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Discussing ‘#Weblogs and the #MassAmateurization of #Publishing’ by @cshirky #WEB206

TUTOR: Discuss the claim that Clay Shirky makes in ‘Weblogs and the Mass Amateurization of Publishing’ that the Web and Weblogs have made publishing a “financially worthless activity”? What do you think? MY RESPONSE: Technically, I agree with the notion that blogging … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – Where are you going to find #information related to your topic?

TUTOR: What kind of stuff do you think you will need? Where are you going to find information related to your topic? How will you judge if it good or bad information? MY RESPONSE: Hmmm… considering the topic I have … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – George Orwell’s ‘Why I Write’

TUTOR: Your final assignment asks you to answer a question in reference to your response to George Orwell’s piece, ‘Why I write‘. So – let’s start early with Orwell. Have a read and post your initial responses to it – … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – Web Publishing #webpublishing

I commenced a new subject, Web Publishing (WEB206), at the beginning of September. I am eager to see where this unit leads. Here’s a synopsis of the unit: “The Internet is still, principally, a medium for written communication; this unit … Continue reading

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#PWP121 – The Importance of Research in Professional Writing

‘Research – IMG_1367‘ by N i c o l a is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence. TUTOR: This week, please use this thread to discuss: how we find sources of good reliable information. … Continue reading

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PWP121 – A Letter to the Editor – Convincing Words – Language, Rhetoric and Persuasion

TUTOR: This week we ask you to write a letter to the editor of one of the state or nation newspapers on an issue of your choice. In your letter, use one or more of the rhetorical devices described in the … Continue reading

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