WRD 103: Composition & Rhetoric I: Winter Quarter 2015 Rotating Header Image

Remix Project: Statement of Goals & Choices

Remix Project Reflection:
Statement of Goals & Choices

Compose your Statement of Goals & Choices in four parts:

  1. A description of your remix project goals — what, specifically, is this piece trying to accomplish–above and beyond satisfying the basic requirements? In other words, what work does, or might, this piece do? For whom? In what contexts?
  2. An extended description of all of the choices you made during your process
  3. The specific conditions in which your final product will be experienced
  4. A list of people who contributed and the technologies and materials you used: list all the actors — human and nonhuman — that played a role in helping accomplish your project.

Sample Extended Description of Choices

The student whose reflective statement appears below chose to focus on the way her sources represented a 1950s version of womanhood. The final product was housed inside a DVD case for the film Mona Lisa Smile, within which the bulk of the author’s research was contained in a thick “chapter” booklet.

This student’s project is different in aims & purposes than our remix projects, but her Statement of Goals and Choices is exactly what you want to aspire to: to articulate every single choice and decision you made. Even if it feels insignificant to you, document it and articulate it. Notice how this student links all of her choices to her intended effects:

My goals for this piece were to reflect the data through my representation of the data the sources themselves were presented to society. Many of my sources came from different forms of media and therefore I wanted to present my analysis of the sources in the form of a media source. I wanted the reader/viewer to experience the intake of information like women in the fifties did when presented with media from that era. The argument that I make in this piece is that media from the 1950s impact the dreams of women in that day. I argue that the media has messages behind it that influence women to choose the life of being a housewife. I believe that the media was a strong force in that day and women were highly impressionable by the media. The sources that I have chosen for this project are either artifacts of media in the fifties or they are articles from today and they discuss the impact of media on women in that day.


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