Ashley Chapin Essay Revision

Ashley Chapin Essay Revision - Frank Zhu 21W.034 Cynthia...

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Frank Zhu 21W.034 Cynthia Taft 21W.034 Taft Questions for the Critical Review SPECIFICS: 1. Does the introduction engage your interest? Any ideas for livelier introduction? The introduction needs more work to peak my interest. I feel as though the author is very rushed in presenting her point. Perhaps drawing the introduction for two small paragraphs would allow the author to develop interesting thoughts that will lead to up to her ultimate thesis. However, in her introduction, the author does summarize and state her thesis very well with good descriptions. 2. Does the writer make clear why his or her subject matters? Yes, as in any critical review, the writer creates an analysis on the effects of an information medium. In this case, the video is being critiqued for methodology of presenting the science with the purpose of warning society about the consequences of lack of sleep. 3. Does the writer make clear what we can learn by examining this particular video or videos in the light of current scholarship in the field? What is the main idea (central insight) of the critical review? Where do you see that idea stated most clearly? The central insight of the critical review is that with a certain purpose, the producers will have to present information on the same topic in some way to create an effective presentation with
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Frank Zhu 21W.034 Cynthia Taft different goals. I see the idea stated most clearly with the writer’s thesis: “Upon comparing this video with another sleep science video, “Sleep” by NOVA Science Now, it focuses much more on the negative effects of insomnia and other sleep disorders, and seems to
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course WRITING 21w.034 taught by Professor Johnsmith during the Fall '11 term at MIT.

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Ashley Chapin Essay Revision - Frank Zhu 21W.034 Cynthia...

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