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  • Adam Ingram-Goble posted an update in the group Group logo of Full ClassFull Class 4 years, 10 months ago

    Hi Class,

    In response to yesterday’s email, some of you created or uploaded files for your studio partners. The problem is that if they don’t own the document, they don’t get notification about comments, and edits. So, please let them be responsible for their own document management. If someone in your studio fails to follow guidelines for assignments, I won’t penalize you. Based on timestamps it is very clear when and what has happened.

    On the flipside, several people have not created Google Docs for their assignment at all, and I am rapidly running out of time to comment.

    Several of you are using the course readings to deepen your analysis nicely! A few need to bring in this analysis.

    Of what I have read, I’m seeing that applying more structure to the writing would help with that goal. Right now many of them continue to read like a talk-aloud, which is not the assignment. You should use the talk-aloud to generate a personal narrative to 2+ pages, and do analysis for 2+ pages, the other 4 pages are your flexible space.

    As an example, one of the papers last year had the following outline, which helped the writer keep track of the multiple elements they needed to discuss. They also had a very good opening paragraph that established the thesis for the paper so the readers could understand where things were going. This should be in your papers.

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    The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series is one that has been around for more than 10 years (first released in 1997), and it remains a game that stirs up controversy due to its blunt ways of essentially addressing major societal issues. Grand Theft Auto V makes sure not to sway from its predecessor’s ways. This game does an amazing job at keeping players engaged while at the same time teaching players or making them at least aware (whether they know it or not) of important societal issues such as gender inequalities, racial stereotypes, and crooked governments. Through my personal playing experiences, I really feel as though Grand Theft Auto V does a great job, through the use of a reinforcing ideological frame, of bringing light to the unequal and mistreatment of women, the stereotyped intellectual gaps between ethnic groups, and many more societal issues.

    Introduction………………………………………… 2
    Gameplay……………………………………………. 3
    + Character Choice………………………………… 3
    + Sex, Drugs, and Violence……………………… 3
    + Gameplay of Others………………………… 4
    + Gameplay Conclusion…………………………… 4
    Analysis……………………………………………. 5
    + Treatment and Views of Women…………….. 5
    + Racial Stereotypes and Social Inequalities………. 5
    + Conclusion…………………………………………. 6
    References………………………………………….. 7

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    Please let me know if you have questions.

    best,

    Adam