Write PRELIM 10: Evolving Annotated Bibliography as a Blog Post or Page

Would you like to earn double credit for PRELIM 10: Evolving Annotated Bibliography by creating a Blog post or Page on your Blog in addition to turning it in on Canvas? Below are some instructions on how to do so!

First, sign in to your WordPress website (or other blog host program if you’re not using WordPress to host your Blog).
Second, choose “Posts” or “Add New” located in the left hand menu of the Dashboard.

“Add New” (to start with a completely new Blog Post)

You can add text by copying + pasting from another text file (i.e. MS Word, .pages, etc.) OR by typing in the window. For example:

Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Thorpe, Ulverscroft,  2018.
[Novel Chapter] In a future where most animals are a rare commodity, bounty hunter Rick Deckard tracks deviant androids, hoping to earn enough money to purchase a living sheep (as opposed to the robotic one that he already possesses). In the process, he falls in love with an android. Struck by this unprecedented dilemma, Deckard struggles to differentiate between humanity and inhumanity as he reassesses his situation. Since my essay focuses on the portrayal of robots in media, this classic felt like the perfect reference point. As Deckard realizes the dangers associated with making androids as human as possible, I see a chance to analyze why the androids even need to be human-like in the first place. The book also provides an opportunity to define androids in the context of classic fiction, setting a reference point for the reader audience. Plus, the novel opens the following discussions: What makes a human? What about the androids makes their emotions so uncanny? Why give them the ability to emote in the first place? Are they meant to be better than us? If so, again, why give them emotions? And so on.

If you have images, upload them to the Media library by clicking on the Media item in the Dashboard menu. Then choose “Add Media” at the top of the composition window menu to add them where you want to place them in the Post. Here is an example::

  • You can include an image or link to a video or other source in the annotation beneath your bibliographic citation. When you add sources or links to sources to a Post, you can edit the entries on the Post by revising or adding annotations, and also by making Hypothes.is to annotate your own Post.
  • If you have links to web-based sources you have found doing your own research, such as web-pages, images, or audio or audiovisual material,  you can include them in the Post by clicking on the “link” icon in the composition window menu, typing the URL, and typing title information for the source. For example: “She’s a Replicant” from Bladerunner (1982).
  • PUBLISH your Post or schedule your Post to be published on a particular date. You can also un-publish a Post while you are in the process of revising entries or adding new entries to PRELIM 10.
  • You can also create a PAGE and add it to your MENU and write PRELIM 10 (i.e. add any of the above information by copying & pasting or uploading a PDF of PRELIM 10 to the page).

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