Introductions

In our first workshop, you will work with a partner to write an effective social media (SM) post. This first workshop looks forward to our study of user-centered design and SM content strategy, which begins next week.

Assignment

  • Interview your assigned class peer. [Online students will find your assigned peer in the D2L “Groups” section.]
  • Use the provided worksheet.
  • Write a post that introduces your interview subject to the rest of the class.
  • Before next Sunday 10 p.m., post your introduction to our Georgia View (D2L) “Introductions” discussion board.

Post Requirements

  • The post should focus on unique aspects of your subject’s background, interests, and/or plans after graduation. (Avoid generic descriptions, e.g. “She is a junior majoring in Communication and Media Studies at Clayton State.”)
  • The post’s header must be the subject’s first and last name, e.g. “Steve Spence.”
  • The post must be between 90 and 100 characters in length (including spaces).
    A site like Word Counter Tool may be helpful.
  • The post must be one or more complete sentences.
  • The post must be factually, grammatically, and mechanically correct.

Grading

This assignment will result in two workshop grades: one for the post itself, and one for the interview worksheet.

Discussion Post

Penalties: 50% off for each error

  • The post’s content and/or header does not follow the directions above.
  • The post is fewer than 90 characters (including spaces).
  • The post contains a grammatical or mechanical error.
  • The post is submitted after the deadline but within the next 24 hours.

Penalties: Zero credit

  • The post misspells the subject’s name.
  • The post includes more than 100 characters (including spaces).
  • The post includes more than one grammatical¬† and/or mechanical errors.
  • The post is more than 24 hours late.

Worksheet

Hybrid students should fill in the printed form given to them in class and turn it in at the beginning of the following class period.

Online students have two choices.

  1. You can print the worksheet, fill it in by hand, and submit a picture of it to the Introductions Worksheet assignment drop box in D2L.
  2. You can complete the form electronically and submit the MS Word document to the same drop box.

As always, online assignments are due by Sunday 10 p.m.

Penalties: 50% off for each error

  • The worksheet is incomplete.
  • The worksheet is submitted within 48 hours after its due date.