For the last few weeks of the semester, we will complete collaborative projects that result in a website, a podcast, or a video. Each group should address two main questions: what is one way that oral and written communication is significant for you as a student and a citizen of the world, and what is one way that oral and written communication is significant for your discipline or future profession? Each group should offer a collective answer to the first question, and each member of each group should offer an individual answer to the second question. The answers to these questions should involve some generalization (how would you describe the significance of oral and written communication more generally?) and some specifics (what specific examples or instances can you point to that show us the significance of oral and written communication in action?).
For this short paper (1 page, single spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pt font), write out your thoughts in response to both of the questions above. This will give you a foundation to build on when you start working with your group. Email the short paper to me before class and bring a hard or electronic copy with you to class.