The Research paper -Students are required to submit 2 research papers in the semester, the first due in week eight, the second in week15. Late papers will lose a grade for each day it is late.
Each paper will be a minimum of 15 pages in length.
Note that this is to be a critical analysis with research, and not a diary, personal opinions are elicited, but confessional meanderings are not. The degree to which a student may become extremely personal is the degree to which the ideas of the class can be brought to bear upon the utterances in a critical manner.
All Research papers are to be typed, in manuscript format. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the source, in the Graduate Communication Arts Department for format and citation techniques. Note that this technique is somewhat different from the MLA style usually taught in most English classes. Each journal will outline the major ideas of the textbook assigned for that period and will relate those ideas to the needs of contemporary communication within the scope and techniques of the course. You should use outside research (a minimum of 10 sources) to examine and analyze the relevant points of the text.
Using the lecture notes to aid you, please expand on the ideas of the text by looking into the future of our industry and predicting its impact on our society.
No less than 15% and no more than 25% of your paper should be quoted material
Grading Rubric – Tips on writing your Research paper
The assignment for each paper will be graded on the following:
Five or so topics discussed in the text (each from a different chapter) applied to today’s world and the Mass Media – Lecture notes and discussions should be included –10 points
Your 10 resources and quotes from other experts’ -5 points
Update of the texts ideas- 5 points
New / original ideas/ Incite into impact on our society -5points
Points will be taken off for the following:
All papers are to be typed, in manuscript format. APA–minus 2 points if not done
Late- minus 1 point per day
15 pages-minus 1 point for each page under 15 pages
Approximately 20% of your paper should be quotations. Penalty for having more than 25% quotations or less than 15% could result in failure