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TWC301 by Mind Map: TWC301

1. Critical Thinking, Reading & Writing

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

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

2. Knowledge of Conventions

2.1. Learn common formats for different genres

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

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

3. Rhetorical Knowledge

3.1. Identify, articulate, and focus on a defined purpose

3.2. Respond to the need of the appropriate audience

3.3. Respond appropriately to different rhetorical situations

3.4. Use conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation

3.5. Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality

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

3.7. Write in multiple genres

3.8. Understand the role of a variety of technologies/media in accessing, retrieving, managinh, and communication information

4. Processes

4.1. Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text

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

4.3. Understand the collaborative and social aspects of research and writing processes

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

5. Goals

5.1. Earn an "A" in this course

5.2. Try my hardest on all assignments for this course

5.3. Learn some basics in multimedia writing

6. Writing Instructions

6.1. Keeps list short and to the point

6.2. When giving instructions use commands

6.3. Make sure headings are clear and easy to understand

6.4. Most people won't read but skim and scan

7. Chapter 2

7.1. Emphasis can be used to show the importance of an idea, phrase, or word.

7.2. Emphasis can be developed by size, shape, or placement.

7.3. It's important to not over use emphasis because nothings seems important.

8. Chapter 3

8.1. Contrast is used along with emphasis to catch the audiences attention and show what is important to the reader.

8.2. Contrast can be created with colors, size, shape, balance, proportion, and many other techniques.

8.3. Contrast adds a visual appeal that keeps the reader intrested in the text.

9. Chapter 4

9.1. Balance in design is important for making your purpose clear.

9.2. Visual weight is the illusion of actual weight on a page.

9.3. Symetry asymetry proportion and positioning can all be used to create balance.

10. Chapter 5

10.1. This chapter discusses the importance of different types of alignment and how they can be used such as text alignment, using a grid, and grouping.

10.2. Using a grid structure can help to unify your design.

10.3. The most common used text alignments are flush left, flush right, centered, and justified.

11. Chapter 6

11.1. Using repetition in design creates unity and consistency.

11.2. Repetition can be created with font, headers, images, bullets, and other elements used in design.

11.3. Gestalt refers to the unity of a design.

11.4. Repetition can create a design that's visually interesting to your reader.

12. Chapter 7

12.1. Flow is used as a visual or verbal guide in design.

12.2. Flow is also used to make the information presented easier for the reader to comprehend.

12.3. Flow can be created with font, font size, margins, columns, and many other ways.

13. Fair use

13.1. The right to use copyrighted material without payment or permission.

13.2. Fair use is a general right that applies even when the law provides no specific authorization.

14. Copyright

14.1. Copyright is granted for material that is an original form of expression.

15. Creative commons

15.1. Created for educators, authors, and many others as a way to use images and content without worrying so much about Copyright.