COMPARE AND/OR CONTRAST THE EFFECT OF MEDIA ON AUDIENCE.
COMPARE AND/OR CONTRAST THE EFFECT OF MEDIA ON AUDIENCE
ENC 1101 – Compare and Contrast Essay (1200 words)
For this essay, you will choose two articles that we’ve been assigned to read this semester and compare and/or contrast the effect of media on audience (see the chart below for available essays.)
The only exception is that you cannot compare and contrast the essays by Grisham and Stone.
You must provide a basis for comparison and utilize the Point to Point or Subject to Subject model.
In addition, you must include 2 outside resources from the library or library databases. These sources should provide some background or context for the comparison of your two chosen articles. One will be used in the introduction and one will be used for the conclusion.
Use MLA style for all formatting and citations.
Some important tips about writing academic essays:
Course essays should be formal. Formal essays should:
- Avoid a conversational tone
- Avoid the use of personal pronouns referring to the writer or reader of the essay (I, me, you, your, us, we, our)
- Avoid contractions (shouldn’t, couldn’t, wouldn’t, can’t, won’t, etc.) – Simply spell them out.
- Avoid web-based resources for support (Wikipedia, Sparknotes, or similar websites)
- Avoid proofreading errors (be sure to spell check and read through your essay)
Some things to keep in mind about essays in this course:
- If you do not meet the minimum word count, you receive an automatic 50% on the essay. The grade can descend from there. Since this course is Gordon Rule, it is important to meet the minimums.
- When using any outside material, you must properly quote, paraphrase, summarize, and cite the material. If not, this can be considered plagiarism and result in penalties to your grade, such as a zero for the assignment. See the syllabus for details.
- Be sure to review the Rubric for this essay to better understand the elements being assessed.