Quickly read one of your group member’s site journals, in their entirety. Then answer these questions, posting them on their blog. You have 40 minutes.
- How well has the author captured a sense of place, noting the change in seasons and the impact on the site?
- The audience for your site journal is interested web readers, so the journal should be written in a casual, engaging manner, and not read like a paper for psychology or business class. How well does the author maintain a relaxed, engaging voice? Provide an example to illustrate your point. Where’s a place that reads more formally?
- What is the strongest entry in the site journal? Why? Which entry could be stronger, and why?
- How well does the author analyze (break down into smaller units) certain aspects of the site? How well does the author synthesize (pull things together) the site?
- The site journal should feel whole, an organic unit. How well does the author connect the different entries, linking them together?
- What suggestions do you have for the author as they revise the site journal for publication?
The Site Journal Scoring Guide explains the evaluative criteria: