The Texas legislature and the Texas Education Agency calls upon educational institutions to stimulate cultural and civic awareness in some measurable way. In this course, our goal is to brainstorm and describe a writing project that focuses on a community problem or possibility for improvement. The writing project can be a report, guide, handbook, proposal.
Your job in this unit is to find or invent a report project that involves solving a local problem or improving some local situation. If it turns out to be an interesting project, then make it your actual final report project for this course.
Once you have found (or invented) this project, fill out this online memo describing important aspects of your project.
Consider the following (move your mouse over the items; some have further details):
|AIDS in Austin||alternative energy sources||alternative transportation||Austin economy|
|Austin music scene||bats||careers||child abuse|
|children||churches||college affordability||crime in Austin|
|flooding||gangs||gardening||immigrants in Austin|
|kindergartens||lawn care||libraries||light rail|
|rodents||safety issues||schools||solar power usage|
|streets||students||the disabled||the elderly|
|the homeless||traffic||trash collection||unemployment|
|widespread Internet availability||waste disposal|
You'll write that online memo describing the project in terms of its topic, problem or idea for improvement, actions to be taken, people affected, benefits from doing the project, the feasibility of the project's success, qualifications needed to undertake the project, and estimated costs. Include an outline of the report that would recommend this project.
Your grade for this project will be based on how realistic your project is, how much of a real need it addresses, and how much detail you include in each of the requested sections of the memo.
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