Each student will create a blog post as a formal writing assignment this semester. These will also form the basis of online discussions led by students.

All SBP for section F1 (Mondays) happen here, and all SBP for section F4 (Thursdays) happen here.

Due dates

F1 (Mondays) F4 (Thursdays)
Proposals due via email by 11:59pm


March 17 March 12
Proposals returned in class with instructor feedback


March 20 March 16
First draft due in class – hard copy


March 27 March 23
First drafts returned in class with instructor feedback


April 3 March 30
Final draft due (online submission) with revision reflection (via email) by 5pm


April 9 April 11
Student Blog Posts are live (5 one-week discussion periods) April 10-May 14 April 12-May 16

Examples of music blog writing across the Internet


Examples of professional think-piece essays

Examples of past Student Blog Posts

Students from previous semesters have submitted some really great blog posts — informative, well-written, entertaining, thoughtful, and personable. Don’t take these examples as an exact template for your own blog post because 1) the assignment is slightly different every semester, so the requirements they wrote for aren’t the same as the ones you’ll be graded on; and 2) blogs are highly personal!

Think of these examples as just that — examples. Your blog post can go in any direction and be about any piece of music that interests you. As you read these, think about what each author does well, how their personality comes through in the post, and various aspects of blog presentation: what makes for a catchy title, layout, headings, inclusion of images or videos throughout the post, etc.