Student-Led Activity for the student-led activity, present an article or book chapter on reporters and reporting that is not among the required readings for the course. (For presentations based on required reading, I will deduct three marks out of 15 per group member.) Approaches: Concerning these activities, I enjoy it when the groups use different methods. Some suggestions: hold a debate; lead an in-class discussion; conduct an interview in front of the class; have your fellow students do some improvisations; perform a skit; host a make-believe quiz show; make and show a short video or slide presentation; write and play a song; or do a conventional display. Your activity can be severe or humorous or both. Props and visual aids are welcome. Size of Group: One to four people. You can choose your, or I can put you in a group. In a group, you divide the responsibilities, including who speaks to the class. The elaborateness of the student-led activity should reflect the number of people in the group; I expect more overall from a four-person group than from a single person. Duration: Aim for six to eight minutes per group member. Alternative: Instead of presenting, you can complete your student-led activity alone in writing. In this case, you are limited to performing on any chapter—except for episode 8—from Brian Gorman, Crash to Paywall: Canadian Newspapers and the Great Disruption (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015).
A copy of this book is on 4-hour reserve in the library. It is also available online. (For the written alternative, I will deduct three marks out of 15 per member for group projects or projects based on the required reading.) Prepare a script or PowerPoint for what you would have done had you conducted a student-led activity. If appropriate, include photographs, drawings, video or audio clips along with your script or PowerPoint. The written alternative is due by the last class of the semester. MS Word Projects Do not write an essay so much as a script for what you would have done had you presented. For instance, imagine what students would have said during your presentation, or believe their answers to discussion questions, a quiz or a game that you might include MS Word Projects Do not write an essay so much as a script for what you would have done had you presented. For instance, imagine what students would have said during your presentation, or believe their answers to discussion questions, a quiz or a game that you might include.