I. Summary or response assignments



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USES for PREZI
I. Summary or response assignments
WSC 001: Brian F’s prezi: summary of a book chapter (Carl Wilson, What we talk about when we talk about love: a journey to the end of taste, ch. 6 “Let’s Sing Really Loud”)

http://prezi.com/ublqco6jnwzx/lets-sing-really-loud/


WSC 002: Alex B’s prezi; summary of a book chapter (Jay David Bolter, Writing Spaces, ch. 5 “The Electronic Book”)

http://breenbrain.blogspot.com/2011/04/reflection-on-bolter-presentation.html


WSC 103: Linda L’s prezi: summary of a book chapter (Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue, ch 12. “English as a World Language”

http://prezi.com/cbv9tzlsw5yx/english-as-a-world-language/



II. Argument
WSC 110: Cristina C’s prezi: a food essay “let’s talk about those who have… and those who don’t…”

http://prezi.com/1rwrft2ytg50/lets-talk-about-those-who-have-and-those-who-dont/



III. Reflective, creative work
WSC 110: Ben B’s prezi: a food essay “Mon journal de nourriture”

http://prezi.com/aij-vjx0kvvc/mon-journal-de-nourriture/


WSC 110: Mike B’s prezi: a food essay “capaci[feed]”
http://prezi.com/ov-5hfiqo90u/food/

IV. Presentation of data and/or research
WSC 110: Ben B’s prezi: a nature essay “The Night Sky: Questions and Questions”

http://prezi.com/1szvueu-qf8l/the-night-sky/


Scaffolding the Assignment:

Some preliminary field work:

http://beyondtheessay.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/some-preliminary-field-work-for-paper-3/

Some informal, low-stakes writing:

http://beyondtheessay.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/memory-work-vs-field-work/

Guidelines for the formal project:

http://beyondtheessay.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/for-paper-3-wriitng-about-nature/
*Note: The assignment does not specify that new media be involved besides that the project should be posted on the student’s blog.
USES for VIDEO ESSAYS
I. Summary or response assignments

WSC 002: Pat P on scene from J. Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude (non-textual; on CD)


II. Argument
WSC 001: Matt L and Logan M “Determination” (video essay first; directors’ commentary; no accompanying text essay on CD)
III. Reflective, creative work
WSC 001: Collin G and Marc B “The Eyes” (non-textual; on CD)
IV. Presentation of data and/or research
WSC 002: Jacqueline H “Coney Island of the Mind” (from a text essay to a video essay)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmP8FnsCDXA (over 13,000 views)


WSC 151: Michael H, Kate N, Pat P, Nigel G, and Ryan C “Are you a writer?” (surveys of Hofstra students about writing – on CD)
USES for PHOTO MONTAGES
I. Summary or response assignments
WSC 002: Re-telling a short work in images: Jon H on Whitman (on CD)
II. Argument
WSC 002: The Four-Letter Word Project (multiple examples on student blogs)
III. Reflective, creative work
WSC 002: The Four-Letter Word Project (multiple examples on student blogs)
IV. Presentation of data and/or research
WSC 002: Working with data from the Shakespeare Concordance

Lita, Peter and Alicia on flowers in Twelfth Night

http://itseasiertowritethantosay.blogspot.com/2010/03/twelfth-night-presentation.html

USES for BLOGWORK

as invention spaces, as conversation, as portfolio
I. Summary or response assignments
(multiple examples on student blogs)
II. Argument
Small object/LARGE SUBJECT project (multiple examples on student blogs)
III. Reflective, creative work
WSC 110: Elisabeth T’s blog: a food essay

http://elisabethturnerwsc002.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/final-food-essay/



IV. Presentation of data and/or research
WSC 002: Leah S’ blog: Observe/infer/question/analyze on film

http://leahschare.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/just-add-water-observations-chart/


WSC 110: Mike B’s blog: a nature essay

http://urkebay.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/nature-essay/

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