Exam 2 Review Sheet

Exam 2 Review Sheet - CAS 283 Test 2 Study Guide REMEMBER...

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CAS 283: Test 2 Study Guide REMEMBER , this test is meant to assess your knowledge of the material covered in this course thus far in the  semester. Some of the questions will test your ability to remember the meaning of basic concepts. There will also be  questions geared toward you ability to identify definitional examples. Other questions will ask you to apply the  knowledge that you have gained to situational problems. In other words, do not memorize the terms that we have  discussed in class, rather, try to understand conceptually what they mean, examples of them in the real world, and  how they are related to other phenomena we have cover throughout the course. There will be 50 multiple choice and  true/false questions; each question will be worth 2 points. Below is a list of concepts you should be familiar with for  the exam. The Colbert Report (the internet as a set of tubes) Recommended study techniques The growth of the internet across the world Internet – Network of computer systems that are interconnected in approx 130 countries. TCP/IP – Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. A set of rules or convections by which two machines talk to each-other (connect). Information exchange. Packets – Information sent from one site to another is split into packets. IP address – Internet protocol address. Ways to track an IP address o American Registry for Internet Numbers o Centralops The Web o What makes multimedia applications (text, graphics, sound, video) possible on the internet. o Wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents. o PART OF INTERNET Why do we use the internet? o Searching
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o Information o Communication o Socialization o Entertainment IP address and public library policies Sources of information Relative credibility of different sources of information Agenda setting – The creation of public awareness and concern of salient issues by the news media. (Media tells us what issues to be thinking about.) Assumptions of agenda setting o Media does not reflect reality; media filters and shapes it. o Media concentration leads public to perceive those issues as more important than other issues. How to be a critical user o Know how to find more credible information. o Know how to evaluate the information we find. Scholarly resources Pros and cons of wikipedia.com Rhetorical criticism – Analysis and evaluation of text. o Focus on persuasive functioning – is it trying to persuade me?
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