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Buzzpedia Assignment: Second Half

To this point, we have worked on several assignments for our Buzzpedia project. We have drafted and revised articles, drafted a style guide, and established a set of tentative source rules. In the second half of the semester we will continue to expand our Buzzpedia. Students will receive two grades for the final Buzzpedia project. One grade will be assigned to students based on their individual contributions to the project. The other will be assigned to the entire class based on the quality of Buzzpedia, taken as a whole.

Individual Score: Requirements and Evaluation

During the second half of the semester, each student must

  • Draft a minimum of 1250 additional words on Buzzpedia
  • Participate in editing the text drafted on Buzzpedia by other students
  • Participate in discussion and resolution of conflicts on Buzzpedia, as prescribed in the Governance policies
  • Participate in revising and refining the style guide, source rules, and other site policies

Half of the student's Buzzpedia grade for the second half of the course (75 points) will be based on his or her consistent participation in these activities. Students who participate infrequently, or in only some of the assigned activities, should not expect full credit. The perfect score (75 points) will be reserved for those students who distinguish themselves as excellent participants.

Group Score: Requirements and Evaluation The other half of the Buzzpedia score for the second half of the semester will be based on the quality of Buzzpedia, taken as a whole. This score will be assigned to the class as a whole. During the second half of the semester, the whole of Buzzpedia must

  • At least double its number of articles (add 75 articles)
  • Create content that makes excellent use of the written mode, including:
  • Clear, professional, grammatically correct text
  • Text that is organized and easy for the reader to understand
  • Text that uses properly cited references to provide supporting evidence
  • Text that conforms to the Buzzpedia style guide
  • Create content that makes excellent use of the visual mode, including:
  • Images that are well composed, using tension, contrast and balance
  • Images that are well arranged on the page, paying close attention to the rules for composing pages and screens
  • Images that add significantly to the content of the page, rather than simply replicate text
  • Create content that makes excellent use of the electronic mode, including:
  • Using links to allow users to navigate the site in a non-linear fashion, and composing text readers can understand in a non-linear way
  • Using links to allow users to access content elsewhere on the web
  • Using links that conform to the Buzzpedia style guide
  • Other navigation aides to help users access the site

Students may recruit help from the broader Georgia Tech community to accomplish these goals! Any content provided by outside participants will count towards the class's collective score. In order to make the highest score possible, Buzzpedia must exceed the minimum rates of growth and quality measures specified. Whether students wish to accomplish this goal on their own, or by recruiting other help them is left for the class to decide.

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