Composing in new environments: incorporating new media writing in the composition classroom

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Andrew Virtue (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Atkins Anthony

Abstract: Composition studies maintains a strong foundation within academia, but many composition instructors neglect the field’s relationship and approaches to the everexpanding existence of new media technologies. While the formal writing skills that represent the main focus of the majority of current composition programs retain vital skills that are necessary for students to learn, the fact remains that the field of composition studies is evolving as a result of communication technologies. Students no longer work in the sole context of the written word, but participate in environments that include abstract language and visual components. This new technological environment represents an arena upon which current composition programs often fail to capitalize. The question I plan to address throughout my research is how new media texts can be incorporated into composition classrooms and why new media texts are vitally important for college students in FYC courses.

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A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science
Language: English
Date: 2009
English language--Composition and exercises--Computer-assisted instruction, Computers and literacy, English language--Composition and exercises--Computer network resources
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Computer-assisted instruction
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Computer network resources
Computers and literacy

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