In our last two class meetings of this semester, I’d like to celebrate the work that all of you have done. Here’s how you can help.
You’ve read a lot of pieces composed by your classmates this semester. I’d like you to identify two favorite posts/pieces:
- One post which you admire for its quality of prose, for particular sentences or paragraphs that the author has crafted;
- One post which you admire for how the writer has moved beyond writing—has done something on screen that you can’t do on the page.
(You will note that I am returning here to the idea of affordances which I began the term by talking about. What can you do in writing? What can you do beyond writing?)
But here is the kicker: You cannot simply reference an entire post. You must select and quote: a sentence or two from a post, or few seconds from a video or audio file, or a particularly effective use of images or links or formatting. In any case, you have to quote from within a post, not simply refer to it.
Explain what you like and admire about these two moments in two pieces. While I hope for critical insight, I also aim for celebration.
I’ll ask each of you to briefly present your favorites to the class. I’ll project your post; you’ll talk for about two minutes. This should be fun!
Deadline: Tues, 5/09, 10 00 am