Blog 2

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ADVERTISING THE DANGERS OF DIGITIZING

Medium Advertisement on your own WordPress Blog
Elements Words and Images
Use of “Digitizing English” article
Works Cited
Length Varied
Due February 8, before class begins

Our readings on DH so far stress that DH has a lot of positive aspects, and the article “Digitizing English” by Jennifer Glaser and Laura R. Micciche is no exception.  Here, the authors argue that including DH in English programs is necessary.  Well, after watching my video on Making Arguments, you too have an argument to make!  And to make it, you are going to create an advertisement highlighting the “dangers” of digitizing English, or some other discipline of your choice.

Instructions:

  1. Consider Glaser and Micciche’s points in “Digitizing English,” paying attention to how they make their arguments.
  2. Create an advertisement that explicitly argues that there are serious dangers to digitizing within a discipline; you argue that DH is not all-good. Your advertisement can be a visual, audio, or video, or any combination of these.  It should be original work.  To browse through some advertisements for ideas, see this collection of links.
  3. You must integrate some quotes from the article into your advertisement, but all other creative choices are yours.
Elements Distinguished Proficient Emerging Not Evident Value
Comprehension Meets all criteria of the prompt, exceeding expectations (5) Meets all criteria of the prompt (4) Meets most criteria of the prompt (3) Does not meet most criteria of the prompt (0-2) 5
Timeliness & Executive Function Blog is submitted on time and displays that student has met self-identified goals (5) Blog is submitted on time and displays that student has met some self-identified goals (4) Blog is not submitted on time but student made arrangements to submit late; may display some self-identified goals (3) Blog is late and student did not make adequate arrangements; does not display satisfactory movement toward self-identified goals (0-2) 5
Genre & Discourse Community Expresses the unique attributes of blog-writing well; but it also asks us to reconsider the genre and push the boundaries of how we define it (18-20) Expresses many attributes of the blog genre, such as language and style, but may miss some elements (16-17) Expresses a few attributes of the blog genre, but misses most elements (13-15) Does not express enough attributes of the blog genre (0-12) 20
Rhetorical Strategies Displays exceptional awareness of rhetorical strategies; these inform every move to display advanced critical thinking (18-20) Displays some awareness of rhetorical strategies; these play a role at some key moments, showing some critical thinking (16-17) Sometimes rhetorical moves are made but more attention needs to be paid to displaying rhetorical awareness (13-15) Few or no rhetorical strategies are apparent, suggesting that not enough critical thinking drives the line of inquiry (0-12) 20
Source Work: Close-Reading, Summary, Quoting, Multimedia, Synthesis Texts, links, images, and multimedia are integrated smoothly and accurately with attention to countering, forwarding, and sandwiching; usage enhances line of inquiry clearly (18-20) Most source work is integrated smoothly and/or accurately with some attention to countering, forwarding, and/or sandwiching (16-17) Some source work is integrated smoothly and/or accurately; however, sources could often be countered, forwarded, and/or sandwiched more clearly (13-15) Few or no texts are integrated well enough to provide a sense of usage to the line of inquiry (0-12) 20
Argumentation A series of arguments build upon each other to drive inquiry; includes judgment, counter-argument, and  a number of stakes (18-20) At least one clear argument is made that includes judgment, counterargument, and stakes (16-17) An argument could emerge but not enough judgment is apparent; the “thesis” is a smart observation with potential to grow (13-15) Observations are mostly without ethical value; no argument is clearly expressed (0-12) 20
Mechanics Uses appropriate and correct language, organization, clarity, grammar, punctuation, MLA formatting, etc. to express ideas creatively in the blog genre (10) Often uses appropriate and/or correct language, organization, clarity, grammar, punctuation, spacing, MLA formatting, etc. to express ideas in the blog genre (8-9) Mostly uses appropriate and/or correct mechanics (7) Does not use appropriate and/or correct mechanics and this affects the readability of the work (0-6) 10
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