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Class 2 Notes

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Preliminary Class Business




  • Introduction to working on the Student Work branch of the course site

    • Wiki membership (example of invitation to join "workspace")

    • The nature of a wiki and "Editor" level user permissions (PBWorks permission levels)
    • Basic editing, linking, and uploading procedures:

      • Go to the Student Work branch of the course site.
      • Log in

      • Edit an existing page (for example, edit the "Sandbox" page designed for testing)
        • GUI vs. source-code view
        • adding a link
        • adding an image
        • uploading content (images, docs, pdfs, etc.)
      • Create a new page
        • Through the Pages & Files menu
        • By creating a link to still to be created page
        • Putting a page in a folder
        • Using a template for a page
      • Wiki editing help available in sidebar of site
    • "Page history" (versioning) feature


  • Preview of next class (and next practicum): Class 3


  • Instructions for Class Bio assignment (due by next class)

    • (disclaimer)
    • Process for creating a bio

    • Content and tone of the bio


  • Questions?


1. "Close Reading" and "Distant Reading"




  • 19th-Century European Context:
    • Historicism
    • Philology
    • Didacticism


  • 20th-Century (and American) Context:
    • Science & Industrialism
    • Mass Media (e.g., newspapers, advertising)
    • The American South

2. Google Ngram Viewer Practicum



3. Preview of Next Class




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