Instructions: 1. Create your final report as a video, audio recording/podcas

1. Create your final report as a video, audio recording/podcast, or narrated slideshow (Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, Google Slides) presentation. The narrated slideshow is basically another version of the video format. If you need help working in any of these formats, find resources under the “Resources for Producing a Video, Audio, or Narrated PowerPoint Recording” section below. Note: If you want to create your report in a format in which you have limited experience, make sure you give yourself a lot of time to learn what you need to do (e.g., edit video, record clear audio, etc.).
2. Regardless of your chosen format, your report should be between 7-10 minutes in duration. This should be roughly equivalent to a transcript that is 800-1000 words in length, but this is not a strict rule. It is permissible to be a bit over or under that range. Focus more on quality than having too many or too few words.
3. You must also make a transcript of what is said aloud in your report. You can type up the transcript after you make your recording, as long as it represents what is said in your report. Your transcript should include quotation marks whenever you quote a source. Whether or not you directly quote a source, your narration must clearly state when you present information from a cited reference.
4. Remember to cite your sources in your report. These citations should show up in your narration and transcript as well as a bibliography that can be included at the end of the transcript. Any data/figures/info/opinions that you got from somewhere else need to have a citation (show a list at the end of your report). Same for images! For images/diagrams/any other visuals, put a small in-slide reference (example: “Photo from”) in the corner of your screen, and also put the full reference in bibliography. The bibliography should list all of the primary and secondary sources you used in your report. You can use the APA, Chicago, or MLA citation formats for in-text citations in the transcript and the bibliography.
You can submit your audio or video file in two ways:
1. Directly attach the audio or video file that is your report along with your transcript in this assignment submission. The maximum file size for an attachment is 2.5 GB, so you should not have an issue attaching a 7-10 minute audio or video file.
2. Upload your video or audio file to YouTube or your audio file to SoundCloud (MAKE SURE THAT THE UPLOAD IS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC). Then paste the URL link to your YouTube or SoundCloud upload at the top of your transcript (you must attach your transcript in the assignment submission regardless of format). DO NOT USE GOOGLE DRIVE, DROPBOX, OR ANY OTHER CLOUD-BASED FILE SHARING SERVICE TO SHARE YOUR REPORT.
Rubric for the report (out of 12 points):
· 5 points = all questions associated with your chosen topic (see the topic list) are directly answered in an audio or video presentation lasting roughly 7-10 minutes
· 3 points = at least three relevant primary sources are used to support the arguments made in your report
· 1 point = clearly spoken, well-paced narration
· 2 points = typed transcript that documents all spoken narration in the audio/video presentation
· 0.5 points = inclusion of in-text citations in the transcript linked to references listed in the bibliography.
· 0.5 points = bibliography that is well-organized and lists all references, including sources of images, audio clips, etc.
· Before you do any research, make sure you are well aware of the difference between a primary and secondary source. Watch the YouTube video below, and carefully read this this article. We will also discuss primary and secondary sources in class.
· The three primary sources you must find for this outline must be found on your own.
· These three primary sources are not the only sources you should use in your research. You are encouraged to use more than three primary sources, in addition to any other secondary sources that provide background information for your own understanding. Secondary sources may also have great diagrams/images/visuals for you to present (and cite!) in your project report.
· The required and extra/optional sources for your topic cannot be included in your outline as a primary source. Nonetheless…
· Those required and extra/optional sources may have their own list of citations that mention primary sources (or mention a primary source in the main text) that you can use in this outline.
· If you need help finding a primary source for your investigation into your topic you can:
o Email Ben, Elena, or Michael Pimenta (email addresses are on the HOME page). We are happy to answer any question you have– we want to help you do well on this project!
o Visit the Research Now! page on the UConn Library website. This page is VERY useful as a guide for researching your project topic!
o Chat with a librarian on this page. The are a GREAT resource when trying to research a topic and you do not know where to start.

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