Assignment: Minimum vs. Maximum Story
Resource: Ch. 12 of the text. Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper that evaluates the scope of the
information you have reviewed about your topic and describes the following:
o the minimum story you could write with the i
CheckPoint: Information Evaluation
Resource: Ch. 11 of the text. Review the information from the Information Trail Assignment and
your classmates responses to your discussion question answers this week. Analyze the
following questions with regard to your
Capstone Discussion Question
hics in regard to:
o Society in general
o The organization you work for
o Yourself as a professional
Consider responding to your classmates by showing how your perspective and theirs might
impact one another.
Final Project: Ev
CheckPoint: Informal Sources
Resource: Ch. 7 of the text.
Summarize in 250 to 300 words observation oversights and interview distortions that can
compromise information from informal sources.
with or curious about. Outline briefly wha
State your topic and a single, well-defined question concerning the topic that you want to answer.
Identify whether your intent is to persuade, inform, or present a solution.
Identify your prospective audience by considering to whom t
CheckPoint: News Monitoring Services
Resource: Ch. 10 of the text. Investigate a breaking news story about your chosen topic at each
of these news monitoring services:
Assignment: Case Study Evaluation
Review the Appendix in the text (pp. 285300), which details a news story with delineated
information sources. Identify the information sources you believe provide the strongest of each
of the following:
with or curious about. Outline briefly what you believe you already know about the topic and
assess how much of this information is from the following sources:
o Personal experience
o Chain emails
o Chat rooms
ethical is not as clear as what is legal, so ethical choices are more open to debate.
o A student with a 4.0 GPA who has never been suspected of cheating is found in possession of
a set of test answers for an upcoming final exam. In a
Assignment: Multiple Points of View
Resources: Ch. 3 & Ch. 10 of the text. Review the point of view diagram on p. 39 of the text and
consider how the interests of the perspectives vary. Identify as many different possible points of
view you are able to th
CheckPoint: Message Context and Content
Resources: Ch. 2 & 3 of the Behind the Message. Explain in 250 to 300 words how you would
present information about recycling differently to first graders, college students, and scientists.
o The audience a