Three Aspects of Editing for the Web

  1. Having an audience profile
  2. Defining the "voice"/personality of the site
  3. Shaping the text for online reading


In-class

Part 1.
a. Choose a text that is not yet "ready for the web."
Source Texts: A Brief Guide to Changing Your Major; Suicide Hotline,What To Expect; Don't Buy Cycling Gear and Parts

Create a page for your group activity
List AM Pages Here,Tag them: in-class-exercise, AM-Feb07
  1. Revised Suicide Hotline (wall)
  2. Want Cycling Gear? Better Read this First.
  3. Group 5
  4. Stress Free Guide to Changing Your Major

List PM Pages Here,Tag them: in-class-exercise, PM-Feb07
  1. Your Guide to Changing Majors
  2. major changing?
  3. Suicide Prevention Hotline
  4. Change Your Major
  5. Suicide Hotline (Revised by PM Class)


b. Paste the text's content only onto your page.

c. Discuss and then briefly summarize the "audience profile" for the text and the site that it should appear on.

d. Discuss and then briefly summarize the "voice" of your site.



Part 2. Editing
A good edit will often require several "passes." Do not try to do everything at once. I suggest several passes:
a. Discuss and make changes that will allow the piece to better address your audience
b. Discuss and make changes that give the piece a more appropriate and coherent voice.
c. Discuss and make changes that "get to the point" and "make it easy to scan"
d. Discuss and make changes at the grammatical and mechanical level (i.e. Fix Errors!)


Part 3. Preparing for Next Week


AM class website"topic": College Life at IUP
PM class website "topic": What to expect when Time Travelling?




HW For Tuesday

  1. Read: Yahoo: “Get Familiar .. Coding” Ch. 16
  2. Compose a three-paragraph entry for our class website on.

College Life at IUP

AM Class - PLACE YOUR DRAFT AS A PAGE LINKED HERE: AM-CollegeLifeAtIUP

What to Expect When Time Travelling
PM Class - PLACE YOUR DRAFT AS A PAGE LINKED HERE: PM-What to Expect When Time Travelling