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Thursday 11/9 class notes

Some notes from today:

There are some conventions in digital writing that are different than in writing for print:

  • We use serif fonts for body text — Georgia, say — and sans serif for subject headings
  • We don’t indent the first sentence in new paragraphs
  • But we do provide white space between paragraphs
  • Lines of text contain 11-13 words for readability
  • We use blue and underlined links, because that’s what the internet was invented for (we can talk about the blue/underlined part next Tuesday) 

Portfolio checklist:

  • Reflective Essay Theorizing Myself as a Writer
  • Summary/Précis page: one summary and five Rhetorical Précis
  • Rhetorical Analysis page: three drafts; annotated article photo; peer review — both given & received 
  • Op-Ed/Persuasive Essay page: three drafts; PIE paragraphs; phenomenological audio peer review;  Letter to the Editor
  • Remix Project: worksheet + “draft” + final remix materials + manual (optional) + SoGC

Here’s Bruni’s essay on Joan Didion: “The Magic and Moral of Joan Didion”

Here’s Didion’s 1961 essay in Vogue on “Self-Respect: Its Source, Its Power”