English 384:PQQ - Writing for Electronic Media (Spring 2009)
Michael J. Cripps, Ph.D.

Write Content for Personal Website Project

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A website without content is like, well, an empty bottle of Sprite. You can't obey your thirst for information on an empty website! But what is content?

In web development, content generally means written text, though it can also include graphics, sound, and moving images if those "textual" elements make up the information or stuff of the website. For us, for now, content will be written words.

For this assignment, you need write some text that will be revised, reworked, reorganized, repackaged (and more) and inserted into your personal website. But let's just get things started at first.

Your Task

  1. Create four small text documents (in Word, notepad, textedit, NeoOffice, or your favorite text editor)
    • Doc I - Personal statement about you. Be interesting, descriptive, even provocative. (250 Words)
    • Doc II - Write about your community, neighborhood, or something local. Pick a "scene" and focus on the little details. (250 Words)
    • Doc III - Write about your major, courses taken, requirements, career goals. (Or something else related to your education.) Think details, small moments of interest. (250 Words)
    • Doc IV - Write about a hobby or interest, something you know and enjoy. (250 Words)
  2. Save your content in some text editing format (.doc, .txt, etc) on a flash or portable hard drive, print out 4 copies, and bring it all to class!

As you might suspect, these "sections" are potentially several of the main areas of your personal website. Do us all a favor and bring at least 1000 words to class.

Don't like the look? Restyle!
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