This project is an engaging summative assessment for use after studying media, advertising and rhetorical appeals, and bias in the news, . Students select a combination of projects of their choosing to total 100 points.
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Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.