Post-Apocalyptic Narratives

Assignments

New Story Annotation

  • Cite the story according to MLA. Then, regardless of what info you already gave in the citation, give the name of the story, its medium (novel, game, show, film), and the release date. If it’s an adaptation/update/sequel, discuss the original and other renditions/translations. Give a Hollywood pitch by saying this story is like ______________ meets ________________. Discuss what you know of, or can discern of, the Master Plot. Discuss how this story may be different than other stories in its genre or narrative.
  • See Valencia for citations of films and TV shows

Article Annotations

  • Give the citation of the article as per MLA. Then, even though that info is in the citation, the first few sentences should discuss the author, the article name, and the website/ book/ journal. Also, discuss the overall subject matter/aim of the website/ book/ journal. Then, discuss the stories that the article or chapter covers. Next write a few sentences about the concept, idea, or theory that the author uses to analyze the stories. The remaining half dozen or so sentences should summarize the main points (of the theory/concept/idea in relation to the stories).
  • See Valencia for citations of web articles

annotation example
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Parameters of sources

  • Web-based: Not from a school or web database, article should be from a website/ web magazine that centers its subject matter with the article’s genre. Must have an author’s name. Cannot be a review. Cannot be a user posting.
  • DB: Data Base article. Not Peer-reviewed. Must have an author’s name. Cannot be a review. Cannot be a user posting. OR must come from a book that is NOT published by academics and the WHOLE book is written collectively by one or a few authors. (compare with PR below)
  • PR: Peer Reviewed. Must come from the school’s databases and from a peer-reviewed journal. OR, must come from a book that is a compilation of articles (meaning, EACH chapter is written by a different author/s), usually published by an academic press (publisher name is usually a college)

Abstract

  • Discuss in one sentence the stories or narrative and the concept/idea/theory. Discuss the stories or narrative over the next few sentences. Discuss the concept/idea/theory and name a parent or lineage. For the next few sentences give a more detailed view of the concept/idea/theory. Over the next four to five sentences, give (one in each sentence) examples of what is revealed by looking at the stories/narrative with the concept/idea/theory. End with a wrap up/concluding sentence, which usually covers the “answer” to a “problem”.

Poster

  • Create a 3’ by 4’ poster in one powerpoint slide that visually represents the main points of your abstract.

Presentation Software

  • Create a presentation abstract. Use Prezi, emaze, Powerpoint, or the like. Go into much greater detail for each part of the abstract.

Presentation 1

  • Give a 5 minute presentation in a panel structure using a presentation software

Presentation 2

  • Give a 10 minute presentation in a panel structure with all of the emendations from Presentation 1.

Presentation 3

  • Give a 15 minute presentation in a panel structure with all of the emendations from Presentation 2.

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