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Assignment 1: 24-hour Electronic Media Blackout Due: Tuesday, September 14 at 1:40pm Worth 20% of your final grade Format: The assignment must be typed, single spaced and no more than 2 pages long. I will deduct points for failure to follow this format. Assignment details: You are to avoid electronic media for 24 consecutive hours and write a paper about your experience. Electronic media are anything that requires a battery or electric cord to transmit and/or receive encoded messages. This includes but may not be limited to computers, phones, mobile phones, pagers, iPads, iPhones, iPods, laptops, televisions, movie theatres, radios, CD players, satellite radio, car radios, hopefully you get the picture. I encourage you to use this time to engage with non-electronic media such as newspapers, books and magazines. I recognize that this will be very difficult (it’s going to be hard for me too). Plan ahead by finding a time that you do not have a work, school
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Unformatted text preview: or social responsibility that requires you to be available via media. Let your friends, family and co-workers know that you will be “off the grid.” Try to make the most of it by doing something you might not otherwise do. If it is ABSOLUTELY impossible for you to do this, write about why. Don’t just lie and say you did it. With regard to the paper, I want you to consider what you did to fill the time that you might otherwise spend with media. But don’t’ just detail what you did. Think about the quality of your time and your interactions may have changed. What aspects were difficult and what aspects were not? What might be different in your life if you did not have access to the media you use regularly? Pay attention to the quality of your writing. Consult the Manship Writing Guide. Improper grammar, punctuation and spelling will effect your overall grade. HAVE FUN WITH THIS....
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2010 for the course MC 2525 taught by Professor Song during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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