If you have an idea for a name/webpage address for our project number three website, please post in the comment section.
Hello Group Leaders,
Hopefully you have been thinking and talking about your group projects with your groupmates and even each other. I am sure you are uncertain about exactly what is going to be acceptable or good. What you should do at this point in the process of completing this project is putting together some sort of proposal. Be ready on Thursday to "propose" your group project in class on Thursday. We will have a discussion about the potential of your project and I will guide you towards a doable project.
Use the comment function of this post to ask questions, if you have any.
Here is a post about the Dramatic Reading assignment which is due tomorrow, Tuesday November 4th:
Remember the basics of the assignment,
1. DO NOT speak for more than 3 minutes and try to speak for at least 2 minutes.
2. Include an introduction with your name, a thesis sentence, and the title of your piece that does not last more than 20 seconds (included in your 3 minutes total). You need to have a copy of your piece to hand in to me (you can photocopy, type, take and print a clear picture, turn in clear handwriting). Having a thesis that deals with the theme of citizenship or community is an easy way for you to get closer to an "A" grade.
Here are some extra last minute tips for your Dramatic Reading:
Don't plan on holding just a loose piece of paper. Have a folder or something hard and flat so the paper doesn't shake.
When you are practicing, read your piece very slowly, then read it very fast, then read it at normal speed. This will help your timing and the variety in your delivery.
To make sure you are loud and clear, don't hold your chin down when you are speaking. Make sure your enunciate your words and speak out to the audience.
A well performed Dramatic Reading will accurately convey an emotion or a number of emotions that present in the text.
Time yourself repeatedly to make sure that you meet the time limit, don’t gamble with your time.
Practice in front of a mirror, practice in front of anyone as many times as you can.
You should have read your piece out loud between at least 40-50 times.
Remember, EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSE!
I know we said the due date for the Annotated bibliography will be the Friday the 24th, but let's push that back until Thursday October 30th. I think you will need the additional time. Below is the description of your final media paper. As always, please let me know if you ANY questions.
Final Paper - Assignment Description
Your final paper will deal with a media topic of your interest. It will be an original analysis or critique of media and you will apply a theory or concept from the book. You will need to complete two addition steps along the way to completing your final paper. Below is a description of each step. Remember that you need to follow the APA guidelines for formatting. Use times new roman 12 point font, 1 inch margins, and double spacing. Be sure to include the correct in-text citations and a reference page. I attached a detailed grading rubric HERE .
Part I - Annotated Bibliography - Now due 10/30
An annotated bibliography will consists of a reference list of 10 sources that relate to your topic and short descriptions of each source. You will need to create a list of references and include a description of what each source is about and how you may use that source in your paper. For examples of annotated bibliographies please see this WEBSITE or search for examples on the internet. You need to use a specific ratio of sources: 1 book, 5 newspaper articles and 4 websites. The sources you choose for your annotated bibliography may not necessarily end up in your final paper. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to help you explore your topic and get a grounding in the available research. Your sources should deal with the media you have chosen and the theory or concept about group communication you pulled from the book (this does not mean use the textbook as a source, it means find more sources that addresses the information in the textbook). Be sure to include a short paragraph or long sentence at the top of the page which explains what your paper will be about/what the bibliography is geared toward.
Part II - Outline - Due 11/18
A detailed "sentence outline" that includes: a full abstract (a short description of your paper), descriptions of each section, and include short quotations or short summations of sources you intend to use in each section along with the APA citation for each source.
Ambushing (ambush listening)
Social dimension of groups
Task dimension of groups
The Onion model of Organizational Culture
The Styles Perspective of Leadership
The Traits Perspective of Leadership
The transmission model of communication (Sender/receiver model)
Group Project # 2 requires four parts total: 1 required essay and 3 other group activities that your group gets to choose from a list of several possibilities. The first two activities (the required 1 page essay and the academic activity are due Tuesday September 30th, and the remaining two activities (the short creative performance and the public display) are due Thursday October 2nd.
There are no rules from me about how or who gets this work. Everyone will be require to complete an individual reflection sheet, describe what each group member, how the group functioned and grade each of the members in the group. This individual reflection will take place in-class on or after October 2nd and will factor into you and your group members’ grades.
Any problems should be dealt with by YOU. Please do not come to the professor with problems about who is and is not doing what in your group. Do your best to present the best possible product and leave your grievances for your reflections.
Group chapter assignments
Group 1 Titans: Law 5
Group 2 Turtles: Law 28
Group 3 Ligers: Law 25
Group 4 Reapers: Law 16
Group 5 Lions: Law 15
Each group is required to provide a 1 page, five-paragraph essay that discusses and analyzes three historical examples that relate to your group’s law.
Each group is to pick 3 activities - one activity from each of the three categories below:
1. Make a test for the book chapter (law of power) you read. Include 10 true-false, 10 multiple choice, and 5 short essay questions. After writing the test, provide the answers for your questions.
2. A summary of chapter (3 pages minimum, 4 pages maximum).
3. Prepare a lesson that will teach the lessons of the law you were assigned. It could be a "how-to" lesson or one on content. Plan carefully to present all necessary information in a logical order. (3 pages minimum, 4 pages maximum).
Short Creative Performance (This can be one person or the entire group)
1. Write a poem (or poems) about your chapter and perform them. (Minimum 3 minutes, maximum of five minutes).
2. Read passages from the chapter (Minimum 3 minutes, maximum of five minutes).
3. Sing a related song
4. Create two 30-second radio ads for your book chapter. Write out the script and tape record it as it would be presented. Don’t forget background music and or sound effects.
5. Retell the plot of the book you read as it might appear in a third-grade reading book. Be sure that the vocabulary you use is appropriate for that age group (Minimum 3 minutes, maximum of five minutes).
1. Make a website of at least five “pages,” including a timeline or map about chapter, at least 15 links to useful websites, an about us page. You include any of the activities from above to your website.
2. A 15-minute video about your chapter. You can use your lesson plan or summary from the above activities.
3. Create an electronic press kit to promote the ideas in your book chapter. You must present your electronic press kit in front of class and it must include several items including, banner ads, a press release or informational pamphlet, an email advertisement, an electronic poster, and pictures (at the least).
4. Design an advertising campaign to promote the sale of the ideas in the book chapter you read. Include each of the following: a poster, a magazine, newspaper ad, a bumper sticker design, and a button design and a design for one other form of promotional merchandise.
Post your introductions in the comment section of this post.
Below are some illustrations of the theories we talked about in class. The first image is the most basic form of the sender/receiver model. We also call it the sender/receiver model, the transmission model or the linear model of communication. The sender/receiver model provides with a basic way to understand and explain what communication and is and what is not. The second image illustrates a slightly more complex understanding of communication, including the concepts of encoding and decoding messages as fundamental elements of the process of communication. One important point to take away from the progress of the sender/receiver model is that communication is dynamic process.
The third image below is the onion model of organizational culture and it allows us to understand what culture is and helps us to begin to understand the large number of factors that help account for differences and similarities of cultures. We discussed the onion model when we engaged in the "Island thought experiment" and discussed how different cultures might progress given different environments and demographics.