As part of the technological literacy component of ENG 105, you will create a website that reflects not only you, but all the work you've done throughout the semester. Your website will display portions of the essays you've written, as well as any text or images you wish to add to personalize your website.
Why am I doing this in an English class?
As you've learned throughout the semester, the concept of a "text" extends far beyond the readings in CILCTE. All types of media -including movies, photographs, and advertisements - are texts that can be analyzed and studied. Websites are no exception.
This assignment is designed to help you look critically at the websites you browse everyday by teaching you how to construct your own website. By going through this tutorial - and thinking critically about every aspect of your website's design - you should leave this class with the ability to critically read and analyze websites.
What is my goal?
Over the next half of the semester
you will work on your website for English 105 and by the end of the
semester you will have a website that represents you and your work
in this class. The overall structure of your website is up to you,
but it must include your writer's profile. You must also demonstrate your ability to think critically about web design by designing a webpage geared towards a specific audience (your peers).
The writer’s profile should
include excerpts from each of your essays for English 105 as well as
some of your writing responses to the readings. Ask your teacher
for specifics about the expectations for your website. You may
add pictures, information, and favorite links as you please. Please
read the description of the writer’s profile for more information. Click here for the writer’s profile description.