[237120, A2] Wk 8: Task 1 – Critical & Contextual Studies Tool Kit

Planning and Preparation:

  • Finding varied types of sources
  • Analysing subtext of what the essay prompt is asking
  • Finding good quality visual texts for references

Writing Skills:

  • Summarising blocks of text
  • Alternate approaches to writing essays
  • Effective paraphrasing

Content and Visual Text Analysis Tools:

  • The definition of ‘visual text’
  • Critical analysis of the ‘myth of photographic truth’
  • MLA captioning of images

Research and Information Gathering Tools and Protocols:

  • Use of the Massey Library Catalogue
  • Use of online MLA citation generators
  • Adhering to deadlines in research and preparation
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