Deciding on a topic for a digital research text
Choose an area of protest that you care about: a person, an idea, topic, trend, era, cultural phenomenon, movement, thing or place. Keep the topic controlled. Look for a particular aspect, context, place, age, gender or research key personalities or events related to the topic.
Create a mind map:
- Brainstorm everything you know about the person or topic: crucial facts, people and events. Leave nothing out.
- Decide what genres would work best to illuminate that event or character and map them on your mind map.
Patterns and connections:
- Look for extended metaphors or motifs that relate to the topic.
- Pattern the text by including elements such as repeated words, repeated images, a fragmented narrative or a specific detail to create unity.
- at least one sustained text such as a novel, anthology or biography
- primary material: interviews, testimonies or observations
- internet sources.