Communication Technology

Mass 200
Medgar Evers College of
The City University of New York
Jonathan Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Digital Media &
Communication Technology
11/18/2019
Research Paper: due (uploaded in Blackboard as a PDF only) by Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Write a short (2 page/500 words minimum) research paper on a digital technology that you either already use, or that
you plan to use in your field of choice (e.g. videography, audio recording, performance).
Based on your research, the paper should identify and briefly explain the following about the technology in question:
1) Its historical development
2) How it works as a
digital technology
3) How and why it is used within your field
4) How you imagine the technology evolving in the future

Proficient Competent Needs Improvement
Research data (40 pts) Presents a clear and
relevant description,
including historical
development, digital
functionality, and use
within the field, and
other significant
aspects that help to
provide a complete
picture of the
technology. (40 pts)
Presents a clear and
relevant description,
including historical
development, digital
functionality, and use
within the field, but
does not provide a
complete picture of the
technology. (30 pts)
Attempts to describe
some aspects of the
technology, but does
not touch upon
sufficient details. (20
pts)
Relationship to
Coursework (40 pts)
Demonstrates critical
thinking and originality
throughout work.
Expertly connects
experience to
classwork and course
materials, including
terminology. (40 pts)
Demonstrates some
critical thinking.
Connects experience
to classwork or course
materials. (30 pts)
Lacks critical thinking.
Makes no appropriate
connection to
classwork or course
materials. (20 pts)
Grammar,
Understanding,
Format (20 pts)
No grammatical or
spelling errors exist.
Document is easy to
read. Format is
paragraph form,
double spaced, 12pt
font, 1 inch margins
and text is at least 2
pages (500 words)
plus bibliography or
works cited. (20 pts)
Some grammatical or
spelling errors exist,
but do not interfere
with reading. Format is
paragraph form,
double spaced, 12pt
font, 1 inch margins
and text is at least 2
pages (500 words)
plus bibliography or
works cited. (15 pts)
Grammatical and
spelling errors interfere
with reading. Format is
incorrect or text is too
short. (10 pts)

Use 2 to 3 sources total with 1 source being your class text (Winston).
Total = 100 pts (towards 10% of your “Projects”)