PROOF AND PERSUASION:
The Rhetoric of Scientific Integrity
© 2022 by Cynthia Shearer
419-H REED HALL
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
PHONE EXT: 817.257.6593
ENGLISH 20803 - WRITING AS ARGUMENT
Section 50:MWF @ 1 p.m. in Bailey 102
Cynthia Shearer, Instructor
OFFICE HOURS: 2- 3 p.m. MW in Reed 419_H
Twitter Research Feed
ACCOUNT CREATION (10 points)
Using a Twitter account, create a research feed that will enable you to track data on your topic on a regular, daily basis.
DO NOT USE YOUR PERSONAL TWITTER ACCOUNT; CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT JUST FOR YOUR TOPIC
DATA TRACKING (20 points)
Follow @comp_two which is our English 20803 Twitter account.
Follow at least 20 other Twitter accounts relevant to your topic. Follow government agencies, think tanks, reliable, non-politicized journals, newspapers, think tanks, and individual reporters, scholars, or scientists who are actively releasing information on your topic regularly.
Re-tweet at least 10 of the tweets that come into your feed on your topic, with appropriate hashtags, for example #blacklivesmatter or #concussions .
DATA DISSEMINATION (20 points)
Make at least 10 content-rich tweets or retweets that share sources, links, graphics, or your informed opinions on your topic. Consider sharing links to sources you have cited in classical or warrant-based arguments.
Identify and use the top hashtags (example:#taxreform ) on your topic to route 10 of your tweets to a large audience that is already interested in your topic.
Upload (as a photo)/tweet 2 images from your graphics bank, with a short message and a hashtag to route it to a larger interested audience. (This can count as one of the previous hashtag tweets.
Maintain your Twitter feed for the remainder of the semester, posting a few more tweets as you encounter more research on your own, with appropriate hashtags.
When you are ready for your account to be graded, send a message via Twitter to @comp_two requesting your grade.
Research Feed Checklist/rubric
(50 points total)
_____account creation, appropriately named for your topic
_____follow @comp_two : https://twitter.com/CompTwo
_____20 relevant follows
_____10 content-rich tweets or retweets
_____5 hashtagged re-tweets
_____2 graphics bank tweets
_____message to @comp_two requesting research feed grade