As you read:
*List all the words of which you are unsure. Look them up and write down definitions.
*Outline all the important subtopics in the reading and design a discussion question that you could ask for each subtopic.
*Note the areas that confuse you and those that you find interesting.
*Note the relationships between the readings and the films, if relevant.
*Write down a summary of the authorâ€™s message.
*Evaluate the material; write down your reaction to the authorâ€™s message and delivery.
After a film is screened, take a few minutes to consider the following:
*What is familiar in the film? What is new/challenging/confusing?
*How is the film structured or organized?
*What visual tropes can you describe?
*How do you interpret the film and what concrete evidence supports your reading?