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Week 9 Assignment – Presentation of Issues and Changes
This assignment is the fourth in a series of 4 assignments on the same topic, due in Weeks 2, 4, 7, and 9. The assignments build upon one another. This assignment asks you to summarize your investigative article or report in a professional setting, offering an interesting, visually appealing recap to other journalists or DOJ investigators. Your audience comprises peers and leadership.
Use your assignments from previous weeks to refine and assemble the information you want to present at the professional conference. Take a creative, dynamic approach to telling your story. This might involve reordering some of the bullet points listed below; however, you must cover all the information listed in the bullet points.
To organize your presentation visually and grab your audience’s interest, use meaningful headings, short, bulleted lists, and visuals (such as photographs or pull quotes). See the Strayer Library’s PowerPoint/Slideshow Checklist and Microsoft PowerPoint for helpful information on getting started, organizing and formatting your slides, adding speaker notes, creating a Source list slide, and other presentation tips.
Create a 10–12 slide presentation in which you:
Present your investigative article or report title and your name.
Include the name of your magazine or newspaper or explain that you work for the DOJ.
Describe the who, what, when, and where of your investigative article or report.
For example, when did you begin your investigative work? If you focused on a specific community, where is it? What are the demographics? What are the issues facing that community or group? Who did you interview or consult?
Outline the major points and findings of your investigative work.
Use your completed article or report to recap this information.
Describe 2–3 changes that have been proposed or implemented as solutions to the topic issue or problem.
Include the pros and cons of those changes.
Use this section as a “what’s next” or “looking to the future” conclusion.
Create a Source list identifying primary resources you used to support your work.
Use the Strayer Library’s Citing Sources page for formatting guidelines.
Create speaker notes within the PowerPoint document to accompany your presentation.
Include SWS formatted citations for any direct quotes or statistics used in your speaker notes.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The library is your home for SWS assistance, including citations and formatting. Please refer to the Library site for all support. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze historical events, current events, and trends that impact various cultural groups within a diverse and complex society.
Analyze an inclusive solution to a social problem concerning class, ethnicity, gender, or race.