A blog (short for “weblog”) is a personal journal on the web where you integrate your personal experience with evidence and analysis. You may be asked to submit a blog entry as part or all of an assessment task. Typically students submit their blog entries to an appropriate location on the course BlackBoard site.
Blogs are different to reflective journal writing because:
Note: Sometimes the terms 'reflective writing' and 'blogs' are used interchangeably. If unsure, check with your lecturer to see if they want a piece of reflective writing completed online, or a blog.
TYPES OF BLOG POSTS
There are generally four types of blogs used for assessment tasks. However, blog post assessments and expectations will vary across disciplines and lecturers. Always ask your lecturer for clarification.
From: Hamilton College (2019) Writing Academic Blogs. Retrieved from: https://www.hamilton.edu/academics/centers/writing/writing-resources/writing-academic-blogs
Tips and hints
BASIC BLOG STRUCTURE