You will be required each week of this course to write a brief response to readings. Some weeks I’ll ask you to respond to the work of writers in this class, other weeks to writers outside of it.
Most weeks I’ll ask you to post your response to this website, so we can then draw on them to get our conversation in class started. You will thus be writing directly to the other people in this room. Your aim should be to prompt us to think and talk about what we’ve read in new ways. While your writing can thus be informal, it should also be pointed and clear.
It also needs to be on time. Responses are due on Tuesdays at 9:00 am. Since I need to review them before class later that evening, I cannot accept any late responses. Otherwise, I will grade your work with a √ or √– and post a brief response of my own to what you have to say.
While I’ll have more to say each week about the questions and issues I’d like you to consider, here is a quick list of what I’ll ask you to respond to:
r1: Theme, title, and about section for your blog.
r2: Microstyle, pp. 1–119
r3: A comment, note, or review posted to an outside blog
r4: Digital Divide, pp. vii–96
r5: A piece of digital writing that interests you
r6: Digital Divide, pp. 99–204
r7: Digital Divide, pp. 207334
r8: Favorites from the course blogs
r9: An outside reading about digital culture
r10: Comments on drafts of group members
r11: Comments on drafts of group members
r12: Presentation of digital essay