Category Archives: Writing Assingments

Peer review for the Text to Hypertext project

I think peer review went pretty well last time, I suspect for two reasons. First, we have gotten to know each other (even though it’s an online class!), and I think that familiarity with each other makes it a lot … Continue reading

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Semester of Social Media Essay: do we need a de-brief on this?

I’ve gotten a couple of questions via email from a couple of you about the essay part of the Semester of Social Media essay, and it makes me wonder: do we need to have a broader discussion on this? Are … Continue reading

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Andrew D.’s Interview with Rebekah Humphries

Our last (but not least!) graduate student interview of this semester comes from Andrew. It’s an interview with Rebekah Humphries, who had (though not any longer? I’m not sure about that) a major role in the Kiwanis of Michigan, and she … Continue reading

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Peer Review for the Semester of Social Media Project

  While we’ve been through some peer review already this semester, now we’re moving into what I guess I would describe as a more “traditional” and extensive peer review on the Semester of Social Media essay project, which is also … Continue reading

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Scott B.’s Project: An interview with Ann Arbor YMCA Communications Director Jan Hack

The second grad student “up” for discussion this week is Scott and his project with Jan Hack at the Ann Arbor YMCA.  Here’s a link to the interview. There’s reference to the YMCA’s web site in the interview, so I thought … Continue reading

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Ja’La’s Graduate Project: An Interview with Debra Stewart

This is where we’ll talk about the first of our graduate students’ projects/presentations, this one an interview with Debra Stewart by Ja’La W. What I would recommend is that you all go read the interview that Ja’La has set up … Continue reading

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“Can’t Stop the Fandom: Writing Participation in the Firefly ’Verse”

This is where we’ll talk about Liza Potts’ “Can’t Stop the Fandom: Writing Participation in the Firefly ’Verse.” In some ways, this might not be quite as useful this term as it has been in the past when I’ve done this assignment … Continue reading

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Your 444 Portfolio and Text to Hypertext Project: Working With WordPress or Weebly (and PS about the Codecademy Part 2!)

One of the things on the schedule for us this week is to start talking a bit more about your 444 Portfolio site and whatever software you decide you’re going to use to make your text to hypertext project– and … Continue reading

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About the pre-test on usability: how did it go?

I’m not gonna lie: as I type this after waking up to a world where we’re going to have a “President Trump,” I’m more than a little distracted. But I also feel like I need to go on– maybe you … Continue reading

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Discussing Wolff’s “Baby, We Were Born to Tweet Springsteen Fans, the Writing Practices of In Situ Tweeting, and the Research Possibilities for Twitter”

This is where we’ll talk about Bill Wolff’s article “Baby, We Were Born to Tweet Springsteen Fans, the Writing Practices of In Situ Tweeting, and the Research Possibilities for Twitter.” This is kind of a complicated and long essay, and if you … Continue reading

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