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TWC301 by Mind Map: TWC301
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TWC301

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Academic Goals

Apply the tools used in this course to develop a social interaction between users

Understand better the formats of blogs and other web-based media used for social interaction

Discover more tools to increase my writing skills and potential

Increase my academic vocabulary

Course Outcomes

Rhetorical Knowledge

Identify, articulate, and focus on a defined purpose

Respond to the need of the approariate audience

Respond appropriately to different rhetorical situations

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 variety of technologies/media in accessing, retrieving, managing, and communicating information

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

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 others to accomplish a specific purpose within a context

Processes

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

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

Virtual Culture Notes

Virtual Communities

Revolutionized social interactions online, Electronic Frontiers Foundation, Emerged during '80s

Democratic participation

Social Psychology of VC, Discussion Groups, Form friendships, Chat Rooms

Digital divide, 18 largest internet usage nations make up 81% of world usage

Virtual theory

Vastly changed from the '90s to '00s

C.R.A.P.

Contrast

Bold, italics, color

Separation for unlike elements

Repetition

Repeating same bold, color, hyperlinks, etc.

Repeating aspects of design

Alignment

Keeping text to same side of page

Justify to emphasize key points

Proximity

Separating different types of content

Limit and separate key elements

Copyright

Fair Use

Creative Commons

Adds multimedia that can be used by others online

Copyright

Always copyright, any byte changed could possibly be copyrighted by someone else