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Analyzing Visual Rhetoric and Information Literacy Project: Home

The Assignment

We have all heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” An analysis of effective and moving pictures, however, requires words and research.

In this unit, we will write about Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs by analyzing both their artistic qualities and the historical, geographical, and cultural milieu they represent. 

Content you will be expected to include in your paper are:

  • Bibliographic snapshot of the photographer
  • Information about the specific event portrayed in the photo
  • Analysis of the photo
  • Place the photo in context to relevant historic, geographic, political, and cultural
  • Audience's response at the time of publication
  • Consequences, both short-term and long-term of the events portrayed.

You are expected to write the paper in proper MLA style. Use a minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed scholarly secondary sources in addition to providing evidence from the photo and attach a Works Cited page to your essay. Therefore, you will have a minimum of six (6) sources listed. Remember to evaluate carefully the validity of your sources.

Newseum: Pulitzer Prize Photographs

Created with flickr slideshow.

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Go to the circulation desk of any Lone Star College Libraries or Learning Commons. You will need a photo ID and you will need to be registered as a student. Of course, we also provide IDs to faculty and staff!

If you're an online only student, complete the form at Make sure you use your LoneStar email address, and a Learning Commons employee will send you a barcode number to access the library's online resources!

You will need to set up a Print Account  and then add money to it:

  1. Signing in to any print release station to set up your print account.
  2. Adding funds:
    • Use your LSCS ID (issued since June of 2015) to add exact cash at an Add Value station. (Need a new ID? see #1).
    • OR, go to MyPrintCenter and select the Add Funds link to add a minimum of $5 using your debit or credit card or PayPal account. Note: PayPal funds may take a little longer to show up in your account. You will find a link to MyPrintCenter under the Quicklinks in your MyLoneStar portal.

The Learning Commons has two high-end book scanners that can be used to email a document, print, and more.

No, the space is designed for various study needs with the use of furniture. We have two instruction labs that when not in use with a librarian teaching a class are available for use. LIB 118 may be used as an overflow group or individual study space. LIB 120 is an absolute silent study space. During finals week, both labs are absolute silent spaces.

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The Lone Star Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system. It was created in the twentieth century to help organize the world's largest collection of material that is housed in Washington D.C. It is alpha-numeric, which means that it uses letters and numbers to help organize all the information into twenty-one broad subject categories. You will find that most academic libraries use this classification system. The great thing about having books well organized is that you'll be able to find more material on the shelves around the book that you went to find.

Public libraries and school libraries tend to use the Dewey Decimal system, which only has ten subject classes that simply use numbers.

In the library's online catalog, you can search for books and other material at all the LSC-Libraries, Harris County, and Montgomery County libraries. Once you find an item that Kingwood does not have, you can request the item by clicking on the Place Hold button on the right-hand side of the screen. A pop-up window will appear and will ask you for your Library Card number and Pin.

  • Your library card number is the 14 digit number above the long barcode on the back of your student ID (the top set of numbers).
  • Your pin is the last 4 digits of the phone number that you provided when you got your student ID. If you have forgotten it, you may call the Circulation team to see if they can remind you of the number or reset it (281-312-1693). 

Below are your borrowing privileges: 

Item Loan Period Number of Times you may Renew Fines
Circulating Book 2 weeks x 2  $0.25/day
Circulating Videos 2 weeks x 1 $0.25/day
Reserve Items 2 HOURS permission required $0.50/HOUR

If a checked out item is overdue, your check out privileges is suspended. You will have a hold on your academic record until the overdue material are returned and fines are cleared.

If the item is damaged , lost, or stolen, you will be charged the cost of replacing it.

Updated information is forthcoming.

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