Multimodal Project Proposal Assignment Sheet
See Ch. 4 pp. 100-101 & 107-109 for elements of a written proposal
Written Proposal Draft Deadline: Saturday, April 10, 2021 (11:59pm).
Multimodal Design Draft: Monday, April 12, 2021 (12 noon)
Peer Review: April 12-15, 2021, in class
Final Written Proposal & Multimedia Design: Saturday, April 24, 2021
After viewing the Civic Engagement and Civic Action CREDO videos, you should now have an idea of what civic action means. It’s not community service where you gather with other people to serve a meal at the local homeless shelter or pick up trash along a designated roadway. It’s much more than that. Civic Action encompasses the planning of the project all the way through the execution and follow-up of the project. It’s thinking about not only the big picture, but all the details as well. It’s thinking about how best to present it so you’ll have “buy-in” from stakeholders to those you’ll impact.
For this task, think about civic engagement and civic action. Think about issues that speak to you, where you think you could make a difference. Then, decide on an issue where you can design a civic action plan to take your topic from thinking about it to actually executing it. Your first step is the proposal, and those guidelines and guiding questions are outlined below. Your proposal is due this week. Use W/D, pp. 100-101 & pp 107-109 to complete your proposal.
Your written proposal needs to cover the items listed below. You might want to use the following headings in your proposal to help with organization. Do NOT fill this document out and submit it!
Abstract: Brief overview ~250 words (W/D p.107)
What is your project about?
How will you approach it?
What genre will you use to fit your rhetorical situation
Justification of Project (W/D p. 108) Why is your design appropriate and effective? Your justification includes your Needs Analysis, Literature Review and Competitive Analysis.
Needs Analysis (Rhetorical Analysis): p. 100 W/D (audience, purpose, context, value, stakeholders…)
Literature Review: (Research) p.100 W/D: What previous research exists regarding your topic? Remember the students who developed the Tales app scavenger hunt looked at game theory and learning/educational theory.
Competitive Analysis (Genre Analysis) p.101 W/D: What “look”, “function”, “genre” already exists regarding your topic. Can any elements be adapted, improved for your particular project? (don’t recycle work that’s already out there- you can use pieces of things, but not work in large sections or works in their entirety. Do research to see what’s already been done to discern what works and what doesn’t work.
Project description: p. 108 W/D: Tell me in detail about your project. Include rhetorical situation, genre, and audience. Tell me all about the design of the project, including design elements. Why did you choose your media, modes and technologies?
Roles & responsibilities p. 109 W/D: Who will you enlist and what role will they play in implementing your project?
Timeline p. 109 W/D: What would your calendar look like to implement your project?
Stages p. 109 W/D: How will you break your project up into manageable chunks? (this should be chronological- what tasks need to be accomplished before others?)
Logistics p. 109 W/D: Any special needs for things like transportation of equipment…
Collaborators p. 109 W/D: Who are the people you would need to collaborate or coordinate with?
Contingency plans p. 109 W/D: What if something falls through, or gets off schedule then what? Do you have a backup plan? If the project is outside and the weather turns bad, then what?