Current Events Linked Essay
Choose one of the subjects I've introduced on this page
Research the subject, and on your own blog, write a richly-linked blog entry that presents a thoughtful essay that presents your findings on that general issue. Do refer to the links I suggest, but go beyond those links, and teach your peers (and me) something that we wouldn't know if we had only read those links that I provided.
Include reference to outside sources, but try to link them seamlessly into your own sentences. Rather than quote long passages from the sources you discuss, present brief quotations, or summarize the main idea in your own words, but also include a link to where your reader can find the full text to which you are referring.
The "Clueless Newbie" blog entry is one example of a richly linked essay. Such an essay functions on several levels. First of all, it's a traditional essay -- if you printed it out without reading any of the links, you'd get a main idea, supported by evidence, and working towards a single conclusion. You can also use the links to trace my ideas back to the original sources that I cite.
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