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tory Plan and Justification: Story Planning, Justification, and ResearchLearning OutcomesAfter completing this part of the project, you will be able to:
discuss the topics put forth in each unit as they relate to the story-telling process
clearly explain ideas concerning narrative arc construction
justify the specific use of the elements in a story
relate the benefits of research as it relates to the your major and the unit information
explain the source materials and personal interpretations in the document in such a way that the main ideas are clear, adequate support exists for the main ideas, ideas progress in a logical manner, and the significance of a given thesis statement is adequately supported
apply quotes, summarize, paraphrase, and cite source material in accordance with MLA guidelines
compose a works cited page in accordance with MLA guidelines
Project OverviewStory Plan and Justification includes two story Parts, labeled Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 will cover the first half of the course; Part 2 will cover the second half of the course. Each Part requires you to write about the topics put forth in the units as they relate to your ideas for the completed story you will submit at the end of the quarter. You will state your target audience and justify the best use of the elements for the crafting of your narrative.
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GradingStory Plan and Justification will be graded according to the criteria specified in the Story Plan and Justification grading rubric. For details on grading, refer to the Syllabus.
Story Plan and Justification: Part 1
OverviewAfter completing this part of the project, you will have collected, considered, and commented on your discussion posts prompts and researched a scholarly article using the Jen Library homepage tab in MySCAD. Writing about the use of the topics from these units will help you to formulate a story with a voice all your own.
ProcedureBelow is a list of topics that you will need to address in this part of the project:
wants versus needs and/or “Not Only…But Also” (NOBA)
protagonist, hero, heroine, or main character(s)
conflict or the dramatic issue (the issue to be overcome)
separation: the call and separation from the ordinary world
initiation and/or training: mentors and other special helpers
threshold guardians, obstacles, and trials
Using the list of topics above, write a paragraph –without bullet points– on each of the topics and provide a one sentence
definition of the topic
description its function in narrative/storytelling
description of how you will or will not use it in your narrative
justify how you will use it in the construction process for your narrative/how you will use it to formulate your story
Research at least one scholarly article relating to one or more of the topics listed above. In a paragraph or two, describe how the information in the article is beneficial to your process as a storyteller. Use proper MLA in-text citation. Create an MLA-style bibliographic entry for your source at the end of the document. Navigate this site to learn about where to find appropriate sources, and how to evaluate and employ them in your document.
To format the document, do the following:
Include a left-justified MLA heading that includes your name, your professor’s name, the course, and the due date.
Include a centered title.
The body of the document will use paragraphs to discuss each of the unit topics, 1 – 15. Depending upon the scope and balance of your ideas, you might be able to group a few of the Unit topics into one paragraph. If you do, use guiding topic sentences that state the topics you will discuss in the paragraph.
Use left-justified section headings in bold to stay organized.
Create a separate paragraph(s) to discuss the scholarly article.
Place the bibliographic entry and word count at the end of the document. The word count will include the entire document.