Handing in an assignment

Two important structural elements will guide your work and assignments on this page: categories and tags. The categories (such as “Assignment 1”, “Assignment 2” or “Teacher posting”) are the structural pillars around which our discussions will take place, while the tags allow us to move in and out of different discussion threads to make thematically relevant connections between assignments.

Your assignments will be very different, but all of them must be handed in in roughly the same way: by creating a blog post on the course blog. In the top left corner of the blog page, you will find a “New post”-button which this takes you to the blog editor. Now you’re ready to go! Write (or if it’s an image or video, embed) your assignment, select the category corresponding to the assignment and create or select the appropriate tags. Also remember to give your post a clear and explanatory title and to select a featured image if necessary. If your post doesn’t have a category and tags, it will not count as completed. You must also remember to tag your group number.

Example of assignment

An example: Say you’re responding to the first assignment by quoting and commenting on a passage from Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. In this case, your category must be “Assignment 1” (select from the menu on your right when posting) and your first tag (also on the right, below categories) should display your group information, for example “A1G1” (i.e. assignment 1, group 1). Other tags could be along the lines of “Literature”, “Fiction”, “Shelley”, “Frankenstein”, “Technology”, “Gothic literature”, “Biotechnology”, “Biopolitics”, “The posthuman sublime” etc. – don’t be afraid to use a few general tags and create as many specific tabs as you deem relevant.

We also encourage you to involve and reference blog posts from previous assignments (use the tag and category search tools on the blog)