Watch each video. After you are finished think about what you saw with an
eye toward evaluating the video. Here are some clues and hints on how to prepare
- Pretend you just saw a regular motion picture and are going to tell a
friend about it.
- Obviously you are not going to tell your friend about every scene and
repeat all the dialogue.
- Therefore, you want to talk about to both the strengths and weaknesses (if
any) of the video. For example, if you thought the presentation was too
vague-say so. If you thought it was informative-say so. If the video was
hard to follow or understand-say so. If you liked or enjoyed certain
- Always remember to provide examples or specifics to support your positive
or negative views. For instance, "I especially found the section on . .
. very informative and captivating because it was so vivid and clear and
made me feel like I was actually there." Or, you might write: "The
segment pertaining to so and so was not very well developed and left me with
more questions than answers."
- Remember to use appropriate language. Avoid being trite and never use buzz
words, slang, empty meanings or street vernacular. In other words, do not
use expressions like "it sucked," or "it was really
cool," or "man, it was really sweet," etc.