The first part of your final report will consist of basic information so that a reader will immediately be able to ascertain contact info.
This section is very matter of fact and does not require long paragraphs. Simple bullet points will suffice.
The first page of your report should be a cover. At the bare minimum include a centered, large type project title with your name at the bottom. If you want to make a really nice cover, please feel free to! It should at least include:
After the cover, include a page containing the various collections of contact info related to the project
The Project Vitals Page is used to give readers a very quick run down of the project’s basic facts. Please include the following:
Summarize your project in 100 words or less. If you can fit it in a tweet, even better!
Indicate any awards, scholarships, or grants (including the Everett Grant) you were awarded to fund your project. Please indicate the amount and awarding body. Include any related documents in a folder inside your documents folder.
Pick one or two themes that you feel best capture your project. Here are a few possible themes to choose from. Feel free to make your own.
How many people were immediately benefited by this project?
You led a series of computer literacy workshops while training staff to also do these workshops. The people served directly would be the participants of the workshop and the staff you trained.
You worked to establish a system of recording data on coffee farmers. The people served directly would be the staff of the organization who will be using these techniques and technologies
This is a bit fuzzier so don’t worry about getting an exact number. Please do include the rationale for how you arrived at this number. It’s best to discuss this with your partner so that you can both think about the impact of the project.
In the previous computer literacy workshop example, the indirect impact would be the expected number of people over the next year who will take the workshop after you leave.
In the previous coffee reporting example, the indirect impact would be the approximate number of people that the staff will eventually interview using this new method.
We have a lot of things that we want to do with these practicums in terms of teaching and promoting the program and your project. It's really time consuming for us write new stuff whenever we want to mention it in a syllabus or assignment, or share it online, or whatever. That's why we're shifting that to you!
"Copy" means "matter to be printed". Words on a newspaper, magazine, website, etc. are examples of copy. We want you to write copy regarding your project that is tailored for a particular purpose. This means different lengths and different tones depending on the platform and the audience.
Chris tells his doctoral students that their dissertation isn’t done until they can tweet it. In other words, take the big sprawling, deeply personal thing you did and just wrote page after page about and summarize it in 140 characters or less.
Facebook allows you more space than Twitter. The main audience for our Facebook is other students. Refer to these examples of writing for Facebook for guidance. Generally, don’t just state facts, hook the audience!
We'll share your pictures on Instagram, but we need a caption to go with it. Write 140 characters or less to accompany each image you submit.
Ok this one is just for fun, but you should totally do it. A haiku is a style of Japanese poetry that utilizes a three line structure in which the first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five. An example:
We empower youth No more complaints just action Projects change the world