Writer/Designer

Author: Cheryl Ball,Jennifer Sheppard,Kristin Arola

Publisher: Bedford

ISBN: 9781319058562

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 6925

A brief, accessible text designed to support core writing assignments, streamlining the process of composing multimodally: helping students make decisions about content across a range of modes, forms, and media from words to images to movement. The 2e is reimagined to clarify the multimodal process and give students the tools they need to make conscious rhetorical choices in new modes and media. Key concepts in design, rhetoric, and multimodality are illustrated with vivid, timely examples, and new Touchpoint activities for each section give students opportunities to put new skills into practice as they write for authentic audiences and purposes. An ideal companion to introductory composition courses, or any course where multimodality matters.

Writer/Designer

Author: Cheryl E. Ball,Jennifer Sheppard,Kristin L. Arola

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319107788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 7231

Grounded in multimodal theory and supported by practice in the classroom, Writer/Designer streamlines the process of composing multimodally by helping students make decisions about content across a range of modes, genres, and media from words to images to movement. Students learn by doing as they write for authentic audiences and purposes. The second edition of Writer/Designer is reimagined to clarify the multimodal process and give students the tools they need to make conscious rhetorical choices in new modes and media. Key concepts in design, rhetoric, and multimodality are illustrated with vivid, timely examples, and new Touchpoint activities for each section give students opportunities to put new skills into practice. Based on feedback from instructors and administrators who incorporate multimodality into their classroom--or want to--this brief, accessible text is designed to be flexible, supporting core writing assignments and aligning with course goals in introductory composition or any course where multimodality matters.

Writer/Designer

A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects

Author: Kristin L. Arola,Jennifer Sheppard,Cheryl E. Ball

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457600456

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 7223

Creating multimodal projects can seem daunting, but Writer/Designer streamlines the multimodal composing process and makes it manageable for students. Designed to work in any college course, this brief, accessible book is here to help students whether they are creating a poster, a webtext, an animated video, or any other kind of text. Write/Design assignments guide students through the process of researching the right genre for their project, finding the tools to work with different media, drafting with mockups and storyboards, and presenting their final projects to the world. Online examples, tutorials, and activities in e-Pages take advantage of what the Web can do, showcasing real multimodal compositions from both students and professionals.

Teaching Composition: Background Readings

Background Readings

Author: T. R. Johnson

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319007473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 2045

Addressing the concerns of both first-year and veteran writing instructors, this collection includes 30 professional readings on composition and rhetoric written by leaders in the field, accompanied by helpful introductions and activities for the classroom. The new edition offers up-to-date advice on helping students avoid plagiarism, improving online instruction, blogging, and more.

Multimodal Composition

Resources for Teachers

Author: Cynthia L. Selfe

Publisher: Hampton Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 270

View: 8548

Provides information on using computer-aided instruction in the teaching of English language composition.

Collaborative Media

Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions

Author: Jonas Löwgren,Bo Reimer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262318458

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 2055

With many new forms of digital media--including such popular social media as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr -- the people formerly known as the audience no longer only consume but also produce and even design media. Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer term this phenomenon collaborative media, and in this book they investigate the qualities and characteristics of these forms of media in terms of what they enable people to do. They do so through an interdisciplinary research approach that combines the social sciences and humanities traditions of empirical and theoretical work with practice-based, design-oriented interventions. Löwgren and Reimer offer analysis and a series of illuminating case studies -- examples of projects in collaborative media that range from small multidisciplinary research experiments to commercial projects used by millions of people. Löwgren and Reimer discuss the case studies at three levels of analysis: society and the role of collaborative media in societal change; institutions and the relationship of collaborative media with established media structures; and tribes, the nurturing of small communities within a large technical infrastructure. They conclude by advocating an interventionist turn within social analysis and media design.

Writing about Writing

A College Reader

Author: Elizabeth Wardle,Douglas Downs

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319071120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

View: 8567

A milestone in the field of composition, Writing about Writing continues to be the only textbook to provide an approach that makes writing studies the center of the introductory writing course. Based on Wardle and Downs’s research and organized around major threshold concepts of writing, this groundbreaking book empowers students in all majors by showing them how to draw on what they know and engage with ongoing conversations about writing and literacy. The accessible writing studies research in Writing about Writing includes foundational research by scholars such as Nancy Sommers and Donald Murray, popular commentary on writing by authors such as Malcolm X and Anne Lamott, and emerging research from both scholars and student writers. Accessible explanations, scaffolded activities, and thoughtful questions help students connect to the readings and transfer their writing-related skills from first-year composition to writing situations in other college courses, work, and their everyday lives. The third edition makes studying writing even more accessible and teachable, with a new overview of rhetoric, a stronger focus on key threshold concepts, scaffolded reading guidance for challenging selections, and a new section in the instructor's manual with responses to frequently asked questions. The conversation on writing about writing continues on the authors' blog, Write On: Notes on Writing about Writing (a channel on Bedford Bits, the Bedford/St. Martin's blog for teachers of writing). Go to community.macmillan.com.

Producing New and Digital Media

Your Guide to Savvy Use of the Web

Author: James Cohen,Thomas Kenny

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317570014

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

View: 3845

Producing New and Digital Media is your guide to understanding new media, diving deep into topics such as cultural and social impacts of the web, the importance of digital literacy, and creating in an online environment. It features an introductory, hands-on approach to creating user-generated content, coding, cultivating an online brand, and storytelling in new and digital media. This book is accompanied by a companion website—designed to aid students and professors alike—that features chapter-related questions, links to resources, and lecture slides. In showing you how to navigate the world of digital media and also complete digital tasks, this book not only teaches you how to use the web, but understand why you use it. KEY FEATURES For students- a companion site that features research resources and links for further investigation For instructors- a companion site that features lecture slides, a sample syllabus, and an Instructor’s Manual. Features a unique approach that covers media studies aspects with production and design tutorials. Covers up-to-date forms of communication on the web such as memes, viral videos, social media, and more pervasive types of online languages.

Performing Prose

The Study and Practice of Style in Composition

Author: Chris Holcomb,M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809385767

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 9734

In Performing Prose, authors Chris Holcomb and M. Jimmie Killingsworth breathe new life into traditional concepts of style. Drawing on numerous examples from a wide range of authors and genres, Holcomb and Killingsworth demonstrate the use of style as a vehicle for performance, a way for writers to project themselves onto the page while managing their engagement with the reader. By addressing style and rhetoric not as an editorial afterthought, but as a means of social interaction, they equip students with the vocabulary and tools to analyze the styles of others in fresh ways, as well as create their own. Whereas most writing texts focus exclusively on analysis or techniques to improve writing, Holcomb and Killingsworth blend these two schools of thought to provide a singular process of thinking about writing. They discuss not only the benefits of conventional methods, but also the use of deviation from tradition; the strategies authors use to vary their style; and the use of such vehicles as images, tropes, and schemes. The goal of the authors is to provide writers with stylistic “footing”: an understanding of the ways writers use style to orchestrate their relationships with readers, subject matter, and rhetorical situations. Packed with useful tips and insights, this comprehensive volume investigates every aspect of style and its use to present an indispensable resource for both students and scholars. Performing Prose moves beyond customary studies to provide a refreshing and informative approach to the concepts and strategies of writing.

A Companion to Ayn Rand

Author: Allan Gotthelf,Gregory Salmieri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405186844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 413

The first publication to offer a serious academic study of Rand's often marginalized corpus, this comprehensive companion provides critical analysis of her prolific and iconoclastic writings, including her novels, her political commentary, and the essays in which she laid out her philosophy of Objectivism. The first publication to provide a wide-ranging critical commentary for an academic readership on Rand's varied and challenging output Contains chapters by many of the leading experts in Rand's thought Provides informed contextual analysis for scholars in a variety of disciplines Features original research on unpublished material and drafts from the Rand archives in California Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand's controversial beliefs

Slowspoke

A Unicyclist's Guide to America

Author: Mark Schimmoeller

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 4498

Why a unicycle? Why a cross-country trip? Why leave a prominent New York magazine and return to the simple life in Kentucky? Reminiscent of classic literary travelogues, Mark Schimmoeller’s Slowspoke: A Unicyclist’s Guide to America takes readers on an inward, emotional journey as he inches across landscapes and communities from North Carolina to Arizona. Schimmoeller became inspired by his unicycle as an adolescent. It taught him that rushing—whether down the driveway or toward adulthood—would cause a fall, and so, instead of accepting the speeding, straight line that de-fines modern American life, he adopted his single wheel’s wayward rhythms. Written with poise and humor, Slowspoke is more than a cross-country trip on a unicycle; it’s a meditation on a playful, recalcitrant slowness that is increasingly rare in a culture obsessed with acceleration. At times ach-ing and other times joyful, Schimmoeller intersperses recollections of his journey with vignettes of his present-day, off-the-grid homesteading with his wife in Kentucky and their efforts to save an old-growth forest. Schimmoeller’s personal journey will resonate with anyone who has slowed down to experience life at a unicycle’s speed or who longs to do so, who has fallen in love or searched for it, or who has treasured tall trees or mourned their loss.

The Orchid Thief

A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

Author: Susan Orlean

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307795292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1120

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Hear America Singing

An Introduction to Popular Music

Author: David Kastin

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 374

View: 6960

The first edition of American Popular Music introduces the history and influence of American music within the broader context of American culture. It reveals how the history of American music connects to contemporary popular music through specific examples showing how past styles and performers have influenced current musical styles.Presents a balanced, accurate, and comprehensive portrayal of American popular music within a narrative, conversational style while discussing various musical styles and performers in a larger social and historical context that provides a larger perspective on American cultural history. The book relates the development of each musical genre to its historical period and places individual performers and styles within their larger social or artistic context. It includes numerous excerpts from literary works that reveal the tremendous influence popular music has had on American culture. It also presents over 300 photos and illustrations, including album covers, posters, sheet music illustrations, and song lyrics.An important reference for any reader interested in the history of American popular music.

To Kill a People

Genocide in the Twentieth Century

Author: John M. Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190236472

Category: Genocide

Page: N.A

View: 4579

Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities

Author: Jim Ridolfo,William Hart-Davidson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022617672X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 3658

The digital humanities is a rapidly growing field that is transforming humanities research through digital tools and resources. Researchers can now quickly trace every one of Issac Newton’s annotations, use social media to engage academic and public audiences in the interpretation of cultural texts, and visualize travel via ox cart in third-century Rome or camel caravan in ancient Egypt. Rhetorical scholars are leading the revolution by fully utilizing the digital toolbox, finding themselves at the nexus of digital innovation. Rhetoric and the Digital Humanities is a timely, multidisciplinary collection that is the first to bridge scholarship in rhetorical studies and the digital humanities. It offers much-needed guidance on how the theories and methodologies of rhetorical studies can enhance all work in digital humanities, and vice versa. Twenty-three essays over three sections delve into connections, research methodology, and future directions in this field. Jim Ridolfo and William Hart-Davidson have assembled a broad group of more than thirty accomplished scholars. Read together, these essays represent the cutting edge of research, offering guidance that will energize and inspire future collaborations.

Loose-leaf Version for Modern Principles of Macroeconomics

Author: Tyler Cowen,Alex Tabarrok

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319032001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

View: 8686

Engaging and provocative writing, as well as a knack for revealing the “invisible hand” of economics at work have made Cowen and Tabarrok’s Modern Principles of Economics a singularly distinctive and effective textbook for the principles course.The thoroughly updated new edition of Modern Principles again draws on a wealth of captivating applications to show readers how economics shed light on business, politics, world affairs, and everyday life just as the authors do in their wildly successful blog, marginalrevolution.com.

Composing Media Composing Embodiment

Author: Kristin L Arola,Anne Wysocki

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0874218810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 5434

“What any body is—and is able to do—cannot be disentangled from the media we use to consume and produce texts.” ---from the Introduction. Kristin Arola and Anne Wysocki argue that composing in new media is composing the body—is embodiment. In Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment), they havebrought together a powerful set of essays that agree on the need for compositionists—and their students—to engage with a wide range of new media texts. These chapters explore how texts of all varieties mediate and thereby contribute to the human experiences of communication, of self, the body, and composing. Sample assignments and activities exemplify how this exploration might proceed in the writing classroom. Contributors here articulate ways to understand how writing enables the experience of our bodies as selves, and at the same time to see the work of (our) writing in mediating selves to make them accessible to institutional perceptions and constraints. These writers argue that what a body does, and can do, cannot be disentangled from the media we use, nor from the times and cultures and technologies with which we engage. To the discipline of composition, this is an important discussion because it clarifies the impact/s of literacy on citizens, freedoms, and societies. To the classroom, it is important because it helps compositionists to support their students as they enact, learn, and reflect upon their own embodied and embodying writing.

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312536127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 852

View: 5908

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.

Wolf's Mouth

Author: John Smolens

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 162895258X

Category: Fiction

Page: 267

View: 2292

In 1944 Italian officer Captain Francesco Verdi is captured by Allied forces in North Africa and shipped to a POW camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where the senior POW, the ruthless Kommandant Vogel, demands that all prisoners adhere to his Nazi dictates. His life threatened, Verdi escapes from the camp and meets up with an American woman, Chiara Frangiapani, who helps him elude capture as they flee to the Lower Peninsula. By 1956 they have become Frank and Claire Green, a young married couple building a new life in postwar Detroit. When INS agent James Giannopoulos tracks them down, Frank learns that Vogel is executing men like Frank for their wartime transgressions. As a series of brutal murders rivets Detroit, Frank is caught between American justice and Nazi vengeance. In Wolf ’s Mouth, the recollections of Francesco Verdi/Frank Green give voice to the hopes, fears, and hard choices of a survivor as he strives to escape the ghosts of history.