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Editing, Writing, and Media

Grammar Handbook Project

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The “Grammar + Editing Handbook for New EWM Majors” is a project designed for Josh Mehler’s Advanced Writing and Editing class, an elective course in the Editing, Writing, and Media major. The purpose of this assignment is to help familiarize students with elements of grammar and punctuation while simultaneously giving them experience researching, writing, and editing a large, class-wide collaborative writing project. Further, this project is specifically targeted to an audience of new EWM majors and ultimately aims to support incoming students as they begin their studies in EWM.

To view Josh’s assignment sheet, click here.

Remix Project

Composed in Rory Lee’s WEPO (Writing and Editing in Print and Online), Heather’s expository piece was developed this piece using movie clips, an Edmund Burke Quote, and a handful of researched information about the genocide in Darfur.  Heather’s composition communicates a powerful message about the enduring scars of genocide, scars that persist long after the next news cycle.

Viral Marketing Project

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Click to view “Florida State Create”

“Florida State Create” was created as a part of Rory Lee’s WEPO course — Writing and Editing in Print and Online. This particular project was part of a viral marketing campaign project. To complete the viral marketing project, students create a constellation of texts that address one subject. What is interesting about Florida State Create is that it includes a diverse range of creative projects: art, photography, writing, and music. Florida State Create is currently taking submissions for student works.

Greek Trilogy Project

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The projects in this collection were developed in Rory Lee’s Rhetoric course (ENC 3021). Rory asks his students to develop a digital work that communicates the key terms and ideas developed by the sophists, Aristotle, and Plato. As is the case in his epistemology projects, Rory does not ask his students to use a particular medium or composing platform.  The projects included here were composed with Wix (a web-building platform), Tumblr (a social media platform), and InDesign (a desktop publisher).

Epistemology Project

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The projects in this collection were developed in Rory Lee’s Rhetoric course (ENC 3021). Rory asks his students to develop a digital work that explores the epistemology — way of knowing —  of a specific author included in Rhetoric’s canon. The projects included here explore the epistemologies of Kenneth Burke’s, Francis Bacon’s, and Gloria Anzaldua’s theories of language, knowledge-making, and motive.

First-Year Composition

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Click to view Jenna’s portfolio

Jenna composed her portfolio for Joe Cirio’s ENC 1102. Jenna’s portfolio is a nice example of coherence between a portfolio’s theme and the texts that she included. Her theme — quilting — is an interesting way of communicating how she understood the process of selecting, arranging, and reflecting on her work. Her “My Journal Entries” page is a particularly nice enactment of her quilting metaphor.

  • Click to view Heather's class's showcase and Heather's reflection

In the tradition of the published course journal, Heather Lang and Bruce Bowles Jr. have published their students’ work online as part of their class’s coursework. These showcases provide a unique, contextualized insight into students’ work, and in this case, that work takes the form of multimedia and multimodal projects.

Heather’s “Writing about Public Service and Community Change” showcase includes relevant materials (her syllabus and assignment sheets) with a collection of collaborative portfolios.

Bruce’s showcase of student work is a selection of individual works that span across the course of the semester. In his note on the frontpage of the showcase, Bruce emphasizes the idea that the sum total of these project cover a range of sports and sports events.

Professional Portfolios

Undergraduate Professional Portfolios

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These professional portfolios were created in Rory Lee’s section of WEPO: Writing and Editing in Print and Online.  This assignment, the last in a sequence of four, asked students to design a digital portfolio for the purpose of representing themselves as a job candidate. To prepare students to develop their portfolios, Rory has developed a scaffolded sequence of exercises.

First, students reviewed other portfolios available online. More specifically, he asks students to look at design and the selection of materials.  Then to design their portfolios, students researched potential future employers understand and meet the expectations of specific prospective applicants.

Graduate Professional Portfolios

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Along the same lines as the undergraduate professional portfolio, the graduate portfolio attends to an audience and a purpose whether that audience be a PhD admissions committee or a job search committee. More than a collection of documents – teaching philosophies, research statements, and vitaes – the graduate portfolio is a visual and verbal expression of the candidate’s experiences, theories, and goals for the future.