Critical analysis is a vital part of learning. The goal of this assignment is to help you practice your skills in reading mainstream media articles and being able to critically evaluate it as a source of information.
Your analysis of the article should exhibit careful thought, logical reasoning and provide evidence for your answers. Each post should be at least two well-developed paragraph (approximately 4-6 sentences each minimum). Use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Identify an article released by the mainstream media to the general public that discusses HIV/AIDS. Example of an article is Botswana HIV Aids Deaths Decline (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
Identify which levels of the SEM are being addressed
Identify which levels of the SEM not addressed
In what ways might this article lead to stigma and discrimination that places a person or group at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS?
Provide a written opinion on the how this article positively, negatively, or even excludes information that contributes to the stemming of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
1. Opinion based in logical reasoning and evidence: 4 points
2. Identified SEM levels (both addressed and not addressed): 2 points
3. Length of post approximately 4-6 sentences or more: 2 points
4. Spelling and grammar: 2 points