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- The Nature of Argument in a Digital World
- Analyzing Arguments that are Born Digital
- The Moves of Argument in Web-based Text
- The Moves of Argument in Infographics
- The Moves of Argument in Video
- The Moves of Argument in Social Media
- Coaching Students' Work with Digital Arguments
Chapter 2: Analyzing Arguments that are Born Digital
Thinking about Hyperlinks (pp. 19-23)
As you explore the three versions of the text, consider the following:
Where do each of the links lead?
How do you think the writer chose those links?
Considering the rhetorical situation, why do you think that the writer chose the links? What goal is he/she trying to accomplish by using the links?
For you, as a reader, are the links effective? Do they work well with the claim being made? Why or why not?
How does the argument change based on the link?
Hyperlink Exercise for
shown on page 21.
Want to explore hyperlinking more?
to examine reading habits and hyperlinking.
Thinking About Types of Evidence (pp. 25-41)
Downloadable Evidence Note Taking Organizer
Hierarchy of Evidence (pp. 30-31)
To engage students in thinking about these questions, we suggest introducing the briefly to some of the types of evidence typically associated with debate: scientific law, statistical data, expert opinion, opinion of noted individuals, and anecdotal evidence.
Downloadable Hierarchy of Evidence
Downloadable Evidence Checklist
Steps for Writing an Amazon.com Review (p. 34)
Thinking about Graphic Design based on Robin Williams'
Non-Designers Design Book
A brief presentation outlining the four elements of Robin William's four principles by Lisa Dawley, Ph.D. (Boise State University)
Lisa Dawley, Ph.D.
Brief overview of CRAP peinciples from Chapter Six
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
by Garr Reynolds
Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity
" - Brief summary and
from Steve Garwood, Rutgers School of Communication and Information
Links to articles, resources, and other materials mentioned in Chapter 2:
Palfrey and Gasser, (2008).
Born Digital - Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.
New York: Basic Books.
Education Week (2012),
Cultivating Young Chess Masters in Some of St. Louis' Poorest Schools
To preview of Hillocks' (2011)
Teaching Argument Writing, Grades 6-12
(introduction and chapter 1). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
For more resources on teaching digital writing, please check out Troy's blog
"Digital Writing, Digital Teaching"
resources on his wiki page
. Additionally, check out the companion wiki for the books
The Digital Writing Workshop and Crafting Digital Writing
. For resources on Connected Reading, check out the companion wiki for the book
Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World.
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