Would you do a 5 minute presentation...

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Would you do a 5 minute presentation that would yield you 5% extra on a term paper that is worth 25% of your final grade?

    The presentation has to be about how Canadian Aboriginals are portrayed in the media.

    - You have to tell the class what the video is about.
    - Why you chose the video.
    - And lastly what we think about what was seen in the video.
     
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I would do it in a Clown suit if it would help me get a higher grade
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Just curious about something...do you EVER make decisions on your own??:confused:
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, I'd put the extra effort into the paper. Why split effort on two projects when you can do one really well?
     
  5. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    I have heard that it's only when he's wearing a clown suit and full face paint. Otherwise he reverts to being an attention whore.

    I'll sit back and wait for him to 'report my post' and accuse me of trolling again.

    KGB:D
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Five minutes can be a v-e-r-y long time.

    Will there be a check for tomatoes at the door?
     
  7. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That is funny because I have never reported you or accused you of being a troll.

    Yes I have made that decision. I just find it ironic that it is hard to find any real news about Canadian Aboriginal people on Youtube.
     
  8. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Considering the side project seems pointless.
     
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  10. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    If I had extra time after doing the term paper, absolutely. Otherwise, I wouldn't spend time working on it considering it's only 5% extra. I don't mind presentations either, but it's about simple math.
     
  11. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    I'd go for it. Why so you have to lose. Public speaking is a skill almost all of could use help with and since you asked for help on the forum I can guess a little more practice wouldn't hurt.
     
  12. tunerX Suspended

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    I would have worked hard the whole term and not had to worry about bonus points.

    If I were on the verge of not meeting a GPA requirement for a graduate program then I would go for the extra...
     
  13. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    OK Wally, the Winter Olympics were held in Vancouver in 2010 and the games mascot was an Inuit Totem. I think it's on the Inuit flag too. There must have been a lot to exposure of the native arts during the games and the ceremonial aspects of the opening closing et al.

    I hope that this gives you an idea of look at the Inuit arts, craft, and culture. I'd think that there should be a **** load on youtube. You'll just have to suss out the search terms.

    KGB:)
     
  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Yes. It will be an interesting piece of research for you to do, would be a useful exercise, and might even add to the sum of human knowledge.

    But, Wally, you do know, don't you, that more sources exist than simply youtube? Your OP said the video is to examine how Canadian Aboriginals are represented in 'the media'; there is more to 'the media' than simply youtube.

    So, get looking; - learning where to find stuff out is an exceedingly valuable skill for any student to master as part of their studies.
     
  15. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, the Aboriginal people believed it was more of a sham.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vefm5k-x5jc
     
  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i think the more important question is why wouldn't you do it?
     
  17. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    OK, that's sweet and I'll take that back. I just have so many of the 'Brutus' followers in my coterie.

    KGB:)
     
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    its not.
    Just find news and then put it into a video form.

    Get a grade 7/8 textbook in Canada and there will be plenty.
    Interpret the words and put it into video form.
     
  20. localoid macrumors 68020

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    What about this YouTube video:



    BTW, you can also download (or watch) this video report @ archive.org.

    This Earth Focus report sheds light on the struggle of the Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people of British Columbia, Canada to stop the construction of Prosperity Mine, a gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd. The mine would destroy Fish Lake (Teztan Biny), a body of water held held sacred by the Tsilhqot'in and Xeni Gwet'in people. The Lake is part of a pristine watershed that runs to the Fraser River. Featuring the film Blue Gold made by Canadian filmmaker Susan Smitten and her team to document the impact of the proposed mine on the environment and the cultural heritage of British Columbia's native people. An Earth Focus original report in collaboration with R.A.V.E.N (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs), a Canadian charitable organization.
     
  21. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    I found this video to be both interesting and informative. YMMV.

    KGB:cool:
     
  22. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    I guess if you need the extra points then obviously yes.
     
  23. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    As the video is way too long 12 minutes can I delete sections to cut it down to 5 minutes?
     
  24. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks.
     

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