In milestone I ~Identification of Interest (12.5% of the 65%),you will identify a group of people or an area of rhetorical interest you wish to study. Your ultimate goal will be to just start thinking about how you can use language to change the system either through direct or virtual action. This will be scored using the milestone I rubric below.Additional examples are also found in the YVYC folder under “Syllabus and Rubrics” module. You can find student and instructor samples there as well.Additional notes on “Your Voice, Your Change”: The goal of this project is for you to go after something deep and intrinsic to you! Find a change that is relevant to you! As your instructor, I will play a role in how grand of a scale you may wish to “play-up” this project…it can be as simple as running a blog or leaving “kindness notes” on campus, or a bit more challenging such as making a video to a State Representative about an issue you care deeply about. The most intense example for a “Your Voice Your Change” in most recent times on the most intense scales for the most intense purposes would be a “March For Our Lives” movement; but the purpose is to call out a change to a system. Alas, for the purposes of our class, I am looking for students to find a calling, analyze it, and embrace what it means to their world. For my writers and artists, this is your chance to write, film and make art. Please think of this as a “passion project”. Remember…the goal is for you to use language and storytelling as you continue to discover and grow into yourself. Let’s see what you discover together! My personal example, as completed in Fall 2015, is attached below here as well to go by all semester long.