Social Media Exercise

Throughout our lives, there are issues we find ourselves drawn to, either because we are knowledgeable about them or they invoke personal experiences – sometimes both. In this class, you will be selecting a topic of interest about which you have a strong opinion and use this topic as the subject of several writing projects within different genres.

Below are some questions to consider as you brainstorm your topic:

  • What is a topic that you are knowledgeable about? Is there something about which you feel you can educate others?
  • What is something that you have a lot of previous experience with? For instance, is there a hobby you have that you would like to tell others about?
  • What are some of the issues regarding this topic? For example, is there something about this topic that you feel needs to change?
  • Do you have a stance on one of these issues? What are some of the ways you could argue in support of this stance?

One of the ways many of us express ourselves and our opinions is through social media. For this assignment, you will be expressing your opinion about an issue you have selected by composing a post for a social media outlet of your choosing. You will be evaluated on your ability to compose a clear message that fits the parameters and expectations of the social media site.

You can create a post for any of the following sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Reddit or TikTok.

We will be working in groups to consider the audience and format for each of these sites. Each group will be assigned to a different site, but for your assignment, you can select any of these sites for your post. You do not need to actually publish your post to the site, just compose it and turn it in as a digital document

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