ISBN-10:
020519575X
ISBN-13:
9780205195756
Pub. Date:
01/24/1997
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Writing the Information Superhighway / Edition 1

Writing the Information Superhighway / Edition 1

by William Condon, Wayne Butler

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ISBN-13: 9780205195756
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/24/1997
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 7.03(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix(8)
Tansformations in Educational Settings x(2)
Transformations in Technology xii(2)
Writing Education in the Information Age xiv(1)
About the Structure of This Book xv(2)
Acknowledgements xvii
PART I Producing and Accessing Digital Texts 1(86)
An Introduction to Computer-Aided Writing Activities and the Tools That Facilitate Them 2(2)
Activity 1: Internet Literacy Inventory 4(3)
1 Manipulating Text
7(32)
Composing
8(18)
Generating Ideas and Putting Them into Words
8(1)
Finding Something to Write About
9(1)
Finding What You Know
9(14)
Activity 1.1: Freewriting on Computer
10(3)
Activity 1.2: Brainstorming on Computer
13(3)
Acitivity 1.3: Deciding on a Purpose
16(2)
Activity 1.4: Audience Analysis
18(1)
Activity 1.5: Classical Invention
19(1)
Activity 1.6: Inventing an Argument
19(4)
Arriving at a Controlling Idea
23(3)
Editing
26(4)
Arranging the Text on Paper
26(1)
Organization
27(2)
Working On-Screen and on Paper
29(1)
Finding and Correcting Mistakes
29(1)
Final Editing: Ensuring Correctness
30(4)
Spelling Checkers
31(1)
Dictionaries and Thesauruses
32(1)
Grammar Checkers
33(1)
Formatting and Printing
34(4)
Tables, Graphs, and Graphics
36(1)
Reasoning with Numbers
36(2)
Parting Thoughts
38(1)
2 Communicating on the Internet: One on One
39(10)
Moving beyond the Desktop: Stepping into Cyberspace
40(2)
Activity 2.1: Getting Started: Scavenging for Directions
40(2)
One-on-One E-Mail: The Rhetoric of the Screen
42(7)
Activity 2.2: E-Mail and Invention
46(1)
Activity 2.3: E-Mail and Peer Review
46(1)
Activity 2.4: E-Mail and Collaborative Writing
47(2)
3 Communicating on the Internet: Accessing Virtual Communities
49(18)
Asynchronous Communities
50(8)
Mail Lists
51(4)
Activity 3.1: Joining a Virtual Community
55(1)
Bulletin Board Service (BBS)
55(1)
Usenet Groups
55(3)
Activity 3.2: Accessing Usenet
57(1)
Activity 3.3: Joining a Usenet Group
57(1)
Synchronous Communities
58(9)
Accessing Synchronous Communities
59(8)
Activity 3.4: Accessing Virtual Communities
65(2)
4 Gathering Information on the Internet: Reaching Out and Bringing Back Resources
67(12)
The Docuverse: Part I
67(2)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
69(3)
Activity 4.1: The Different Part
70(1)
4.2: The Uniform Part
70(2)
Wide-Area Information Servers (WAIS)
72(1)
Activity 4.3: Using WAIS
72(1)
Gopher
73(1)
Activity 4.4: Using Gopher to Find Information
73(1)
World Wide Web (WWW)
74(5)
Activity 4.5: Getting Started on the WWW
76(1)
Activity 4.6: Searches
76(3)
5 Constructing Texts On-Line
79(8)
The Docuverse: Part II
79(1)
Background: Change Is Constant (and Fast!)
80(1)
Composing on the Web: The Basics
81(4)
Design
85(2)
The Effects of Links
85(1)
Design Resources on the Web
86(1)
Activity 5.1: Your Own Homepage?
86(1)
PART II Writing Projects for the Information Age 87(208)
6 Assessing Writing
91(16)
Self-Assessment
92(1)
Process
92(1)
Activity 6.1: Guidelines for Self-Assessment
92(1)
Consultation
93(6)
Activity 6.2: Seeking Help with a Draft
94(1)
Re-vision
95(4)
Activity 6.3: Questioning Your Own Assumptions
95(1)
Activity 6.4: Changing the Shape of Your Text
95(2)
Activity 6.5: Changing the Look of Your Text
97(1)
Activity 6.6: Changing the Way You Read Your Text
98(1)
Activity 6.7: Multiple Columns
98(1)
Community Standards
99(2)
Activity 6.8: An E-Mail-Based Writer's Workshop
100(1)
Authority-Centered Assesment
101(5)
Activity 6.9: Developing a Portfolio Method for Evaluation
102(4)
Looking Ahead
106(1)
7 Building Community On-Line
107(18)
Project 1: Building Community through Computer Mediated Communications
108(2)
Objectives
108(1)
Technological Requirements
108(1)
Participant Prerequisites
108(1)
Overview
108(2)
Activity 7.1: Assigning Keypals
108(1)
Activity 7.2: Composing Mail
108(1)
Activity 7.3: Responding to E-mail
109(1)
Activity 7.4: On-line Keypal Introductions
109(1)
Activity 7.5: Face-to-Face Introductions
109(1)
Project 2: Documenting the Local Landscape
110(15)
Objectives
110(1)
Technological Requirements
110(1)
Participant Prerequisites
110(1)
Overview
110(1)
The Assignment
111(14)
Activity 7.6: What Every Person Needs to Know about Our Town
112(2)
Activity 7.7: The Scavenger Hunt
114(2)
Activity 7.8: Writing the Handout
116(4)
Activity 7.9: Revising the Handout
120(4)
Activity 7.10: Sharing the Handouts
124(1)
8 Tales of Cyberspace
125(20)
Features of Narrative
125(2)
Characters
126(1)
Setting
126(1)
Conflict
126(1)
Plot
127(1)
Narrative Technique
127(1)
Project 3: Tales of Cyberspace
127(18)
The Assignment
127(1)
Objectives
128(1)
Technological Requirements
128(1)
Participant Prerequisties
128(17)
Activity 8.1: Finding Places to Begin
128(3)
Activity 8.2: Embarking on Your Journey in Cyberspace
131(3)
Activity 8.3: Drafting Your Narrative
134(2)
Activity 8.4: Getting/Giving Feedback
136(3)
Activity 8.5: Revising Your Narrative
139(2)
Activity 8.6: Second Draft Critiques
141(1)
Activity 8.7: Revising for Style
142(1)
Activity 8.8: Sharing Your Narrative
142(3)
9 Writing to Analyze
145(36)
Academic Writing: Overview
145(2)
Inquiry
146(1)
Analysis
146(1)
Project 4: Analyzing Virtual Communities
147(18)
Objectives
147(1)
Technological Requirements
147(1)
Participant Prerequisites
148(1)
Overview
148(1)
The Assignment
149(16)
Activity 9.1: Finding a Community to Join
149(3)
Activity 9.2: Investigating the Community
152(2)
Activity 9.3: Making Sense of Your Observations
154(1)
Activity 9.4: Social Invention
155(1)
Activity 9.5: Writing the First Draft
156(4)
Activity 9.6: Sharing Drafts
160(1)
Activity 9.7: Giving/Receiving Feedback
161(1)
Activity 9.8: Revising Your Analysis
162(1)
Activity 9.9: Second Draft Critiques
163(1)
Activity 9.10: Revising for Style
163(1)
Activity 9.11: Sharing Your Analysis
164(1)
Project 5: Writing to Read Critically
165(14)
Objectives
165(1)
Technological Requirements
165(1)
Participant Prerequisites
165(1)
Overview
165(14)
Activity 9.12: Gathering Information
167(1)
Activity 9.13: Setting the Stage for Reading Critically
167(2)
Activity 9.14: Reading for Comprehension
169(1)
Activity 9.15: Evaluating Ethos
170(1)
Activity 9.16: Evaluating Structure, Content, and Quality
171(2)
Activity 9.17: Evaluating Usability for Your Purposes
173(1)
Activity 9.18: Writing Critical Annotations
173(3)
Activity 9.19: Sharing Critical Annotations
176(3)
Some Considerations on Using the Shared Annotations Effectively
179(2)
10 Writing about Issues: Analysis and Argument
181(68)
Project 6: Analyzing Controversial Issues about the Information Superhighway
183(40)
Objectives
183(1)
Technological Requirements
183(1)
Participant Prerequisites
183(1)
Overview
184(1)
The Assignment
184(1)
What Is an Issue?
185(38)
Activity 10.1: Finding Something to Write about
186(6)
Activity 10.2: Exploring the Topic
192(7)
Activity 10.3: Creating and Narrowing an Issue
199(7)
Activity 10.4: Analyzing the Issue
206(6)
Activity 10.5: Composing Your Analysis
212(5)
Activity 10.6: Revising Your Analysis for Content and Structure
217(4)
Activity 10.7: Revising for Style and Correctness
221(1)
Activity 10.8: Sharing Your Analysis
222(1)
Project 7: Arguing Controversial Issues about the Information Superhighway
223(26)
Objectives
223(1)
Technological Requirements
223(1)
Participant Prerequisites
223(1)
Overview
223(1)
The Assignment
224(1)
Features of Academic Argument
225(2)
Some Considerations and Advice about Critical Thinking and Argument
227(22)
Activity 10.9: Finding Something to Write About
229(2)
Activity 10.10: Exploring the Issue
231(6)
Activity 10.11: Writing the First Draft
237(2)
Activity 10.12: Giving and Receiving Feedback to the First Draft
239(3)
Activity 10.13: Revising Your Arguments for Content and Structure
242(4)
Activity 10.14: Sharing Second Drafts (Optional and Recommended)
246(1)
Activity 10.15: Revising for Style and Correctness
246(1)
Activity 10.16: Sharing Your Argument
247(2)
11 Writing in the Disciplines
249(10)
Overview
249(1)
Writing for a Discipline
249(3)
Activity 11.1: Inventing the Social Science Research Report
250(2)
Writing in the Disciplines
252(7)
Activity 11.2: Exploring Writing in the Disciplines
252(7)
12 Writing for the World Wide Web
259(36)
Project 8: Analyzing Web Sites
261(8)
Objectives
261(1)
Technological Requirements
261(1)
Participant Prerequisites
261(1)
Overview
261(1)
The Assignment
262(7)
Activity 12.1: Finding Professional Sites to Critique
262(1)
Activity 12.2: Developing Evaluation Cirteria
263(2)
Activity 12.3: Evaluating Noncommercial and Academic Sites
265(1)
Activity 12.4: Evaluating Student-Written Web Sites
266(1)
Activity 12.5: Writing Your Web Site Critique
267(2)
Activity 12.6: Revising and Sharing Your Critique
269(1)
Project 9: Publishing Your Work on the World Wide Web
269(15)
Objectives
269(1)
Technological Requirements
269(1)
Participant Prerequisites
270(1)
Hot Web Sites for Project 9
270(1)
Overview
271(1)
The Assignment
271(1)
Getting Started with the Basic Structure of an HTML File
272(12)
Activity 12.7: Gathering Documents, Resources, and Tools
273(2)
Activity 12.8: Tagging Your Text with HTML
275(1)
Activity 12.9: Making Your Document More Sophisticated
276(6)
Activity 12.10: Revising Your Hypertexts
282(2)
Where Do You Go from Here?
284(1)
Project 10: Constructing a Webfolio
284(11)
Objectives
284(1)
Technological Requirements
284(1)
Participant Prerequisites
284(1)
Hot Web Sites for Project 10
284(1)
Overview
285(1)
The Assignment
286(9)
Activity 12.11: Arriving at Evaluation Criteria
287(1)
Activity 12.12: Developing Selection Criteria
288(1)
Activity 12.13: Selection through Reflection, Reflection on Selections
289(2)
Activity 12.14: Constructing Your Webfolio
291(1)
Activity 12.15: Sharing Webfolios: Giving and Receiving Feedback
292(1)
Activity 12.16: Revising Your Webfolio
293(2)
Appendix A Directory of On-Line Resources for Writers 295(16)
On-Line Help for Writers 296(1)
Writers On-Line 297(1)
Writing on the Internet 297(1)
Resources for Writing across the Curriculum 298(1)
General Resources 298(1)
Writing in the Natural Sciences 298(1)
Writing in the Social Sciences 298(1)
Writing in Business/Business School 299(1)
Library and Library-Like Resources 299(1)
On-Line Books and Journals 299(1)
Subject Area Resources 300(4)
General 300(2)
Electronic Conferences 302(1)
Humanities 302(1)
Social Sciences 302(1)
Natural Sciences 302(1)
The Internet 303(1)
Colleges and Universities 304(1)
Internet Resources 304(3)
Usenet 305(1)
Mail Lists 306(1)
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) 306(1)
MUDs and MOOs 307(1)
World Wide Web (WWW)/HTML 307(4)
General Information about the World Wide Web 307(1)
Getting Started with HTML 308(1)
Complete Information on HTML 309(1)
HTML Quick Reference 309(1)
HTML Style 309(1)
A Couple of Good Examples of Hypertext on the Web 310(1)
Appendix B Glossary of Key Terms 311(4)
Index 315

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