CMM 240 A – Spring ‘22
QCQ is short for “Quotation-Comment-Question.” It begins with a Quotation of 1-3 sentences. It then has a Comment. And it then asks a Question that encourages engagement from others. A good QCQ gives you something to bring to the table and offers something worth discussing in class. Earn full credit (1000 points) for a QCQ that touches all 3 bases – and is in on time.
QCQ for Malcolm Gladwell
Quotation (with page number or parag number or time stamp if video/audio)
“Social media can’t provide what social change has always required” (page 1)
Comment (250-500 words)
I chose to use this quote because I heavily agree with it. Nowadays people use social media to voice their thoughts , but how far are they willing to go to make those thoughts become a reality? People think just simply creating an online petition is going to have an influence on a big decision which it certainly can, if enough people sign, but the majority of the time it doesn’t affect anything. In addition to a petition are people willing to take action for their beliefs. In today’s generation I think not. Social media has made a lot of people very soft and sensitive and it gives them a sense of empowerment to sit behind a screen and say what they want without much consequences. Most of the time people aren’t willing to stand up and take action not necessarily physically, but something that has an effect in physical reality, not just online. Things like starting a protest, going on strike, making the people in power have to make a choice for their consequences.
What are you willing to do besides sign an online petition to make a change?
Post-Class Reflection Space (5 minutes at end of Theory Tuesdays – use back/other page if needed)