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    Nhu wrote a new post, The Aftermath of the Conference, on the site EN571: Literature & Technology 2 years, 3 months ago

    I think that these past few weeks show how unanticipated circumstances can arise. I did not anticipate being sick and I realize that research is nearly impossible when you aren’t taking care of yourself.

    When I […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, The Aftermath of the Conference, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 3 months ago

    I think that these past few weeks shows how unanticipated circumstances can arise. I did not anticipate being sick and I realize that research is nearly impossible when you aren’t taking care of yourself.

    When […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Frankenstein Outline, on the site EN571: Literature & Technology 2 years, 3 months ago

    Topic: A postcolonial analysis of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I will be using Keywords in Context tools to identify authoritative approaches to language. The comparison will be Victor F […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Frankenstein Outline, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 3 months ago

    Topic: A postcolonial analysis of the 1818 edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. I will be using Keywords in Context tools to identify authoritative approaches to language. The comparison will be Victor F […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, The Monstrosity of Reading in Context, on the site EN571: Literature & Technology 2 years, 4 months ago

    When I first proposed my project, I thought that a classroom assignment would be more interesting seeing as I’ve never tried organizing one before (see previous post to understand why my project is changing in […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, The Monstrosity of Reading in Context, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 4 months ago

    When I first proposed my project, I thought that a classroom assignment would be more interesting seeing as I’ve never tried organizing one before (see previous post to understand why my project is changing in di […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Frankenstein: What’s in a name?, on the site EN571: Literature & Technology 2 years, 4 months ago

    This project would be developed for college students in an introductory literature course. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, there is the question of visibility in characters when they are not addressed by their nam […]

    • I think this is a very great research idea. Since you will be researching the issue with identifiers, will you be using a theoretical approach during this research since one of your examples was about one of the characters being identified as the “Arabian” so that cultural studies and historicism can help you with this research.

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Frankenstein: What’s in a name?, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 4 months ago

    This project would be developed for college students in an introductory literature course. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, there is the question of visibility in characters when they are not addressed by their n […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, A World of My Own, on the site EN571: Literature & Technology 2 years, 5 months ago

    Growing up, MMORPG’s (also known as Massively multiplayer online role-playing games) were the epitome of my childhood. The way that fictional worlds are influenced by literature was not something I figured vi […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, A World of My Own, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 5 months ago

    Growing up, MMORPG’s (also known as Massively multiplayer online role-playing games) were the epitome of my childhood. The way that fictional worlds are influenced by literature was not something I figured video […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Processing Words, on the site EN571: Literature & Technology 2 years, 5 months ago

    I remember when I was younger I really wanted a typewriter. When I went to high school, I faced the challenge of having to actually use one for my college applications (my high school wanted to make sure students […]

    • I will agree word processing devices from typewriting to digital writing (like Microsoft Word) has come long way from it’s humble beginnings. It’s been a great improvement that allows a greater variety of capabilities and less difficulty in the end. I also agree that Wikipedia is not the most dependable source of information as it is crowd-sourced where individuals or groups alter information for better or worse.
      Personally, however, do not feel confident with using code-encrypting programs (like Sublime Text editor) despite seeing the uses for it. For example, some of the code that is seen can be confusing without prior knowledge of their meanings or abbreviations that altering these codes, markup, prose can disturb the text unexpectedly; hopefully this class can expose and teach me these functions better.

    • Nhu,

      Your comment that “[t]he ability to mark and track changes as we go in a document changes our perception of authorship in writing” really resonates with me. I had not done much collaborative writing until I started teaching and was exposed to Google Docs. I am looking forward to experimenting with more of the Word Processing tools that we’ve been reading about this week. I have not yet tried Sublime Text, but based on your recommendation, will try to experiment with it. One of the things that I like most about these weekly blog posts is the ability to share and learn from each other’s experiences and suggestions. Thanks for yours!

      By the way, I also have never tried adding to Wikipedia (as I mentioned in one of my other responses, I have a love/hate with that site), specifically because of the fear that I would be deleting some key portion of the text (I love the graphic that you included – that is ***precisely*** my fear!), but am looking forward to playing around with it in class tonight. It is good to push ourselves to get out of our comfort zones!

    • I agree that Wikipedia still has its issues, but I believe that for the most part the site has gone through its “growing pains.” Wikipedia has been fairly thorough in its development of “checks and balances” so to speak… most of the high-traffic articles have a protected or semi-protected status that prevents much of the careless (or malicious) editing that takes place. As long as we teach students to read Wikipedia articles with a trained-eye, it can still make for a valuable tool.

      • to further elaborate, even though Wikipedia is not a very credible source, Wikipedia does hold facts that are credible due to us being able to see the citations as well as create our own searches, and finding similar facts that are seen on Wikipedia, so even though it is not credible, it is still a source that can be used to give us an idea or a brief introduction about something, yet it is always good to be mindful.

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Processing Words, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 5 months ago

    I remember when I was younger I really wanted a typewriter. When I went to high school, I faced the challenge of having to actually use one for my college applications (my high school wanted to make sure students […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Mapping out the FULL Story, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 5 months ago

    Last semester, Moretti’s section on Maps would definitely have helped me visualize the town of Ruby in Toni Morrison’s Paradise. The town of Ruby was tied together by the literal symbol of the oven and each […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Visualizing Words: Who said What?, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 6 months ago

    The hardest part of using graphs is figuring out how the data correlates and whether it is effective in providing literary relief, especially when the text is too complex.

    I would never have thought to look […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Bringing Frankenstein to Life in the Classroom, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 6 months ago

    Digital pedagogy : the use of technology in constructing a learning environment online through various forms of interaction, but not limited through online, hybrid, or face-to-face interfaces.
    As readers, digital […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, Digitization: A Loss or Gain in Literacy, on the site Anxiety in the Digital Age 2 years, 6 months ago

    As technology continues to progress in our society, so does our ability to process information. The texts that are available in print slowly make its way into e-books and/or other digital formats. Our sense of […]

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    Nhu wrote a new post, 6 Steps to NOT Getting the Job , on the site Marymount Career Services 5 years, 5 months ago

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    Sometimes when I walk out of an interview, I’m as nervous as when I entered it. What mistakes did I make? Here are 6 Steps to NOT getting the job:

    Unqualified or overqualified

    The purpose of getting a […]

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