This week, each team should write a collaborative memo in your Google Drive shared folder that includes a description of what work each team member has done on the project during the past week. If you haven’t completed what you were responsible for, note that in the memo and give a date for when you will complete the delegated responsibility. This is about accountability to your team and keeping me informed about the progress of your team’s work as a whole. Each team member should copy-and-paste their team’s single update memo into a comment made to this homework blog post.
For your reference, I typed up the outline that we discussed last week and included it below.
Final Team Project Outline (Modified Proposal) I. Introduction A. Purpose B. Topic C. Roadmap II. Core Proposal A. Background B. Problem C. Solution (LARGEST PART--include site description, site map(s), and wireframe(s) III. Other Proposal Parts A. See Online Technical Writing Textbook IV. Information Architecture Reflection A. Justification, explanation, and evidence for why you propose to do the things in the way your team chose. B. Quote and use parenthetical citations. V. References A. Anything quoted and parenthetically cited should be listed here in alphabetical order. Cite using APA format.
- Other notes
- Don’t be afraid to change course with your proposed site as you work on the project. What you read and learn might give you new ideas that you can incorporate. However, don’t allow feature creep to make your project too unwieldy.
- While you might be using a divide-and-conquer strategy to creating content for your report, remember that your report is a collaborative effort. Get your content on the page, but all team members can edit, change, alter, improve, etc. the copy provided by any other team member. Check your ego at the door, so to speak, and treat your report as collectively owned–including the writing that you contribute.
- Give reasonable deadlines and meet those deadlines. However, if you can’t, communicate that to your team and provide a new deadline.
- Don’t drop the ball–your team is counting on you!