Using blogging is relevant and useful. People use blogs for sharing their thoughts, ideas and experiences: personal, professional and public. It is interesting that blogging is also used in academic sphere to motivate students to study and give them opportunity to improve their writing and analytical skills, develop skills in using new technologies, and even build their confidence.
In the new era of networking, blogging is popular and used by people of different ages. Some of them prefer to have personal blogs where they put memorable experiences from their lives. They can be in different formats: photos, pictures, favorite songs, audio and video records. Professional blogs are created, for example, by job organizations to share experiences, information or new knowledge. To discuss public issues, news in the country, political views and so on, we create public blogs.
Teachers use blog to build students community, sharing tasks, announcements and readings. It helps to develop students’ sense of audience and voice and make them feel confident in expressing their own points of view.
Using blogs in the classes is helpful for students in practicing ability to write. Reading their fellow students’ posts, they react and give comments on the topics discussed, and make peer – reviewing. This is beneficial and useful for transferring into writing academic essays, assignments and other writings developing analytical thinking.
Blogging is a good experience and tool for making first steps for students who plan to connect their future with digital technologies and media.
I think it is excellent idea to use blogging in English for Professional Purposes course because it will not only improve our writing and analytical skills but also gives opportunity to communicate and make friends with other students.
The relevance and benefits of using blogs is obvious. Blogging makes a person a good writer and thinker; raises students’ interest to studying through using new technologies, and makes them confident and open in sharing their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Moreover, it is up to each person to choose what type of blogs to use personal, professional or public. Each of them is exciting, interesting and useful by its own.
What are the advantages of blogging to you?
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