Critical Essay

Learning objectives

  • Discuss your work in critically informed ways drawing on the vocabulary of web design principles
  • Demonstrate connections between the readings, the project, and your role as a professional writer

To give you the opportunity to reflect and make connections about the wide-ranging amount of “stuff” we’re covered, you will write an essay exam in which you summarize, analyze and synthesize the major themes of the course and make connections between the course material, your other courses, and your own work. You will also include a reflective piece on the team projects and it’s contribution (or not) to the overall learning objectives.

While these are specific questions I’d like you to answer, they should not be limiting. By that I mean, please expand the questions, add to them, disregard them with a good explanation, etc. I want you to show me what you’ve learned and some of the connections you’re making (or not) between this course and your work in the program.






Please do not ask how long it should be. You should answer the questions fully and include support and evidence. You should write well and clearly. Standard sort of stuff. I’d like you to impress me with your knowledge, to demonstrate that you can talk about the course material in smart, relevant ways, and to illustrate that you’re taking steps to becoming fluent in the language and practice of professional writing. (For those of you aren’t professional writing students, then simply talk about the projects in light of your own career goals.)

Simple really. 🙂

And please, please, please ask me to clarify if you don’t understand the question.


December 4, 2016 by 5:00 pm. Save as a WORD file and send it to me as an email attachment.



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