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5 Point Essay

Pick one of the following activities as extension of the ideas presented in the HBO documentary Hacking Democracy.

1. Assume the role of a media critic and write a review of the film. This assign will require you to employ rhetoric themes you've studied with Mrs. Hasebrook. The critics job is to analyze for quality, composition, and meaning. How do you rate Hacking Democracy?

2. What is the buzz out there about this new documentary? This option asks you to prove your skills as a researcher and find out what respected experts are saying. Stake out what's being said and use these opinions to determine the documentary's quality. This choice assumes that you can determine what is a reliable source. Turn in at least two reviews and tell where you stand on the topic by turning a written response, or better yet, use Garage Band to make a podcasted position statement.