Essay Proposal

Essay Proposal & Essay Assignment Proposal due: March 23rd Essay due: April 6th Proposal: Write a one-paragraph (max. one page) proposal for an essay topic. You may choose a topic relating to any one of our lectures (past or future) or any subject relating to the role that media plays in society. Because your essay will only be 1,500-2,000 words, it is best to keep your topic as specific and focused as possible. In your proposal, you will identify which questions your essay will answer, which angle it will approach the subject from (i.e. your ‘argument’ or ‘thesis’) and will explain the evidence it will provide to support those views (examples, scholarly sources, news sources…etc.). In addition to your paragraph, you will include an annotated bibliography. This will include three properly formatted sources, with two to three bullet points for each, explaining the relevance of this source to your topic, and how you plan to use it. Your proposal is worth 10% of your course mark. Essay: Once your proposal has been approved by the instructor, you will write a 1,500-2,000 word essay on your topic. High-scoring essays are well organized, take a stand (have a clear argument and supporting evidence), and are well researched. Your essay must include an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs (the number is up to you), a conclusion, and a properly formatted bibliography. You must properly cite all sources. You may use whatever referencing system you normally use in your program, but please include page numbers. Any idea, quotation, opinion, summary, paraphrase, fact, information, or data that is not your own (whether you quote it directly or re- phrase it) must be cited. Failure to do so will result in a loss of marks and possible disciplinary action. Please use 12-point font, 1.5 spacing, and justified alignment. Some questions you can use such as: Briefly explain the topic and context of your story (what is it about). – Consider who the intended audience is. – Consider what kind of language the author is using (casual, technical, formal, etc.). – Identify the author’s thesis and the purpose for the story. – Identify who the author is and (if applicable) identify any biases (from the author or the publication). – Analyze the structure of the article or video and analyze and identify all major points made. – Determine the purpose of the article or video. o Consider why it was written/made o Is it purely informative/factual? If so, what is it explaining? o Is it an attempt to persuade? If so, who is the author trying to persuade? What is the author trying to persuade the audience of? How does it attempt to do so? o Is it intended to entertain? To appeal to people’s emotions? Why and how does it achieve this? You can add what is necessary to make it strong essay I will give you some examples that you may like to talk about or you can choose from outside the examples which is going to be attached