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We live in a visually dominated world. So much of the information you gain each day comes to you in a visual format. Some of it is reliable and compelling, and some of it definitely is not! You must learn to analyze visual rhetoric, and also learn to use it wisely, if you want to be able to create effective communication in today’s culture.
In this discussion you will outline the main issues in your topic in a format that balances your text with visual elements. You will create a PowerPoint presentation to share with your peers.
You should spend approximately 3 hours on this assignment.
- Research: Use only current sources (published in the last 5 years) from the CCCOnline Library Databases for source ideas, so that the information you report about for this Discussion comes from ONLY CCCOnline Library academic sources.
- Think: What are the main pro and con issues or multiple perspectives within your topic? What are the varieties of problems that need solving? What are the varieties of possible solutions being proposed? What are the various sides of the issues that people most tend to debate…the differences and disagreements? How can you use or create visual data or visual rhetoric to help your readers understand these varieties of issues and multiple perspectives?
- Write: Create a neutral (not argumentative) PowerPoint presentation of the main pro and con cited ideas about your topic from your expert, published sources. Omit your own ideas, as you are not an expert source. NOTE: If your topic has no clear pro and con sides, such as child sex or rape, etc., clearly identify differing perspectives or solutions about how to solve the problem or move forward. Do not take a side on any of the issues. Be objective; readers should have no idea where you stand on the issues. Create 7-8 slides as follows: 1 title slide, 5-6 body slides with paraphrased source information (omit all direct quotations) and in-text citations to help you avoid plagiarism, and 1 Works Cited slide. Each Body slide should incorporate a visual element, e.g., a picture, graph, chart, infographic, etc., and should balance the visual with enough cited text to make meaning. Visuals should help convey something important about the issues within your topic but should never “stand on their own.” Text is vital. Post your presentation as an attachment, saved as a .ppt or .pptx file, to your initial discussion post. In your posting, reflect on the choices you made in your presentation: Why did you choose the images you included? How much paraphrased text did you include and what was its purpose? How did you balance the textual and visual elements of your presentation to make the content engaging and informative?
- Need help? Check out this Microsoft resource on basic tasks for creating a PowerPoint presentation.
- Reminders & Tips:
- All text on Body slides should be cited with MLA in-text citations. Omit your own personal commentary, as you are not considered an expert in the field of your research.
- Omit direct quotations.
- Title each visual and cite it with an MLA-style in-text citation in parentheses, below each visual.
- Include required MLA-style bibliographic citations on a Works Cited slide for all text and visual sources.
- Organize your information and slides logically so your readers can follow your text information, easily.
- Post one original post, and reply to at least two of your classmates. In your replies to peers, respond to one another’s presentations. What did you learn? What was most engaging in their presentation? How did the visual elements add to the presentation of the information? Try to further the discussion in your replies by asking thoughtful questions (not filler questions), adding interesting information, or connecting your reply to the material we are discussing.
- Don’t forget that your initial posting is due by the date listed in theCourse Schedule. Please post over several days. Points will be lost if you post on only one day of the module.