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WRIT 3152 Week Four

In class this week I will spend time talking through the eight documents generated during the Collab1 activity and providing my feedback on what we can learn from those documents. It will be important for everyone to take notes on that discussion as we will be building a formatting template.

I have assigned grades for the Collab1 activity. Students who participated and completed the assessment survey received full credit.

This is our final week of our introduction to the Georgia General Assembly before we pivot towards Critical Internet Studies next week (which I’ll describe briefly in class). You’ll need to complete one activity by Friday independently and complete two readings to prepare you for next week’s class.

Week Four activity: Tracking Legislation

  1. Start familiarizing yourself with the Georgia General Assembly website. Identify two bills: one that has passed one legislative chamber this session and one that has not. Analyze both bills given the details and arguments you can find about them in at least two of the following three locations: 1) the GA website; 2) journalistic media; and 3) digital stakeholders on social media.
  2. Compose a one page shareable document (Google or Microsoft) that uses narration and/or analysis to identify some key differences between the two bills. Your document should use at least one embedded social media artifact from the web. Here is an example of an embedded artifact: Update: embedding a tweet in your document is no longer required (or possible) due to technical changes.

3. Feel free to use the new channel #weekfouractivity to discuss tips, tricks, hacks, analysis/narration methods, and ways to discover new information. However, do not collaborate with others on the bills you choose to analyze or the artifact that you choose to use. Submit your document as a shareable link to the thread in #announcements by 11.59pm, Friday, Feb. 2.

Week Five readings:

Before you come to class next week, read the following two essays. Take notes on the structure and content of these readings. We have have an in-class activity next week in class for which you will be able to use your notes but not the articles themselves.

“Chapter 14: #NODAPL: Distributed Rhetorical Praxis at Standing Rock” by Michael Schandorf and Athina Karatzogianni in The Routledge Handbook of Digital Writing and Rhetoric.

“Chapter Two, Digital Rhetoric: Theory” by Douglas Eyman in Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice.

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