Although I encourage
you to consult encyclopedias on subjects about which you are unfamiliar, you may not use
or quote from
Wikipedia or other encyclopedias
(hardcopy or online) to count for your ten sources.
The goal of this assignment is for you to learn to research
an unfamiliar specialized subject, and to form and argue an expert standpoint on that small subject.
Your finished project must be 7 fat-free pages in length if
your collective is two persons, 10 fat-free pages if your collective consists of three
persons. Either submit a traditional written report by
posting it online, carefully following the required length specifications, or
create a persuasive website on the subject including 7 to 10
different linked web pages. All final projects are due
on line by Nov. 24.
You will be asked to do a seven-to-ten minute collective oral
presentation on your chosen topic. The presentation MUST include some creative
component (PowerPoint, music, food, dance, etc.) and may not consist of
simply reading your paper! Failure to comply with this instruction will result
in loss of credit for the entire presentation. You WILL BE GRADED on
your oral presentation as well as the paper itself. I suggest you use
Gosling and Noordam's "Giving
a Great Presentation" as instructions on how to do your
presentation, and things to avoid.