Web Wise Writing
Web Wise Writing takes students through the process of writing for a variety of important digital platforms, including blogs and websites.
- is a comprehensive resource for developing students' skills in producing many different forms of online writing
- highlights important principles of web wise writing and key differences from more conventional forms of writing
- emphasises the ethics of writing online, including the topical issues of netiquette and digital footprints
- provides plenty of lively and practical activities for students to practise and polish their skills
As online writing continues to grow in demand and gain more readers than the printed word, students need to hone their skills specific to this form of writing. Web Wise Writing is the tool to reach for, as it takes students through the process of writing for a variety of important digital platforms, including blogs, websites and email at different levels of formality. They will learn about web-specific writing concepts like scanability, front-loading and keywords, and get web savvy by mastering search engine optimisation and following appropriate netiquette. Equally, this forward-looking resource recognises that part of optimising writing for the internet is to master the fundamentals of writing, with activities that cover the essential areas such as voice, structure, word choice, and editing for accuracy and readability. Because whether it's on the page or on the screen, good writing is good writing, and good writing stands out.
PAGES: 55 | AGES: 12-15
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura Williamson is a Canadian teacher and freelance writer who is currently based in New Zealand. She teaches English and history at the secondary school level, and initiated the media studies programme at Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka, New Zealand. Over the past 15 years, her articles, columns and reviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites based in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.