Supposed To's(Not optional):


  1. MIN. 1 EACH: PEER FEEDBACK & CONFERENCE W.ME
  2. no wikipedia

  3. relevant "primary" sources(s), e.g. gov't documents, autobiographiess, newspapers
  4. APA in text citation,Works Cited

MAKING A 'TO DO LIST
IF WE SEE WRITING AS A DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, WE CAN GET A STRONG SENSE OF WHAT WE CAN DO TO MEET THE EXPECTATIONS. Here is a sample list of tasks in the INITIAL PLANNING PHASE based on the Instructions:

  • brainstorm topics/ideas that interest me
  • excavate my perspective on them==maybe try iceberging
  • evaluate and choose the option that i care the most about and is most 'do-able' for finding data, developing a 'stand'
  • brainstorm the kinds of data I might need: newspaper articles, tv news clips, ads,
  • brainstorm search terms i can use with the Healey Catalog
  • identify the scholarly discipline(s) my approach might best fit e.g. sociolohy, media studies, history etc.
  • what concepts do I bring to this that I need to define? e..g. patriotism, better/worse, hero/villain...
  • write up PK Inventories of my topic(s) and Iceberg them--
what decisions are whispered in my list?