I had a lot of fun with this project. I had a few different ideas of what to focus on for the assignment, but eventually ended up settling on compiling a list of tips and tricks that have worked for me in the various group projects I have been in this semester. The “survival guide” format seemed like a fun and playfully overdramatic way of presenting what I wanted to get across to my audience, which is mainly geared towards college students but could potentially also be applied elsewhere.
One aspect of my final deliverable that I am happy with is that I was able to incorporate references to real academic research amid my lighthearted observations. I wanted it to seem professional and, more importantly, trustworthy, so I used these publications to help boost my credibility. I also used lessons from LIB 100 to help me locate sources that were meaningful and reliable, as well as relevant to what I was looking for.
I found it cathartic to be able to document little bits and pieces of what I had learned almost by accident. It can be easy to dismiss these little lessons as unimportant, but when tied together neatly, it is easier to appreciate what you have actually accomplished. Overall, I had a great time putting together my final project deliverable, and I ended up creating something I could feel good about. If you feel inclined to check it out, the pdf is located in the final projects tab of our Slack!