During the week of April 19th, post at least two paragraphs from your draft of essay #2 (feel free to post more, up to a full draft). Include your thesis paragraph and a paragraph from the middle that has at least one sandwich - that introduces and gives the so what for either a direct quotation or a statistic.
Then, look at your colleagues' paragraphs and leave a comment. Tell them where the paragraphs make sense and where they don't. Remember to look at chapter 3 of They Say for help with sandwiches.
A number of you have asked if you can make up old blog posts - absolutely. You don't want to get behind, but making up the posts and adding any reflections on course materials or related ideas will help not only your participation grade but your understanding of the class and what you're able to take from it.