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The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics

ISSN: 2472-7318


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The following are the 22 initial questions asked to all 10 interview participants.

  1. How old are you?
  2. How would you describe your gender?
  3. How would you describe your race?
  4. Which first-year composition class(es) have you attended or are you attending?
  5. How many semesters have you been enrolled in ASU?
  6. Have you been enrolled in another university before ASU?
  7. Do you consider English to be your first or primary language? If not, what do you consider to be your first or primary language?
  8. How long have you had your Facebook profile?
  9. How active are you on Facebook?
  10. Please describe the type of activities you generally engage in on Facebook.  Try to be as detailed as possible.
  11. Do you see each of these activities as being related to writing, conversation, or something else?  Please explain your answer.
  12. How would you define “composition”?
  13. Do you think that your activity on Facebook is a type of composition?  Please explain why or why not.
  14. What features might Facebook use and composition have in common?
  15. Please explain your posting process on Facebook.  Consider how you think about posts before posting, how you make a post, and how you gauge whether it was a good or bad post.
  16. How does your posting process differ for different kinds of media: a status update, a comment, posting a link, posting an image, and so on?
  17. Who do you think views your Facebook activity most often?
  18. Do you consider those people when deciding whether or not to post information?
  19. What are your purposes in posting information on Facebook?
  20. How do you try to achieve these purposes?
  21. What device(s) do you normally use to access Facebook?
  22. Why do you prefer this device (these devices)?