Tweeting your way to an A — A Guide for EID100 students
Twitter is probably my favourite social media platform. So when I found out that you get participation marks for tweeting in EID100 I was thrilled! Now, in order to receive marks for tweeting, there are a couple of rules you need to follow, you won’t get marks for everything you post.
- First, you need to either create a new twitter account or, if you want, use your pre-existing account for the course. Then, you need to fill in the EID100 Initiation Form. Filling in this form is what gets the course twitter account, @EID100_RU, to follow you and allows the bot to like your tweets and receive your modules.
- Make sure to always tag @EID100_RU in your tweets. I can’t stress how important this is. This way the course account will get a direct notification about your tweet, ensuring that they see it.
- Tweet about stuff that is relevant to the course material. This way you not only have a better chance of getting a like, but you can also start a discussion with the Prof.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re unsure about course material just ask! Recently, I missed something Professor Sagarwala said in the lecture and I just sent him a tweet asking about it. He both liked my tweet and gave me a response to my question.
- Make sure to hashtag (#) your modules. At the beginning of your tweet, you should put in a hashtag and then the word module followed by the module number. For example, #module9
- Don’t forget to participate in the midterm and final exam review. For both, you are required to answer 3 questions and create 2 about course content. When doing this use the hashtag #EID100final for your questions and answers to ensure your mark. Also, try to ask either more challenging or less common questions.
- If you’re unsure what to tweet Professor Sagarwala here are some topics that are more likely to get you participation marks:
- Content related to what you learned that week, or just content related to the course in general
- Relate course material to something you’ve learned in another course
- Share photos of your progress for the final project
- Give feedback about the course
- Retweet events that are happening either on campus or in Toronto that relate to what you’ve learned in the course
With these tips, you’ll be sure to succeed! Now go tweet, tweet your way to that A.