought it was great when you... added pictures to break the posts up.

You’re really great at…breaking down the hegemonic norms in the show and applying them to the pieces we read in class and to society as a whole. You really know what you're doing!

I think you could improve the appeal of your blog by simply adding more photos or videos to really bring the theme of Celebreality/ Flavor of Love to life.

Otherwise, great Job and keep up the good work!!! =)