Week Eight

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What makes a good story? Let's start your next blog by imagining how to start

1. Watch video: What Makes a Good Story? (below).
2. Read the instructions for the Evaluation Blog (below).
3. Choose your favorite digital stories (or those you can argue are good).
4. Draft a formal, full-sized blog that argues what digital stories are good based on reasonable criteria.
5. Upload your rough draft to Evaluation Blog Draft discussion board on CNM Learn.

 


 


1. Watch video: What Makes a Good Story?

This video uses film as examples, but everything said could also apply to other types of stories (such as digital ones). We’ve already been discussing what makes good digital stories throughout this course. Now, you get to decide what criteria you will use to make your argument about why your favorite digital stories are GOOD stories.

Criteria just means the standards you use to judge something. For instance, the narrator of the video below argues that the criteria of conflict and characterization (specifically dynamic characters) are what make a good story. Just like he did, you’ll choose the criteria most important to you for telling a good digital story and give examples from your favorite digital stories (or ones you think are good).  You will explain how those examples support your chosen criteria (conflict, characterization, gameplay, etc.).

 


2. Read the instructions for the Evaluation Blog (below):

Think about the digital stories you’ve read so far. Which are the best? Why are those particular digital stories good? If you can answer the last question, you’ll know what criteria (or standards) by which to measure good digital stories.

Main Points

  • You don’t need plot summaries for this blog.

  • Assert reasonable criteria for what makes a good digital story.

  • Explain how specific examples from specific digital stories reasonably support your criteria for what makes a good digital story.

  • Properly cite your primary sources (the good digital stories you use as examples) and any other sources used.

  • Use end-of-text citation properly (and include hyperlinks).

  • Make sure to post at least 500 words.

4. Draft a formal, full-sized blog that answers the big question:

What makes a good digital story?


5. Upload your rough draft to Evaluation Blog Draft discussion board on CNM Learn.

 

 

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