Seminar: 6th Week
Hypertext is a non-sequential form of composing and writing. It therefore
provides choices for the reader as to how to navigate such text. While the
organization of regular, sequential text may be based on a multitude of
criteria and dimensions, the final product freezes the presentation into a
single, sequential chain of paragraphs and chapters. The author is in
charge, the reader either accepts this "first-to-last-page" organization,
or has to resort to an ad-hoc "hyper-reading" style by jumping from page
to page along a string tailored with the help of tables of contents,
indices, previous notes and luck.
- Today's activities do not quite amount to a formal judging of our Web
pages yet, BUT we will be working towards a Web competition for the
remainder of the quarter. At the end of the quarter, certificates will be
awarded in three classes:
- Professional (Extraordinary Merit)
- Hyper-Expert (Excellent Results)
- Cyber-Space Cadet (Remarkable Effort)
Criteria will include: [Mini-Research
- Quality of Mini-Research Content (Content not to exceed a total of
- Hypertextual Design and Organization of Pages (see guidelines)
- Absence of grammatical and spelling errors, quality of writing
- Quality of four or five resources used.
- Appearance of pages.
All of us. Your votes count half, mine the other half.
- Find a partner and raise
- this week's page on your computer in Netscape or Explorer (Find
the URL at the top of this page)
- Open yours and your partner's Dante public_html
- Go into your "home page" (pico index.html)
- Replace "forthcoming content" with "My Mini
Research Project" [Look up the coding for this tag in "View"/"Source"]
- Close the index.html file (ctrl x, Yes, Enter)
- Open a new file: pico mini.html
Start with HTML and end with /HTML: then write in:
H2 (in pointed brackets, of course) MY MINI-RESEARCH TOPIC: ..........
Can you add a sentence about your plans and/or what you may have
accomplished already: The other members of this "seminar" are eager to
- Close the mini.html file (ctrl x, Yes, Enter)
- Be sure that you get out of your Dante account before you leave the
room. See you next week or better: Let's hear from you before then!
If you have not done so yet, be sure to:
- catch up with weeks 2-5 as needed.
- include your new or changed "special topic" in the "introduction" on
your Web site or send it to krumme@u for the membership list.
- start a new page/file for your "special topic". From now on, you
may want to find at
least one reference every week and add at least two sentences to an
evolving brief "mini-research" write-up on your special topic every
week. (The end product should be 300-600 words of
concise, well organized [on at least two hypertextually linked pages]
and thoroughly proofread and edited writing)
Thanks and Have Fun! GK