Technical Writing, September 19, 2013Presentation Transcript
1) Checking in with our Tumblrs
2) I am Iron Man
3) The great directions sharing experience
4) The debriefing
I started grading the Tumblrs over the weekend, and I
held off mentioning this Tuesday to make sure that I
got a chance to talk to the people who weren’t on the
blogroll yet. But some of you don’t have all your
entries. I’m offering one time amnesty! If you get
caught up by 11:59 PM on Monday (this coming
Monday) I will consider everything on the Tumblr on
You should have
1. tell us all who you are, your major, your skills, and
set 5 goals for class. (for week one)
2. Week 2’s reading response
3. Week 2’s class based response
4. Week 3’s reading response
5. Week 3’s class based response
6. week 4’s class based response
7. *due tonight* week 4’s reading response
What I had you print for today is a papercraft Iron-
Man designed by a guy named Gus Santome. He runs a
blog at http://minipapercraft.blogspot.com/ where he
churns these out. If you were diligent and printed
yours for today, though, you see something
interesting: there are no directions.
Activity: we keep foldin’
Lucky for us, this isn’t our first rodeo! We know how to fold
paper in these parts. And sure, now there’s some cutting,
and probably a little gluing, in our future. But we live
fearless, because we’ve harnessed the power of the page to
fly nearly ten feet!
Seriously, though– look at it, think about it, cut it, fold it, glue
it. Make it into a little Iron-Man.
Write some directions so the next poor soul can make
When you finish…
… let’s talk about it.
And your homework…
… is to print another one (if the color is too expensive, it’s cool to do black and
white. I don’t mind), and print your directions, then take them to some
innocent soul. Have that person make the Iron-man. Watch.
Do not speak. Just watch.
When they finish, write a summary of what they did right, what they did
wrong, and how you feel your directions fared. Once the person has finished,
you can also ask questions.
This summary should be posted to your blog by a week from today, and it will
replace BOTH your Tumblr posts for next week.
Read Anderson, Chapter 27
And remember your resume and cover letter are due to me,
saved as PDFs, along with your job ad and your rough draft
(with any comments people added to it), all via email. If
people made hand-written comments on your draft, you can
get those to me any way you’d like (hand them to me today,
bring them Tuesday, take a photo of them… whatever works