Course Requirements & Keeping Up

Hey all – As we go deeper into the semester, please make sure you pay close attention to the course schedule and due dates. I do not want to see anyone get behind. Each assignment builds on the next and the writing requirements are rigorous. 

 It is essential that you keep steady attention to the course, to the modules, to the readings, and to the blog postings from your classmates. 

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course.

This is one of the most important pages of the site:

Deliverables so far with due dates:

  • Blog Post #1: Introduce yourself. 9/3  (Participation grade)
Major Assignment Due Dates: 

Hints for Keeping Up 

Keep up with the flow of the course  via various channels. Use an RSS Reader (Feedly, Netvibes) and the class feeds or use this simple workflow:

1) check the section site daily: The most important announcements from me will be here. read all the posts you have not seen.

2) peruse the latest activity daily:

3) see if there’s anything new in your groups by clicking Activity –> Groups (Everything).

If you are only interested in new posts, go back to the activity page and use the filter to look for new posts.

For more on the points devoted to engagement and participation:


Course Grading

5 Reflective Blog Posts  20 Points

Literature Review 20 Points

Information Sources Review 10 Points

Context Book Review/Essay 10 Points

Research Paper 30 Points

Commenting, Engagement, and Participation in Course Blogging Community 10 Points

Assignment Deadlines
All assignments are due on Sundays and must be turned in by 5 p.m PT
.  Late submissions
will be reduced by 20% of the total points possible for that assignment.


No incompletes are given for this section of LIBR 200

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