should not be just a summary of the readings, clips, radio broadcasts, songs and movies, etc. It should be a critical response to the material that demonstrates you read/viewed/listened to assigned material and critically thought about them. These will help your analytical writing, processing information and draw connections to synthesize content between the assigned materials and your own lives. Reading your reflections will also allow me to evaluate your comprehension of the course material. Written reflections should address all of the material assigned since the deadline of the previous written reflection. BE SPECIFIC – looking for strong evidence that you completed and comprehend the assigned materials. Content can be supported minimally with short quotes but should first and foremost be in your own words.
Address all of the following areas for each of the assigned materials in one comprehensive written reflection:
-The main argument/idea/theme of all of the assigned material – reading, listening, and viewing (1-2 paragraphs, 4 points)
-How race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality and/or sexuality orientation are depicted (1-2 paragraphs, 4 points)
-Critically assess the argument/imagery; strengths and weaknesses (1-2 paragraph, 4 points)
-Identify connection to other course readings, current events, films etc. (1-2 paragraphs, 4 points)
-Share your reaction to the material- how it challenged your beliefs about particular topics, (1-2 paragraphs, 4 points)
Assignments should be double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font. Include your name, date, course information, course assignment (and title) on the upper right hand corner (THIS SHOULD BE SINGLE SPACED). For your written assignments, I expect that in addition to conveying substantive ideas, you will write clearly and organize your paper effectively. This includes presenting and supporting a main argument, using an introduction and conclusion, smoothly integrating outside sources into your own ideas, constructing clear sentences and avoiding grammatical errors.
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