Category Archives: Course Information

Reminders and Assignments

As I said in my email, here is the list of things to accomplish by the end of the week: Online writing activities – the last response to a classmate is due Thursday (by 3:30 PM) Visualizing Composition tutorials – … Continue reading

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Student-led Discussion

Good morning! I had technical difficulties over the weekend (reached my usage max with my domain), but thankfully, those issues have been resolved. As I mentioned in class, I am asking students to be responsible for one reading over the … Continue reading

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Computer Lib/Dream Machines

We will do quite a bit in class today: Look through the DALN, and get a feel for the narratives that have been uploaded to this database. Discuss Nelson’s article. View the TED talk on a next-generation digital book. Is … Continue reading

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CFP: Computers & Writing 2014

The Call for Proposals has come out for Computers & Writing, a national conference I try to attend every year. The questions they ask participants to consider are as follows: * What is at stake in our practices, theories and … Continue reading

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Proposed Heuristic for Online Writing Activities

We talked about this briefly last week, but here are the proposed evaluation criteria for online writing activities. Content: Content is more important than length (still, try to aim for a well-developed paragraph/idea – long enough to get the point … Continue reading

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Working with WordPress

To start class, we will continue to work on your WordPress blogs: First, go through this checklist to make sure your blog is ready for the semester. Double check your blog options in Settings “General”- enter the name of your … Continue reading

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Access to “Visualizing Composition”

I tried to contact the bookstore about this resource, but as of 5 PM, I have not received a reply. Here is the link where you can purchase access for 180 days: Re:Writing

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Welcome to WRIT 501!

This semester, we will think about and write for new kinds of media. WRIT 501 is a course that will be as much about interrogating the rhetorical and cultural factors of writing for new media as it is about doing … Continue reading

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Yet More Resources

Some of you have been sending me links to fabulous websites and videos, and I wanted to share: Is Facebook Trying to Kill Privacy? – commentary on the new features of Facebook Top 20 Trends in 2011 Forecast – YouTube … Continue reading

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Digital Books and PEW Quizzes

In anticipation of someone asking me to post the resources from today’s class, I am putting them up BEFORE class. Mike Matas’s demonstration of the next-generation digital book PEW’s Internet and American Life Project – “What Kind of Tech User … Continue reading

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