MDIA206 Media and Digital Cultures
This assessment asks you to engage with the materials in weeks 2–5. Select one reading from the set weekly readings for weeks 2–5 and write a critical response to it. To do this you need to: • Identify the main thesis of the reading (what the writer is arguing) • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of this argument • Define and demonstrate an understanding of the most salient key terms used by your chosen author • Use examples from digital media forms and practices to demonstrate your understanding and to support your argument. Write your critical response using the essay form. Include an introduction, a thesis statement (your own, not that of the selected author), topic sentences, presentation of argument and textual evidence and a conclusion. You should also include the correct bibliographic reference information for all sources used. To enhance the analytical dimension of your short essay we encourage you to cite the work of other authors in the field. *This assessment relates to objectives 1, 2 and 3.