Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Guidelines for your topic proposal

This is a reminder that your topic proposals are due next Monday, February 1st. Just because you submit a proposal, it does not mean that you will end up doing exactly what is on your proposal. It may get modified a bit by me, but most likely it will be modified by you. At some level, doing creative research takes you in unanticipated directions. Seldom does the finished project match the proposal. Consider this to be a formal declaration of your starting point.

Be that as it may, here is what I expect you to turn in on Monday:

A one-page topic proposal (typed) that includes the following information:

1.) Names of the team members

2.) a "working title" of your project - this will change over time

3.) a paragraph or two explaining a) the subject matter of your documentary b) why this is an exploration of the immigrant experience in New Orleans c) some preliminary ideas as to how you plan to find information about the topic.

I'll be expecting these at the start of class to be considered "on time." If you are not in class for some reason, I'll expect you to get this to me BEFORE Monday. Absences do not extend your deadline.

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