English 114 Course Website – Nia Deocampo

Chris Beecher Film and Media, Literary Analysis, Social Criticism, Uncategorized, Wings

This student takes the informal route in her exploration of relevant social and cultural issues, including finding one’s identity and social conceptions of beauty.  Here, you’ll also find an interesting reflection on this student’s 114B experience.  Informal and conventional aspects come together to create and interesting rhetorical experience.

Today I Am Alive – Lizeth Avalos

Chris Beecher Argument, Literary Analysis, Social Criticism, Uncategorized, Wings

This student’s multi-faceted site is an excellent example of the variety made possible on a digital platform.  Here, you’ll find formal essays analyzing contemporary novels, an exploration of the hypersexualization of women, and a blog.  To move fluidly from one kind of writing to another makes one thing clear about writing in the digital world — it too, is writing.

Composing Writing: Where Academia and Blogging Meet

Chris Beecher Creative Writing, Film and Media, Literary Analysis, Previous Editions, Wings

Composed of the work of an entire English 114B class, this website has tons of content to explore.  The site is divided mainly into three sections, each containing student work from one of the Projects: The Body, Beauty, & Gender; Monsters and Mythology; and Online Business Portfolio.  Spend time reading through the various student texts and remember to view the …

The World of Horror

Chris Beecher Film and Media, Previous Editions, Wings

This blog delves into the genre of horror in its various incarnations.  Shelley Avraham provides reviews of various horror texts, exploring what horror really means.  Click the above screenshot to be taken to her blog.  

My Reflective Prezi Piece

Chris Beecher Previous Editions, Wings

In this Prezi presentation from her class blog, Kathryn Whitworth explores the challenges and triumphs she experienced in her English 114 B course.  Click the screenshot above to be linked to her page, and be sure to check out her other content as well.

Escaping Into Fantasy

Escaping Into Fantasy

Chris Beecher Featured, Film and Media, Previous Editions, Wings

In this blog post, Tariq Soliman analyzes Owl City’s “Fireflies” and the music video for the song.  In an effective and interesting discussion of the song and video’s thematic element, Tariq sheds new light on this popular piece of music.

Learning Something New Every Day

Learn Something New Every Day

Chris Beecher Previous Editions, Wings

This beautifully-designed blog reveals a positive outlook on life as this student author completes their first year of composition.  Complete with posts covering various text and even some poetry, this blog is a pleasure to read.