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ENGW 3332: Writing Online

Week 6: Information Architecture; WordPress Workshop; Exam #1

This update will be short and sweet, but feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our plans. Here’s a quick overview of how we’ll spend our time in class during Week 6:

  • On Tuesday we will briefly discuss the importance of information architecture as it relates to your Unit #2 projects, then we will conduct a review session for our first exam. This review session will be as short or as long as you need it to be, so please come to class ready to ask any questions you have about the exam. Whatever time is leftover after our review will be spent in a WordPress workshop. Before you come to class, please read “Introduction to Information Architecture,” by Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville. In addition, you have two short homework assignments that need to be completed before you come to class on Tuesday:
    1. Create all of your pages in WordPress for the Unit #2 project. (Translation: copy and paste the text from your original document into WordPress, breaking up the text into individual pages.)
    2. Find and install at least three different themes on your WordPress site. You will show your themes to your classmates at the end of class on Tuesday.
  • On Thursday we will have the first exam of the semester. Please arrive on Thursday ready to spend the entire class period on the exam, which will consist of three sections: multiple choice questions, short responses (definitions and mini-essays), and a coding exercise.

As always, you can stop by my office (211 Premont) during office hours (Monday 9-12, Wednesday 1-4) if you need help with any of these tasks.

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