Guidance for Writing Blog Posts

Be sure to pay attention to the Blog Post Rubric when writing your blog posts. You may also want to take a look at this article on WordStream about how to make your blog posts awesome. Here’s a snippet:

Step 1: Plan your blog post by choosing a topic, creating an outline, conducting research, and checking facts.

Step 2: Craft a headline that is both informative and will capture readers’ attentions.

Step 3: Write your post, either writing a draft in a single session or gradually word on parts of it.

Step 4: Use images to enhance your post, improve its flow, add humor, and explain complex topics.

Step 5: Edit your blog post. Make sure to avoid repetition, read your post aloud to check its flow, have someone else read it and provide feedback, keep sentences and paragraphs short, don’t be a perfectionist, don’t be afraid to cut out text or adapt your writing last minute.

via xkcd

Feel free to make an appointment or drop in to the Writing Center in Leyburn Library if you’d like help, and have your roommate or another friend proof read for you.

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