RU LIFT provides critical commentary by Roosevelt University faculty, students, and alums about LIterature For Teenagers, more popularly known as young adult literature. In particular, the blog focuses on recently published books that have been nominated for and/or earned placement on honorary book lists sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Click here to read a basic description of what is required in each of your postings to this blog.
Visit this website to view a rubric for your writing to the RU LIFT Blog.
Visit some of the blogs below to orient yourself to the tone and style of writing reviews of literature on the web.
Click here to see a model post that I wrote for my own blog not too long ago, and click here and here and here to see examples of high quality RU LIFT blog postings. Note the strong voice, hyperlinks, pictures, and sometimes even video embedded in these posts.
To start posting to this blog, click on the "New Post" link at the top of the screen when you are signed into RU LIFT, or click on "New Post" within your Blogger Dashboard. Click here to learn more about the Blogger post editor. Please note that if you click on "save" within the post editor, Blogger will save, but not publish, your writing. Click on "publish" to make your writing visible to all.
Click here to get more advice about posting to blogs. In general, the advice here is very sound, although I would say that 250-500 words (about 1/2 to 1 full print page) is the appropriate length in this context.
GREAT GRAPHIC NOVELS: 2008 NOMINATIONS
BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS: 2008 NOMINATIONS
QUICK PICKS FOR RELUCTANT YOUNG ADULT READERS: 2008 NOMINATIONS
TEENS TOP TEN: 2007 NOMINATIONS