The schedule is subject to change given how the semester progresses. Please check regularly. You are responsible for staying on top of due dates.

schedule

WEEK 1 In-Class Due by classtime
8/25 Course Overview ---
8/27 Effective informational campaigns
  • Come to class with an informational or advertising campaign (one that has an online presence) that you find persuasive in some capacity.
8/29 The Modes
  • Read Chapter 1 of Writer/Designer
WEEK 2 In-Class Due
9/1 No Class -- Labor Day No Class -- Labor Day
9/3 More on modes and rhetorical situation.
  • Email me your blog address. If you've never set up a blog, go to wordpress and follow the instructions (click the orange "get started" link)
  • Blog Post #1: Respond to Process! Assignment on page 8. Consider both the Twitter pages provided, as well as two more of your choosing.
  • Read Chapter 2 of Writer/Designer
  • Come to class with one example of a text that use all five modes. Be prepared to share.
9/5 No Class -- Kristin Out of Town
  • No Class -- Kristin Out of Town
  • (re)Read CHAPTER 2: Rhetoric and Design
  • Blog Post #2: Complete the Write/Design Assignment on page 39. You can choose any genre. Your post should be in the ballpark of 500 words.
WEEK 3 In-Class Due MW Lab possible
9/8

Rhetoric and Design, IX assignment (assigned in class)

  • Meet in Avery Hall 105 (this is the Avery Microcomputing Lab, aka the AML)
  • BRING YOUR BOOK TO CLASS
9/10

Rhetoric and Design

9/12 Rhetoric and Design
WEEK 4 In-Class Due
9/15 Discussion of Project 1 and Chapter 3
  • Meet in CUE 216 (classroom)
  • Read about Project 1
  • Blog Post #3: Write a short proposal (1 paragraph) that describes your thoughts on what you might do for project 1
9/17 iMovie tutorial and worktime for Project 1
  • Meet in AML 105
  • Read Chapter 6 of Writer/Designer, paying particular attention to the Storyboard sections.
9/19 Storyboard lecture and work time
  • Meet in AML 105
WEEK 5 In-Class Due
9/22 Design Strategies & Rhetorical Analysis
  • Meet in CUE 216 (classroom)
  • Storyboard due for peer review
  • Read Chapter 4 from Writer/Designer
9/24 Lab Time to work on Project 1
  • Meet in AML 105
  • Blog Post #4: Part 1: Post your storyboard (take a pic or scan it) and explain what feedback, if any, you are taking from your storyboard peer review. Are you sticking with your original plan or making any modifications? Part 2: Create an Assets List. What assets (chapter 4 of w/d) do you need to make this storyboard a reality?
9/26 Lab Time to work on Project 1
  • Meet in AML 105
WEEK 6 In-Class Due
9/29 Peer Review of Project 1 and brief HTML Demo
  • Meet in AML 105
  • Draft of Project 1 due for in-class peer review
  • Read about Project 2
10/1

HTML Demo

 

10/3 Work time for HTML/CSS tutorial
  • Meet in AML 105
  • work time for Project 2 or HTML tutorial. I will be there to answers questions.
WEEK 7 In-Class Due
10/6

In class work time for Project 2

  • AML 105
  • HTML tutorial due by end of class (handout given in class on 10/1) must be completed and address posted to Blog #5. Just post the web address (http://studentweb.engl.wsu.edu/355/yourname/etc...)
10/8

In class work time for Project 2 + DEMO on saving images for web AND using web templates

  • AML 105
  • Work on Project 2
10/10 Optional class work time for Project 2
  • AML 105
  • Work on Project 2
  • I will be OUT OF TOWN but you are welcome to use this lab time to work
WEEK 8 In-Class Due
10/13 Peer Review of Project 2 and discussion of presentations
  • AML 105
  • Read SOMETHING FROM W/D about Presentations
  • Draft of Project 2 due by classtime (a peer MUST be able to sit down and click through your website WITHOUT you giving them any help)
10/15 Optional Work time
  • AML 101
  • KRISTIN IS OUT OF TOWN, and is only able to book AML 101 (18 computers). You can use this room and time to work on your project 2. Attendence will not be taken.
10/17 Work on Project 2
  • AML 105
  • Kristin is out of town again, BUT lab time will be held and attendance will be taken. A sub will there to help out with any HTML/CSS questions.
WEEK 9 In-Class Due
10/20 PRESENTATIONS
  • CUE 216
  • Presentations by Tyler, Shawn, Hailey, Melissa, Evan, Anneleisce, Keaton
  • BY 10am, you MUST have uploaded your PowerPoint to the DropBox link shared via email. If this won't work, then email PowerPoint to arola@wsu.edu
10/22 PRESENTATIONS
  • CUE 216
  • Presentations by Cesar, John, Erik, Destiny, Eileen, Natalie, Juan, Nikki, Jacob
  • BY 10am, you MUST have uploaded your PowerPoint to the DropBox link shared via email. If this won't work, then email PowerPoint to arola@wsu.edu
10/24 PRESENTATIONS
  • CUE 216
  • Presentations by Evan, Nikki, Natalie, Cassandra, Alex, Sam
  • BY 10am, you MUST have uploaded your PowerPoint to the DropBox link shared via email. If this won't work, then email PowerPoint to arola@wsu.edu
WEEK 10 In-Class Due
10/27 Form groups for final project, talk about genre analysis
  • CUE 216
  • Presentations by Austin, Carol, McKenna, Marit, Adrienne, Estelle, Juan
  • BY 10am, you MUST have uploaded your PowerPoint to the DropBox link shared via email. If this won't work, then email PowerPoint to arola@wsu.edu
  • PROJECTS 1-2 DUE BY CLASSTIME. EMAIL ME YOUR WEBSITE ADDRESS
10/29 work time
  • AML 105
  • By classtime post Blog Post #6 which will list what you perceive to be your strengths for the final project. List, in order, your strengths in the following: web development (coding or Dreamweaver), graphic design (making logos, choosing colors), video, and writing/editing. Next to each item, briefly describe how good/bad you feel you are at the task. For example:
    • 1) Web Development: I really enjoyed coding and feel like I have a good handle on it
    • 2) Writing/Editing: I like to write and do well in my writing classes,I am also an editor for LandEscapes Literary Journal
    • 3) Video: I am ok with video, though can't do much more than a few simple things in iMovie
    • 4) Graphic Design: I really don't like graphic design at all.
  • Read Chapter 3 from Writer/Designer
10/31 work time
  • AML 105
  • Work time for Genre Analysis and Pitch Proposal
WEEK 11 In-Class Due
11/3 work time
  • AML 105
  • Work time for Genre Analysis and Pitch Proposal (if done, start in on mockups and storyboard and
11/5 pitch proposals due
11/7 team contracts
WEEK 12 In-Class Due
11/10 work time
  • AML 105
  • Read Chapter 6, Page 93-100 to pick up some tips on mockups and storyboards
11/12 work time
11/14 work time
  • AML 105
WEEK 13 In-Class Due
11/17 work time
  • AML 105
11/19 work time
  • AML 101
  • ATTENDENCE WILL NOT BE TAKEN. 101 is available if you need it, if not that is fine. Make sure to create a plan with your group to have the rough draft ready to go for Friday.
  • Read Chapter 7: Drafting and Revising Your Project from Writer/Designer
11/21 Usability Testing, best practices
  • AML 105
  • Part 5 of Final Project due. Rough Draft. You need a website up w/ colors and branding scheme apparent. Content can be slim at this point. You also need some of your video footage so you can share with people the gist of what your video will be.
THANKSGIVING BREAK
WEEK 14 In-Class Due
12/1 Work on Final Draft and/or Presentation
  • AML 105
12/3 Optional work time and individual progress email
  • AML 101 is available if you need it. I will not be there.
  • By classtime, EACH group member must email me [arola@wsu.edu] a description of
  1. The Purpose of your campaign,
  2. The Audience for your campaign,
  3. The Strategies you're using to convey that purpose to your audience,
  4. Your Role in helping finish up the project
  5. Everyone Else's Role in helping finish up the project.
12/5 Work on final Draft and/or presentation
  • AML 105 [attendance WILL be taken]
  • prepare for presentation
WEEK 15 In-Class Due.
12/8 work time
  • CUE 216
  • Final Project Presentations: Group 1 [ Shaun, Melissa, Alex, Merit] and Group 2 [ Erik, Eileen, Evan, Carol]
  • Class Evaluations: PLEASE BE THERE
12/10 work time and final usability test
  • CUE 216
  • Final Project Presentations: Group 3 [Nikki, John, Austin, Natalie] and Group 4 [McKenna, Tyler, Jacob, Sam]
12/12 work time
  • CUE 216
  • Final Project Presentations: Group 5 [ Cesar, Cassandra, Adrienne, Estelle] and Group 6 [Hailey, Destiny, Annie, Keaton]
EMAIL ME the link to your final draft by monday, December 15 @ 8am.