Women and the Media: The Influence of Magazines, and such...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Feedback from Melissa M. ( Blog) The Oprah Phenomenon

Meli said...

1. In Darling's blog, I found that the post titled " The World of Advertising" is a complete summary of her topic. She explains the fact that society now considers beauty to be formed by society. Moreover, she even concludes that this type of stereotypical beauty may still lead to discontent. I was very satisfied with her general evaluations about the issues.

2. Well, she could use her presentation to speak to everyone about the underlining meanings of beauty- what is wrong and what is right. Her personal opinion is very strong.

Constructive Critisim on statements:

- Darling's topic is dead on with one of the most controversial topics out there- beauty vs. the media. She picked a topic that needs to be analyzed.

-I believe that this topic does interest Darling. Hey, it would interest any woman!

-The issue of gender was, without a doubt, analyzed and recognized.

-Darling's posts were clear and to the point and easy to acknowledge!

-Your quotes were relevant to the posts. Yet, sometimes they could have been a little stronger and more on point with what you wanted to say.

-Quotes, on this topic, were scattered throughout the semester. Moreover, specific beauty quotes were appliable. Also, the quotes added to Darling's thoughts relatively well.

* I thought it was great when you posted the video, since the stats are interesting.

*I really did not find anything confusing for me.

*You're really great at developing your ideas and remaining clear!

*I wish you could focus on these three things:
-Someone or something campaigning for real beauty
-What women should do to reject society's norms
-Maybe a personal experience

Hope this helped!!

Blog Buddy Work: Melissa M; The Oprah Phenomenon

1. Where has your Blog buddy shown strong analytical work (be specific—is it a particular post, a type of analysis, a site for analysis that seemed to click more so than others, etc)?

2. How could your Blog buddy use this strength for the final Blog post and presentation?

3. Think about the following statements in relation to your Blog buddy’s Blog and then provide feedback on each area (constructive praise/criticism):

The Blog is on a topic that has been clearly evident in the Blog posts throughout the semester

The Blog is on a topic that seems to interest my Blog buddy

My Blog buddy’s topic is one that has produced a good set of posts that were analytical used gender as a primary category of analysis

The posts make analytical arguments. The posts are understandable and each post logically outlines and supports the argument presented. The posts were clear, provided insight, evidence, and analysis to connect the topic with the assignment for each of the posts

The sources cited in each post are relevant to the topic and help to aid the understanding of the argument and/or assisted in proving the argument.

The quotes used illustrate a broad range of course readings throughout the semester.

The quotes were clear and succinct; additionally, the material was presented so that I could differentiate the Blog buddy’s ideas from that of the author cited.

Finally, complete the following:

I thought it was great when you...

I found it confusing when you…

You’re really great at…

I wish you could focus (more) on/alter/edit/explain/expand on/etc these three things…
(Basically, when you read the Blog posts, what do you wish your buddy had done differently, more of, etc?)