Unit 7*

The Project Concept

For this unit, we’re done with the 3 texts we’ve been reading. Now we shift to your book project. Instead of creating a traditional academic “research paper” on your topic, this assignment is intended to be more fun, interesting. and more online. The format of your project’s output will be a post (a web page) you create on this website. That news is probably exciting to some of you and probably scary or panic-producing to others. If the idea of creating a web page is scary because you’ve never done anything like that and you don’t think of yourself as a “techie”, then don’t worry. There’s plenty of help available. I have done this type of assignment in the past with other classes and all has gone smoothly.  In fact, if you can write a post on a Desire2Learn forum page then you can create a web page using WordPress.

Your web page should contain much of the same information that a “research paper” would contain and much of the research process will be similar. However, you don’t need to confine yourself to the style limitations of a research paper. You can be creative – add pictures, links to other pages and websites. You can embed Youtube videos or add audio if you wish. In fact, I strongly urge you to find Youtube or TEDtalks or other videos or graphics from the web that you can embed into your website to enhance the story you are telling.

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