1. Whose views are being represented?
2. What or whose interests are being served? (how does someone benefit from the message
involved in the text?)
3. What are the intentions behind the message?
4. What cultural assumptions are being made?
5. Does this text EXCLUDE anyone? If so, how?
6. What emotions does this text ask of the reader?
7. Who do you need to be in order to appreciate this text?
8. What is the appearance of this text, and how does the ‘look’ of the piece influence you?
9. Would different genders read this text differently? How?
Thanks to The New York Times and artist Christoph Niemann, we have our very first ‘text’ for Paper 1 Practice: http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/the-world-map-of-useless-stereotypes/
Due at the end of Tuesday’s Class: You are meant to select any three of the above questions to focus on. It should be roughly 400-500 words in length.