Documentary Video Assignment WriteUp Name: ________________ Section: ____________ Date: __________
Title of Video: _________________________________________________________________________
Date of Viewing: ________ Where viewed? ____ In-class ____ Library ____ Home _____ Other _____
I. KEYWORDS. Provide 10 keywords (important words, concepts, related to subject) and their definitions from the video.
II. SHORT ANSWER. Summarize THREE major subjects, themes or ideas presented by the video. For EACH point, provide a TOPIC SENTENCE (the very first sentence, i.e. the video described the mating behavior of squid) and an EXAMPLE or two (the second or third paragraph, i.e. the video showed males engaging females and how the males turn a dark color when copulating…). TYPE on a separate sheet of paper.
III. ESSAY. In a one-page expository essay, describe WHY you learned something from the video. Give at least three examples. Make sure you address the following: Why was the video effective at teaching about a particular phenomenon or process? What techniques were used by the documentary makers to heighten your understanding? How does the video relate to our course? See http://www.iss.stthomas.edu/studyguides/wrtstr3.htm and http://www.stanford.edu/~arnetha/expowrite/info.html for more information on expository writing. TYPE on a separate sheet of paper.
PLEASE E-MAIL THIS ASSIGNMENT IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL. YOU SHOULD COPY AND PASTE THE QUESTIONS INTO A WORD PROCESSING PROGRAM, COMPLETE THE ANSWERS, AND COPY AND PASTE THEM INTO AN E-MAIL. THANKS!