Writing guidelines for our digital story:
– Be objective. You are the narrator, you are not the main character.
– Write in third person. Do not use: I, you, we, our, your
– Write a lead that hooks the reader. Should be one sentence.
– Quotes: Chiara said, “Use quotes and attribute them.” The class was not happy. “This challenge is the real deal,” a student said.
– Hyperlink if possible. Especially, if it will clear up confusion or gives more context.
– Check for spelling and grammar.
– Edit in layers
Rule of Thirds
Wide, Medium, and Close Shots
See Blackboard for Website Header
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Why avoid generic links?
Anatomy of a Blog
Follow the 1-2-3 Rule
“Long paragraphs are a visual predictor that a story won’t work. You must cut the meat into little pieces.” — Jon Ziomek, professor at the Medill School of Journalism
Your paragraph should contain: 1 main thought, expressed in 2 to 3 short sentences.
Using Hyperlinks As Tools
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Headlines: Use keywords that you would type when searching Google for your content. Avoid “stacking” words in your headline, though.
Hyperlinks: Anchor your links to meaningful text. Link to high-quality sources.
Royalty Free Resources
Creative Commons Search
Blog Post. See Blackboard
The Follower Factory
- What does he/she want to do for a career/growth?
- Why did he/she take this class?
- Something else interesting about the person from your talk.
Review on Blackboard
Content Management System
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