(This must be handed in on time, without extension, because it’s a physical object; also so I have time to review work before grades are due).
Creating a zine allows you to construct an argument in a unique format, and allows you to experiment with a culturally relevant kind of text, and advance claims in a way that might be unique to you, but is more common for others, and could be useful for you in the future. You will also have a chance to recognize, explain, and analyze your own choices through a supplemental document you create.
The purpose of this assignment is to help you practice the following skills that are essential to your success in navigating arguments you’ll encounter in your academic, professional, and personal lives. In this assignment you will:
Demonstrate what topic you find to be socially relevant
Avoid problems in logic through crafting your argument in the zine-medium
Consider and choose a physical format for your zine, and build the physical object
Compose an argument using language and other aesthetic considerations
This assignment will also help you to become familiar with the following important content knowledge in critical thinking and reasoning:
The relationship between text and aesthetic elements, both physical and visual
Specific rhetorical approaches to reach an audience through a physical document
To complete this assignment you should:
create a zine using no more than two pieces of paper
use images and/or text to make an argument about an issue that is important to you
capture it digitally, either in a PDF or with photos, and upload that document, along with what you make in Step 4…
Prepare a 1-3 page response/reflection where you answer the following questions:
What is the argument of your zine?
What details are incorporated that help you advance that argument?
Why do you felt it was appropriate for a zine?
How did you settle on a format for your zine?
Do you want this back? (If you do, I’ll return it at the final; if you don’t, I’m excited to keep it and add it to my collection).