Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Great Opportunity for Students: Charles M. Schulz Award


Great opportunity for cartoonists! Give it a try!

Synopsis: The sponsor, Scripps, provides an award to honor an undergraduate student cartoonist whose cartoons were published in print or online in 2009 by a college newspaper or college magazine in the United States or its territories.

The Award: Charles M. Schulz Award

Program information found here.

Deadline(s): 01/30/2010

Link to full program description here.

Image borrowed from The Comic Book Database.

Precious: Extra Credit

Brainstorming: Ever feel like the world's keeping you down, but you just gotta say f*&# it and make your own path?

See the new film Precious.

Requirements: Your extra credit assignment, should you choose to do it, requires you to see the film and then write a blog post in which you should consider addressing several of these bullets:

  • Do not summarize; that's why we have Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
  • Praise it or critique it, or both.
  • How did it make you feel?
  • What did it make you think?
  • What does it tell us about rhetoric used by society, parents, teachers, men?
  • What does it tell us about self-image?
  • What does it tell us about what we consider to be acceptable in society?
  • What does it tell us about identity and culture?
  • What does it tell us about...
  • Do not summarize (don't tell your audience what the movie is about).
Word Count: 500+ words

Value: 10 points.

Blog your response and email me the link to that specific post by 8 December 2009.