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Discussion #3 Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:30 PM Midterm Tips Go over the writing tips I sent last week Show what you know – use a combination of examples from lectures, section, readings, your own insights to show that you’ve studied for the example. While it should be appropriate for the topic at hand, basing your arguments on these points will strengthen your essay and show that you understand the material. Think about how you can adapt some of the points to fit your argument. Oftentimes, the hardest part of Political Science courses is being able to express what you know coherently through writing. For the short answer questions, do not write a whole essay, but make sure to touch on the significance of the terms. Spend about 5 minutes on each one at the maximum. You will not be evaluated on your grammar. Obviously, the essay must be readable but the most important part is that you develop and support your thesis statement. Essay questions may be worded differently from the syllabus but should contain the central themes of each topic. Mass Media In his famous book entitled Understanding Media, Marshall McLuhan coined the famous phrase, "The medium is the message."

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