Professional Writing: Digital Writing and Web Literacy
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I love professor Linzi!! She gives so many extra credits and was really able to build a vibrant class where people are encouraged to share their own opinions and anecdotes and I was really able to know everyone in the class. She's also super understanding and forgiving while ensuring we learn as much as possible in the class. This was class split into two: Tuesday and Thursday class. This really helped! Making the class smaller was more effective. The conversations in class were all very relevant to the world today and I felt very connected digitally. We had to write 6 posts and responses on slack about the reading of the week but she gives you lots of space to just ramble about the topics you read about so it was easy to be graded high. We also have to lead a discussion once during the quarter which was super fun! You also get graded for participation which is easy. Just try to talk twice in class but just treat it like you're having a conversation with friends. And lastly, we had a final essay which was around 9-11 pages long. I had trouble choosing a topic but professor Linzi really helped me. I kinda did it last minute so it isn't as amazing as it could have been. Overall, I would LOVE to take a class with Professor Linzi again! Super interesting class to take if you want to do something in digital media in the future.
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I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning about digital media and applying it professionally. I'm an English major and tend to be more introverted, but this class really brought out my creative side, teaching me how to create blogs, websites and stay connected with the news while listening to the assigned Daily podcasts. The class would consist of lectures over the readings (in-person), 2 group presentations (zoom), and one assigned reading-day leader who would discuss the chapter we read the night before (in-person). Class discussions of cancel culture, student activism, and opinions on controversial podcast episodes were very engaging. This class was my favorite of all my courses, and although it contained the most work with the project-based assignments and two-page responses, all the topics were relevant and fascinating to learn more in-depth about. Honestly, the projects felt more like fun than homework. She grades very fairly, and her feedback is always lovely and thorough. Professor S. just wants everyone to participate and express their interpretations of the topics creatively. Bottom line: THIS CLASS IS AMAZING!!! If you want a break from reading and writing essays or a chance to discover something new and helpful, take this course.