UPDATE: In order to avoid further confusion, I will be removing the “Essay” category from the gradebook. From now on we will consider the blog series as a whole unit. If you receive a 65/100 or higher on the blog series, then you have passed the “essay” which is always the longest entry for the series. I, along with your classmates, will be offering revision suggestions for the blog series as the cycle moves forward. Once the cycle closes, only students receiving an evaluation labeled "Not Yet Passing" must rewrite that particular blog series after a conference with me. Students who pass the blog series may also revise for a potentially higher final evaluation at the end of the semester.
C. Jason Smith, Ph.D. is Professor of English at the City University of New York-LaGuardia CC. He has published books and articles on gender in science fiction film and fantasy and is an active science and technology writer.