Documenting & Presenting Your Remix

This is the post for the Friday, April 17, 2015 online class meeting.

cattalknowRemember that today’s class is working online, as I will be in Savannah at a conference. I will not be able to answer questions during the day, but I will check email in the evening and reply to any urgent questions.

Documenting Your Assets and Sources

Somewhere in your project, you will need to cite your sources. The technique that you use will depend upon the kind of project you are working on. Return to the section of Writer/Designer on “Designing Your Citations” (pp. 70–76) for tips on how to choose an appropriate way to indicate where your assets came from.

Today, you need to decide the best method for your project and explain why you have chosen it. Remember that the type of documentation can vary greatly. If you are doing a video, you might include opening and closing credits, just like in a movie or documentary. Think about whatever is appropriate for the format of your project, and then choose the best option.

Presenting Your Project

Presentation sign-up is Monday, April 20. Be sure you are in class and ready to sign-up for a time slot. To get ready, you can review the information in the textbook about presentations.

Following the resources in Writer/Designer, Chapter 8, you will document and present your remixed story. You will have approximately 5 to 6 minutes for your class presentation.

In your presentation, you will focus on sharing details about how you worked and the decisions that you made. Use the information on pp. 132–135 of Writer/Designer to determine what information to include. As the book explains, your job will be to show-off your hard work, but also you will help your audience understand your major design and rhetorical choices. Look particularly at the guiding questions on pp. 132–133 for an idea of the kind of details I will be listening for.

You can show portions of your project itself, but please be realistic. You may not have time to show your entire project. For example, if you made a 4-minute video, there won’t be time to show the entire video AND to talk about how you worked and the decisions you made.

You will create some kind of digital presentation (using Google slides, Prezi, Powerpoint, etc.). If you go with slides, the maximum length is 15 slides to ensure your presentation fits in the 5 to 6-minute time slot.

Turning In Your Project

Aim to have your project finished by April 27. You might still tweak things or make minor proofreading changes, but you should ideally be done with all the hard work. After that class session, our class time will be devoted to oral presentations.

By 11:55 PM on May 6, you should have gone to the Assignments tab in Scholar, completed a reflection memo, and given me the link to your project and your presentation slides. There is no grace period on this project. We will talk a bit more about the reflection memo in class on April 27.

Writing Schedule and Homework

  • Monday, 4/20: Presentation sign-up and discussion of drafts for peer feedback.

  • Wednesday, 4/22: Bring your book to class. Have a rough cut or rough draft of your project that you can share with two other people in class for feedback. Be prepared to provide a summary of the project’s rhetorical situation, using the questions on pp. 111–112. When you provide feedback on someone else’s project, use the guidelines in the section of the book on “Providing Feedback as a Stakeholder” (pp. 112–115). Your blog post for the 4/22 class should be a first draft of your revision plan for the project.

  • Friday, 4/24: In-class work day.

  • Monday, 4/27: Discussion of the reflection memo for Project 4. Last day of independent, in-class work.

  • Wednesday, 4/29 to Wednesday, 5/6: In-class presentations. Link to your presentation due by 11:55 PM the day before you present.

  • Wednesday, 5/6: Reflection Memo and Project 4 links due by 11:55