Ezine Collaborative Project Guidelines
Project Description: As group members, you will work together to create an ezine that features researched, argumentative essays which are based on selected issues prompted by our course topic: Rhetoric and Argument in Conspiracy Theories. Each ezine will focus on one of the specific groups of theories from the Conspiracy Theory List. You will work collaboratively with other writers in your group to produce a home page for the ezine as well as a conclusion or preface and a resource page.
Specific Details: Each ezine should have the following elements:
A Main Zine Page. This page will be the anchor for linking all the individual essays together. You will collaborate with the other writers in your group to design a web page, with graphics that reflect the theme of the ezine, through the email and with shared files.
Recommendations: What would your
reader be interested in that
complements your zine’s focus? At least three recommendations each for
two of the following categories: film, music, book, website, magazine. 1
Preface or conclusion: Your group will decide to write either a preface to the ezine, which outlines what the reader is to expect from your ezine, or a conclusion that pulls the ezine selections together and perhaps predicts future implications for your ezine focus. This collaboratively produced text will unite the essays together to create a connected, coherent project. 1 page for all writers.
Resource Page: Your group will create one annotated list of works cited page for all the essays in the ezine. Your group will work together to alphabetize a master list of the sources cited in all of your texts. 1 page for all writers.
An X-Files Episode: Your group will create an episode of the X-Files. This collaborative effort will highlight the more creative aspects of conspiracy theory. 1 episode for all writers.
How you will be graded. This project is worth 25% of your final grade.
60% of this grade will be based on your revised argumentative essay.
40% of this grade will be based on your ability to work collaboratively, to meet set deadlines, and contribute productively to the overall project. This grade also includes your participation and preparation for the group led discussions held earlier in the semester as well as your attendance for the duration of the project.
Preface or conclusion due
Resource page due
Individual contributions due
NO LATE EZINE PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED