Study Skills – Cath Davies: Applying Theory to Images and Objects

In Cath’s study skills session today she taught us something that I feel will actually be useful when writing essays in the future. It is something that I have been taught and have used in the past but today was in more depth and at a more sophisticated level.

The method she described was to use a table with three columns:

DESCRIBE: describe the components of the image/object using bullet points

ANALYSE: analyse the cultural and symbolic meanings and connotations

THEORY: backing up analysis column with evidence/research

The thought process and paragraph writing needs to go across the columns, not down them.

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