This site is an assignment required by the University of Arkansas' Online English Composition 101 Course. We learned to build a basic website with a free Weebly site, a WSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web site builder. During the course we turned in our coursework within the web site and posted links to the pages as we completed them. As a result, we learned basic website design, sensible navigation, image placement, linking, and accessibility features. To provide accessibility, all images have alt text and descriptive link text protocols have been used.
As novice writers we were introduced to the concepts of Rhetorical Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Processes, Knowledge of Conventions and Habits of Mind. When I say introduced I mean we were given some instructions on how to swim and then tossed out of the boat. The instructions, by design, had all the elements we needed, but the correlations and conclusions were up to us to figure out. The course is to prepare us for our own future in writing, one where there are seldom teachers or peers to grade our work.
The Writer's Journals #1-#20 are assignments. After that, I'll be writing about 'writerly' things, reflections on writing, sources, resources and tools that I find useful or meaningful. Writing Projects #1-#3 are our major writing projects. We chose the subjects and wrote within a set of guidelines, the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Compositionand Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing. The projects are meaningful to me and I hope the reader will find them entertaining. An enjoyable reader experience has been the standard to which I've written so far. I hope I've achieved that.
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