Lesson: Film review 2: Understanding the market for film reviews
Before undertaking a publishing project, a writer must understand his/her target market. To that end, this lesson is designed to help students understand their options as they begin to contemplate researching and writing a film review. Unlike the restaurant review market, with film reviews, there is no local market – only a national (or even international) one.
1. To teach students about the film review market, learning and applying a new round of search skills.
2. To have students understand that market and begin to get a sense of how they might use their own critical thinking skills to participate in it.
3. Revisiting the "bias" activity from the "Web Search, Copyright, Credibility & Bias" Module) to explore hidden assumptions of Web sites.
Students might be asked to work through Reviews Worksheet 3: Exploring the Film Review Market as homework.
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