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English 482: Writing Technologies
Monday/Wednesday 3:30-4:45;Oregon Computer Lab
1. WEEKLY RESPONSES ACROSS MEDIA (30%)
Respond to the course readings using a variety of writing technologies and through active participation in class. If you miss more than three classes, you run the risk of failing the course. When alphabetic, responses should be roughly 900 words.
Bring paper or electronic copy of the assigned readings to each class session.
2. WRITING TECHNOLOGIES: THE MOVIE (10%)
Design “movie” poster for select theorist using Photoshop.
3. (re)CONSTRUCTING AND (re)PRESENTING THEORY (15%)
Produce and execute a theoretical argument with PowerPoint.
4. LITERACY CHRONICLES (15%)
5. WEB PORTFOLIO (30%)
Create web portfolio that repackages semester’s work and includes revisions and a reflective essay. The web portfolio will consist of a series of tasks that will be posted after each class. Below are the three tasks and a link to the portolio requirements for classes on and after 4/12.
Task 1: Create "Home" site portal: http://patrickberry.com/writingtechnologies/dreamweaver.html
Task 2: Integrate template designed page with interview on texting: http://patrickberry.com/writingtechnologies/dreamweaver2.html
Tast 3: Integrate movie into site.
All responses and class exercises (item 1) are graded on a point scale: 3 = excellent; 2 = good; 1 = satisfied minimum requirements; 0 = failed to address requirements or not turned in. (If you receive mainly 2s and 3s on these assignments, you will receive full credit for this portion of the grade.) You will receive responses on each so that you can revise for web portfolio (item 5).
The three “technology projects” (items 2, 3, and 4) will be graded on a letter scale: A=4.0; A-=3.67; B+=3.33; B=3.0; B-=2.67; C+=2.33; C=2.0; C-=1.67; D+=1.33; D=1.0; D-=.67; F=0.0. You will receive responses on each so that you can revise for web portfolio (item 5). Your web portfolio (item 5) will also receive a letter grade and will adhere to a contract grading policy.
Your grade will be based on an overall assessment of your work, considering your portfolio as well as your participation (and attendance) in the class.
To state the obvious: plagiarism is unacceptable and may result in failing the course.
Patrick W. Berry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office: English 338
Office Phone: 244-1391
Office Hours: Mondays, 11-12, or by appointment