Writing in a Technological World explores how to think rhetorically, act multimodally, and be sensitive to diverse audiences while writing in technological contexts such as social media, websites, podcasts, and mobile technologies.
Claire Lutkewitte includes a wealth of assignments, activities, and discussion questions to apply theory to practice in the development of writing skills. Featuring real-world examples from professionals who write using a wide range of technologies, each chapter provides practical suggestions for writing for a variety of purposes and a variety of audiences. By looking at technologies of the past to discover how meanings have evolved over time and applying the present technology to current working contexts, readers will be prepared to meet the writing and technological challenges of the future.
This is the ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, writing with technologies, and professional/business writing.
A supplementary guide for instructors is available at www.routledge.com/9781138580985
Table of Contents
Part 1: Technology is Multimodal
Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Writing is Multimodal
Ch. 3 Non-digital and Digital Technology
Part 1 Reading: Can We Define Technology? by David E. Nye
Part 2: Technology is Active
Ch. 4 Plan, Research, and Cite
Ch. 5 Design
Ch. 6 Draft, Test, Revise, and Edit
Part 2 Reading: Handwriting is History by Anne Trubek
Part 3: Technology is Narrative
Ch. 7 The Stories We Write
Ch. 8 Information at our Fingertips
Part 3 Reading: The Disappearance of Technology: Toward an Ecological Model of Literacy by Bertram C. Bruce and Maureen P. Hogan
Part 4: Technology is Embedded
Ch. 9 Technology as System
Ch. 10 Technology as Situated
Ch. 11 Writing Messages
Part 4 Reading: Predictive Algorithms and Personalization Services on Social Network Sites: Implications for Users and Society by Robert Bodle
Part 5: Technology is Connected
Ch. 12 Writing for Social Media
Ch. 13 Writing for Websites
Ch. 14 Writing for Mobile Devices
Part 5 Reading: Thank You for Letting Me Share by Michelle R. Gould
Part 6: Technology is Embodied
Ch. 15 Hear, Feel, and Speak
Ch. 16 Picture, Perform, and Present
Part 6 Reading: The Voice of Lived Experience: Mobile Video Narratives in the Courtroom by Mary Angela Bock and David Allen Schneider
Claire Lutkewitte, PhD, is an associate professor of writing at Nova Southeastern University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate writing courses. She has published several books, chapters, and articles related to the teaching of writing. Her current research interests include writing pedagogy, writing with and for technologies, and document design.
"This book is wonderful because of its utility: many different courses from across the curriculum can use it to help students better understand how to adjust to the ever-changing writing contexts of the digital age, and it can serve as a trusty resource students can rely on as they progress through their studies."
Moe Folk, Professor of Digital Rhetoric, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
"This thoughtful and well-paced book offers clear, engaging examples throughout to draw students in and help them better understand the role of digital and non-digital technologies alike in writing. Addressing contemporary topics like social media, copyright, website writing, and more, Lutkewitte’s text will be indispensable for today’s writing classroom."
Stephanie Vie, Professor and Department Chair of Writing and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida