2017 Course Syllabus and Readings

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~~Fall 2017 Syllabus~~

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WA=Writing Analytically   JNL=Reading Journal   Red=writing assignment due

Assignments for Weeks:  123456789101112131415

Week 1

8/29 Welcome and Introductions

8/31 Seeing More, Seeing Better
+  Read in Writing Analytically, 7th ed: Chap 1: “Writing as a Tool of Thought” through “Writing the Self” (pp1-7), & “The Five Analytical Moves” Moves 1-2 (pp16-21) (PDF)
+ Joseph Stromberg article “Why You Should Take Notes by Hand” (online article)
+ JNL: Come prepared to share 3 facts/tips you find illuminating and any questions about the reading

+ Writer’s Questionnaire Due (prompt)

Week 2

9/5 Why Write Online?
+ “Digital Writing Uprising: Third-order Thinking in the Digital Humanities” by Sean Michael Morris (online article)
+ “Organic Writing and Digital Media: Seeds and Organs” Pete Rorabaugh (online article)
+ pp 21-32 in Writing Analytically, 7th ed (PDF) *Note: the PDF is the full chapter, but you are only responsible for a limit number of pages!
+ pp 1-27 in How to Be an Explorer of the World
+JNL: In today’s reading, record 3 passages you think are interesting, strange, or revealing. Also, identify what you think is the “So what?” question from one of articles.

9/7
+  “Why we Love Beautiful Things” by Lance Hosey (online article)
+ “Alone Together” by Sherri Turkle (PDF)
+ Join class blog (see email for details)
+JNL: 3 exercises from How to Be an Explorer (prompt coming)
+ Plus, please bring in examples of blogs you like and be prepared to answer why (No ideas? Take a poll of your friends. What blogs do they read? Why?) Journal Prompt

In-Class blog suggestions:

https://www.barstoolsports.com/
http://www.humansofnewyork.com/
https://www.reddit.com/
http://mcmansionhell.com/
https://www.theringer.com/
http://www.themeateater.com/
https://www.buzzfeed.com/
https://www.luxwt.com/
http://cuteoverload.com/
http://www.design-seeds.com
https://techcrunch.com/
http://thegrio.com/
http://fromtheheelsup.com/
http://www.paulnicklen.com/
https://delafro.com/

Plus a few from past years:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/
http://fivethirtyeight.com/
https://smittenkitchen.com/
http://www.issarae.com/
http://studentstories.tumblr.com/
http://www.artofmanliness.com/

Week 3

9/12
+ Chapter 7 in Writing for Digital Media by Brian Carroll, Blogito, Ergo, Sum” (PDF)
+ excerpts from Technology: A Reader for Writers, pp1-10 (PDF) includes: “Defining Technology” by Thomas P. Hughes and “What is Technology?” by Eric Schatzberg
+ Blog post #1 due by class time (Prompt

9/14
+  WA: “Analysis and Argument” through “Lean to Notice” (pp8-16) & “Find the Analytical Potential” through “Write all the Time” (pp71-75) (these pages are located inside Chapter 1 and Chapter 2  Chapter 3)
+JNL: Write a short paragraph about analyzing a blog of your choice using the strategies presented in Writing Analytically.

Week 4     

9/19  + read through 3 or 4 of  blog post #1 posted by your classmates
+ “Consider the Audience” by Jen Rajchel (ebook chapter)
+ “Digital Literacy” by Richard Lanham (online article)
+JNL: 1) In a short paragraph, make a connection between a reading from class and a peer’s blog post; AND 2) In a short paragraph pose a question about writing online that we have not yet covered in class or in our course blog posts

9/21 +How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life” by Jon Ronson (NYT article)
+ “Tyranny of the Mob” by Joel Stein (pdf)  (full-color version)
+ Blog post #2 due by class time (Prompt)

Week 5 

9/26  **Report to Media Center** (Bosler Basement)
Session with Julie Savage-Lee, Multimedia Specialist
+ No new reading
+ come prepared with a title and url name in mind. We will set up WordPress accounts and begin deigning our blogs

9/28  + in class peer review for Paper #1 (Paper #1 Prompt)  

Week 6    (UPDATES to Schedule in progress: 9/14)

10/3
+JNL  In a short paragraph pose a question about writing online that we have not yet covered in class or in our course blog posts
+ Journals Due to me this day

10/5  + Paper #1 Due (Prompt)

Week 7

10/10  **Report to Media Center** (Bosler Basement)
No new reading

10/12

+ Blog post #3 due by class time

Week 8

10/17  Fall Pause– No Class

10/19

+ in-class peer review: Paper #2

Week 9

10/24

10/26

+ Paper #2 Due

Week 10

10/31

11/2

+ Blog post #4 due by class time

Week 11

11/7

11/9

+ Blog post #5 due by class time

Week 12

11/14

11/16

+ Blog post #6 due by class time

Week 13

11/21

11/23   Thanksgiving- no class

Week 14

11/28 + Blog post #7 due by class time

11/30

Week 15

12/5

12/7

Final Project:
Monday 12/11 by 5:00 pm: Blog Post #8 including your final video + reflection paper (Prompt)

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