Connections: A Guide to On Line Writing / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205268474
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Connections 3
2 Situating Communication: Rhetorical Foundations 19
3 I Don't Want to Argue About This Anymore: Defining Argument 32
4 Considering Purpose: Tools for Analyzing and Constructing Messages 45
5 I Know I Read It Somewhere: The Importance of Critical Reading 57
6 On-Line Research and the Writing Process 75
7 Untangling the Internet: Researching with the Web 87
8 Casting a Wide Net: Researching with Discussion Lists and Newsgroups 106
9 A Sample Research Session 122
10 Joining the Internet Community 137
11 More Than Just Slinging MUD: Real-Time Conversation and Interaction in MU*s and IRCs 142
12 Wiring the Classroom: Local Collaboration with E-Mail, Newsgroups or Web Forums 158
13 Hit 9 for an Outside Line: Dialing Long Distance with Newsgroups, E-Mail Discussion Lists, and Web Forums 172
14 Stirring the Pot: Mixing Media on the Web 184
15 "It's Also How You Say It": The Writing Process and Principles of Design 197
16 Virtual Architecture: Interior MU* Designing with a Purpose 203
17 Home (Page) Improvement: The Do-it-Yourselfer's Guide to Web Building 216
18 Considering Page Layout 234
19 Black Tie Required: Web Building with Style 253
20 Where Do We Go from Here? The Evolving Nature of Web Communication 268
App. 1: Additional Resources 279
App. 2 MLA-Style Guidelines for Citing Internet Sources 286
App. 3 Copyright and Fair Use 293
App. 4 MU* Commands 298
App. 5 HTML Building Reference 301
Glossary 319
Index 327
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