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Explorations in Academic Blogging: Tony Bates

Academic blogging is quickly emerging as a separate genre. In the first of my series of blog posts, I explored Dr. Terry Anderson’s academic blogging style, and analyzed his blog post on Rethinking Disclosure and Surveillance . In this post, I explore Dr. Tony Bates’ academic blogging style. My purpose for careful analysis of the writing styles…

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Blogging an Argument Not the Same as Writing an Argument Essay

Path-Sharing – setting the context for audiences. I am responding to the ideas D’Arcy Norman has covered in his post on private “classblogs” vs. the wild, wide open Rationale (setting context for the audience-as-self for future reference) This post analyzes his techniques to explore the topic with his blogging tool. He uses specific techniques to…

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On Weaving Ideas – Exemplar for Practice

The post is an exemplar as it provides a template for student bloggers engaging in tentative meaning-making activities. This type of blogging examplifies process-capture, drawing ideas from others’ texts and re-working them from one’s own perspective. The techniques offer clues to the readers. However, more importantly, I think, the clues offer context cues for easier retrieval to facilitate the blogger’s re-using the blog post as a future resource to build upon.

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