This exercise is intended to help you think more carefully about how you title your posts/pages. Exercise Prep: Read Clark (2006) and then identify three posts/pages with titles you are willing to share with the rest of the class.
This exercise will help you review what you have done during your time at Wesleyan, both inside and outside of the classroom. Think broadly about your experiences, accomplishments, and failures and what those teach you about your interests, strengths, weaknesses. The longer the list, the more this exercise will help you during future exercises. Exercise … Read moreContent Inventory
This exercise will help unpack the various components of your capstone experience. You should think of this experience as not one monolithic thing, but something that can be broken down into multiple parts, and the mind mapping should help you do this. Exercise Prep: Review the example mind maps here and here. Read M. Pinola … Read moreMind Map
This exercise will help you to think about the connections between the different items in your content inventory (for WRCT 200) or the nodes in your mind map (for WRCT 300) Be willing to explore the different ways you might group your items to reveal connections that might not be apparent at first glance. Make sure you have … Read moreOpen Card Sort
The purpose of this exercise is for you to explore specifically when and where you developed a particular skill. Exercise Prep: Review the curricular map template and be ready to complete it in class. Note that there are slightly different versions for seniors, juniors, and sophomores.
The purpose of this exercise is for you to think about who might review your portfolio and how you will organize and customize the content of your portfolio with a particular audience in mind. Exercise Prep: Review the audience (persona) analysis template before coming to class.
Like the open card sort, this exercise will help you think about the connections between the different items in your content inventory by using two category sets to sort the items in your content inventory. Exercise Prep: Read R. Bass (2012). Update your sticky notes with any new items you have added from your content inventory. … Read moreClosed Card Sort
The purpose of this exercise is for you to help other students in the class deepen the reflective aspects of their posts and, in doing so, become more aware of how your own posts could be more reflective. Exercise Prep: Read J. Moon (2004)’s “The Presentation” (pgs 16 – 20).
The goal of this exercise is for you to edit your classmates’ posts so that they are clear, concise, and say as much as possible with as few words as possible. The posts should be scannable in an online environment and should engage the casual reader who may be doing many things at once! Workshop Prep: Make … Read moreEditing Workshop
In this exercise, you will pay special attention to what exactly you do in a day at Wesleyan. Pay attention to both the big and little things that happen to you in a day or things that you make happen. Document it all! Exercise Prep: Do everything described in the video below and be ready to … Read moreDocumenting a Day