Figure 1.1 – Blog Submission Checklist
Source: DCS online (2015)
This blog entry marks my second last entry for this term. As I’m writing this entry, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the term winds down. After reviewing the blog submission checklist provided by Kate Ames, I’m quite confident that I have addressed all aspects listed.
All of my weekly activities have been clearly marked and I have adhered to the same structure for all 30 entries. These entries have also been categorised and tagged to allow for an easy search throughout the blog. The blog has a uniform and professional setup, all entries are easily accessible through the search bar and side menu.
During the mid-semester blog reviews by the the lecturers, my attention was drawn to how frequently I use ‘it’s’ in sentences that do not contain possession and where an apostrophe is redundant.
I’ve tried to be aware of this issue when writing and hope to nip it in the bud. I have followed frequently referred to the Harvard Referencing guide provided on the CQU website when quoting and referencing. I’ve ensured that all my referencing is uniform throughout however, I have some doubts as to whether I’m referencing correctly.
I’ve made sure to spell out numbers under 10, capitalise all proper nouns and have scrutinised my grammar, punctuation and spelling. The addition of peer review has helped me tremendously as fellow students pick up on the mistakes that I have missed.
An area of importance has been the length of my sentences and paragraphs. I was alerted to this in the review week by Kate. Kate’s review has been extremely valuable as it has highlighted areas that I need to focus on.
Upon receipt of my assessment one piece, I was made aware of certain areas of punctuation and sentence structure that I was able to cross-reference with assessment two. I hope that I have cleared up all issues with grammar, punctuation and spelling in my posts and do not loose marks in this area.
In conclusion, I’m very satisfied with my blog and believe I have adhered to the blog submission checklist quite well.
Academic Learning Centre ALSU, 2015, Edition T1 An Abridged Guide to the Harvard Referencing Style, viewed 17 September 2015, https://www.cqu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/14032/2015_Harvard_Guide_11_Feb_with_colour_Ing.pdf
Ames, K 2015, COMM11007 Week 10 – Blog Submission Checklist, Central Queensland University, Mackay.
Clipboard checklist 2015, digital image, DCS Series, viewed on 17 September 2015 http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/1459501/