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WRIT 3152 Experiential Learning Assignment

This assignment is designed to be completed after several hours at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. I am running two trips to the Capitol:

  • Wed., Feb. 28: Meet on the Washington Street entrance to the Georgia State Capitol at 10am. Expect to stay until around 1.30p
  • Mon., Mar. 4: (transit version): Meet in front of The Commons (KSU’s main dining hall) at 8am OR on the Washington Street entrance to the Georgia State Capitol at 10.30am. If you are meeting us at the Capitol and skipping the transit portion, watch the #lobby channel on Discord for posts about when we’ll be arriving. Expect to stay until around 2p. 

I strongly encourage students to attend one of the two Capitol trips. If you cannot, please see the “Alternate Assignment” language at the bottom.

Students completing the Capitol version of this assignment can decide to complete the assignment on their own or in collaboration with another student. Students completing the Alternate Assignment must complete their work on their own.

Capitol Assignment

Compose a 500-original-word (not counting the words in social media artifacts) narrative on your experience at the Capitol in a WordPress post. Within that narrative refer to and embed at least five social media artifacts relative to the things you report on in your narrative. The goal of your narrative to explain how activity at the Capitol is connected to, influencing, and influenced by activity on social media.

In addition, your narrative should:

  • Reference at least four lawmakers, journalists, or two digital stakeholders whom you either observe or interact with during the trip;
  • Include at least five pictures that you take during the trip; and
  • Embed at least five social media artifacts relative to the things you report on in your narrative.

If you choose to complete this activity with a partner, your word count for the activity increases to 750, and each partner should add 100 words at the end describing how the collaboration went, what decisions you made together, and what roles or responsibilities each of you took on. If you choose to complete this activity in a pair, you do NOT need to attend the Capitol on the same trip.

Post your work in our WordPress dashboard titled “ELA: Capitol”. If you’re working in a two-person team, only one person needs to post the assignment, but both authors should be identified in at the top of the article.

Alternative Assignment Option

Complete the same narrative described above, but in place of a trip to the Capitol, focus your narrative on watching/listening to at least three hours of media related to one session day of the General Assembly between Monday, Feb 26, and Tuesday, Mar 5. Concentrate your attention on videos of floor sessions and subcommittee meetings (available on the General Assembly webpage), but feel free to supplement with the Politically Georgia podcast or AJC articles. Remember: your narrative needs to stick to activity that occurred or was published on one specific day of the session. Your narrative should clearly identify that day and should link to the specific video sources that you find. You aren’t required to include pictures taken at the Capitol (since it’s assumed that you’ll be completing this from home), but stick to all of the other requirements of the above Capitol assignment.

Post your work in our WordPress dashboard titled “ELA: Alternate”.

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