Writing Process

I am working on coming up with some ideas for the final paper, but am having trouble.  I have three overall objectives for this paper: Use concepts we have learned in this class Write a publishable paper Write a paper that is useful to designers (as opposed to just academics) I have done some pre-writing…

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I finished my pre-writing in chaos… Actually, I have looked for new topic for pre-writing that is related to so many articles and theories in class. I realized that a new and novel one didn’t come up with my mind.. I drew out a topic that I have been thinking about for some time from…

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I’ve pre-written many papers before.  But I can’t ever remember partaking in serious pre-writing when 5 points weren’t rewarded for it.  I can remember times in high school when I would create the outline I was supposed to have made for my paper well after having finished the paper to merely fulfill my obligations as…

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An interesting outcome of this whole prewriting exercise is that I’ve begun to make better use of diagrams as tools to understand readings and organize my thoughts. This happened somewhat by accident. I started out just trying to make some rough concept maps as an initial prewriting exercise. Soon the sketches consumed my attention, and…

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[Marty] My name is Marty … and I’m a pre-wirter. [Group] Hi, Marty! [Marty] I guess I’ve been a pre-writer for some time now, I just didn’t know it. At least not until Jeff held the mirror of truth up to my face. Even though I think I already know what I’m doing, I plan…

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Concrete Phenomenon: In the Animal Planet original documentary nature series, Meerkat Manor, the viewer is presented with a reality different from other nature programs, and therefore, a different kind of response to that reality is generated by the viewer. In Meerkat Manor, the meerkats (the main characters) are given names, roles, personalities, and many other…

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