Blog 5

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VISUALIZING THE LIBRARY OF BABEL

Medium Multimedia Blog Post on your own WordPress Blog
Elements At least 1 direct quote from Borges’s text
A visual element
Bibliography for all works used
Length A unique visual element and short blurb
Due February 29, before class begins

In “The Library of Babel” Jorge Luis Borges uses the imagery of a library to make an argument about the use and function of books. Because Borges’s observations – and his visual associations – will be so salient later to our reading of House of Leaves, explore the implications here!

Instructions:

For this blog create a visual that expresses how you imagine Borges’s library of Babel, with the intention of depicting Borges’s major points. The visual could be any medium but must be able to appear on your website.  Write a short blurb (1 paragraph) to accompany the visual in which you include at least one quote from Borges’s work to give a sense about your inspiration.

Elements Distinguished Proficient Emerging Not Evident Value
Comprehension Meets all criteria of the prompt, exceeding expectations (5) Meets all criteria of the prompt (4) Meets most criteria of the prompt (3) Does not meet most criteria of the prompt (0-2) 5
Timeliness & Executive Function Blog is submitted on time and displays that student has met self-identified goals (5) Blog is submitted on time and displays that student has met some self-identified goals (4) Blog is not submitted on time but student made arrangements to submit late; may display some self-identified goals (3) Blog is late and student did not make adequate arrangements; does not display satisfactory movement toward self-identified goals (0-2) 5
Visual Visual is well-executed and presents a complex, critical interpretation (47-50) Visual clearly presents a critical interpretation (40-46) Visual could be more critical or clear in its interpretation (30-39) A critical interpretation is not clear (0-29) 50
Blurb Blurb is detailed and the quote is integrated skillfully. Gives a clear sense about visual (28-30) Blurb is detailed but quote may need better integration. Gives some sense about visual (25-27) Blurb needs more detail and sense of visual (20-24) Blurb lacks detail and quote integration (0-19) 30
Mechanics Uses appropriate and correct language, organization, clarity, grammar, punctuation, MLA formatting, etc. to express ideas creatively in the blog genre (10) Often uses appropriate and/or correct language, organization, clarity, grammar, punctuation, spacing, MLA formatting, etc. to express ideas in the blog genre (8-9) Mostly uses appropriate and/or correct mechanics (7) Does not use appropriate and/or correct mechanics and this affects the readability of the work (0-6) 10
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