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What is a comment? A section in blog posts (typically immediately following the post entry) where readers provide their reactions to the post. From About.com Simply put, a comment section is where you as the reader get to respond to the writer.
Types of Comments Social comments Social comments are found on spaces like Facebook, twitter, and other social media sites. Social comments are short, lack detail and are usually personal in nature. Academic Comments Comments that are connected to the learning or discussion on the blog or in the classroom.
Social Comment Examples: Here are a few examples of social comments: “I love your blog, it rocks!” You are ridiculous. I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!! Lol Ha ha! Good job.
Academic Comments In our classroom blog space we are aiming for a more academic tone in our work. Our comments should: Relate to the content of the post Continue the conversation by adding a statement or asking a question Add something to the authors post like a link, connection, idea, reminder or new perspective. Challenge someone’s point of view
Academic Comment Stems This made me think about… I wonder why… I can relate to this… I discovered… I found myself wondering… Another thing to consider… Your post is relevant because
Your turn!! Look at your blog post and the paper comments on your blog. Put them in two categories academic or social Be prepared to defend your stance with your table partner
Revising A Comment Select two comments from your blog page and with a partner, rewrite them in one of the following ways: 1. If it is a social comment, add details to clarify the message Exp: I love your blog post because Christmas is my favorite holiday too. 2. An academic comment Exp: I discovered that I don’t know a lot about soccer. I am going to keep reading your blog to learn more about the soccer teams in Mexico.
Back to Edmodo Select one of the comments you revised and submit it to the assignment link on our Edmodo page. Write the original comment, then the revised comment and describe briefly what you did to improve the writing of the comment.