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Reflection on the DV Sound Bite Experience: Knowledge Gained

As the culminating component of your DV Sound Bite experience, compose a polished personal essay / reflection in which you discuss the following:

a) The process and evolution of your definitions and understandings of your group's particular literary theme in relation to reading the novel and how the digital videos you created represent the theme, as well as your understanding of it. Given your understanding of the theme in these contexts, how do you think this theme plays out in your own life? In society today? In other words, what connections do you see between the theme and your understandings of it in your own life and in the world today?

b) Choose one other group's DV Sound Bite to view and discuss your understanding of their theme in relation to your viewing of their digital videos and your reading of the novel. How do their video representations affect your understanding of the theme from the novel?


c) Finally, close with a discussion of the activity itself. What did you like about the activity and learn from it? What were your roles, and how would you evaluate your contributions to the group's process and products? What were your peers' roles, and how would you evaluate their contributions to the group's process and products? What recommendations would you make for the activity to improve it for use in the future?

For parts a and b of your essay / reflection, you will want to reference specific elements of both the digital videos and the novel. Include quotations where applicable.