The Power of Context

We feel the need to point out that the concepts of Context and Transparency, although we've brought them up before, are two concepts that we find students struggle with frequently. Here are a few ways that we help to clarify them. 

A set of facts about some event that happened today takes on much more meaning, accuracy even, when the writer gives you context, such as the HISTORY that led to the event, COMPARISON to similar events, CONNECTION between these players and outside parties, and responsible PREDICTIONS of what comes next.
With all context, today’s isolated event makes more sense. 

Here's an example: 

If you were to see this picture, what would your initial reaction be?

Then, you see this line in the story affiliated with the picture:


Now what do you think?

Take a look at the story for yourself and think about how context changes the image.