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Reading Response: "Twitter Postings: Iterative Design" and "Writing for Social Media"

The first two questions deal with the first article (“Twitter Postings“), the third question deals with the second article (“Writing for Social Media… 90 more words

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Reading Response: "Some People"

Consider the relationship between the verbal and the visual elements in this short graphic story by Luke Pearson.

If all we had was the verbal (i.e. 39 more words

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Reading Response: "Plagiarism: A Misplaced Emphasis?"

1) What have you previously learned about plagiarism? What is it? Why is it bad? How should you avoid it?

2) What are the five types of “normal” plagiarism that Martin describes? 42 more words

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Reading Response: "Crossfit Flirting"

1) What purposes do you see in the CrossFit community? Are these public goals? Where might they be publicized? (I.e. where could you go for textual proof of those goals?) 59 more words

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Reading Response: "Introduction to Primary Research"

1) What’s the difference between primary and secondary research? What are the three main methods of primary research? Have conducted research via any of these methods previously? 66 more words

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Reading Response: "The Concept of Discourse Community"

1) List the communities you’re currently a member of. Then philosophize–what holds them together? What’s the glue that makes a community a community?

2) According to Swales, how is a… 43 more words

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Reading Response: Why Academics' Writing Stinks

1) What’s the popular explanation outside universities for why academics suck at writing? What’s the popular answer within universities? In Pinker’s opinion, however, what are the two major contributors to the poor quality of academics’ writing? 46 more words

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