SWC 200 - New Media Writing
Section: 008 Visual Science: Writing and Presenting PowerPoint and Posters
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 3/2/09-4/17/09. (Drop/Add deadline=3/16/09.).
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This one-credit, seven-week course aims to provide you with a critical, theoretical background in visually presenting scientific research. We will consider such issues as story, voice, audience, and the function and forms of persuasion in both PowerPoint presentations and academic posters. As well as critiquing and responding, you will engage in a range of writing activities to help you visually present information in a subject of your choice. Peer review and class discussion are key components of the class.

This class is run as a workshop and tutorial class, i.e. class time generally focuses around discussion of readings and relevant issues, presentations and discussion led by class members, and work-shopping of exercises and assignments. You will be expected to complete work outside of class times, including set readings and assignment writing.

Assignments will include in-class presentations, an analysis of a PowerPoint presentation, an analysis of a poster, a proposal, two drafts, and a final PowerPoint presentation and poster.

Required reading includes: Tufte, E. R. (2006) The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching out Corrupts within. Graphics Press LLC and Alley M. (2007). The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid. Springer.

Please note: This workshop is not an introduction to the mechanics of the software.

This class meets once a week from March 4 to April 15.

SWC 200 - New Media Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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29377
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
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29378
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
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29379
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (SEM)
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29380
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (SEM)
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29381
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (SEM)
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29382
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3
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (SEM)
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29383
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
008 (SEM)
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29384
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6
 
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (SEM)
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29385
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (SEM)
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29386
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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