Best Search Tools for Royalty Free Images in 2021

Key Concepts: Design; Semiotics Recommended Strategies for Finding Royalty Free Images NonCommercial Works If you're work is of a noncommercial nature, you can access some royalty free images. That said, while these images may be free, they may also be tied to traditional copyright or Creative Commons licenses with defined usage guidelines. Commercial Works if you are engaged in a commercial enterprise, finding rhetorically appropriate, quality images that are royalty free can be extremely challenging. For businesses, it's strategic to take advantage of online sites that sell and license images,...

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Empathetic Information Literacy

What is Empathetic Information Literacy? Empathetic Information Literacy is a method of information literacy that consists of five moves: Pausing before accepting or rejecting a claimAsking questions about the claim, especially about whether it's trueCaring about the people involvedChecking the accuracy of the claim through credible sourcesActing on what you learn The goal of Empathetic Information Literacy is to better verify or "fact check" claims through attending not just to intellectual factors but also to affective factors—not just thoughts but also feelings. Writers, speakers, knowledge workers . . . can...

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Interpretation, Interpretative Frameworks

What is Interpretation? Interpretation is the act of literacy, the human process of making inferences, of ascribing meaning to signs and symbols, the act of signification. People make interpretations of texts and events in order to make sense of world. Interpretation is a deeply subjective process. Different people can see the exact same event and infer contrasting interpretations. Critics often disagree about the relative merits of movies, songs, and other texts. Personal experience shapes interpretation. Our world view is shaped by our contexts—our families, schools, communities, and workplaces. The rhetorical...

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What is Academic Dishonesty?

Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty is synonymous with cheating. Cheating can refer to a situation in which authors ask others to write a part of a document or the entire document. High schools and colleges in the U.S. have unique policies for addressing plagiarism. Some colleges, for example, expel students after their first offense; others place an "FF" on the student's transcript, creating a permanent blemish on the student's academic record. Students are guilty of academic dishonesty when they Secretly arrange to have an entire document written for them by other...

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Anecdote, Anecdotal Evidence

Anecdote An anecdote is a short narrative explaining an event or experience of some sort. It is a particularly useful form of support when writing in the memoir and narrative genres. Let’s take a look at an example of a claim made for a literacy narrative that lacks an ensuing anecdote: When I first began to write academically in high school, I never fully integrated my evidence. This is because I did not view research as entering into a conversation. Now I know that research is more than just dropping...

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Information Design

Information Design is a process—the act of designing information in order to the goal o ways that help users understand and navigate textsorganizing and visualizingconventions for organizing and visualizing (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic) information based on practice, theory, and research that aim to facilitate communication. Examples are Organizational SchemaParagraph SchemasSentence SchemasTransitional Language, Metalanguage, Sequesa set of interoperability standards that enable sharing of information across hardware platforms, software, and coding languages. Related Concepts: Design Thinking; Rhetorical Analysis; Rhetorical Reasoning

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Information Architecture

Information Architecture concerns the ordering of information into a logical schema that help users understand and navigate texts, especially hypertexts, website, and databases.the use of meta tags to empower knowledge workers to facilitate information dissemination, document securitythe efforts on the part of knowledge workers to make texts easier to accessible and usableefforts to facilitate sharing (e.g., data migration across diverse communication media (infographics, blogs, podcasts, websites)web site design, interoperability standards with other software tools

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21st Century Literacies & Writing Studies

Writing Studies is an academic discipline grounded in the humanities and education rather than STEM. Some theorists and researchers in Writing Studies have shared the STEM community's curiosity about the role of intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies in writing processes. Back in the 1980s, for instance, writing theorists such as Robert Boice wrote beautifully on the psychology of writing. And the creative writing community has long since been fascinated with the writer’s character, or psyche. Since the 1950s, the The Paris Review, has published numerous interviews of writers, asking them to talk...

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Archive

Archive is a repository of texts, including primary and secondary sourcesthe body of knowledge, the intellectual history, of a Topicthe literary canon, the received view, the most frequently cited texts of a community

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