Before You Click Publish

All of your essays will be syndicated to Course Blog. To make that process most efficient, please set up your posts by adding:

A Title In contrast to longer, descriptive titles on academic essays, consider one-word or shorter two-four word titles that suggest the subject and/or claim of the piece

Categories Categories are useful to manage content on your blog. For the purposes of this course, create the category “From the Blogs” and check that category for each of your essays. (For this course please do not include additional categories.). Although you are welcome to use (and I encourage the use of) Tags to surface the names of people or works cited in your post
A Featured Image (and a photo credit) This will improve the organization and presentation of the posts on the course blog. You may choose your own image or use images in the public domain. Visit Unsplash, a community sharing site with over 200,000 free do-whatever-you-want high-resolution photos, the Morguefile archive, or the awesome Penn Libraries Public domain Images portal for access to other image archives.Also, make sure that you provide a photo credit on your essay.

Hyperlinks (optional) the web is about connections. Make hyperlinks using the link button in the WP toolbarEmbed (optional) the web is a powerful platform for media. Think about how images, graphics, maps, drawings and doodles, audio, video (film clips)—build these visual and aural elements into your writing

In this and other posts I am using screen shots, and these can be quite useful for you. (On a Mac, Shift + Command + 4). Embedding gifs (Graphics Interchange Format, a bitmap image format) using a digital archive such as Giphy can be fun, too, but it is quite difficult to manage the rhetorical effect of animated gifs