Category Archives: Nuts & Bolts

Paper Ideas

If you’re having trouble finding an article for the paper due on Monday, go looking for some articles on the following topics:

  • The War on Women
  • Abortion
  • Evolution
  • Global warming
  • The “Obesity Epidemic”
  • Vaccines and autism
  • Attachment Parenting or “Tiger Moms”
  • Legalization of marijuana
  • Videogames and violence
  • “Obamacare”

You can, of course, use any other topic you like, but these will produce a higher-than-usual rate of ridiculous, bizarre, and/or fallacy-riddled articles and interviews.

You can find the assignment sheet on this blog if you’ve lost your hard copy.

Beginning Blog Post

This is where you will post your blog entries for LDST 250, sections 02 and 03, Spring semester, 2013. You can find the assignment on the page above labeled “Blog Assignment Guidelines.” You can also find your group distribution there.

Your blog entries are due most weeks of the semester. The 9.00am class has entries due Tuesdays, the 10.30am class on Thursdays. The first entries are due Thursday, January 17th (10.30 class) and Tuesday, January 22nd (9.00 class). Comments are due 24 hours later (Friday, January 18th by 10.30am and Wednesday, January 23rd by 9.00am). Each commenter needs to make three comments on three separate blog posts.

To post, log in to WordPress, and you will be taken to the Dashboard. On the left, click on “Posts” and “Add New.” Type your entry. On the right, go to “Categories” and choose your class section. When you are done, press “Publish.”

Do not worry if your post doesn’t appear immediately; often, new posts (from new posters) have to be “approved” by me before they will appear.