Topic: Study Break
Production begins this week. The class topic for week one is “Study Break” this constitutes posts about life in college, but outside of SJU (get it “Study Break”). This is a chance to write something beyond campus life. Check out the category on Hawk Chill to see what has been done in the past.
Each group should come to class with at least two post ideas for their group to pitch and workshop on Tuesday.
You should also send me a link to your audio postcard from Thursday’s assignment.
Due Sunday at 11:00AM
- 4 Images to Your Post
- 1 Should be from a DSLR (not iPhone or from online)
- Edit 1 of them in picmonkey
- Format all 4 in different ways (center, right, left, wrap with text etc)
- Make sure when you upload you name the photo, label it etc
- Create a credit section of you post below the post, where you credit the photos and indicate what features from class made them good choices (i.e. tone, color, composition, rule of thirds etc.)
Tuesday, September 19th
People often think that writing is writing. Not true. While some writing skills transfer across a range of audiences and mediums, the skills and styles for writing for different readers and for different forms of publications vary. Obviously a scholarly article is a different type of writing from a buzzfeed piece which is different from a technical manual. We will look this week at some key ways to understand how writing for the web is different.
Tuesday, September 5th
- Read: Nicely Said Chps 1-3
Thursday, September 7th
- Read: Nicely Said Chps 4-6
Also come up with a group name.
Thursday, August 31st
Read the following:
Make sure you get the book from either the bookstore or order it online you will need it for Tuesday.
Set up a google doc for class notes and share with me. Make the name of your document: Your Name + COM 200
In class we will use this article on the moon landing and this one on the internal combustion engine. But you don’t need it before.
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