Assignment Sequence
Domain Site & Digital Portfolio, 10%

From the start of the semester you will be responsible for building a WordPress based website in which to house all major and minor projects produced in the course. For full credit your Domain site must include an introduction, personal statement, blog, article, presentation, essay, and video.

Blog 15%

You will compose a series of blog posts in response to assigned questions and in multiple modes. The posts will culminate with a 500-word head note to the post page of your site. Please note you are welcome to complete a Radical Revision of one post for an extra 10 possible points.

Article 10%

Argument and/or narrative, 1,000-1,200 words, on an environmental topic of your choice, published to your website as digitally integrated article enhanced with links and visuals. For full credit please include a works cited, and post the article to a dedicate, static page on your site.

Presentation 15%

Through an initial short presentation on a series of slides published to your site & designed for invention, you will develop and deliver a 6.6 minute final PechaKucha presentation on an environmental issue of your choice. For full credit you will convert the presentation into a video, record the narration your narration, and post the show to a dedicated static page on your site. Please include a works cited.

Essay 20%

1500-1800 word, argument based and analysis driven essay in response to assigned topic/questions. Paper must be in 12 pt. font, 1” margins, MLA, and uploaded as a .pdf to your blog. Alternative Gloss Assignment

Video Project 15%

5-7 minute video posted to a dedicated page of your site on an environmental topic of your choice told using narrative, figurative, rhetorical, thematic, structural, theoretical, and/or aesthetic elements from at least two in-class texts. For full credit you must give me a draft of the script; participate in a group conference; and post a script, reflection, and a works cited to a dedicated static page on your site.

Participation 5%

Please arrive to class on time, with all reading and writing assignments completed, and then contribute significantly to class discussions and workshops. Your participation grade will reflect successful completion of in-class writing and informal homework responses.

Attendance 10%

0-2 missed day(s)=100, 3 missed =70, 4 missed =50, 5 or more=0

Emory University Grading System



A 4.0, A- 3.7 Extremely high quality work, effort, and performance beyond minimum requirements. Excellent attendance and substantial contributions to discussions.
B+ 3.3, B 3.0, B- 2.7 Well-written work that continues to improve. A level of effort and performance beyond minimum requirements. Good attendance and contributions to discussions.
C+ 2.3, C 2.0, C-1.7 Generally competent work and a level of effort that meets course requirements. Regular attendance and contributions to discussions.
D+ 1.3, D 1.0 Work that is uneven in quality or suggests incompetence. Irregular attendance and minimal contributions to discussions.
F 0.0 Incomplete or unacceptable work. No real effort to participate in class discussions. Four or more absences.