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TWC 301course info

Rhetorical Knowlege

Identify, articulate and focus on a defined purpose

Respond to the need of the appropriate audience

Respond appropriately to different rhetorical situation

Use conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation

Adopt appropriate voice, tone and level of formality

Understand how each genre helps to 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

use appropriate technology to organize, present, communicate information to address a range of audiences,purposes and genres

CH 2 Visual hierarchy helps with emphasis on purpose.

Writing instructions: write so readers can understand with minimal effort

Writing instructions: write each step an a command

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 ideas of others to acommplish a specific purpose within a context


It takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text

develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing and proof reading

understand the collaborative and social aspects of research and writing processes

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

CH 1 four things to consider before designing: the purpose, the audience the page format, a basic knowledge of design principles.

CH 1 The design principles include: emphasis, contrast, Balance, repetition, and flow

CH 2 A focal point is the visual element or part of a page that is most emphasized. Accent points are secondary points that help support the focal point

CH 2 Limiting the content will help the reader not feel overwhelmed

WI: use numbers for commands and bullets for options

WI: Start each instruction with a verb

WI: Give background info before giving instructions

WI: Avoid lists that have more then 10 steps

CH 3 Three ways to achieve contrast is by size, color, and alignment

Ch 4 Balance is a visual interpretation of gravity in design

Symmetrical, Asymmertrical, and Discordant are all way to achieve Balance

CH 5. Alignment is a way to create associations between elements on the page.

Ch 5 Alignment Can be achieved by using a Grid for your page and by changing the text layout on the page

ch 6 unity is achieved when all of the separate elements on a page look as if they belong together

ch 6 gestalt refers to a structure, configuration, or layout whose specific properties are greater and more unified than the simple sum of its individual parts

knowledge of conventions

Learn common formats for different genres

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

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

CH 3 Contrast is the difference between two or more elements

Ch 6 Repetition draws on the ability of the human mind to see patterns and draw conclusions from those patterns

CH 7 Verbal Flow is the order in which the viewer reads the text on the page

CH 7 Visual Flow is the order in which the viewer looks at the images and graphics on the page

Copyright Laws: Only the copyright owner has the right to use their work

Copyright laws: You can't copyright an idea only the product of an idea

Fair Use: you can use a small amount of copyrighted material to: teach, parody, or for a news report. Fair use is not a right though

Personal Goals

To understand and operate technologies that are new to me

manage my time correctly in order to be successful

learning to write in the multiple genres