Individual Observation Papers: Each student is required to submit two individual observation papers. You will have four opportunities to submit these papers. An individual observation paper is a 3-4 page paper that uses a course concept to analyze an instance of communication about an environmental issue. (If you want, you can write three papers and I will drop the lowest of the three grades.) Your analysis should include (1) a brief description of the communicative text, event, or action in its original context (e.g., What it is? Who enacted it? Where did you encounter it? When did it happen?); (2) a clear exposition of the concept or concepts that you are using to guide your analysis, making direct quotation from relevant sources in support; (3) your analysis of the communication in terms of how well your selected concept or concepts disclose the communicationâ€™s influence (or failure to influence) those who become audience to it or those involved with it (including you if relevant); and (4) your conclusions about what you learned about environmental communication from the analysis. If possible, provide a copy of the communication. Each Individual Observation Paper is worth 15% for a total of 30% of your final grade.
Read through the syllubus to see what can you write. And dont do the same as the three that I provide.