English 318: Writing in Digital Environments
- HPAC 234, TR 1:40pm-2:55pm
- Dr. Williams
- Skype: ProfGeorgeWilliams
- Office: HPAC 201-A
Using and evaluating a variety of digital tools to research, draft, revise, edit, and publish texts in diverse media.
This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) course, so if you own your own laptop, feel free to bring it to use in class. Tablets and smartphones are also welcome, but for many of our projects, you'll need to use a laptop or one of the classroom computers.
In this course, students are expected to
- practice a multi-stage process of writing: a sequence of invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing, and publishing to produce focused, clear, polished texts
- manage appropriate and skillful language that may contain occasional surface mistakes in grammar and punctuation but no patterns of errors
- develop strategies for locating and assessing relevant, credible sources
- make use of information management software to organize and share research
- make use of a variety of different software applications to compose and digital resources
- collaborate with others in the creation of digital resources
- create online texts that adhere to established Web standards
- understand the advantages and disadvantages of different media
- explore the legal and ethical concerns of writing in digital environments
Bookstore manager: Jerry Carroll: 864-503-5168, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writer/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects, by Kristin L. Arola, Jennifer Sheppard, and Cheryl E. Ball. ISBN-10: 1-4576-0045-5 <http://bit.ly/318WriterDesigner>
- Other print and electronic texts as shared by instructor.
Assignments & Grading
A 90-100; B+ 87-89; B 80-86; C+ 77-79; C 70-76; D 60-66; F 0-59