|-||Due||Directions||What to do online|
|1||Jan. 25||Select a topic and add your username to that issue page. Find 2-3 resources that address the issue you have chosen and post them on the “resources” page on the public policy discussion site along with a few lines about their content.|
Please try to find resources about your own topic. You may also contribute resources to other topics. References to print or other non-Googled sources will count as strong contributions! You must include at least one peer-reviewed source. Please include references that will allow others to find the sources.
|Go to the page labeled positions for the issue you have selected, click "edit" at the top of the page and add your username to the list of people who will address that topic.|
When you have found a resource you'd like to contribute, go to the page labeled resources for the appropriate issue and follow the guidelines for adding a resource.
|2||Jan. 27||Evaluate 2-3 resources that have been posted for point of view, accuracy and bias. Evaluate your own sources as well as one or more contributed by others.||Ideally, each resource should have at least two evaluations. (Feel free to disagree with others, there may not be one right answer!) Add a page for evaluations if one does not already exist and provide your assessment of the resource. Follow the example at the top of every resources page if you aren't sure what to do.|
|Create a web page with your individual position on the topic using what you learned in the first part of the assignment. This is a draft. The final paper will be 1200-1600 words.||Now you get to create your own position page and start articulating your own opinion. |
You can create a position page by summarizing your position in one sentence and making it a link to a new page from the positions page. For example: *The US should ban cats*
You could summarize your position and just link back to your user page and write your paper draft there. Example: The US should ban cats ~*aliengirl*
(In this case, make sure there's a place for people to leave you evaluations if you lock your userpage.)
Mar. 28-Apr. 1
|Next week your peers will be evaluating your policy arguments. Take a look, make sure what you wrote at the beginning of the semester still reflects what you know, believe, and can support!||-|
|Evaluate the arguments given by two of your peers and post your comments online. Choose an argument that does not already have more than three evaluators working on it. Be constructive!||You can add evaluations and comments on others' arguments in many different ways. Be respectful!|
You may wish to add your evaluations to the bottom of their page. Or you could create links within their text if there is a passage you want to comment on, simply by adding asterisks (*)around the passage you want to comment on to create a new page for comments.
Apr. 7-19 (DUE 19th!)
|Review comments on your paper, revise your argument for final submission. Your final paper should be 1200-1600 words. Post your original online and email a copy to professor Barke following the formatting guidelines below.||Edit your page as needed!|