Purpose: The main objective of this assignment is to help you plan and prepare for your multimodal project. There’s an assignment sheet for that, too, and though the deadline is after this one, you should read that assignment sheet first. Full stop. A proposal introduces your audience to your preliminary ideas, while an annotated bibliography gives your audience a sense of the sources that helped shape those ideas and the context in which you envision your work. This assignment has a secondary goal as well, and that’s to develop your ability to select and synthesize sources in support of you own original argument. In the proposal, you will explain your project’s intent, argument, or specific interventions and give readers a sense of how your sources inform your thinking. In the annotated bibliography, you will properly cite and neutrally represent the arguments of those sources. Assignment & Directions: 1. Though the bibliography part of this assignment comes second, you should start here. Select 5 sources that will inform your project: 2 sources should be texts from the course, 2 sources should be scholarly articles that relate in clear ways to your topic, 1 source should be a popular source on your topic that is appropriate for an academic audience. 2. Cite your sources in alphabetical order. Following each citation, provide a brief summary of the source’s purpose and/or argument. Do not quote or use direct language from your sources. Summarize them in your own words. This will be your annotated bibliography, part II of the assignment. 3. Write an essay that describes the project you imagine undertaking for the multimodal project. In this essay, you should also tell readers what you hope to discover or represent with this work (i.e. your purpose). Use Collis’s & Scott’s interview as a model for the sorts of things you might say about your purpose, and mine it for language you might use to describe the goals of your own project. (Don’t plagiarize it, though!) 4. Weave support for your thinking from each of your 5 sources into this essay. Yes, you must use them all.

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Purpose: The main objective of this assignment is to help you plan and prepare for your multimodal project. There’s an assignment sheet for that, too, and though the deadline is after this one, you should read that assignment sheet first. Full stop. A proposal introduces your audience to your preliminary ideas, while an annotated bibliography gives your audience a sense of the sources that helped shape those ideas and the context in which you envision your work. This assignment has a secondary goal as well, and that’s to develop your ability to select and synthesize sources in support of you own original argument. In the proposal, you will explain your project’s intent, argument, or specific interventions and give readers a sense of how your sources inform your thinking. In the annotated bibliography, you will properly cite and neutrally represent the arguments of those sources. Assignment & Directions: 1. Though the bibliography part of this assignment comes second, you should start here. Select 5 sources that will inform your project: 2 sources should be texts from the course, 2 sources should be scholarly articles that relate in clear ways to your topic, 1 source should be a popular source on your topic that is appropriate for an academic audience. 2. Cite your sources in alphabetical order. Following each citation, provide a brief summary of the source’s purpose and/or argument. Do not quote or use direct language from your sources. Summarize them in your own words. This will be your annotated bibliography, part II of the assignment. 3. Write an essay that describes the project you imagine undertaking for the multimodal project. In this essay, you should also tell readers what you hope to discover or represent with this work (i.e. your purpose). Use Collis’s & Scott’s interview as a model for the sorts of things you might say about your purpose, and mine it for language you might use to describe the goals of your own project. (Don’t plagiarize it, though!) 4. Weave support for your thinking from each of your 5 sources into this essay. Yes, you must use them all.

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