Setting Up a Blog Essay

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------------------------------------------------- HOWTO Setup Your Blog Why a blog? Assignments 2 and 4 require you to keep a reflective journal and use it to answer some specific questions. You are expected to maintain your journal using a blog. Your reflective journal is designed to help you get a better result in the course and to obtain a deeper understanding of the course content. There are two main ways it helps this happen: 1. There is a large amount of research that indicates that keeping a journal improves your learning. 2. Using a blog means that COIT20230 teaching staff can see your progress and difficulties and change what they are doing during term to help you. There is a correlation between your performance on the blogs, and your performance in the course. In previous offerings of other courses using this type of assignment, students who received good marks on their journals, received good results in the course. For example, in Enterprise Systems COIS12073 T2, 2008 offering * Of the 5 students who received 0 for their blogs (that is, they didn't do anything) none of them passed. They all received a failing grade. * Of the 15 students who received a HD. All of them received 85% or higher for their blog mark. * No student who received 85% or higher on their blog received less than a HD. What do I have to do? There are three essential steps that are needed in order to complete your blog assessment items: 1. Create your blog 2. Register your blog 3. Use your blog You need only create your blog once. You need to register your blog twice. Once for each blog assessment item piece. You need to use your blog at least once a week for 8 weeks. These steps are explained in more detail in the sections below. 1. Creating your blog A blog (or weblog) is a website where entries are made in reverse chronological order. It is

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