Workplace Profile

You’re going to start your Workplace Communication Analysis by building a profile of your workplace.  Your profile should be at least 1000 words and include the following: Provide a brief history of the organization/corporation. Consider what aspects of its history may be germane to how you and your co-workers communicate. For example, do you work… Read More Workplace Profile

Johnny Can’t Read

In “Why Johnny Still Can’t Read (PDF below),” Baker Mitchell argues that “public schools from coast to coast are failing to teach young students the most basic skill they need to succeed in school and life: reading.”  Mitchell provides a lot of statistics and examples to support his claim. Don’t forget that “softer” evidence, such… Read More Johnny Can’t Read

Stout & Local Resources

Your first stop should always be the UW-Stout Swanson Library Archives and Area Research Center Stout-Focused Stoutonia Tutorial for using the Stoutonia Tower Yearbook Athletics Collections Campus News Student Publications Bulletins Campus Photographs Menomonie & Surrounding Area Dunn County News Leader Telegram Eau Claire Newspaper Volume One

Wisconsin Research Resources

Maps & Atlases of Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) Milwaukee County Historical Society Photograph Collection Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Turning Points in Wisconsin History University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory (WHS) Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database (WHS) Wisconsin Digital Archives Wisconsin Farm History Oral History Project… Read More Wisconsin Research Resources

Minnesota Research Resources

Hennepin County Public Library Digital Collections LGBTQ History in Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) Minnesota Digital Library Minnesota State Archives Voices of Minnesota (MNHS) Minneapolis Newspaper – Star Tribune St. Paul Newspaper – Pioneer Press

Discussion Questions Tips

Writing Discussion Questions The Basics Avoid asking questions that prompt a repeating of explicit information in the text. Formulate questions that have no easy answer, and ones that can be interpreted through various perspectives. Try asking open-ended rather than simple yes/no, right/wrong questions.  Compare, contrast, and look for connections between articles assigned on a given… Read More Discussion Questions Tips

Research Proposal

For this assignment, you need to identify what your essay will be about. You should consider how your topic relates to Upper Midwest issues. You may want to consider using your Advocacy Project as a way into this theme. This is your opportunity to explore your topic. Consider the following:  Are you examining a specific… Read More Research Proposal

Advocacy One-Pager

Congressional one-pagers are used by advocacy groups to help legislators make decisions and shape policy. One-pagers help busy decision makers understand an organization’s stance on an issue in one glance. So, one-pagers distill a lot of information into one, graphically interesting, easy to read document. All of the information should fit on one side of… Read More Advocacy One-Pager