Composing Yourself

Overview
As a way to merge two pedagogical practices that I find both personally rewarding and extremely effective, I have designed an English Composition I (ENGL 1101) course around civic engagement and the use of new media. The theme of the course is “Agents of Change,” and all course deliverables will adhere to this theme.

Students enrolled in this course will also participate in iTeach, which is a mobile device pilot program. All iTeach students will be given an iPad2 for the duration of the semester, and all three assignments below will require students to engage with their mobile devices and a variety of apps several times a week.

The Common Course Outline for ENGL 1101 requires that five “essays” be written during the course of the semester. The three assignments included below work toward that requirement. In the process of creating this sequence of assignments, however, I realized…

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