To access and post to the blog use this link: http://tbakhmet.digitalscholar.rochester.edu/gsw2322019
Logging into the Blog: Your username will be the the first part of your email address that comes before @u.rochester.edu (e.g. for the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, the username would be jelmore).
Exercise 1 Directions: First skim through "How to write a blogpost from your journal article in eleven easy steps." Then compare your assigned exhibits, noting how some of the suggestions in "How to..." are employed within them.
Exhibit 1: Blog post "Women Confront Confederate Forces in North Carolina" vs Chapter 2 of The long shadow of the Civil War
Exhibit 2: Blog post "Creole Comforts and French Connections: A Case Study in Caribbean Dress" vs Chapter from Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution, pp. 156-166.
Exhibit 3: Blog post "Abigail Adams and the Ghost of John Adams" vs Chapter from The book of Abigail and John : selected letters of the Adams family, 1762-1784, pp. 21-22.
Exhibit 4 Blog post "Out of the lab and into the home: Rose Franzblau, the trained buttinsky" vs Preparatory power posing affects nonverbal presence and job interview performance.
Exhibit 5 Blog post "The Rejection of ‘Conversion Therapy’ Isn’t Motivated by Politics—It’s Motivated by Science" vs Advancing the practice of pediatric psychology with transgender youth: State of the science, ongoing controversies, and future directions.
Questions to ask yourself...
Exercise 2 Creating your scholarly identity for the class blog
Review the suggestions in "How to..." on creating a 'bio' for yourself. Note the example in the "about the author" section. Then log into the admin area for the blog and create your a bio of yourself as a 'first post.' This bio can be reused for subsequent posts that you write throughout the semester.
Secondary sources interpret and analyze primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Examples include: Textbooks, journal articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, and encyclopedias (e.g. Do Patents Have Gender? or Women Inventors in America).
When reading a primary source it is important to look at not just it's contents, but an item's physicality. Here are some guiding questions to answer as you examine a primary source: