Writing to the World Wide Web
February 5th Recap: Guest Speaker Philip Garfield

Philip examined some ads for Web-related jobs recently posted in the New York Times. Although he didn't use the exact terminology, what Philip was doing was looking at the language conventions used in the ads, and how they were used to attract a specific type of employee. For example:

Philip also pointed out how your academic experience translates into "real world" experience. Your experience in this course, assuming you work hard and commit to producing a quality product, should translate to about six months to a year of "real world" experience, should you look for a job in the field of web development. If you are really interested in getting into this field in some way as a profession, get some practical experience now.

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