Earlier in the course I asked you to make a short case dealing with one or another issue you thought important and then I called on other students to select two of these cases and show how they understood them by presenting loglines. What I am calling for now are the first steps in presenting a cogent argument on one or another side of the same issue unless you think it necessary to change the issue itself. Your first mini-editorial was meant to be "listen up," but now I am calling for something that is "get on it."
In your submission I ask you to answer the following questions in order.
(1) What is the issue you are going to deal with? (If this is different from what you submitted in the earlier assignment please tell me why you decided to change it.)
(2) Sum up your prospective case in a logline. (click on the link to review what counts as a logline)
(3) Indicate the strongest evidence to support whatever position you are taking and tell me something about your source(s) of information.
(4) Indicate the strongest objection to your position and what you might say to counter it (do think about what we call POV objections as you do this).
Please note that this assignment will remain open until November 18. Completing it successfully is a prerequisite to my accepting your own case due December 1. What must be included is an acceptable logline, which I will see as the basis for your final case.
There will be an alternate editorial assignment for those who did not meet my prerequisite in time.