When we were first assigned the project our group brainstormed different ways to get information across about our topic. We wanted people to know how important we thought dropping out was and try and persuade people not to make that decision. Dropping out is a problem a lot of people face whether it be when deciding to go, not to go or during their admittance.
We decided that we should distribute the work as equally as possible . My group members were Robert, Joshua and Aazimah and we all had a similar outlook on how we should get information across. We are all avid users of social networks and know that information spreads across them like wildfire. So, our first step was creating a twitter page that we could use to spread tidbits of information to our followers. We did a lot of research at the beginning of the project so we decided to use that information and anything we found later on the twitter page.
We figured we needed to reach College students personally though so we decided to make a college visit to inform them. How could we as high school students teach college students though ? We figured there’s no time to talk to everyone so maybe a message that they could pass on to a friend would be better. That’s when the flyer idea arose and we decorated it with college paraphernalia and a few college dropout facts that we thought were important. We also created a poster that we put up near their campus which we think received good critique. It was also very simple and straight to the point that dropping out doesn’t lead to good things, but instead financial difficulties.
We created a video that was more of a pro and con illustration of dropping out. It portrayed a successful finisher of college and an unsuccessful drop out. The video was short and to the point. We figured instead of beating around the bush and just throwing information at people in a video we should just show two possible options. Simple yet possibly effective, because no one wants to be on the down side of a situation , so people would be pushed to stay in school.
Overall i think our components were effective as a whole. Separately our twitter page was one of the most successful components because we gained a lot of followers which meant people must have liked the page and the information given. Our video wasn’t that much of a success because of the technical difficulties and the same for the flyers because not many students wanted to stop and receive one. The Poster was believed to receive good critique because it was simple and people looked and made comments.