Copyright and Writing
How might you more effectively integrate multimedia components into your assignment? “Let rhetoric be an ability, in each case, to see the available means of persuasion.” – Aristotle, Rhetoric (1.2.1) With great resources comes great responsibility. Composition does not merely refer to the writing of words on a paper or in a word processing document but also includes the holistic act of using...
Published on Jan 21st 2012
In-Class Peer Review
He starts thinking that perhaps today is the perfect time to take one of those “free” days that each student gets for absences.He thinks, This isn’t a “real” class, anyway—I’m not going to miss anything . . . . Why is my instructor making me share my writing with people I just met a few weeks ago? Is she trying...
Published on Jan 08th 2012
Netiquette (Digital Ethics)
Netiquette is a hybrid word combining “network” and “etiquette”; it essentially refers to the social code of the Internet. As such, netiquette -- how we communicate, treat others, portray ourselves, and protect ourselves online -- is a question of ethics. Ethics, or moral philosophy, refers generally to how groups and individuals determine moral courses of action. Because ethics refers to...
Published on May 02nd 2012