Project at a Glance:
one of the following types of perspective:
- An educational piece, aimed at informing members of the community that is directly affected by the issue or problem.
- An appeal to politicians or other authority figures, to persuade them to take a stance or to push for desired actions to address the issue/problem.
- A general informational piece, describing or documenting the issue/problem for the general public.
The format of the project can be any one of the following:
- An informational brochure: either a simple booklet form or a "tri-fold" format
- A poster (PowerPoint format; single large slide)
- A slide show (PowerPoint; multiple slides)
- A webpage or blog
- A youtube video
- Have a different idea? Check with me!
project will be
via email, as an
If you wish, you may
also submit a "hard
copy" (for instance,
if you choose
a tri-fold brochure
format, and want me
to see the finished
send the file to me
not later than 4pm
on the due date,
Monday, 24 June.
When you submit the file via email, make sure to do the following:
-- ensure that the file is Microsoft (PC) compatible. That is the kind of computer I have, and I can't give you a grade if I can't open the file!
-- for any citations that are online, include them as live hyperlinks in your document. If you don't know how to do this, I can help.
-- give the file an appropriate name, one that includes your last name at the beginning:
e.g., Lastname_Firstname_Short title OR Lastname_Title OR Lastname_Firstname.
-- just to make sure that your project is received on time, you might want to send it more than 30 seconds before the deadline. :o)
Your instructor is not responsible for any transmission difficulties you might experience, internet gremlins, or other delays.
- appropriate graphic elements: relevant photos of the area and/or tables, charts, or other figures that help to illustrate the problem and the associated issues.
- adequate, appropriate, and clear text that helps to describe and explain the issues -- in your own words! Use available resources for information, but do not simply cut and paste: that is plagiarism, which will be rewarded with a grade of zero.
that you used
for the project,
format. You may
select and use
any of the
may wish to use
the format that
your own major
If you do not yet have a major, or are not familiar with the citation standard in that discipline, you can explore the links for each style to make an appropriate selection.
- MLA: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
- APA: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
- Chicago Manual of Style: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/01/
- scientific: http://tim.thorpeallen.net/Courses/Reference/Citations.html
some websites will
for example: http://www.easybib.com/
- creative use of layout: this is meant to be an informative piece that would get the attention of your intended audience! Have fun with it, and think about how to get people's (including your instructor's!) attention.
Use the rubric as your guide, and as your checklist, in order to maximize the points that you earn on the project! It is completely within your control to excel on this course element!