Overview

Carryover from last week:

The Editing Process (30 minutes)

  1. Discuss the editing process. What did you learn from the readings? Did anything surprise you? For those of you who have edited and published, are there any ways in which this standard process differs from what you experienced.
  2. Group Activity (3 - 4 students in each)
    1. Cluster with a classmate who has been involved in an editing/ publishing cycle, or the one who has the best experience in this area.
    2. Quickly draft a narrative paragraph or two giving an overview of this process.
      1. Group wiki pages for this activity: G1-processing G2-processing G3-processing G4-processing G5-processing
    3. Use the terms from Plotnik when applicable: [Acquisition, Agreement, Organization, Assignment, Review, Measurement/Typesetting, Illustration/Layout Planning; Styling and copy-editing; type-setting, Proofreading and layout]
    4. "Tag" your page "in-class-exercise"
    5. DON'T CLICK HERE, DON'T DO IT (.... TO BE REVEALED ....)

Writing (editing) for the WebYahoo

  1. Discuss Ch. 1 “Web,”
  2. Discuss Ch. 3 “Voice”
  3. Groups: Choose the blog or web-page that does NOT seem like it was edited for the web; post a version to a group activity page, then discuss, post an edited version, and show. Class-webedit-example
G1-webedit G2-webedit G3-webedit G4-webedit G5-webedit


Revised Homework

  1. Use the comment feature to make notes in the margin of your group's bad webpage. You should strive to leave at least two clear, specific edit comments. (Here is Sherwood's example:

  2. For next class, please read Yahoo Ch. 2 and think about a purpose and audience for a website/blog. (For the purpose of the exercise, let's think of an office, club, group, cause or company (real or fictional) -- some clear "I" who needs a front page in order to speak to some clear audience "them").


Homework
For next class, please read Yahoo Ch. 2 and think about a purpose and audience for a website/blog. (For the purpose of the exercise, let's think of an office, club, group, cause or company (real or fictional) -- some clear "I" who needs a front page in order to speak to some clear audience "them"). Compose a draft "voice chart" (p. 44) and "model user profile" (p. 21, 24, 26) as posts on your blog (tag: "mock-website").