For the evaluation assignment, you will write a review of one “media artifact;” this could be a movie, an album, a graphic novel, a music video, an episode of a television show, a book, etc. You should choose a media artifact you are unfamiliar with, so your review can be as free from bias as possible. You should also choose something long enough (or “rich” enough content-wise) to write about for 3-4 pages.
To complete this assignment you must demonstrate the ability to:
Concisely describe/summarize your media artifact of choice
Establish and clearly define a set of at least four reasonable criteria
Knowledgeably discuss your subject, choosing the best relevant examples and providing ample context (assume your audience is unfamiliar or only somewhat familiar with your media artifact)
Provide a balanced and fair assessment, pointing out both good and bad aspects of your subject, comparing it to other works inthe same genre/time period, and incorporating at least one naysayer (counterargument—this should be from an actual source, i.e. another review)
Support your reasoning with evidence, explaining in detail both how you arrived at your conclusions and how your examples fit your criteria
Make a final judgment call, providing readers with some sort of “recommendation” about your media artifact (“it’s good”/”it’s bad”/somewhere in between)
Write a complete, well-structured and proofread essay (3-4 pages) that conforms to MLA conventions, including a works cited page (cite—at the very least—both your media artifact and your naysayer), 12 pt. font, 1-in. margins, page numbers preceded by your last name, etc.