individual observation paper 1 –

An individual observation paper is a 2-3 page analytical paper that makes an explicit application of a course concept to an instance of communication about an environmental issue. Your analysis should include

(1) a brief description of the communicative artifact, event, or incident in its original context (e.g., Who enacted it? What it is? Where did you encounter it? When did it happen?);

(2) a clear conceptual exposition that defines/explains the concept or concepts you are using to guide your analysis making direct quotation from relevant sources;

(3) your analysis of the communication in terms of how well your selected concept or concepts discloses the communication’s influence (or failure to influence) those involved (including you if relevant);

(4) a conclusion that explains what you learned about environmental communication from the analysis.