Three Things Thursday: Assessing, Blogging, and Commenting
***3 Things Thursday***
It’s Three Things Thursday once again and time to share three things I am working on today – and they just happen to fit the ABC pattern! 🙂
*ASSESSING* As in, writing assessment questions for a client. Trying to finish up this project with this client, because I want to get paid AND I have NEW clients and work to do! 🙂 (AND sewing projects!!)
This process of writing assessment questions involves the following steps:
*Reading the accompanying passage.
*Gleaning key points and crafting questions that require some amount of critical thinking (not simple yes/no or basic multiple choice or matching).
*Providing the correct answers and usually three or four alternate possible answers (in other words, no give-aways or obviously wrong answers) per question.
*Developing the rationales; in other words, instead of simply saying the answer is correct or incorrect, providing some additional details as the rationale for the correct response, and some clues to the correct answer without giving it away for the incorrect responses.
*BLOGGING* Well, obviously, right? 🙂 It has helped a bit by having a daily theme, like today’s “Three Things Thursday.” It helps me focus more on what to post about, especially if my brain is feeling a bit foggy. On my Words of Encouragement blog, I share (usually) daily devotional thoughts, so that is also more concrete.
A new strategy I think I’m going to try: getting my blog posts ready the night before, so I can just review them in the morning and publish them earlier. Then I can visit my blogging groups on Facebook to share them and get a jump on my THIRD thing …
*COMMENTING* Finally, I have been working on catching up with commenting on blogs. One of the benefits of participating in blog groups on Facebook is the opportunity to share blog posts and both give and receive views, shares, and comments in return. I know I truly appreciate all those who take time to read, share, and comment on my blog posts, so I am striving to reciprocate (but I’m a bit behind – thankfully, I have started using a notepad to track my groups and comment threads!)
The same goes for here on this blog, and my other blog, Words of Encouragement. I likewise need to start replying to all of you who leave comments here, and I confess I haven’t been good about doing that. Just another thing to work on!
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So What About YOU?
What are you doing this Thursday?
Do you have a strategic plan for the day?