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FYS: Dansereau: Process Cards Activity

Guide for Dansereau's FYS session Fall 2018

Directions:

Break into small groups and then discuss and arrange the seven information cards (such as Tweet) by whatever the process card says (such as Time).

Process Cards

EASE

Discuss each type of information in your group, then arrange the cards in the order of how easy you think it is to create or publish each one, from easy to hard.

TIME

Discuss each type of information in your group, then arrange the cards in the order of how long you think it takes to create or publish each one, from short to long.

RESEARCH

Discuss each type of information in your group, then arrange them in the order of how much research you think goes into each one, from less to more.

EDITING

Discuss each type of information in your group, then arrange the cards in order of how much you think each one is edited before publishing, from less to more.

LENGTH

Discuss each type of information in your group, then arrange the cards in the order of how long or short you think each one is, from short to long.
 

Information Cards

BLOG ENTRY

An entry posted online by the blog owner, usually without any kind of review.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY

An objective, factual summary of a topic published in a print or online encyclopedia.  Usually an expert on the topic writes the entry and an editor edits it.

MAGAZINE ARTICLE

An article written by a journalist or contributor, reviewed by an editor, and published in print and/or online by a magazine publisher.

NEWS ARTICLE

An article reporting a recent event. Written by a journalist, reviewed by an editor, and published in print and/or online by a news organization.

SCHOLARLY ARTICLE

An article sharing research, authored by an expert in their field of study, published in an academic journal. Often peer-reviewed before publication.

SCHOLARLY BOOK

A comprehensive account of a subject. Written by an expert in their field of study and often published by a university press.

TWEET

A message limited to 140 characters and posted to Twitter by an individual from a personal or organization account.

 

Attribution

This exercise was adapted from Kevin Seeber's Process Cards Activity.