Blogging for Newbies!
Here are the EXACT steps you need to follow in order to embed a link in your comments on the blog. Students are expected to KNOW and FOLLOW these instructions precisely. Incorrect posts will not be accepted!
- Read my initial blog post
- Read the article I cited to get full information.
- Research to find a new HIGH QUALITY citation that you will use for your own post.
- Write your comments to the questions I asked in my post. You post should contain college level writing. Please EDIT your comments, and refrain from excessive INFORMALITY.
- Now, embed your own web link by taking the steps below.
YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING STEPS IN THE COMMENT BOX…
DO NOT CUT/PASTE THE HTML SYNTAX!!!
- TYPE (don’t Cut and Paste) the link opening syntax just as you see it here…with a space between a and href: <a href=”
- Cut and PASTE your own high quality link (commonly starts with http:// and ends with .com) after the quotation mark…no space
- Close the quotation mark and add a greater than sign “>
- After the greater than sign, add the text you want to show up as a link in your comment.
- Finish the link syntax with </a>
- Here’s an example.
YOUR LINK SHOULD APPEAR FORMATTED EXACTLY LIKE THIS:
<a href=”http://www.nytimes.com”>The New York Times</a>
which will yield the following link:
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING YOUR LINK – AFTER YOU POST IT (LOOK JUST ABOVE THE POST BOX) AND ENSURE THAT IT WORKS!
Examples off High Quality Sources:
- New York Times
- Wall Street Journal
- The Washington Post
- Time Magazine
- The Hill
- CS Monitor
- The Atlantic
- LA Times
Examples of Sources One SHOULD NOT cite:
(They are okay for personal info, but don’t use as sources!)
- ANY dictionary website (we are beyond defining things at this point!)
- Any website WITHOUT an Author
- Any website with more adds than text