Tuesday 2/7 Recap

  • Reminder
  • If you submitted your Q&Q incorrectly or didn’t compose a Writing Journal (First week reflections on Comp) you have 24 hours to do so with no ill effects on your contract grade.
  • If you haven’t filled out the Digital Footprint form… kindly do it now…

Today we introduced the body mapping product.  All related materials, videos, etc can be found on that page.

On Thursday (2-9), you need to have the following complete:

  • “Readings”
  • Q & Q #2 (Three total questions and quotes with explanations submitted electronically via the submit here page on the site.)  Make sure saved correctly, in PDF format and you have your name on the actual document.
  • 3-5 possible moments/topics for your body map. Hand-written, typed, whatever works, but ready to go.

Remember; a not turned in Q&Q is considered a late, than missing assignment.  And will most definitely affect your final grade for the course.  Make sure you understand the grading contract.

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WordPress Set Up ScreenCasts

Here is the first screencast.  It’s aim is to show you how to set up your site and customize the theme and pages (including ordering the pages).

The second screencast is to show you how to tweet your links to your writing you post.

You will hear the boys in the background… They really tried to not make too much noise.

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Upcoming Work to Do

Due Sunday:
Daily Starting Sunday:
Daily tweets… read the post here… 


Due Tuesday:

  • If you failed to read Thursday’s reading, you have one Q&Q due for your choice of reading (if you read it, gold star.)
  • Read the two linked articles.
  • Complete Q & Q’s (3 quotes with paragraph numbers and 3 questions)
  • Tweet your thoughts (probably 2 tweets– one per reading) re: essays   Hint:  Cathy Davidson is the author of one of  the articles and is mentioned in the NY Times piece.  She is responsive on Twitter and may respond if you send her a tweet @CathyNDavidson
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Week One (1/31 & 2/2)


Tuesday was a whoosh.  I know.  It will all make sense.  It all comes together.  Just give it a week or two.

  • Make sure you’ve read the pages under Syllabus and Calendar.  It is imperative that you know and understand the underlying concepts, policies and direction of the course.
  • We developed the EQ’s for the course.  I’ve combined both sections thoughts into several cohesive EQ’s.
  • F3 watched the first version of Did You Know and F4 watched the second version.  Great written responses.
  • Finally, I want to make sure that you have read and understood the grading contract.


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Until you choose your abstract noun on February 14th, your daily tweets will be about writing…

I know, wide-open right?

Perhaps you are walking across campus and you see a shirt with a saying that makes you think. Or you overhear someone in the HUB saying something. It could also be something do to with your own writing; this course or another or even personal.

Make sure that you include #PSUComp in your tweet somewhere… Beginning, middle, end. Doesn’t matter… Just include it. This is how I (and your classmates) can “find” your tweets.

I want you to start noticing your writing. The writing that you do without thinking (Facebook, texts, etc) and to start translating those skills to that of more formal, academic writing.

After the 14th, your daily tweets will be in relation to your abstract noun.

And yes, of course, you may tweet more. :-)

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Digital Footprint

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