For the purposes of this class, a “post” is a short piece of writing on a specific topic. Aim for 150 to 500 words, and include an image (photo, drawing, chart or graph, etc.) — who wants to read something on the web with no images?
Writing posts help you:
- think more deeply and carefully about course material and concepts
- organize your thinking
- share your ideas with others
- demonstrate that you understand and can apply course concepts
A post can be informal in style — you can approach it the way you approach in-class writing (set a timer for 10 minutes and write like crazy). If you choose this approach, I advise setting aside some time for gentle editing — maybe write for 8 minutes and refine/edit for 2.
Of course, some people like to write really really long blog posts. But that’s a real art form (or mania).