Writing to the World Wide Web
January 29th Recap:
Quiz 1 and Language Conventions

Check your answers to Quiz 1 to the real answers. If you have any questions about anything on the quiz, please let me know.

To continue our thinking about language conventions, we briefly returned once again to looking at the Car Talk website, and specifically the language conventions that are used to give communicate a conversational, humorous, and personal-feeling character.

All together, these language conventions convey a specific tone or character for the text. This tone messages well with the purpose of the site: it’s an entertainment source primarily, while secondarily its a information source for people with car problems.

When you look at the Car Talk pages, look at the graphics. Do they fit into the tone that the language conveys? In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at the role that graphics play in establishing the character of websites.

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