Writing for Digital Media, Summer 2019/Week 2: June 3
|58774 & 59513||NMAC 3108.01–.02||Online||Summer, 2019|
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This week, Carroll discusses strategies for writing scannable text and visual style, including the use of headlines, subheads, lists, and links. Carroll and Göke get you thinking about the editing process and the appropriate voice for writing for the screen. A necessary part of voice is adopting a neutral point of view (NPOV) when writing on Wikipedia. Your training addresses evaluating Wikipedia articles and making your first edits. Remember to use your journal writing to practice both your writing skills and wiki coding skills. You should be learning new ones every week.
- Carroll, chapters 3 (“Tools and Techniques”) and 4 (“Voice and Visual Style”).
- Niklas Göke, “How to Edit Your Writing in Three Passes.”
- NPOV Tutorial will help you begin thinking about writing impartially.
- Reminder: Did you verify your Wikipedia account by confirming your email address? Much of our communication will be via Wikipedia this semester, and an email will make sure you see notifications in a timely manner.
- Training: Evaluating Articles and Sources and How to edit: Wikicode vs Visual Editor.
- Discussion: Thinking about sources and plagiarism.
- Your third journal post should evaluate a Wikipedia article. Go through the exercise on WikiEdu, but instead of leaving your evaluation on the article’s talk page, post it in your journal. Remember to link to the page you’re evaluating.
- Comment on at least one other classmate’s evaluation.
- Your fourth journal entry on a topic of your choosing.
- Comment on at least one other classmate’s post.
- Even though Göke suggests Skitch, you might consider using the Hemingway App for drafting and revising.
- See your first journal assignment below.