SWC 200 - New Media Writing
Section: 004 Everyone's a Critic?: How to Review Online
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/08/2009-10/27/2009. (Drop/Add deadline=09/21/2009.).
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

From blog rants to reader comments in Amazon.com to reviews in the New York Times, the Internet has provided anyone a space to write a review—of just about anything. But is one opinion as good as another? How do we write reviews effectively and persuasively? What should we look for in reviews? And how has the Internet, for good or bad, transformed the traditional “elitist” arts review by affording everyone a voice?

In this course students will develop and write their own reviews for a website or blog on a topic of their choice. They will analyze a wide variety of online reviews, exploring the rhetoric of online reviewing, particularly in terms of audience and tone, the relationship between text and image in online reviews, and the sometimes blurry distinctions between reviewer and marketer, reader and consumer. Students should be ready to engage in peer critiques, participate in some group work, and consider reviewing not just familiar cultural products, such as books and films, but also products with which they are not so familiar.

This is a one-credit, mini course that goes from 9/8/2009 - 10/27/2009.

SWC 200 - New Media Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
44525
Open
3
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
P
44526
Open
8
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
P
44527
Open
1
 
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W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
44528
Open
2
 
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W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This class meets in 1062 Alice Lloyd Hall.
005 (SEM)
P
44529
Open
11
 
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W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (SEM)
P
44530
Closed
0
 
2
W 9:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (SEM)
P
44532
Open
13
 
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F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
48175
Closed
0
 
1
F 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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