Creating Each Web page in your Site:


The text of each page in your site should accomplish one of the goals you have for making the site: that is, it should direct some information to a specific audience. So before you make a certain page, answer the following:

  1. What question does this page address or answer?
  2. Who is asking that question?
  3. Based on 1 and 2, what should be the title of this page?


Write one to three paragraphs answering the question you listed above, #1. Argue to prove your answer using "good reasons" as defined by Faigley and Selzer. Make certain to use at least one form of argumentation described by Faigley and Selzer in chapters 5 through 10. Write a draft:

Each Web page in your Web site will be graded based on the following :

  • Does the page make an argument in Faigley and Selzer's definition of the term -- that is, does it propose a definition, specify cause and effect, evaluate, tell a story, offer a rebuttal to commonly-held beliefs, or propose a solution to a problem?
  • Does the argument have a clear intended audience, and, if so, does it a) take into account what that audience already knows; b) audience attitudes toward the author; c) audience's attitudes toward the subject?

Visual Images or Graphics:

Visual materials can be images or graphics, and they indeed augment or detract from an argument. To think about what images and graphics should go on your page, think about how arguments are made with them (Faigley and Selzer 225-253). See the Images assignment.

Don't Forget:

Include in each page all the information specified in the Web Style Guide, pp. 18-19:

  1. Who is speaking? (Links to and information about you)
  2. What is the page about? (Informative title)
  3. When was this site created / updated? (Creation / Revision dates)
  4. Where is the author of the site located, in real space? Where is the user located, in virtual space, at any given moment? Where is the home page? (Link + URL)