Writing as Activism Proposal Directions

13 Oct

Your goal for this unit is to evoke positive change in your world through writing. I encourage you think about your communities and the issues closest to you rather than broad world-wide issues such as “world hunger” or “world peace.” These bigger issues can often be affected through smaller actions. The following components will be required in order for your proposal to be considered complete:

What is the change you wish to make?

What is the form of writing you will use to make this change, and why is that the most effective form?: The options are limitless, as long as you reach the 1250+ word minimum. If you’re not sure about how to reach that with the form you’ve chosen, we can chat. Also, if it’s not the most effective form, then don’t use it!

Who is your intended audience, and/or how will you create your audience?: For instance, if you’re starting a website, how will you create readership? If you want to write a letter, who will you be sending it to? If you’re going to design a fundraising event, who will you pose the idea to and how will you make it happen? If you’re going to do a documentary, how will get people to watch (saying “I’ll put it on YouTube isn’t really enough)?

What do you already know about this issue?

What do you need to know and how do you plan to find that information?

These answers should be posted to your blog before class on Thursday, October 20. You will be sharing your proposals with your classmates on that day, so put some solid thought in!

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One Response to “Writing as Activism Proposal Directions”

  1. Vito Nicassio (@Veeets) October 20, 2011 at 10:15 AM #

    The change I wish to make is for the change in the Welfare system. I want to make it a Persuasive essay to attract all the Hard Working Middle Class Americans to stand up against the Government for the unfair pay to illegal immigrants recieving welfare while we work hard for everything we work for. I need to start listening to the news and research the internet to learn more about this topic. By making it a persuasive essay, it will help people like myself fight against the system and try to change the way welfare works

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