• "Juxta Commons Revision/Collation Assignment"

    Author(s):
    Brandon Walsh
    Editor(s):
    Natalie M. Houston
    Date:
    2020
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Text Analysis, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Practice, Tool, Reflection, Digital pedagogy, Composition, Collaboration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/m20t-jv78
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Text analysis tools can be useful for the process of composition as well. In this assignment and in a related MLA talk, “Collation and Writing Pedagogy,” published on his blog, Brandon Walsh repurposes the scholarly method of collation, the comparing of multiple copies or witnesses of a text, for the teaching of writing. Walsh’s assignment teaches students to use Juxta Commons, an online collation tool, to compare multiple drafts of one paragraph from their essay to examine how specific changes alter the writing’s focus or tone. On his blog, Walsh also describes an exercise in which students each write a new version of a draft sentence in a shared Google Docs document. These assignments make visible the many different choices available to writers, encouraging students “to internalize the practice of collation and reflect on the interpretive possibilities offered by such differences” (Walsh, “Collation”).
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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