Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition

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RHETORICAL OBSERVATIONS
HOMEWORK
OTHER CATEGORIES FOR
DESIGN

THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT
You’ve done a lot of looking at categories of layouts in the last couple of weeks. Now we’ll look at someone else’s categories to see what you think, what you can learn, what you can teach…
WHAT TO DO
[Here I ask students to read someone else’s design principles: for example, this is where I would ask students to read the section of Robin Williams’s and John Tollett’s Robin Williams Design Workbook on categories of design.]Please write approximately 500 words in response to the reading, using the following questions to guide your writing:
Do [this writer’s] categories agree with what you have observed? Where are the agreements and disagreements? How do you explain the differences and agreements?
How do the categories help you think (or not) about the design work you see yourself doing in the future?

Please be sure your name is on your writing—and please be sure your writing doesn’t have the default settings and lack-of-choice choices of usual academic writing; instead, please present your writing so that you cannot separate form from content. Thanks!

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