Group Project

Our final project of the semester asks you to take our thinking on oral and written communication and the skills and strategies we’ve developed and apply them in a digital writing environment – a podcast, an animated video, or a website. In terms of the content of the project, your group should work to address broader thoughts on oral and written communication (how it shapes your life generally and how it shapes your discipline), offer considerations of different aspects of the Bonaventure community, and/or work toward remediating previous work that you’ve completed this semester. In terms of delivery, you should make a podcast using Audacity or GarageBand, an animated video using Powtoon, or a website using WordPress. Specific length requirements will be worked out with me as your project develops in order to work toward balancing content creation and editing concerns.

As part of the group project, each individual member of the group should write up a one page reflection paper that discusses the goal/purpose of the project, analyzes its effectiveness (think about content and editing concerns here), and describes your specific contributions.

The grading criteria across our assignments will be as follows:

A – Very good to excellent work that effectively explores one of our given topics and that incorporates satisfactory editing work. Evidence of substantial efforts made toward the assignment.

B – Good work that effectively explores one of our given topics and that incorporates satisfactory editing work. Evidence of satisfactory efforts made toward the assignment.

C – Work that embodies a good faith effort but that falls short in terms of exploring one of our given topics or in terms of editing.

D or below – Unsatisfactory work in terms of quality. Little evidence of effort. Incomplete work.