Assignments


Assignment Value Description
First Week Video 5% Introductory video project to be completed during the first week of class and common to all ENGL 1101/2 courses. The five-minute videos will be in response to the assign prompts, recorded in the tool of your choice, and uploaded to Canvas.
Student Teaching 10% In groups of three to four and scheduled throughout the semester, you will analyze an assigned portion of a course text according to the course theme. Each presentation to include a brief overview and an activity. All materials (handouts, slides, etc.), along with a video recording, to be uploaded to Canvas no later than 5 days after the presentation date.
Poster 20% In your Posters (18″ X 24″) you will illustrate a key concept from one or more of our theoretical readings (Benjamin, Herring, Bogost, or Bennett ) through a private or catastrophic collection of your choice. The Poster project culminates in a Poster Session, where you will make a 2-3-minute pitch and respond to peer questions. A .jpeg of the final draft of the poster and a .pdf of the 500-700-word introduction to be uploaded to Canvas.
Literary Analysis Essay 20% A 5-6 page argument driven literary analysis essay developed through close analysis of Hamlet and extreme accumulation. To be uploaded to Canvas as a .pdf, in MLA format, with a works cited
GA Climate Change Story 20% A 5-7-minute video project in which students make connections between a collection you keep and its larger environmental effects. To be composed in small groups, uploaded individually as a YouTube link to Canvas with a 300-400-word explanatory headnote and works cited. The final drafts of the videos to be submitted to the Georgia Climate Change Project.
Final Portfolio 15% Final, multimodal, showcase portfolio required of all 1101/2 students in lieu of a final exam. Composed in Mahara, portfolio to include a 1200-1800-word reflective essay, the First Week Video, and three other multimodal artifacts
Participation 10% Active participation and engagement in class activities, discussion, and events is required and counts as part of your total grade. You may be penalized if you have not done the reading or fail to regularly participate in class discussions and onsite activities.