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Course Outcomes

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Rhetorical Knowledge

Identify, articulate, and focus on a defind purpose

Respond to the need of the appropriate audience

Respond appropriately to different rhetorical situations

Use conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation

Understanding the project before I begin the project

Find and use different technologies that could help me with my projects

What you want to say, who you want to hear your message, the kind of page format, and basic knowledge of design principles CH1

Alignment occurs when visual elements line up with other visual elements on the page Ch5

pages will seem more organized when you visually connect elements such as type and graphics Ch5

aligned pages are cleaner, better organized, and more refined Ch5

grid: non printed system of horizontal and vertical lines that divides the page and helps the page designer align elements consistently, New node

Critical Thinking, Reading, 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 others to accomplish a specific purpose within a context

Use other types of materials, not just the internet, for information

Repetition requires that a designer deliberately seek out and apply visual elements consistently to a page. CH 6

Unity is achieved when all of the seperate elements on a page look as if they belong together.

Gestalt refers to the structure, configuration, or layout whose specific properties, are greater and more unified than the simple sum of its individual parts CH6

Figure/ground: that helps us visually identify objects as distinct from heir background CH6

Proximity: items that are spatially located near each other seem part of a group CH6

Closure: humans have a natural tendency to visually close gaps in a form, especially in familiar forms CH 6

Continuation: when the eye follows along a line, curve, or a sequence of shapes, even when it crosses over negative and positvie shapes CH 6

Similarity: visual elements that are similar in shape size color proximity and direction are perceived as part of a group CH 6


Be aware that it usually 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

Use mindmapping and brainstorming to come up with different ways to complete my projects

Understand the Design principles: emphasis, contrast, balance, alignment, repetition, and flow CH1

Balanced Design is one in which the visual weights of all of the elements are equally dispersed throughout the layout CH 4

Visual Weight-the illusion of physical weight of a visual element on the page

Symmetrically Balanced-one in which visual elements are mirrored from side to side or from top to bottom

Asymmetrically Balanced-the words, phrase, and graphics are arranged unequally on either side of the imaginary axis, yet focus is still on achieving a harmonious balance

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

Be able to understand the best ways to format my projects without thinking the first way I do it is the only way to do it

it's okay to produce garbage, get as many ideas down as you can CH1

Contrast is one of the easiest and quickest ways to give readers visual treat and draws attention to a page CH3

used with emphasis to keep elements on the page from looking too much alike CH3

occurs when two or more elements look dramatically different from one another CH3

Achieved by placing small elements with large elements, all caps next to all lowercase, thick elements next to thin ones, and etc CH3

Chapter 2-Emphasis

the most important element on the page should be most prominent, the second most important should be second in prominence, and so on.

What you choose to emphasize depends on content of the message and which parts of the message are most important

used to simplify the readers task and helps pick out the essentials in your message faster

visual hiearchy- arrangement of visual elements such as type and images on the page according to their importance and emphasis

include focal points, accents, and limit the amount of content.

Writing Instructions

Know Your Audience

Don't expect audience to read document carefully.

Writing must be clear enough for readers to understand with minimal effort

Provide brief Introduction

state what your document describes

state purpose; who should read it, and

You might also want to explain what the document does not do.

Write each step as a command

Use numbers for commands and bullets for options

Plan to test and Revise

Chapter 7 Flow

the visual and verbal paths of movement in which the reader's eye tracks through a page, pages, or online designs

verbal flow

the order in which the viewer reads the text on the pages

visual flow

the order in which the viewer looks at the images and graphics on the pages

Copyright, Fair Use, Creative Commons

Copyright last until the creator dies plus 70 years after

Copyright should include: The symbol © (the letter C in a circle), the word "Copyright" or the abbreviation "Copr." The year when the work was first created. The name of the owner of the copyright.

The public domain comprises all works that are either no longer protected by copyright or never were

Creative Commons is an alternative method for method for marking creative products and publications

Since copyright protection is granted only with respect to original forms of expression, the vast majority of data, information and ideas produced worldwide at any given time belongs to the Public Domain

Formal Reports

When writing a formal report it is important to ensure good English use and to follow the correct format

Includes introduction, discussion and conclusion

A formal report collects and interprets data and reports information.

Video Resumes

a short video clip taking parts of your written resume and putting them together in a video

were first used for movie and tv jobs


the incorporation of one medium into another medium

A movie based on a novel, a written description of a photograph, a painting reproduced in a gallery in cyberspace

Media wants us to erase all traces of mediation

When a new medium is introduced, users expect that it will improve upon the flaws of the preceding medium and will deliver meaning more immediately