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The final write ups are due **midnight Tue 1 May ** - or earlier.
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 4 May 2017** - or earlier.


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Edited on 2018-04-16 09:56:09 by MorganAdmin
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>>== You have material to review and draw from in considering your project==
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== You have material to review and draw from in considering your project==


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- Readings ob blogging and wikis. CourseSyllabus
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>>==You have two related tasks one more thing to finish up the semester.==
- On-campus students: Make a 5 - 7 minute presentation of your project for class.
- Off-campus students: Post a final write up: a reflection or report on your project
- //Blogging// and readings we have on wikis


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Edited on 2017-04-18 09:02:05 by MorganAdmin
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 4 May 2017** - or earlier.
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 5 May 2015** - or earlier.


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Edited on 2016-04-19 10:57:59 by JanePatch
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 5 May 2015** - or earlier.
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 7 May 2015** - or earlier.


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Edited on 2016-04-19 07:32:57 by MorganAdmin
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- On-campus students: Make a 5 - 7 minute presentation of your project for class.
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- On-campus students: Make a 15 minute presentation of your project for class, followed by discussion.


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Edited on 2015-04-21 06:26:44 by MorganAdmin
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 7 May 2015** - or earlier.
These questions are useful for preparing notes for a presentation.
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 8 May 2014** - or earlier.


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Edited on 2015-04-21 06:25:45 by MorganAdmin
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- On-campus students: Make a 15 minute presentation of your project for class, followed by discussion.
- Off-campus students: Post a final write up: a reflection or report on your project
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- Making a 5 minute summary of your project for class
- Compose a final write up: a reflection or report on your project


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Edited on 2014-04-28 10:56:37 by MorganAdmin
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>>==You have two related tasks one more thing to finish up the semester.==
- Making a 5 minute summary of your project for class
- //Blogging// and readings we have on wikis
The final write ups are due **Thursday 8 May 2014** - or earlier.
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>>==You have ++two related tasks++ one more thing to finish up the semester.==
++- Making a 5 minute summary of your project for class++
- //Uses of Blogs// and readings we have on wikis
The final write ups are due **Thursday 9 May 2013** - or earlier.


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Edited on 2013-05-01 09:12:21 by MorganAdmin
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Create some headings to cover from those notes. Write a draft, let it rest, go back and revise. Really revise, too, rather than simply edit. This kind of writing takes time. Expect to spend a few sessions at it. If you've read this, include the phrase pink candy floss in your report somewhere.
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Create some headings to cover from those notes. Write a draft, let it rest, go back and revise. Really revise, too, rather than simply edit. This kind of writing takes time. Expect to spend a few sessions at it. If you've read this, include the term pink candy floss in your report somewhere.


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Edited on 2013-05-01 09:11:09 by MorganAdmin
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>>==You have ++two related tasks++ one more thing to finish up the semester.==
- Compose a final write up: a reflection or report on your project
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>>==You have two related tasks to finish up the semester.==
- Composing a final write up: a reflection or report on your project


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Edited on 2013-05-01 06:26:59 by MorganAdmin
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=== Due: Posting the Link ===
The final write ups are due **Thursday 9 May 2013** - or earlier.
Post a link to your write up as a comment to the Write Ups entry on the Daybook - along with a goodbye or a link to a goodbye.
=== Advice if wanted: Two ways to get started and organized ===
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=== Due ===
The final write ups are due **Thursday 9 May 2013** - or earlier. Post a link to your write up as a comment to the Write Ups entry on the Daybook.
=== Two ways to get started and organized ===


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=== Two ways to get started and organized ===
== 1: default outline ==
== 2: topoi ==
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==== Two ways to get started and organized ====
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==== Two ways to get started and organized ====
=== 1: default outline ===
=== 2: topoi ===
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=== Two ways to get started and organized ===
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Edited on 2013-05-01 06:18:44 by MorganAdmin
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>>==You have two related tasks to finish up the semester.==
== You have material to review and draw from in considering your project==
==Make use of these.==>>=== a reflection or report on your project ===
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>>You have two related tasks to finish up the semester.
You have material to review and draw from in considering your project
Make use of these.>>=== a reflection or report on your project ===


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Edited on 2013-05-01 06:18:11 by MorganAdmin
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Create some headings to cover from those notes. Write a draft, let it rest, go back and revise. Really revise, too, rather than simply edit. This kind of writing takes time. Expect to spend a few sessions at it. If you've read this, include the term pink candy floss in your report somewhere.
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Create some headings to cover from those notes. Write a draft, let it rest, go back and revise. Really revise, too, rather than simply edit. This kind of writing takes time. Expect to spend a few sessions at it. If you've read this, include the term pink M&Ms in your report somewhere.


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Edited on 2013-05-01 06:15:31 by MorganAdmin
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++- Making a 5 minute summary of your project for class++
- studio tours from others in class
- //Uses of Blogs// and readings we have on wikis
Your write up gives you the opportunity to look back over what you've done to consider what you did ad what that doing means, to you, for now. It also helps me read, review, and evaluate your project. Point to places in your project that I should know about, and explain what you make of those matters. You can publish your write up either on your blog or on the wiki. If on the wiki, title it FinalWriteUp - followed by your name. Include a link to your project proposal.
- Aim for well-written, well-wrought, well-considered, well-arranged.
Your writing should demonstrate - in what you address and how you address it - a mind seriously at work on a problem: that is,
a mind looking back over what it has done over the last 5 weeks, and, drawing on text and events, making sense of what happened, and delving into what the project comes to mean beyond its personal value to you
Review your project proposal to remind yourself what your goals were, to get a sense of where you were heading when you started; review the studio tour to get a sense of how you progressed. Start your report with and address what you sought to work with and do in your proposal.
== Make some notes ==
Create some headings to cover from those notes. Write a draft, let it rest, go back and revise. Really revise, too, rather than simply edit. This kind of writing takes time. Expect to spend a few sessions at it. If you've read this, include the term pink M&Ms in your report somewhere.
If you didn't fulfill the expectations in your proposal, if things didn't pan out the way you expected, your project did not fail. Look to and discuss and build on what you ''did'' do, what ''did'' happen, what came about in the end.>>
This write up is an act of synthesis. You're drawing on what you've done and written, what others have written about what you have done and written (comments), on what and how you thought at various points in the project (proposal).
Use links. Link to places in your project and elsewhere - as well as quoting - to help you point to, explain, and exemplify what you're writing about.
=== Arrangement ===
The final write ups are due **Thursday 9 May 2013** - or earlier. Post a link to your write up as a comment to the Write Ups entry on the Daybook.
Don't try to force conclusions. Derive and create them from what you have done and observed. Conclusions don't need to be earth-shattering to be insightful. Embrace the everyday.
Deletions:
- Making a 5 minute summary of your project for class
- comments from others in class
Your write up will be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUp - followed by your name. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.
- Aim for well-written, well-wrought, well-considered, well-arranged, and insightful.
Your writing should demonstrate - in what you address and how you address it - a mind seriously at work on a problem:
a mind looking back over what it has done over the last 10 weeks, and, drawing on text and events, making sense of what happened, and delving into what the project comes to mean.
You're aiming to **present a sense of what you have discovered** through your project.
The write up also helps me read, review, and evaluate your project. Point to places in your project that I should know about, and explain what you make of those matters.
Go back and review your project proposal to remind yourself what your goals were, to get a sense of where you were heading when you started; review the studio tour to get a sense of how you progressed. Your report should start with and address what you sought to work with and do in your proposal.
== Do notes ==
Create some headings to cover from those notes. Write a draft, let it rest, go back and revise. Really revise, too, rather than simply edit. This kind of writing takes time. Expect to spend a few sessions at it. Use your presentation as a trial run for an early draft, then revise for the final write up.
If you didn't fulfill the expectations in your proposal, if things didn't pan out the way you expected, your project did not fail. Look to and discuss and build on what you ''did'' do, what ''did'' happen, what came about in the end.
== About voice and the relationship with audience ==
Using first-person will tend to keep you close to the evidence and make it hard to over-generalize and become preachy. First-person will also help you strike a collegial relationship with your reader that's appropriate here. Some of your midterm reflections show an appropriate voice and relationship with readers - an approach that opens you up to speculation and discovery.>>
This write up is an act of synthesis. You're drawing on what you've done and written, what others have written about what you have done and written (comments), on what and how you thought at various points in the project (proposal).
Use links. Link to places in your project and elsewhere - as well as quoting - to help you point to, explain, and exemplify what you're writing about.
=== Arrangement ===
The final write ups are due **Thursday 3 May 2012** - or earlier.
---
>>== Some examples ==
Here are a few examples of how students handled the final write up in the past. The students who created these write ups use their experience with the project and the course as a whole - as well as the media of hypertext - to define and critique what they have learned. They embed, they link, they consider. They find ways of approaching the writeup that make writing it into something more than a summary and so do themselves justice as learners. They each create a writeup that enacts what it asserts.
- FinalWriteUpWayneSchmeling
- FinalWriteUpJessicaBohmbach
- FinalReportBeckyMrozinski
- FinalWriteUpJennBeyer
- FinalWriteUpBethJensen>>
Don't try to force conclusions. Derive and create them from what you have done and observed. Conclusions don't need to be earth-shattering to be insightful. Embrace the everyday.


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Edited on 2012-04-23 06:34:15 by MorganAdmin
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- Conclusions: observations about what this project means //beyond its personal value to you.//
- what has your project revealed about writing, academic study, writing spaces, literacy...
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- Conclusions: observations about what your experience with this project means **beyond personal value.**
- what has your project revealed about writing, academic study, writing spaces, literacy...


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Edited on 2012-04-23 06:33:03 by MorganAdmin
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- Making a 5 minute summary of your project for class
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- Making a 2- 5 minute summary of your project for class


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Edited on 2012-04-23 06:32:44 by MorganAdmin
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The final write ups are due **Thursday 3 May 2012** - or earlier.
- General progress of project: //describe// what happened overall, chronologically. address changes in the project that might have occurred
- General findings: what does what happened //mean// in light of the project?
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The final write ups are due **Monday 3 May 2009** - or earlier.
- General progress of project: '''describe''' what happened overall, chronologically. address changes in the project that might have occurred
- General findings: what does what happened mean in light of the project?


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Edited on 2012-04-22 08:46:16 by MorganAdmin
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Edited on 2012-04-22 08:45:36 by MorganAdmin
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Your write up will be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUp - followed by your name. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.
- Link to examples throughout.
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Your write up can be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Or it can be a multi-node wiki essay on the course wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUp - followed by your name. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.
- Link to examples throughout


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Edited on 2012-04-22 08:42:29 by MorganAdmin
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Your write up can be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Or it can be a multi-node wiki essay on the course wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUp - followed by your name. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.
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Your write up can be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Or it can be a multi-node wiki essay on the course wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUpYourName. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.


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Edited on 2010-04-19 05:33:16 by MorganAdmin
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Here are a few examples of how students handled the final write up in the past. The students who created these write ups use their experience with the project and the course as a whole - as well as the media of hypertext - to define and critique what they have learned. They embed, they link, they consider. They find ways of approaching the writeup that make writing it into something more than a summary and so do themselves justice as learners. They each create a writeup that enacts what it asserts.
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Here are a few examples of how students handled the final write up in the past. The students who created these write ups use their experience with the project and the course as a whole - as well as the media of hypertext - to define and critique what they have learned. They embed, they link, they consider. They find ways of approaching the writeup that make writing it into something more than a summary, a rehash, or a chore, and so do themselves justice as learners. They each create a writeup that enacts what it asserts.


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Edited on 2010-04-19 05:18:41 by MorganAdmin
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Your write up can be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Or it can be a multi-node wiki essay on the course wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUpYourName. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.
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This can be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Or it can be a multi-node wiki essay on the course wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUpYourName. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.


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Edited on 2010-04-19 05:18:08 by MorganAdmin
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Make use of these.>>=== a reflection or report on your project ===
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Make use of these.>>== for the final write up: a reflection or report on your project ==


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You're aiming to **present a sense of what you have discovered** through your project.
This write up is an act of synthesis. You're drawing on what you've done and written, what others have written about what you have done and written (comments), on what and how you thought at various points in the project (proposal).
Headings will be helpful in getting this work arranged and focused - but you need to tailor (generate and select) the topics to address given your project. In developing your topics, draw on your project proposal, or consider some of the questions below on this page.
The final write ups are due **Monday 3 May 2009** - or earlier.
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As in your class presentation, you're aiming to **present a sense of what you have discovered** through your project.
This write up is an act of synthesis. You're drawing on what you've done and written, what others have written about what you have done and written (studio tour), on what and how you thought at various points in the project (proposal, mid-term reflection).
Heads and subheads will be helpful in getting this work arranged and focused - but you need to tailor (generate and select) the topics to address given your project. In developing your topics, draw on your project proposal, or consider some of the questions below on this page.
You'll be presenting during the last week of the semester. If we run long, we may have to present during the finals meeting. We'll schedule that if we need to.
The final write ups are due **midnight, Weds, May 6, 2009** - or earlier. Post an announcement and a link to your write up to the Daybook.


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Edited on 2010-04-19 05:13:17 by MorganAdmin
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=====Project Writeup=====
>>You have two related tasks to finish up the semester.
- Making a 2- 5 minute summary of your project for class
- Composing a final write up: a reflection or report on your project
You have material to review and draw from in considering your project
- your project proposal
- the project itself
- comments from others in class
- any discussions and considerations you might have had with others about the project.
Make use of these.>>== for the final write up: a reflection or report on your project ==
This can be a single node essay (with links to examples and details, of course) on the wiki. Or it can be a multi-node wiki essay on the course wiki. Hang the page off of your wiki name page: title it FinalWriteUpYourName. **Please link the write up to your project and your project proposal**.
- 1200 - 1500 words. No need to count. Use the length as a guideline for the kind of detail you'll need to go into to do yourself and your project justice.
- Aim for well-written, well-wrought, well-considered, well-arranged, and insightful.
- Link to examples throughout
Your writing should demonstrate - in what you address and how you address it - a mind seriously at work on a problem:
a mind looking back over what it has done over the last 10 weeks, and, drawing on text and events, making sense of what happened, and delving into what the project comes to mean.
As in your class presentation, you're aiming to **present a sense of what you have discovered** through your project.
The write up also helps me read, review, and evaluate your project. Point to places in your project that I should know about, and explain what you make of those matters.
>>=== Advice ===
== Getting started ==
Go back and review your project proposal to remind yourself what your goals were, to get a sense of where you were heading when you started; review the studio tour to get a sense of how you progressed. Your report should start with and address what you sought to work with and do in your proposal.
== Do notes ==
Create some headings to cover from those notes. Write a draft, let it rest, go back and revise. Really revise, too, rather than simply edit. This kind of writing takes time. Expect to spend a few sessions at it. Use your presentation as a trial run for an early draft, then revise for the final write up.
== No need to justify ==
If you didn't fulfill the expectations in your proposal, if things didn't pan out the way you expected, your project did not fail. Look to and discuss and build on what you ''did'' do, what ''did'' happen, what came about in the end.
== About voice and the relationship with audience ==
Using first-person will tend to keep you close to the evidence and make it hard to over-generalize and become preachy. First-person will also help you strike a collegial relationship with your reader that's appropriate here. Some of your midterm reflections show an appropriate voice and relationship with readers - an approach that opens you up to speculation and discovery.>>
This write up is an act of synthesis. You're drawing on what you've done and written, what others have written about what you have done and written (studio tour), on what and how you thought at various points in the project (proposal, mid-term reflection).
At its most basic, the writeup can be a Report: Here's what I did - Here's what happened - Here's what it seems to mean for me, and for others.
At its most insightful, the writeup will become reflective and will begin to address larger questions of literacy, technology, art, and meaning. Strive for the first but push towards the second.
Use links. Link to places in your project and elsewhere - as well as quoting - to help you point to, explain, and exemplify what you're writing about.
=== Arrangement ===
Start your write up with a review of your project proposal - what you planned to do - as a way of opening up what you did and what happened.
Heads and subheads will be helpful in getting this work arranged and focused - but you need to tailor (generate and select) the topics to address given your project. In developing your topics, draw on your project proposal, or consider some of the questions below on this page.
=== Evaluation ===
I'll evaluate your project in light of your proposal and any changes, and the guidelines listed in the CourseSyllabus. Generally, I'll award the points you contracted for - unless you exceeded your contract or fell short of it.
Your report comes into play in evaluating your project: it can help me get a handle on how to think about your project. Presentation: 100 points possible for a well-planned, well-presented work. The write up: 300 points.
=== Due ===
You'll be presenting during the last week of the semester. If we run long, we may have to present during the finals meeting. We'll schedule that if we need to.
The final write ups are due **midnight, Weds, May 6, 2009** - or earlier. Post an announcement and a link to your write up to the Daybook.
---
>>== Some examples ==
Here are a few examples of how students handled the final write up in the past. The students who created these write ups use their experience with the project and the course as a whole - as well as the media of hypertext - to define and critique what they have learned. They embed, they link, they consider. They find ways of approaching the writeup that make writing it into something more than a summary, a rehash, or a chore, and so do themselves justice as learners. They each create a writeup that enacts what it asserts.
- FinalWriteUpWayneSchmeling
- FinalWriteUpJessicaBohmbach
- FinalReportBeckyMrozinski
- FinalWriteUpJennBeyer
- FinalWriteUpBethJensen>>
=== Two ways to get started and organized ===
== 1: default outline ==
- History of the project: review the proposal
- General progress of project: '''describe''' what happened overall, chronologically. address changes in the project that might have occurred
- General findings: what does what happened mean in light of the project?
- Specific changes and interesting matters that came up
- specific matter i
- specific matter ii
- specific matter iii
- Conclusions: observations about what your experience with this project means **beyond personal value.**
- what has your project revealed about writing, academic study, writing spaces, literacy...
Don't try to force conclusions. Derive and create them from what you have done and observed. Conclusions don't need to be earth-shattering to be insightful. Embrace the everyday.
== 2: topoi ==
Here are some questions to help you consider what you did and what that doing came to mean. They are meant to be guides for invention, not an outline for presentation.
- what did you do? what happened?
- what else did you do? what else happened?
- what went well? - and why?
- what went not so well? - and why?
- what problems did you encounter? what did you do address them?
- where did you start? where did you end up?
- what changed - and how? and what do you make of those changes?
- what stayed the same - and how? and what do you make of that?
- if you did it again, what would you change? what would you keep the same?
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====Project Writeup for **//What is on the Shelf?//**====
**Histroy of the project:**
ProjectProposalWeblogsAndWikis
When I started **//What is on the shelf//** I hoped that it would be a combination topic driven and filter blog centered around music, movies, and books. I wanted the blog to include posts, critiques, links, videos, playlists, and sources for and of new, current, and classic forms of the three topics. Since the blog that I started as an assignment in WeblogsAndWikis was already leaning towards these subjects, I figured that this would be a good fit for to as a blog.
What I really wanted to create was a blog that would be pertinent or interesting to viewers - delievering posts that, while steeped in my personal opnions and feelings towards the topic being written about, the viewers of the blog could find information that could help inwhat ever matter they were interested in.
**General progress of project:**
Throughout the project, I found a couple of things evovling and progressing.
One is that I found myself writing in what I am calling "subject fits". I would blog for numerous posts on one subject. First, it was [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/for-all-the-comic-book-fans-at-heart/ movies]], then to [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/a-refound-favorite/ plays]]and [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/your-horoscope-is-ready/ books]], [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/a-bit-more-music-in-my-soul/ music]], and once again back to [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/i-just-remembered/ movies]]. Though, to be honest, I leaned heavily towards movies. I did this mainly becasue that is one of the three subjects that I had time to enjoy - a movie is only a couple of hours while a book can take days or weeks to read, and as a college student with an already heavy reading schedule, reading for fun never really works out during the semesters.
I have aslo found that inbetween the movies, there would usually be a random Youtube post - like the [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/i-have-no-idea-why/ Lady GaGa]], [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/guess-what-i-found/ Muse cover]], or the post on [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/a-fit-of-music/ Alt. rock]] - about whatever ia had found while bumming around there for something to listen to while working on school work. I did not realize that I had done this, but I like the end result of having a smaller post break up the larger ones.
**General findings of the project:**
I think that becasue of how the blog grew and evolved as it did, the content - and the sequence of how the content was shown - helped to add to the inheirent randomness that a blog of this subject matter would have naturally. I no intentions of making a blog that was highly organized and structured in that sense, and I am happy that it turned out in a way that I hoped for.
**Specific Matters**
- One thng that I found interesting and entertaining time and time again was just how often pople would search for the following: The Cheshire Cat, Johnny Depp, and Johnny Depp and SpongeBob. Everytime I would check the [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=stats&blog=6707160&view=searchterms&numdays=-1&summarize stats]] of **//What is one the Shelf?//** I would find these three under the search engine terms title.
- I intentionally wrote posts about movies that were to be coming out soon close to the date of release. I was happy to that this tactic worked to get views on my blog. I did this with the DVD release of Twilight, The Watchmen, X-Men Origins:Wolverine, and Fast And Furious. Each time I would post something like this, the views would be almost instant.
- There was also the fact that though there was a steady and constant stream of traffics to my bolg, there were no comments left on any of my posts. Maybe this was dueto the fact that the people reading the information were not a part of wrodpress, they just wanted to read the information, or that they were just glancing about - and did not actually rad the post. Whatever the reason, I am not going to loose sleep over it. If there are comments later on, then that is fine. but right now this blog is just a place for me to voice how I feel about movies, books, and music.
**Conclusions:**
Even though I have a limited number of posts, I fully have enjoyed my blogging about **//What is on the Shelf?//**. I do hope to keep my blog going after the end of the class and seeing how it progresses as I continue writing on it.
I have realized that I am a terrible snark when I am writing in such an opininated way as this blog allows me to do. I didn't know I was being snarky or witty until the posts from the StudioToursForCaseyFisher came back and all three commented on how much there was within the blog. This has gotten me wondering if there is a way that I could intergrate this voice more into my offline writings.
**Revelations from this projects:**
Once again, I go back to the searched terms. I find it facinating what people search for while online ona regular basis. I think that there is a connection on some sub-concious level between people in a society, and to see it show itself in the way that people search on the internet is an interesting thing to look at.
I know everyone will probably say this in one form or another, but I have realized that blogging is something completey differnet from any other form of writing that I have done in the past. I really didn't think it would be in the begining, but as the project progressed, I saw my personal writing style begin to fit within the borders of the blog. I began to sharpen my focus a little and not ramble nearly as much I normally would have on a topit that I feel strongly about - though I tried to keep the rambling feeling to a degree, since that was something that I thought would be a good addition to the blog, since it was my opinions fueling the blog.
I have enjoyed this project alot, and as I stated earlier I hope to keep it going after the class is finished. Hopefully **//What is on the Shelf?//** can go on for awhile, allowing me to contiue to voice my opinoins ot an audience who hasn't heard them one time too many like my friends and family have.


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Edited on 2009-05-07 13:24:21 by CaseyFisher
Additions:
I have realized that I am a terrible snark when I am writing in such an opininated way as this blog allows me to do. I didn't know I was being snarky or witty until the posts from the StudioToursForCaseyFisher came back and all three commented on how much there was within the blog. This has gotten me wondering if there is a way that I could intergrate this voice more into my offline writings.
Deletions:
I have realized that I am a terrible snark when I am writing in such an opininated way as this blog allows me to do. I didn't know I was being snarky or witty until the posts from the StudioTours came back and all three commented on how much there was within the blog. This has gotten me wondering if there is a way that I could intergrate this voice more into my offline writings.


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Edited on 2009-05-07 13:22:57 by CaseyFisher
Additions:
I have aslo found that inbetween the movies, there would usually be a random Youtube post - like the [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/i-have-no-idea-why/ Lady GaGa]], [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/guess-what-i-found/ Muse cover]], or the post on [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/a-fit-of-music/ Alt. rock]] - about whatever ia had found while bumming around there for something to listen to while working on school work. I did not realize that I had done this, but I like the end result of having a smaller post break up the larger ones.
**General findings of the project:**
I think that becasue of how the blog grew and evolved as it did, the content - and the sequence of how the content was shown - helped to add to the inheirent randomness that a blog of this subject matter would have naturally. I no intentions of making a blog that was highly organized and structured in that sense, and I am happy that it turned out in a way that I hoped for.
**Specific Matters**
- One thng that I found interesting and entertaining time and time again was just how often pople would search for the following: The Cheshire Cat, Johnny Depp, and Johnny Depp and SpongeBob. Everytime I would check the [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=stats&blog=6707160&view=searchterms&numdays=-1&summarize stats]] of **//What is one the Shelf?//** I would find these three under the search engine terms title.
- I intentionally wrote posts about movies that were to be coming out soon close to the date of release. I was happy to that this tactic worked to get views on my blog. I did this with the DVD release of Twilight, The Watchmen, X-Men Origins:Wolverine, and Fast And Furious. Each time I would post something like this, the views would be almost instant.
- There was also the fact that though there was a steady and constant stream of traffics to my bolg, there were no comments left on any of my posts. Maybe this was dueto the fact that the people reading the information were not a part of wrodpress, they just wanted to read the information, or that they were just glancing about - and did not actually rad the post. Whatever the reason, I am not going to loose sleep over it. If there are comments later on, then that is fine. but right now this blog is just a place for me to voice how I feel about movies, books, and music.
**Conclusions:**
Even though I have a limited number of posts, I fully have enjoyed my blogging about **//What is on the Shelf?//**. I do hope to keep my blog going after the end of the class and seeing how it progresses as I continue writing on it.
I have realized that I am a terrible snark when I am writing in such an opininated way as this blog allows me to do. I didn't know I was being snarky or witty until the posts from the StudioTours came back and all three commented on how much there was within the blog. This has gotten me wondering if there is a way that I could intergrate this voice more into my offline writings.
**Revelations from this projects:**
Once again, I go back to the searched terms. I find it facinating what people search for while online ona regular basis. I think that there is a connection on some sub-concious level between people in a society, and to see it show itself in the way that people search on the internet is an interesting thing to look at.
I know everyone will probably say this in one form or another, but I have realized that blogging is something completey differnet from any other form of writing that I have done in the past. I really didn't think it would be in the begining, but as the project progressed, I saw my personal writing style begin to fit within the borders of the blog. I began to sharpen my focus a little and not ramble nearly as much I normally would have on a topit that I feel strongly about - though I tried to keep the rambling feeling to a degree, since that was something that I thought would be a good addition to the blog, since it was my opinions fueling the blog.
I have enjoyed this project alot, and as I stated earlier I hope to keep it going after the class is finished. Hopefully **//What is on the Shelf?//** can go on for awhile, allowing me to contiue to voice my opinoins ot an audience who hasn't heard them one time too many like my friends and family have.
Deletions:
But, I have found that inbetween the movies, there would usually be a random Youtube post - like the [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/i-have-no-idea-why/ Lady GaGa]], [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/guess-what-i-found/ Muse cover]], or the post on [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/a-fit-of-music/ Alt. rock]] - about whatever ia had found while bumming around there for something to listen to while working on school work.


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Edited on 2009-05-07 12:44:12 by CaseyFisher
Additions:
One is that I found myself writing in what I am calling "subject fits". I would blog for numerous posts on one subject. First, it was [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/for-all-the-comic-book-fans-at-heart/ movies]], then to [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/a-refound-favorite/ plays]]and [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/your-horoscope-is-ready/ books]], [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/a-bit-more-music-in-my-soul/ music]], and once again back to [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/i-just-remembered/ movies]]. Though, to be honest, I leaned heavily towards movies. I did this mainly becasue that is one of the three subjects that I had time to enjoy - a movie is only a couple of hours while a book can take days or weeks to read, and as a college student with an already heavy reading schedule, reading for fun never really works out during the semesters.
But, I have found that inbetween the movies, there would usually be a random Youtube post - like the [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/i-have-no-idea-why/ Lady GaGa]], [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/guess-what-i-found/ Muse cover]], or the post on [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/a-fit-of-music/ Alt. rock]] - about whatever ia had found while bumming around there for something to listen to while working on school work.
Deletions:
One is that I found myself writing in what I am calling "subject fits". I would blog for numerous posts on one subject. First, it was [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/for-all-the-comic-book-fans-at-heart/ movies]], then to [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/a-refound-favorite/ plays]]and [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/your-horoscope-is-ready/ books]], [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/04/15/a-bit-more-music-in-my-soul/ music]], and once again back to [[http://whatisontheshelf.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/i-just-remembered/ movies]]


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