- Today's freewrite will serve as a space for your classwork, too.
- Make a link at the beginning of today's freewrite to a new page that you can add to in just a minute.
- Next, write for 5-10 minutes about your understanding of your topic so far, as demonstrated in the research you've completed.
- You should have two sources with you today.
- Let's see how well you differentiated your sources by checking them on Ulrich's.
- Is one scholarly? Let's examine that one first.
- For your wiki project, you'll be making decisions about the hypertext links you create within your text. In a scholarly article, there are forms of linking, too! Without hypertext, "links" occur in the form of footnotes and citations.
- Find two instances of linking in your document and make note of the information they link to (do this on the page you created in your freewrite).
- We'll share some of the information once you've found a couple.
- What kind of connections are there between your article and other information?
- Rhetorically (in terms of audience, context, etc.), what significance does this have?
- Ok, let's move on to your other source.
- Does your source utilize images? Are there advertisements? If your source is available online, does that affect these elements? Here's an example we can analyze first.
- Other kinds of "linked" information might include these kinds of things. Alternatively, the layout of the page might serve similar purposes.
- On your freewrite link, write about the imagery or layout of your popular article.
- Does it add to the material in the text? Does it distract?
- What rhetorical choices did the author/editor make?
- Once you've written about some of these things, we'll discuss some of your examples and give you a chance to add to your freewrite page, for future reference.
Conferences on Monday!
- Use whatever form of Invention you prefer to create some ideas for your wiki project.
- Listing, Bubbling, Clustering, or whatever works best for you will suffice, so long as you have some ideas on a page.
- Write your favorite ones on the bottom of the Conference Sheet and answer the first two questions on it, after discussing the group option with some classmates.
- Bring this stuff to your conference on Monday!