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TWC 301 by Mind Map: TWC 301
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TWC 301

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Use information, writing, and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating

Integrate previously held beliefs, assumptions, and knowledge with new information and the ideas of the others to accomplish a specific purpose within a context

Rhetorical Knowledge

Identify, articulate, and focus on a defined purpose

C2- Establish a visual hierarchy to define purpose and importance.

C1- 1st step is to identify your message/purpose.

C3- Contrast can help articulate your writing and purpose by focusing in what's important.

Respond to the need of the appropriate audience

C1- Research who your audience is. Different demographics of audiences will have different wants and needs.

Respond appropriately to different rhetorical situtions

Use conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation

C2- The use of emphasis to visually describe a rhetorical situation.

C6- Repetition can be used to format for rhetorical situations by providing unity.

Adopt appropriate voice, tone and level of formality

Understand how each genre helps shape writing and how readers respond to it

Write in multiple genres

Understand the role of a variety of technologies/media in accessing, retrieving, managing, and communicating information

C7- Creative Commons great place to access and use works not under a iron clad copyright.

Use appropriate technologies to organize, present, and communicate information to address a range of audiences, purposes, and genres

C4- Use balance to organize designs for a range of purposes.

C5- The use of alignment technologies can help organized and present the purpose much more clearly.

C7- Using accurate flow will help organize/ communicate the information you wish to convey to different audiences and for different purposes.


Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a sucessful text

C1- You may even have to do it over and over and over again to get it right. The more drafts the better turn out.

C5- Construct a line grid for your design prior to starting the design it may help minimize drafts.

Develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading

Use appropriate technologies to manage data and information collected or generated for future use

Understand the collaborative and social aspects of research and writing processes

Knowledge of Conventions

Learn common formats for different genres

C2- Specific types of emphasis can be used for different genres

C3- Different font types can meet the needs of different genres

C6- Where and what you repeat in designs develops different formats for different genres.

C7- Different cultures may read documents or images a different way than we (western cultures) read. Meaning that we must alter the flow for different genres.

Develop knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics

C1-Looking at others' work is a good idea to get ideas ( don't copy though). It will help a person to see what works and what doesn't in design.

C4- Good balance helps create good structure by developing flow and symmetry.

C5-The type of genre you are writing/designing for will determine what type of alignment you will want to use. Ex: Centered, left justified etc..

Understand and apply legal and ethical uses of information and technology including copyright and intellectual property

C1- 1st step decided what you want/ need to do with the copy

DD7- Fair use: for criticize, news, education, small portions of work.

DD7-copyright (all rights reserved)- pay to use their work; copyright last for 14 years at a time; renewals.

DD7- Creative Commons (some rights reserved) still have to credit the person in a citing, but much simpler.

Personal Goals

Increase knowledge and understanding of multimedia used by people everyday

I have used: Diigo, Mindmeister, Wordpress, Jing, Screencast, Glogster, Creative Commons.

Become a better commuicator/writer/critical thinker through media learned in this course

Confidence in writing in various circumstances

Blog for my first time

Due date 1- accomplished

Make my first video for the web

Due date 1- accomplished

Writing Instructions

Instructions for the audience

Bullets, use of graphics, know your audience, flow, keep it simple.




List materials needed for audience

Test run

Have someone do a test run to test usability