Wiki Project Audience Feedback Instructions


This is a copy of a document that you will find in our course: Course Content Area/Wiki Audience Feedback folder. It refers to a Ranking form that you will also find in that folder. The deadline for this assignment is 5 p.m, Sunday, May 8th.

Instructions:

You will be responding to the Wiki projects presented by your section’s classmates using the following criteria as they were outlined in the project assignment. Review these requirements before you complete the feedback form for your classmates’ projects.
You will then rank the top 3 Wiki pages in several categories.

Review of Project Requirements


Purpose:

The project’s purpose is to teach the class something related to the subjects covered by our course. To make sure that your presentation is effective, you will need to focus on central ideas that you want your classmates to take away from the presentation.


Topic:

The topic must be relevant to your course’s focus.
For English 1302: poetry, fiction, or drama.
For English 2327: American literature from beginnings to 1865.
For English 2341: mythology (particularly ancient Greek mythology) and its cultural contexts and/or related modern cultural presentations, including similar concepts in film.

Focus:
The page's focus should be narrow enough so that it can discuss its topic in some depth. Some part of the wiki page must imply or explain the topic's relevance to the world that we live in now.

Content Quality :

The project should provide more than facts; it should include analysis and draw conclusions about its topic. The depth of information should go beyond what one could find by a quick look at an encyclopedia (either print or Wikipedia, for example) or a single webpage on the topic.

o Freshman level projects should involve as much time planning, researching, and designing as you would spend developing a researched critical analysis of 7 or more pages or a 10-minute presentation with accompanying illustrations (PowerPoint, video, handouts, etc.). If you choose to focus on an author, the “biography” section of your project cannot exceed 30% of your content. The rest must focus on the writer’s works (stories, etc.).
o Sophomore level projects should involve as much time planning, researching, and designing your Wiki page as you would spend developing a researched critical analysis of 10 or more pages or a 10-minute presentation with accompanying illustrations (PowerPoint, video, handouts, etc.).


Research:

No projects may use any of the following types of content sources: Wikipedia, Bookrags, SparkNotes (and other similar sites--Cliff's Notes, Barron's notes, etc.), sites that sell essays, sites that display essays or parts of essays written by students, "cheat" sites. Images may come from any source.
o English 1302 projects: All projects must include research/evidence from a minimum of 5 reputable ("college-appropriate") sources in addition to assigned sections from our textbooks. For example, if you choose to focus on Hamlet, you will cite the play itself from our textbook. The 5 sources would be in addition to works in our textbook. These sources must be content sources. Sources for images are in addition to the 5 required sources. Projects that include fewer than 5 reputable sources will earn from 0-60% credit.
o English 2341 projects: All projects must include research/evidence from a minimum of 6 reputable ("college-appropriate") sources in addition to assigned sections from our textbooks. For example, if you choose to focus on Medea, you will probably cite both the Jason and the Theseus chapters in our textbook. The 6 sources would be in addition to those assigned works. These sources must be content sources. Sources for images are in addition to the 6 required sources. Projects that include fewer than 6 reputable sources will earn from 0-60% credit.


Documentation: All projects must conform to MLA rules for documentation, including both internal citations for direct quotations, and paraphrased or summarized material. Images sources must be identified. Documentation must be in 2009 MLA format (both in-text citations and a works cited list at the end of the project). Projects without citations or a works cited list will earn zero points.



Wiki Page Design:

The presentation of the material has a direct impact on the efficacy of the project. All projects must include headings and images. Make the page as attractive and as easy to follow as possible.


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Once you have reviewed this document, open and save a copy of the Wiki Ranking Form (located in the Course Content Area/Audience Feedback folder). Complete the form and submit it to the link on the course content page in the Wiki Audience Feedback folder.



Deadline:
5 p.m. Sunday, May 8th.