This assignment is designed as an opportunity for you to put

This assignment is designed as an opportunity for you to put into action your skills in observing, recording, and making sense of real-world phenomena. It should be a mini “case study” that takes the form a “field observation diary.” It should be a coherent and stand-alone essay that narrates a carefully designed event or process of observing some clearly delineated phenomenon related to media use or media effects, records your observations of the phenomenon in a concrete and descriptive language, and presents anauthentically real portrayal of the observed phenomenon. Your observation may take place in one occasion (one setting in a single sitting, e.g., how students in a study area of the College Library incorporate their smartphone during a 2-hour study and discussion period) or multiple occasions (e.g., social interactions centered on televised sports in 3 different bars, or relationship-solidifying verbal exchanges during the multiple rounds of play of World of Warcraft in your apartment). Your essay should be based on no less than 2 hours of concentrated observations.