Question 1 a. Was this TED Talk engaging? Did you want to keep listening? Why or why not? b. During the presentation, did you ever feel lost or confused? Did you understand the technical
concepts that Sabeti presented when explaining her work? c. After listening to her talk, do you feel personally connected to the issue? Does her work affect
you? Why or why not? d. Discuss at least one potential drawback of Sabeti’s approach that you want to see her address in
future presentations, publications, or research.
Theme: Tailoring the Message to an Audience, learning block 5-1 (page 4)
Question 2 a. Who is the audience of Pardis Sabeti’s TED Talk? Focus not only on the audience shown when the camera cuts away from the stage but also on Sabeti’s message and how she chooses to present this message. Who does it seem like she is talking to? What evidence do you rely on to help answer this question?
Theme: Tailoring the Message to an Audience, learning block 5-2 (page 2)
Question 3 How does Pardis Sabeti tailor the message of her presentation to her audience?
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Each short response should be about 2 to 3 sentences in length unless specifically noted otherwise in the instructions. Follow the instructions at the bottom of Theme: Tailoring the Message to an Audience, learning block 5-4 (page 5), to download your work and submit it to your instructor as a single Microsoft Word document uploaded in the learning environment. Refer to the Submitting Webtext Assignments Guide for assistance on downloading, saving, and submitting this assignment.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (85%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Engagement and Relevance
Written responses directly and comprehensively address short answer prompts, drawing from presented course concepts and terminology
Written responses are topically related to short answer prompts, but responses do not consistently draw from presented course concepts and terminology
Written responses do not address topics identified in short answer prompts
Critical Thinking Written responses demonstrate understanding of course content through inclusion of original ideas and examples
Written responses demonstrate understanding of course content through reiteration of provided materials but do not consistently include original ideas and examples
Written responses do not reflect original ideas and examples
Articulation of Response Written responses are captured in complete sentences without errors impacting legibility and the clarity of response
Written responses are captured in incomplete sentences or include numerous errors that negatively impact legibility and the clarity of response
No written responses are captured in complete sentences