I need to do a report evaluation and revision
Report Evaluation and Revision
Draft Conferences: Wednesday October 31st
Final Version: Wednesday November 14th
Minimum Length: 650 Words (Evaluation)
Following the guidance given for Reports in Chapters 17 19 in your Markel text, you will undertake a two part assignment.
Part 1 Design Evaluation
For the first part, you will evaluate the effectiveness of the visual design and content of an actual report. Your evaluation should:
- Make an overall judgment about the effectiveness of the ordinal report’s design and content
- Identify those elements that you feel most need improvement
- Argue convincingly for why those elements are ineffective
- Indicate the changes that you would make
- Argue convincingly that your proposed changes would constitute an improvement
Note: For this assignment you will evaluate a report provided to you.
Part 2 Design Revision
For the second part, you will submit a revised and improved version of the report provided to you. In addition to addressing all of the shortcomings that you specifically identify in your evaluation, your version must enhance all aspects of the original that require improvement.
You will submit your project as a single file with page numbers in the bottom center.
You must, however, restart the page numbers at 1 on your revised version of the report.
Also, you must use automatic page numbering. Manually inserted page numbers do not fulfill the assignment.
John Q. Student
My Experience in the Thompson Internship
The internship started off in the month of September with my reading of Pennsylvania: A History of the Commonwealth written by Randall Miller and William Pencak. This book gave me a background in the history of Pennsylvania, from early Native Americans through the twentieth century. In addition, it discussed the many approaches of historiography taken toward the subject, thereby exposing me to many options. In the month of October, I was allowed to research any topic that I was considering to choose as the focus of my internship’s project. The topics I considered were John Dickinson’s arguments during the American Revolutionary era by studying his Letters, the debates about the Constitution that took place over Pennsylvania’s ratification of it during the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, Thomas Paine and the impact of Philadelphia on him to produce Common Sense and also any impact he had on the city, the work of Benjamin Rush and Benjamin Franklin Bache as viewed from his newspaper (of course, this was the topic I ended up choosing). In the month of November, I concentrated on my chosen topic, and researched many sources, both primary and secondary. Much of that time was spent reading eight years of Aurora (which was printed 6 days a week) on microfilm. Finally, by December, I was in the final stage of research and was delving into the writing. Throughout the first two thirds of the internship, I spent anywhere from three to six hours each week with Preservation learning about digitizing almost any sort of document.
What I accomplished through this extensive project was, above all, more education about the subject that I love. Beyond just what ended up making the final essay, during the many hours of research I encountered material that I found extremely interesting. During the past year, I have increasingly been studying the opposition in the early republic. I have become interested in the oft ignored yet significant arguments of those who opposed the ratification of the Constitution and how they coped with the implementation of it in the 1790’s. Benjamin Franklin Bache, whom I chose to study in my essay, approved the Constitution indeed, but he was part of the opposition press in the 1790’s that disapproved of Washington and Adams as president. Hence, this project is a natural part of my recent interests; and this project helped me learn more about a passion of mine. Its impact is important, for I plan to continue expanding my studies in this area and later in my career publishing more related to this topic, perhaps even focusing on it during my career (I hope to become a college professor in early American history).
The structure of the internship was very good. It was nice to have the autonomy of choosing what time of day I put in my required hours. Outside of the time digitizing with Preservation (which was also scheduled well), I could put in my research hours anytime I wished – morning, day or night. It was certainly good to meet every two weeks with Professor Jones in order to update him on my progress and receive any help I wished. He was also available to meet more frequently during the end of the semester, when communicating often was important. He was excellent in his assistance and guidance through his availability and willingness.
Overall, I had an excellent learning experience, and would not change the structure of the internship. Thank you to all who were involved!
(I need this back by Tuesday night in Microsoft Word format)