ENG 1101 Project #1 Discovery: Avatars

 

To prepare for writing Project #1:

  • If you haven’t already, register for an OpenLab account and join our Learning Community site, Ways of Seeing (Fall 2015).
  • From the OpenLab home page, click on People to see OpenLab members
  • Browse through, looking at the avatars.
  • Without reading anything about the person, choose an avatar of a member of the OpenLab that you think says something about the person.
  • Still without reading anything about the person, what do you understand about them based on their avatar? If you click on the avatar, you will see a larger version—but be careful not to read the member’s details yet!
  • In a post:
    • Make a list of what you observe when you look at the avatar.
    • Make a list of the interpretations you make about the details you observe.
    • Write a paragraph about how you interpret the avatar.
    • Now finally read about the member. Can you confirm or correct any of your interpretations or inferences? Do you think that the avatar does not represent them accurately? Add a few sentences to answer these questions.
  • Submit your post by Monday, 9/7.
  • Reply to at least 3 classmates’ posts by Wednesday, 9/9 at 9:00am, offering feedback about the avatars they have chosen to write about—do you see an alternative reading they haven’t thought of? Are their details they haven’t contemplated enough?
  • Choose your avatar if you haven’t already before Wednesday, 9/9, so you can write about it in your brainstorm and outline.
  • Bring your brainstorm and outline to class on Wednesday, 9/9. It can be printed or handwritten.

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