Recall a time when you were evaluating – orally or in writing – something you had seen, heard, read, or tried, such as a movie, performance, CD, book, magazine, restaurant, television show, video game, computer software, or concept. What were your criteria, or standards, for evaluation? What did you expect to achieve with your evaluation? What interested you about your topic or made you think it was significant? Was your judgment a mixture of positive and negative, or did it learn toward one extreme.

Then, consider the evaluations you have read, heard, or seen on television.  If you recall one of them in some detail, identify what made it interesting.  Was it the subject, or did the author perhaps present ideas new to you? How did the author or speaker make the evaluation convincing? Did it contain informative details or an unusual point of view?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.