Construct a Draft Story Map of your research on a problem (of your choice) that’s related to issues covered or relevant to this course – preferably something that you’re interested in or curious about, and that you can relate to the course in some way.  (Risk, vulnerability, etc.) Plan on peer reveiewing three other students’ drafts in order to receiev full-credit for the assignment.

Follow the specific instructions below. Please do not write a generic paper. Instead, divide your project into specific sections that clearly, concisely answer the following questions:

(1) Introduction: 

Introduce your problem, describe the major/relevant issues and identify your research questions.

-what are you researching?

-what are the major/relevant themes/issues mentioned in what you’ve found? (3-6 total)

-why are you choosing to focus on it in this course? (your justification)

-what are a few (2-3) questions you used to guide your research? (research questions)

Minimum Design Requirements:  > 3 images, at least one “map” or infographic (can be theoretical or cognitive)

(2) Annotated Section: 5 sources total  

Cite and annotate (make notes about) 4-5 sources. List the source (author, date, title, journal, publisher, and URL if its a website), then answer the following questions about each source:

-what is the source about, or what is the author’s point?  

-how does this specific source contribute to your research? What did you learn from it?

Minimum Design Requirements: 1 image/graphic per source,  5 images total.

(3) Interpretation and Practical Application: 

Finally, summarize the findings from your research and conclude your story with a practical application. Try to use examples, analogies, etc. as you answer these questions:  

-Having completed your research, what have you learned?  

-What does what you’ve learned have to do with themes, concepts or issues we’ve covered in class? Or, what claims can you make about your problem and Hazards, Disasters and/or Risk more generally?

-Provide an example of a practical application (policy, intervention, app, or another format). How would it reduce vulnerability?

Minimum Design Requirements: At least 1 graphic per section with a complete, well-written interpretation/conclusion, and thoughtful application.

Details:  You must post this assignment to Canvas (in the “Rough Draft Peer Review” Assignment) by Monday of week 9 at midnight.

You must both produce the academic content and achieve the minimum design specifications to achieve credit for each section.

(Everything you submit must be in your own words. Plagiarism and quoting without attribution will result in a zero for the section, and might lead to communication with the OSU Office of Student Conduct)

Do your best to address each component or question. Sloppy grammar, spelling, design, and formatting detract from your total score.

*Please be sure to make your Story Map “Public” by selecting the planet/globe box in the upper left corner of the story map interface, then “visualize” your project (which opens it into a separate window) and submit that link (from the new window – outside your editor) to Canvas in the Final Story Map assignment.

Please feel free to ask questions if you don’t understand the assignment.

Peer Review: (7.5 points per review)

Peer reviews will anonymously be assigned when the assignment closes in Canvas. You have until midnight Friday of week 9 to review your assignments — available in Canvas.


Some Rubric

Some Rubric
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroductionShould introduce your research topic in a concise format. 1) Introduce the topic. 2) Identify relevant themes and issues that you’ve discovered. 3) Justify your choice of this topic. 4) State the research questions that you used to guide your research.3.0 ptsFull Marks1.5 ptsPartial Into0.0 ptsNo Marks3.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeBodyShould include 3-6 parts with 3-6 transitions. Minimum one graphic per part. 1) Each part should clearly define the subtopic or ‘part’. 2) Each subtopic should include a discussion that answers the questions you stated in your introduction as research guiding questions.7.0 ptsFull Marks3.5 ptsPartial Annotations7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnnotated SourcesSight and annotate a minimum of five sources. Citation must include: Author, date, title, journal, publisher, and URL (if a website). Must address 2 points: 1) What is the authors points 2) How is this point relevant to your research…show some effort5.0 ptsFull Marks2.5 ptsPartial Conclusion5.0 pts
Total Points: 15.0

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