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assignment

Contemporary Literature

Dystopian Literature

Summative research project

 

 

Now that we have completed The Giver and examined many current real world issues that the story explores in their worst case scenario, it is time to expand upon your knowledge of one of these issues and the future implications or possibilities related to it. The topics that best lend themselves to further research are the following: surveillance/privacy, climate change, agriculture, and genetic engineering.

 

Your goal will be to create a research based infographic on one of these issues.  Today, we will start research with Jennifer here as a guide.

 

Here are the steps of the project as I envision them:

 

1.      Choose your topic—pick the one that interests you the most.

2.      Think about what you might be trying to show on your infographic based on what you already know about the issue and the article we read about it. There are a variety of ways to think about your topic—maybe you are showing the pros and cons, maybe you are showing cause and effect, etc.

3.      Determine a note-taking strategy that works best for you and suits the purpose of the project.

4.      Read and take notes according to what you think you want to show on your infographic.  Use a combination of shorthand notes that lend themselves to paraphrasing and direct quotations.  

5.      Adjust purpose, if necessary, based on what you discover as you read.

6.      Keep track of your sources: the minimum is 3.

7.      You will also need pictures—keep track of where you get them.

 

Today we start research and Tuesday we will put the infographic together.

 

Topic

The topic of the infographic is specific in nature and is intended to inform or convince the viewer

The topic of the infographic broadly informs or convinces the reader

The topic is very general

I am working towards level 2

Type

The type of infographic chosen highly supports the content being presented

The type of infographic chosen works for the content being presented

The type of infographic is not well suited to the content being presented

I am working towards level 2

Information/Data/Pictures

The information, data, and pictures work together to  provide specific, thorough, strong evidence for your claims

The information, data, and pictures provide evidence for your claims

The information, data, and pictures somewhat support your claims

I am working towards level 2

Color/Fonts

The colors and fonts are sophisticated, complement the content, and make the text readable

The colors and fonts make the text readable

The colors and/or font interfere somewhat with the reader’s ability to decipher the content

I am working towards level 2

Bibliography

Correct MLA citations are used for all sources

Correct MLA citations used for most sources

Correct MLA citations used for some sources

I am working towards level 2

 

 

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