DB2- Defining Media Literacy – 15% Due Mon Oct 3, 11 pm Please answer the questions in the order they are presented to you. To begin your post, when you are in the discussion board area, please click on “Create Thread” to begin your post. Remember that you cannot ‘edit’ your work after you have posted it, so please enter data and submit only when you are ready to do so. You can now cut and paste from the documents you created from Tasks 1 and 2. 1. Define media Literacy in your own words after completing the reading from Task 1, “Media Literacy: An Overview”. (3-4 sentences) 2. Explain why you think being “media literate” is important today. Select a specific ‘quintessential’ quote from the text, explain what you think the author is trying to convey and link it to why you think being media literate is important today. Use specific examples from popular culture to support your contention. (4-6 sentences) 3. What is the distinction between high culture and popular culture according to the article “Consuming and Producing Culture”? Do you believe we need these distinctions? Explain your reasons, either way. (2-4 sentences) 4. How does the author Dzifa Benson reconcile between her unabashed engagement with popular culture and her role as an ‘artist’ in high art? Do you agree with her? Explain in a clear and concise manner. (3-6 sentences) Demonstrate critical thinking skills here with a view to our discussions in class. 5. Don’t forget to use APA format citations, internal and terminal, and be sure to quote or indicate paraphrase any article you use. 6. After you post, you must comment on at least two (2) other posts. You are encouraged to post on more than two posts, and to keep the conversation going. Use this time to welcome fellow students to the course, make new connections, and discuss what media literacy means today. (4-6 sentences in total)
Persuasive Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment. Required Components Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced Cover Page – include the following information, centered Title of Assignment Student Name Course Name Essay – follow structure/sample outline explained below References – written on separate page after the essay using APA Format ____________________________________________________________________________________________ The purpose of persuasive writing is to present reasons and examples to influence the reader. Persuasive writing involves clearly stating an opinion or stance on a subject and providing the reader with convincing supporting details. Sample Persuasive Essay Outline I. Introductory Paragraph: Introduce the issue. Provide each of the arguments that will later appear in each body paragraph. Refute any counterpoints to the argument. Provide the thesis statement. II. 2-3 Body Paragraphs: Begin with a topic sentence that reflects the argument of the thesis statement. Support the argument with useful and informative quotes from website sources. Provide 1-2 sentences explaining each quote. Provide 1-3 sentences that indicate the significance of each quote. Ensure that the information in these paragraphs is important to the thesis statement. End each paragraph with a transition sentence which leads into the next body paragraph. III. Concluding Paragraph: Begin with a topic sentence that reflects the argument of the thesis statement. Briefly summarize the main points of the paper. Provide a strong and effective close for the paper. *** in-text citations must be implemented throughout the essay*** In-text Citations/APA Reference Page View the following video regarding plagiarism and citing sources in the body of the essay (in-text citations) https://youtu.be/OsAQOnjk_To?t=3 (Links to an external site.) When quoting or paraphrasing, in-text citations are formatted in the body of your essay as follows: (Author, date). if no author is provided (Title, date). Paraphrase example: Excel High School writing assignments have specific length and source requirements (General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020). Direct quote examples: “Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment” (General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020). or General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources states, “Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment.” References – need to be retrieved from public websites (do not use websites that require usernames/passwords). Wikipedia cannot be listed as one of the sources. Use the following citation generator for help formatting your sources. https://www.scribbr.com/ (Links to an external site.) click Citation Tools, then choose APA Citation Generator from the drop down menu Basic APA Website Format: Author Last Name, First Initial. (Date). Title of the Article/Page. web address Ex. Martin, K. (2020). General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources.www.excelhighschool.com (Links to an external site.) If no author is listed, begin with the title and format as follows: Ex. General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources. (2020). www.excelhighschool.com (Links to an external site.)
Deciding on a topic for the capstone project can be a challenge. However, it is important to be as precise and specific as possible; this will allow you to investigate your topic with sufficient depth. Reflect on the courses you have taken to identify issues that have sparked ongoing concern or interest for you. While this project does not require you to make an original scholarly contribution to your field, it does require you to develop a deep acquaintance with your topic. You are expected use a high level of academic rigor to locate and analyze published academic sources in your exploration of your topic. Please refer to the Capstone Project section of the course website for full details and requirements. Written Assignment 1 is the first step toward completing the project. [MO 1.1, MO 1.2, MO 1.3] Please Note: Original research is not expected of this capstone project. In the rare event that you believe that your research requires collecting data from human subjects, you must obtain Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval as indicated below. Because it can be a lengthy process to obtain IRB approval for original field research, the University discourages the use of surveys, questionnaires, and other forms of obtaining data from human subjects. Please note that this research should only be undertaken if absolutely necessary, and you will be responsible for all course deliverables in addition to the approvals, participant selection, assessment tool development, data collection, and data analysis required by field research. Instructions Write an introduction to your topic that incites interest and depicts the need for the study. Why should the reader be interested in this topic? What should the reader hope to gain from this project? Find a quotation, anecdote, news item, or some other element on the topic that can incite such interest as you open your paper. Then, briefly describe the reasons for this choice of the topic and study, along with the other elements required as indicated below. Keep in mind, academic writing is supposed to be as objective and dispassionate as possible, which means you should avoid a conversational tone, all slang, and writing in the first or second person. Try wherever possible to write in the third person throughout academic writing. Even if there is some personal aspect that is to be addressed, there are ways to format such writing that do not involve using the first person. This written assignment must include the following: Introduce the topic. Discuss your topic selection. Explain its background and your rationale for choosing it. Describe your personal interest in it. Explore its relevance to professional life and of such a research project. List the key words used to refine your topic or problem statement. Provide the purpose of the paper (explain, analyze, or argue). Identify intended audience (general or specialized). Indicate your voice as the writer (informer or advocate). Identify key points or main question to be studied. publish a preliminary problem statement, thesis statement, or opening hypothesis that includes mention of the context of your topic. Provide a summary. Guidelines Organize your thoughts in such a way that every aspect of your work has the preliminary thesis statement or main question in mind. Do not allow yourself to be sidetracked by tertiary issues. All written assignments are initial publishs of the final capstone project, so your mentor will provide you with the necessary feedback best suited to the development of your ideas and the formatting of your work. Include a title page. All formatting should be in accordance with APA or MLA, depending on your discipline. Formatting conventions for each may be found at the Online Writing Lab of Purdue University. Your assignment must be submitted as a Word document. Do not submit your work as a PDF. Note: Any student choosing to conduct original field research requiring human subjects must read all pertinent information about IRB Forms and submit the following IRB application by the end of Module 1. You must receive IRB approval before conducting original field research. Any student who chooses to pursue an IRB application is also required to read Chapter 6 of Writing Research Papers. Keep in mind, original field research is not a requirement of this capstone project. Submit Written Assignment 1 to your mentor for grading. Consult the Course Calendar for due dates. Note: This assignment corresponds to or addresses the following Bachelor of Arts (BA) outcomes: Students apply critical thinking skills to problems in an area of study in the arts and sciences. Students communicate effectively in written form. Your work on this assignment should reflect your ability to: Identify a focused and manageable topic that appropriately addresses relevant aspects of the topic. [BA 2.1: Topic selection] Construct a problem statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors; problem statement is adequate. [BA 2.2: Define problem] Demonstrate adequate consideration of context, audience, and purpose and a clear focus on the assigned task. [BA 3.1: Context of and purpose for writing] Use the Add Submission button below to submit your assignment.
Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources: Be sure to review the Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources page located on the previous page. Writing Prompt: Chaucer’s Prologue describes various people in connection with their profession. Analyze the Skipper’s description. Explain two things the Skipper’s description reveals about people in his occupation. Using APA format, provide details from the poem referencing specific line numbers to support each idea. You can use the following document to help understand the writing prompt and plan your essay: English 12 Essay 1 How to Analyze a Character-1.pdf Download English 12 Essay 1 How to Analyze a Character-1.pdf Essay Length: 2 pages Sources – textbook Use the following APA format to cite your textbook on the reference page: Chaucer, G. (n.d). The Canterbury Tales – The Prologue. https://www.excelhighschool.com