is the Internet?
The internet is a global system of computers
that are all linked together through phone lines and such. This allows
all of these computers to share data with one another.
How do I go from one page/site
There are a couple of ways, actually.
One is to click on links, which are usually represented by buttons or
highlighted text. Another is to type in the URL, if you know it.
(See the next question if you don't know what this means.) Just
type it in in the box at the top of your screen, and it will take you
directly to that site.
What is a URL?
URL stands for Universal Resource Locator,
but you don't need to know that. It's just the address of a particular
web page. You can look up at the top of your browser and see the
address of this page right now. If you know the URL of a page, you
can go directly to that page from anywhere on the Net.
What is a link and how
do I use it?
A link is just something in a page that will
make you jump directly to another page. They usuallys how up in
the form of different colored text, often underlined. They can also
be buttons or pictures. Simply click on them with your mouse
to go to the page they "link" to. If there isn't a page that links
back to where you came from and you want to go back, you can use you browser's
back feature. There should be an icon at the top of your screen
that says back. Just click on that. If you're using an older
browser that doesn't have that, right click anywhere on page besides a
link or a picture and select back from the list that comes up.
How do I find information
on the Net?
To find information on the Net, one generally
uses a search engine. All this is is a site that has a program to
look up information for you. You type in a few words, it gives you
a list of web sites that it thinks are relevant to what you typed in.
Click here for more on search engines.
What kind of free stuff
is out there?
Tons! Email, homepages, and other free
stuff is all over the Net. Click this link
to our resources section to see what might interest you.
Site, Honors Composition 102, Fall 1999
Site 2, Composition 102, Spring 2000
©1999-2000 Clemson University
First Year Composition
Dr. Christine Boese, assistant professor