Submitting Your Introduction Blog Posts to Moodle

These submissions should be done by 11:59 PM on Wednesday night (Aug. 28).

Here is how to do it via Moodle:

1. Log in to Moodle and Click on your ENGL 101 Course (NOT the one with Mindedge, one without the Progress bar).

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2. Locate the “Contents” and CLICK on “Essay 1”

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3. Inside Essay 1 you will find your assignment: “Blog Post 1 Assignment”. CLICK on it.

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4. CLICK on the “Add Submission” button.

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5. CLICK on the File Submission icon: the piece of paper with a paper clip and green plus sign.

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6. CLICK on “Choose File” under Attachment to locate your Blog Post 1 and add it.

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7. Once you have added the file, CLICK on the “Save Changes” button. This should then return you to the main assignment page.

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8. The “Submission status” should change from “no attempt” and note your successful upload attempt.

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Annotating and Note Taking of Readings

If you are going to write effective summaries, you need to practice annotating and taking notes on what you are reading. Here are some links to help you in that process:

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Annotate and Take Notes

From UNC Chapel Hill Writing Center

Helpful tips

  • Write notes in your own words instead of copying down information from the book.
  • Avoid over-highlighting. Highlighting doesn’t actively engage the brain, so it’s not the most useful strategy. Also, highlighting too much can keep you from focusing on the main ideas.
  • Wait until the end of a page to take notes so that you can better focus on what you are reading and so that you can try to summarize in your own words rather than copy.
  • You don’t need to write pages of notes—keep them brief and focused.
  • Preview the chapter before you start reading by looking at the text features to gain clues about the main ideas of the chapter.
  • Focus on the main ideas and concepts.


PDF on ANNOTATING from UNC-Chapel Hill WC: Annotating Texts

Dealing With Difficult Readings….

When you are asked to read things that prove difficult, what can you do?

  1. Circle unclear words to look up or use context clues to figure out.
  2. Make notes in the margins
  3. Underline passages that appear interesting, relevant, and/or important.
  4. Pose questions to the text of things that you want to know more or better understand.