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COMC 3030 Feature Writing

Conscious Style Guide Exercises

Oct. 28, 2015

Each of you is being assigned a section of Karen Yins Conscious Style Guide to explore and to
explain. You will submit a 150-word, single-paragraph summary and a PowerPoint presentation
of three slides to the D2L Dropbox titled Conscious Style. You will be called upon in class
Wednesday to present your slides and explain your section to your classmates.
Assignments:
Student 1: How to talk about disability issues on the Internet.
Student 2: What is Ableist language, and why should you care?
Student 3: Person-first language: why it matters.
Student 4: Is it OK to call someone fat?
Student 5: Epicene they is gaining greater acceptance.
Student 6: 9 gender and sexuality acronyms you should learn.
Student 7: The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place.
Student 8: Dont call us old.
Student 9: Elderly no more.
Student 10: Native American or American Indian?
Student 11: Covering Asian America.
Student 12: Why women arent crazy.
Student 13: Covering Black Americans.
Student 14: Sex work style guide.
Rubrics:
Summary
100 = Precise.
90 = Excellent. Strong content. Fewer than 3 AP/GPS errors.
80 = Good. No more than one slip in content judgment. Fewer than 5 AP/GPS errors.
70 = Average. Significant content missing. Fewer than 5 AP/GPS errors.
60 = Poor. Significant content missing. And/or more than 5 AP/GPS errors.
0 = Late or missing work.
PowerPoint Presentation
100 = Precise.
90 = Excellent. Strong content. Fewer than 3 AP/GPS errors.
80 = Good. No more than one slip in content judgment. Fewer than 5 AP/GPS errors.
70 = Average. Significant content missing and/or poor design. Fewer than 5 AP/GPS errors.
60 = Poor. Significant content missing and/or poor design. And/or 5 or more AP/GPS errors.
0 = Late or missing work.
LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR GRADED AT ALL.

Because you will submit these assignments to the Dropboxes by 8 a.m. WEDNESDAY,
Oct. 28, for evaluation, format is important. Please bring a hard copy to class so that you may
refer to it when called upon. Name your file by this protocol:
COMJ3030_ConsciousStyle_Lastname. Your work must follow this format (font, spacing,
alignment) precisely:
FirstName LastName
Oct. 28, 2015
ConsciousStyle: Title As Listed Above
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Xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxx. Xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxx. Xxxxxxxx xxxx
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Your PowerPoint will look just like this.