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UNIV1120: How to be exceptional: Topic

This guide should answer most questions about assignments for UNIV 1120: Documentary Film and Online Literacy.


In class, you'll be grouped to one of the three instructors. This instructor will be the person who reviews all your assignments, but you can still contact the any instructor with questions in his or her specialty (research, photo editing, WordPress, etc.)

Topic Advice

Update your WordPress page to reflect your topic.

Try to flesh out your topic in about a paragraph. Not sure what to say about your topic? Try using typical journalism questions: “who,” “what,” “where,” when,” “why” and “how.”

  • Who is it about? Who might be effected?
  • Where does the action take place? 
  • When did it take place?
  • Why did it happen? Why is it relevent to your audience?
  • What happened?
  • How would you tell this story to a friend? or How did X happen? How can the viewer become involved
  • Work through a Topic Online - Enter a topic and get suggestions on how to narrow.
  • Venn Diagram for thinking about topics - Click image to visit its source - It's about speech topics, but advice does relate.

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