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  1. 1. Seeing In/to Pictures:Visual Rhetoric in SWC 100 Delia DeCourcy
  2. 2. Challenges of the E-portfolio• The e-portfolio asks studentsto combine academic writingand new media writing genres.•Academic writing does notvalue the use of images incomposition. New mediawriting does.•Where/how does the use ofimage fit into the creation ofthe e-portfolio?
  3. 3. Rationale for a Visual Rhetoric Focus Visual rhetoric is an essential aspect of writing today in popular/mainstream contexts (web sites, blogs, journalism) Images are significant to the presentation and argument of the e-portfolio. How students conceive of themselves as writers is both textual and visual. Fertile ground for writing—the expert factor. Students are as adept, if not more adept, at analyzing images as they are traditional print texts.
  4. 4. Assignments Writing Self-Assessment with Collage Website Evaluation Digital Photo Essay Analysis Writing Philosophy 4 Reflection Papers Introduction to the E-port
  5. 5. Website Evaluation•Identify site’s argument.•Evaluate the quality of content, image, design andarchitecture.•Use screen shots as visual evidence.•Consider the criteria for effective websites in designof own e-portfolio.
  6. 6. Digital Photo Essay Analysis•Analyze the use of image, text, and audio in a digitalphoto essay to create an argument.•Perform a close reading of a few particular imagesand the accompanying text or audio.•Use images as visual evidence.
  7. 7. Writing Philosophy•First-person piece that combines argument andnarrative.•Based on NPR’s “This I Believe.”•Use image as a means of representing andstructuring the piece on your e-portfolio.
  8. 8. E-portfolio Menu and Introduction Chris LuYu