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Engagement

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Several contributors justified their pedagogical commitment to web writing by arguing that this practice heightened student engagement, both with scholarship and civic life. Jen Rajchel asks undergraduate digital humanists to “Consider the Audience” when sharing their work as well as navigating public and private spheres. Anita DeRouen reflects on rhetorical challenges and opportunities in her essay, “Engaging Students with Scholarly Web Texts,” which focuses on ways of reading and assessing a piece of multimodal work from her class. Leigh Wright tells her students to “Tweet Me A Story” and explains how incorporating social media into writing assignments teaches them the art of writing more concisely. Susan Grogan and her students created a Super PAC devoted to bringing political comedian Stephen Colbert to their campus, and wrote about their introduction to electoral politics, as she recounts in her essay, “Creating an Environment for Student Engagement and Web Writing.” Finally, Jack Dougherty seeks to balance the competing values of “Public Writing and Student Privacy” and offers suggestions for liberal arts educators who also face this dilemma.

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Source: http://webwriting2013.trincoll.edu/engagement/