Saturday, January 15, 2005

Questions about blogs and submitting assignments

I've received a few questions about blogs and submitting assignments. The questions and answers are here and also in the blog at http://theackermann.blogspot.com

Question: "dr. ackermann,
i just have a quick question about our blog posts for the internet class. its casual writing isnt it? i mean we don't have to write in formal fashion right?"
Answer: It is informal writing, but we still need to take care with it. Take a look at "Ten Tips For A Better Weblog" by Rebecca Blood, http://www.rebeccablood.net/essays/ten_tips.html and also take a look at "Writing Styles and Blogs," http://theackermann.blogspot.com/2004/09/writing-styles-in-blogs.html

Question: "Dr. Ackermann,
Can I just email our hmwk assignment (exercises 2,3,4) to you, or would you prefer me to print it out?"
Answer: It is easier for me to annotate your work if it's on paper, but there are other concerns. Putting something on paper uses up more natural resources than many other things we do with computer systems. So please either email your HW to me or submit via the digital drop box in blackboard. Here are some statistics on paper use in the US:
  • "The U.S. EPA estimates that paper and paperboard account for almost 40 percent of our garbage.
  • Office paper is highly recyclable, but a lot gets wasted. Waste reduction is more cost-effective than recycling because it reduces the amount of material that needs to be collected, transported and processed. Waste reduction can save money for businesses and institutions of any size.
  • Nearly 3.7 million tons of copy paper are used annually in the United States alone. That's over 700 trillion sheets." - http://www.moea.state.mn.us/campaign/workplace/index.html
(Yes, I did confirm these figures at other sites as well. While I didn't always find agreement with the stats quoted here, other reputable sources gave figures that were the same as these or higher.)

2 Comments:

At January 22, 2005 7:05 AM, Blogger ernest said...

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