- Provide a short overview and/or summery of what the term means in the play
- Provide a short history (i.e. etymology) of the term. Include a link and/or MLA works cited for this source
- Search for the term in the Shakespeare Concordance and provide a short summary of your findings. For example, how often does the word show up in the Shakespeare canon? What can it tell you about the plays it shows up in? How does its connotations shift? Did you uncover meanings you did not expect?
- Render one of the data points you generated visually with Piktochart or the infographic tool of your choice. You are also welcome to render a synthesis of your findings. Might also want to think about where you place the graphic in relation to the alphanumeric text.
- Step One: read through your entire website making note of themes, ideas, images, questions, problems, etc that overlap. Ex: What’s the relationship between your Taming of the Shrew visual rendering on the use and abuse of language and ways you frame contemporary eco/environmental crisis in your Digital Edition of King Lear? What do the overlapping ideas have to say about Shakespeare in general? What portions of your site are easy to navigate; what portions are hard to navigate? What pages look great? What pages lack interest? If you took the images you generated in through your presentation and used them to illustrate your site, where would you put them? Are you happy with your theme; background; and header? Are you making the best use of your theme and/or WordPress features?
- Step two: in 200 or so words draft out the final introductory reflective essay using some of the info. you generated from the questions above. May also want to include a list of revisions you plan to make for the final site.
Radically revise one of the five blog posts you wrote this semester according to one of the suggestions listed below. The Radical Revision is worth a total of 5 points, and must be posted to the post page of your site with a title on or before the last day of class. Since there is no word or time minimum or maximum, you must use your best judgment to determine the length required to meet the needs of the goals you establish for yourselves.
- Revise the genre: if the post you wrote is expository, then write it as a letter, a soliloquy, a dialogue, sermon, etc.
- Revise the mode: retaining the goal/purpose of the original, revise the post as a series of Tweets, a Vine video, screen cast, or an audio file/podcast
- Revise the perspective: drawing on concepts such as sympathetic imagination laid out by authors we’ve read such as Donna Haraway or Jeffrey Cohen, revise the post from the vantage point of an object in the original version. For instance, if you wrote about how it felt when you look at trees or mountains, write about yourself from the point of view of a tree or mountain looking back at you.
- Begin where you ended: start a new post with the last sentence of the first post. What evidence and rhetorical choices do you have to make to support the once concluding sentence? What does this exercise tell you about where you ended up in the original post?
Projected Learning Outcomes
Please note that as long as you post your blog before its due you will earn 10 points. I will assess the blog according to the criteria below and provide brief comments. My comments are intended to provide you with writing strategies for future assignments.
The following will be used to assess individual posts:
- Was post up on or before the due date and time?
- Does the post meet the minimum requirements specified by the prompt: word count, genre, design requirements, etc.? Does post satisfy the baseline requirements, and then attempt something more experimental with varying results?
- Are format, style, tone, mechanics, grammar, and punctuation applied correctly and consistently throughout for ease of reading/use and faithful attribution? Has post been written with audience in mind?
- Does the navigation lead to pages promised? Do all the links lead to pages promised?