Updated: April 28, 2008

Student Creator:
Jody R. McCullough
Julie C. Kearney, Ph.D.
English 420 - Penn State Harrisburg
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Course Description
ENGL 420 Writing for the Web (3) Analysis and composition of informative, persuasive, and "creative" Web texts,based on rhetorical principles; no prior Web writing experience required.

Course Goals
The goal of ENGL 420, Writing for the Web, is for students to gain a clear understanding of the history, theory, concepts, and research involved in writing for the web. Students will also learn to write effective web documents and become familiar with HTML Editors. The ultimate goal of ENGL 420 is for students to synthesize the theoretical and practical knowledge they will gain into an aesthetically pleasing, logically organized web site which communicates meaning effectively, and to apply writing to skills to various other web formats.

Course Information was taken from the syllabus, created by Dr. Kearney.

Course Textbooks
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Landow, George P. Hypertext 3.0: Critical Theory and New Media in an Era of Globalization. Johns Hopkins UP, 2006.

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McFarland, David. Dreamweaver CS3: The Missing Manual. Pogue Press, 2007. 

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Welcome to my Journey. . .

Welcome - it is hard to imagine that twelve short weeks ago I began my journey into web authoring. . .

As I listened to Dr. Kearney, on the first day of class, describe the goals for the semester, I thought to myself - this is ridiculous! How am I going to learn DreamWeaver, develop a web site and create a Blog? I don't even know what a Blog is!

This course has been interesting. It has challenged me and caused me to reflect on how far I’ve come as an individual and a learner -watching each assignment is preparing us for the next.

I wish for you the active reader a delightful detour while you are exploring the opportunities hypertext has to offer.

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