Jo Doran, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Assistant Professor & ESL Coordinator, Northern Michigan University

Facebook Assignment – 493


Please note that there are swear words in the following Facebook excerpt. You do not have to read this excerpt.


Actual Facebook Postings

For this assignment, you will work in groups of 3-4 to critique each others’ Facebook (or MySpace) accounts… if you have one.

READINGS: Because this is required the first day – in class – you may skim the following readings.

After you work through the readings, please form groups of 3-4, share your Facebook sites (full profile). Work through these individually and come back together ready to share.

I expect you to follow the steps in “How to Critique” (above). I expect everyone to come away from this in-class assignment with a better understanding of how others see your Facebook site – and – if/how you want to revise your site or delete it during your job search time, at least.

Based on feedback you receive from your peers, write a 350-word minimum response: what you learned/considered about your FB site after getting feedback, how you think your FB page/site would be interpreted by a potential employer, etc.

If you do not have a FB or MySpace account, you must give feedback to students that do have FB sites and write a response (350-word minimum) on what you think about students having these sites – based on what you learned by looking at your peers’ sites.

If you miss the first class, it is your responsibility to find a peer and work through this project outside of class.

Please note that you do not have to change or delete your Facebook account for this assignment.

How to upload your Facebook Assignment to your PBWorks page:

  • Click on your PBWorks link (to your PBWorks page).
  • Click on “Edit.”
  • Place your cursor under your photograph (by hitting the return key.
  • On the right, you will see “Page Tools” and under this you’ll see “Insert Links.”
  • Under this you’ll see “Pages” and “Images and Files.”
  • Click on “Images and Files.”
  • Click on “Upload Files.” (Note: Your cursor will not show this as a live link, but it is.)
  • Upload your Facebook file.
  • Click on “Save” (in the lower, left-hand corner)