In week four #crit101 is turning its attention to reading and analysis. The week four page has been updated with the video lecture, reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
This week’s Twitter discussion will take place on Wednesday 3rd April between 6PM and 7PM (GMT).
This week’s assignment is a paired activity and requires you to critique a given article. Once again Google Docs will be used to complete the assignment. Check your inbox to see who you are working with and to find your invite to your Google Doc.
*Apologies for the background hum in this week’s video. The fan in my MacBook Air went into overdrive part way through the recording.
As one or two people have asked me questions about the this week’s task I thought I should post a little clarification. The task is to complete a critical review of your given article. There is no specific question. It requires you to read and analyse the article, formulating a critical opinion of the text. Before you begin this process please review the slides from Monday’s lecture and the reading material I have posted on week four page.
Your critical review should…
- be between 750 – 1000 words
- be written and submitted as a Google document
- show evidence of critical analysis
- offer an opinion on the article
- adhere to the Harvard referencing system
This is *technically* an independent task. However, given the interdependent nature of the course, I have openly shared who has which article (slide 30) so that you can share and discuss your ideas with one another. Moreover, you can support each other in the writing process.
The three articles continue a theme that began with eggs and now turns its attention to chickens (see what I did there?). They represent three different types of writing; draw upon different types of sources and data; and pose varying challenges in terms of critical analysis.
- Adler, J., Lawler, A., (2012) How the Chicken Conquered the World, Smithsonian Magazine
- Goldman, J., (2012) Is Chicken Soup Really Good for the Soul?, BlogHer Publishing Network
- Wikipedia contributors, (2013) Chicken or the egg, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopaedia.
If you have additional questions ask a fellow participant or send me a tweet.
Image cc. Kyle Bean
In week four #crit101 is turning its attention to reading and analysis. The week four page has been updated with reading material and information about this week’s assignments.
The live video lecture will be at 7:30PM (GMT) on Monday (11.02.13). Check the blog or Twitter around 7:25 for the link. The slides will be made available prior to the lecture, and a recording will be made available shortly afterwards.
After discussing some of the shortcoming of Twitter, this week’s discussion will take place on Google+: Wednesday 13th February between 7PM and 8PM (GMT).
As well as providing a new space for the weekly chat it can also be a useful space to ask questions and share ideas/resources. Go check it out!