Tutor profile: Heather R.
Subject: Library and Information Science
What is information/media literacy, and why is is so important?
Information and media literacy requires critical thinking skills, and critical thinking is paramount in decoding the news stories, commercials, and various media that bombard us on a daily basis. If a person is capable of filtering out the untruths in a statement, they can be confident that they're making decisions about based on reliable information. Concepts that can be expanded with critical information literacy skills are numerous--social justice, scholarly conversation, and research have many implications for deeper study when one employs critical thinking, and people of all ages can learn and use it.
Subject: Film and Theater
How do films and theater mimic real life? Do they? If so, how?
Film and theater were created to entertain, but more to the point, for us to get to know ourselves as humans. During World War II, actors swept their audience away into their fantastical world, making many forget about the horrors that were continuing to ravage their world outside. In many instances, films of this era did not mimic the world that created them. Rather, they countered that world--they reversed it for the comfort, and even the counseling, of their consumers. Those flickering screens full of magic and fantasy gave the world a place to dream again--a place to see their world as benevolent and full of beauty. Film and theater calmed--even if only for a few moments--the panic that beset many populations throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas, reassuring them that all will be right again. These stories that were projected on a larger-than-life screen inside an opulent theater were paramount in bringing hope to a war-weary populace, and, in the minds of their viewers, ensured that a way of life and the human race would perservere.
Why do you think grammar matters?
The written word has become imperative in today's electronics-based community. Job applications, messaging, and even social media all require concise communication that emphasizes clearly written and punctuated sentences. We have all seen the memes designed to accentuate that point, and they speak true in many cases. If a person applies for a job online, they must make sure their writing speaks for what their goals are, and for who they are as a person. And in order to convey those important tenets, correct grammar and usage is paramount. If an employer sees that an applicant cannot communicate clearly, why would that employer hire that person? Grammar is essential to communication. When your grammar suffers, your communication with others suffers. Consequently, you suffer.
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