The Matrix Project 2010

The Matrix Project 2010



 Needs a covering folder or paper “clamp”

 Staple each cover page to its printed-out source, so you have ten little numbered packets. I will check to see if you highlighted important or relevant information; this is not required but recommended.

 Single space to save paper.

 Each cover page should have the following labeled parts:

  • Heading with: Name, Date, Muzaurieta pd , Source #
  • Full citation – You’ll also copy and paste it onto a Works Cited page. Indent properly (opposite of a paragraph). Use the Purdue University Owl rules.
  • Where you found it – A phrase is enough
  • Summary – Quality, not quantity. Still, too short is not going to do the job. If you are only using part of the article, say so. Be clear and accurate. This is not propaganda.
  • Connection – This is where you think about how this information will help you prove your point. Quality, not quantity. Still, too short is not going to do the job. This is where you start to write propaganda. If you do a good job, you’ll be able to use excerpts from your connections on the actual book pages.


* Every one of these decisions needs to be made as a group!!

* Actually putting the book together will happen at ’s Quickmeet.

 Needs a decorated cover. Choose a decorating plan. Title your book creatively.

 Your pages are your pages. I’d still recommend choosing a decorating style for your book. Will you cut and paste or arrange using a computer graphic program? This is one of many, many topics you might discuss. Pages don’t need to match exactly, though. Do your best work on your pages.

 Needs a typed table of contents: topic of page(s), author, and page number. Decide the order of the book’s pages. Make sure you put the book together to match the table of contents.

Section heading pages are optional. Decide whether you want them, and if so, choose a decorating style. Individuals should probably make their own heading pages.

 Required a “Works Cited” page in proper format for each person. Do not combine to one page.

 Needs to be collected as a book. You need some kind of binding; preferably not overly thick. Choose.

 Delicate or layered pages need to be protected; optional: cover pages with clear wide tape or use plastic “slipcovers.” Choose.


* You must print your own pages, and prepare them to be entered into the book.

 Probably four pages (sides) total.

 Needs a heading/title for the page’s topic.

 Needs writing – a little background or introduction, proof of your topic, references to what you learned through research. Use propaganda techniques! You don’t need parenthetical citations within your writing!

 Needs graphics (images, graphs, decoration)


 Type. Single space to save paper.

 Explain your propaganda choices in The Book as follows: for each of your pages, explain what types of propaganda you chose and tell why. One paragraph per Book page should do the job.

 Hand your group’s Explanation in as a separate packet with your book on . I will refer to it as I read your pages, so that I understand all of your choices even though you won’t have time to read every page and explain during the presentations.


 Plan to read your pages aloud. Practice and know how much you can get done in the time limit.

 Actually be in the Matrix project. Present like you completely believe your own book!

 You won’t need to explain your propaganda choices as you present.

 You will need to identify the propaganda in the books being presented to you when you are in the audience.