Student Assignment


The purpose of this assignment is to focus on how you get information, rather than just summarizing the information itself. In addition to learning about our campus treasure, the Diego Rivera Mural of Pan American Unity, this assignment will give you a chance to do research in a number of ways and become better acquainted with the campus library and the campus in general.

Keep a detailed log (journal, diary) of the information you want to get and how you go about getting it. (See example.) Give the date and time, steps you take, people you talk to, and books/catalogs/computers you use to locate the information. Your presentations are scheduled for ______________ (see your syllabus), but I will ask to see your Focus on Research Log every class session.

The first day, ______________, you will go to the Diego Rivera Theatre, "draw" your assignment, and locate it in the mural and in the legend (an outline with numbers and a "key" briefly explaining each number) Begin your log. (See example)

The next class period we will all go to the library for an orientation designed particularly for this project.

The following class period ten students (Group A) may go to the library while the rest of the students (Group B) come to class to see a video.

YOU WILL GET CREDIT FOR EVERY ATTEMPT YOU MAKE, EVEN IF IT ISN'T SUCCESSFUL. THE MORE EFFORT YOU MAKE, THE MORE CREDIT YOU WILL GET. THE MORE DETAILS YOU GIVE, THE MORE CREDIT YOU WILL GET. THE MORE LOGIC YOU APPLY TO WHERE TO LOOK, THE MORE CREDIT YOU WILL GET. THE MORE SOURCES (the Internet, the librarian, interviews, etc) YOU USE, THE MORE CREDIT YOU WILL GET. ALSO, THE MORE ATTENTION YOU PAY, THE MORE YOU'LL ENJOY THE PROJECT!