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Chapter 2 / Exercise 5
Introduction to Process Technology
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Here are a few tips to assist you in preparing for the exam: 1. Study and understand the various course modules (Ts). What are the theories and main concepts offered in each module?2. Obtain a general understanding of the main concepts of the assigned readings for each module. What are the main ideas about propaganda that the authors propose for each?3. Review the slides and examples, and study materials provided throughout the modules and get a sense of what they mean and how they can be applied as examples.4. As you study, think of the concepts in terms of how they apply to your life, as examples. Your use of those shows that you understand the theories and concepts. 5. Test yourself by linking what you are studying to the current environment. 6. Consider the four (4) response papers that you have completed throughout the semester as preparation for the final exam. Like the course response papers, you will be asked questions relating to the modules (T’s) that you have studied over the semester. The responses that you provided throughout the semester were short essays. Your answers for the final exams are expected to be longer, similar essays. The difference will be the specific question that will be asked, so you will have to pay attention to ensure that you answer the questions posed. 7. Use the various feedbacks from your essays as an expectation of writing quality, knowledge, application of concepts and as a general guide to answering the questions. You now have a sense of what the course markers are looking for and the standards of the course. 8. You will be expected to show your knowledge and understanding of the concepts and your ability to apply this knowledge. Definitions of Propaganda: - deceptive, brainwashing?- half-truths, exaggerated truths and deceptive - can come from government- challenges not accepted - censorship of mass media - regulating free expression and speech - advertising to shape opinions
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Chapter 2 / Exercise 5
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- appeal to masses (emotions)- persuasion to action- credibility- slogans, symbolism, repetition, conceal motives - in history: suggestibility of crowds when in one place for a long time, more susceptible - suppress conflicting information or view (freedom of speech and censorship) - media portrayals and fear mongering - know your audience – who and what they will find credible - education as a tool for propaganda – control information (tyrannical) suggestable kids – there is a need for free thought for freedom and democracy otherwise tyranny and propaganda ensue - examples - confluence - propaganda always leads to action and all propaganda fails to disclose sources or identity. Target audience base views on half-facts. Concepts of Propaganda -- Ellul:1.Political versus sociological propaganda. Political propaganda is carried out by a definite body—for example, a government, a political party, an administration, a pressure group—for definite goals. The methods are quite deliberate and calculated; goals are clearly distinguished and quite

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