Debate & polemic summative assessment notes


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Debate & polemic summative assessment notes

  1. 1. + SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT Research Task – Manifestos Due: Friday 29th June, before 11pm
  2. 2. + “SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT”- Brief for the unit  Submission of an individual written text, or an oral/sound text, of 1500-2000 words. Upload all required elements as one PDF file on moodle. It must be a PDF file – no other file will be accepted! Deadline: Fri 29th June by 11pm.  Choose a topic within the realm of Debate, Polemic & Manifesto that you are interested in. There are no thematic constraints but you can use the lectures as inspiration if you like. The lecture subjects have focussed on „The Bigger Picture‟ (big issues such as God Vs Science and Gaia Theory), „Subcultures‟, „Uniformity & Control‟ and „Identity‟. You can also use the formative/group presentation day for inspiration. If any topics were explored that interest you, feel free to use this as a potential subject for your summative assessment.
  3. 3. + “SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT”- Brief for the unit Important… Students can submit standard essays but can also explore the creative possibilities of communicating their submission through different modes of writing (prose, poetry, rap, song) with illustrations, photos, drawings, film, graffiti, or through the use of sound (monologue or script for radio or drama, or use of soundscape with text). Any research sources used in the creation of the text/piece must be credited appropriately – and must appear in an accompanying bibliography, list of credits or notes, or using Harvard referencing.
  4. 4. + “SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT”-  Knowledge and Understanding  Demonstrate an informed understanding, and some contextual and/or historical aspects, of the chosen theme; (A1)  Understand the notions of debate and polemic – and their roles as sources of inspiration (for further study); (A2)  Demonstrate an understanding of different attitudes towards your chosen topic, as well as formulating your own personal and political stance
  5. 5. + “SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT”-  Values and Attitudes  Understand and appreciate different attitudes towards and opinions on issues of critical consequence; (B1)  Formulate their own attitudes and an ethical/political stance with regard to their chosen topic; (B2)
  6. 6. + “SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT”-  Skills (Cognitive and Intellectual)  Think of themselves and their work as part of an international design/communications industry – or community of professionals; (C1)  Skills (Subject Specific/Professional)  Communicate in an appropriate mode or form of oral presentation/writing with regard to subject and target audience; (D1)  Confirm the need for, and then apply, an appropriate method of referencing; (D2)  Skills (Transferable)  Enhance their abilities to conduct relevant research and apply a variety of research techniques; (E1)
  7. 7. + FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT General Feedback on the group formative presentations - this may help with your Summative/Individual Submission - Reference all sources appropriately, using quotation where necessary. - Digest your research – could you have a conversation about it at the pub? (i.e. have you done enough research to have a decent conversational knowledge of your subject?) What interests you about it? ? - Use of images is good but sometimes the images are complex (in a good way). Analyse and interpret any images that you use (if they are more than just illustrations).
  8. 8. + - Titles: Frame your argument well and be clear about your lead question (or line of inquiry). Choose a title or question that works to your advantage. - Interesting points were being made in the group presentations, but occasionally the points were not building on the argument or developing the line of enquiry. Be investigative and find interesting material, but then be selective about what‟s needed. - Can your argument easily be pulled apart and challenged by others? Make sure you are armed with the evidence (research!) to support your ideas.
  9. 9. + - Interrogate your own ideas. Imagine what it would be like to be someone else listening to your opinions – anticipate the obvious questions and problems. - A research text is not an opinion piece – it can start with an idea, opinion or interpretation but you must then research, present opposing arguments, clarify the main points and build to a conclusion. - If using humour and irony – does the humour of your piece work? Is the satire obvious? Use these devices with caution.