Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled, Donna Woolfolk Cross
First, read the article in the LA textbook: “Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled” by
Donna Woolfolk Cross, 209-219. Then, make a list of the thirteen propaganda pitfalls Cross outlines. For each item on the list, write two sentences: 1. Sentence one should be the definition of the pitfall
2. Sentence two should be one example Cross gives of the pitfall After this, write a one-paragraph summary of anexample ofpropaganda in the U.S. or worldwide; this should be a more recent example (i.e., the past 10 years). You will, no doubt, have to do some research to find a good example. The paragraph needs to be about 10 sentences, typed and double-spaced; it should have a good, clear title. You can use a source or sources, but be sure to mention the source/s in the paragraph; do not copy something verbatim or near verbatim, which is plagiarism. Be prepared topresent your example in class. This assignment is worth 65 points—25 points for the first main question (13 pitfalls), and 40 points for the propaganda written summary and oral presentation. It must be typed and double-spaced. Handwritten papers are worth 0. Papers that are not
double-spaced will lose 10 points off the top. Late papers also lose 10 points off the top; if not handed in by the next class, the grade will be a 0. Please come to class on Monday, July 7, prepared to discuss this. Thanks.