EXTRA CREDIT OPTIONS – For extra credit in this course, you may choose one opti

For extra credit in this course, you may choose one option from each of the following categories.
Category I: Write a book report (maximum 14 points)
You may choose one of the following books:
1. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
2. Kids Gone Wild by Joel Best & Kathleen Bogle
3. The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility by Jeffrey M. Berry & Sarah Sobieraj.
4. Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism by Thomas E. Patterson .
5. Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism by Lucas Graves Dog.
6. Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class by Ian Haney Lopez
To get full credit read the entire book, then write a paper no longer than one page, EXPLORING TWO THEMES that the book deals with. Use examples from throughout the book in your writing.

Unit 4 – Film Analysis Essay Assignment You will find instructions on how to com

Unit 4 – Film Analysis Essay Assignment
You will find instructions on how to complete this assignment below. When you complete the paper, submit it as an attachment to the Assignment submission area.
1. LO4: Recognize how different language strategies (such as the use of vivid, evasive, and equivocal language) enhance or undermine communication effectiveness.
2. Demonstrate understanding about interpersonal communication by analyzing character communication observed when watching a movie.
Each of the films in the list at the end of this page demonstrates one or more of the major concepts discussed in this unit, including the source and role of conflict in the human quest for meaningful interpersonal relationships. You are encouraged to choose a film from the list that you have seen once, or multiple times, and to rewatch it as part of preparing for the essay. The more exposure we have to the film the easier it may be to notice evidence of the theories and concepts from the Interpersonal Communication unit.
Once you are very comfortable with the content of the film, you will write an essay that uses that film as an example or set of examples to explain 3-5 communication theories from the unit readings. Submit your completed essay to your instructor as an attachment to this Assignment Dropbox.
Keep in mind:
1. The film analysis essay must have a clear introduction. The introduction should contain an attention-getter; a statement of topic (e.g. “This analysis is about The Waterboy.”); a statement of purpose (e.g. to inform, to persuade or to entertain); a thesis that makes a judgment about the value of the film for what it teaches us about communication; and a preview of your main ideas (the 3-5 key concepts or theories you’ll cover).
2. The body of the essay should be paragraphed to reflect your main ideas. Do not simply summarize or write a ‘book report’ of the plot of the film. Instead, your main ideas and supporting ideas should be chosen and organized to demonstrate your understanding of 3 – 5 key concepts or theories from this unit. Link the key concepts or theories to scenes from the film, and cite your text as you do so. You should also make reference to one external source as you analyze the film. The external source can be about the film (actor or director interviews, plot summaries, encyclopedia entries) or about the interpersonal communication concept you are discussing (CommunicationTheory.org, Very Well Mind, Psychology Today, etc.). You need 3-5 concepts/theories from the list at the end of this page.
3. The essay should have a conclusion. Conclusions need a restatement of the thesis and purpose from the introduction, a review of the main ideas, and a closing statement. A suggestion for thinking about how to conclude a paper is to answer the question “So What?” In other words, how can this film/concept help me/others in our relationships or communication behaviors?
4. The entire essay should be a minimum of 600 words.
5. Your essay should include (as a separate page) a Words Cited page with the textbook, the film, and at least one additional source you used to support your analysis. Use MLA format.
6. Give your essay the following header:
[Your name]
eCore COMM 1100
[Film title]
Key Concepts/Theories (your essay should clearly address 3 – 5 of these as seen in the Film):
Interpersonal conflict
Managing Emotions
Self –Disclosure
Social Judgment Theory
Social Comparison Theory
Family Rituals
Stages of Relationship Development – Romantic
Stages of Relationship Development – Friendship
Gender Norms and Impact on Relationships
Managing Cultural Differences in Relationships
Love Display
Identity Management Strategies
Social Exchange Theory
Select from one of the following classic or contemporary films for the film analysis:
The film list below, updated in 2020, includes Romantic Comedies, Dramas, and relationship-driven films. Some are fairly new and some are several decades old. You are not required to view all of these films. You are only required to choose one of these films to inform your essay. Some of the films below will have profanity, mention or use of alcohol or drugs, sex or sexually suggestive content, or violence. If something on this list is not your preferred genre, content, rating, or style – don’t pick that one for your analysis!
Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Can’t Hardly Wait
Save the Last Dance
The Fault in Our Stars
Bad Moms
Talladega Nights
The Edge of Seventeen (2016 version)
He’s Just Not That Into You
Knocked Up
500 Days of Summer
This is 40
The Five Year Engagement
Office Space
Groundhog Day
10 Things I Hate About You
Say Anything
The Duchess
Mr. Holland’s Opus
What Women Want
Sex and the City 1
Pride and Prejudice
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Sound of Music
The Secret Garden
First Knight
The Proposal
Men of Honor
Sense and Sensibility
Artificial Intelligence
The Breakfast Club
The Devil Wears Prada
The Blindside
Nanny McPhee
Gran Torino
Sleeping with the Enemy
27 Dresses
Good Will Hunting
Four Feathers
Steel Magnolias
The Color Purple

This paper should demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of communication

This paper should demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of communication theory as it relates to a specific communication phenomenon.
be evaluated based on justification of the communication theories, significance, and appropriateness of the communication phenomenon, application of theories to the phenomenon, explanation of insights gained, and the use of communication research in illuminating our understanding of the communication phenomenon.

TARES Evaluative Essay [due Mon] Assignment Content Select a specific advertisin

TARES Evaluative Essay [due Mon]
Assignment Content
Select a specific advertising campaign of a product or service to evaluate.
Research your selected advertising campaign using the Internet or other sources.
Write a 750- to 1,100-word paper that evaluates your selected advertising campaign using the TARES test of ethical advertising. Remember, the TARES test asks the following questions:
Are the ad’s claims truthful?
Is the claim authentic?
Does the ad treat the recipient with respect?
Is there equality of status or importance between the sender and the receiver?
Answer the following questions in your paper:
Who is the intended audience for this product?
What needs does the product or service propose to fulfill?
What are the positive aspects of the advertising campaign?
What are the negative aspects of the advertising campaign?
In what ways is the advertising ethical or unethical?
Does the campaign meet the TARES test?

PROJECT 4: FINAL EXAM Format: Open Books and Open Notes. Download the CMST 301_F

Format: Open Books and Open Notes.
Download the CMST 301_FinalExam.V4.docx file attached to this assignment.
Type your responses to the essay questions directly in the attached exam and save the file as: CMST 301_FinalExam.V4.docx.
Submit the completed document to the Project 4 assignment folder.
You must answer 4 of the 8 essay questions. Should you answer more than 4, only the first 4 will be graded. Each essay is worth 25 points for a total of 100 points for the exam. The exam is worth 20% of your final grade. Be sure you organize your response covering all the aspects of the questions.
Length Requirement: Each essay response is required to be at least 250 words in length.
Going over 250 words is fine, but if you are under 200 words you will be penalized (10%).
Your response should be at least 90% original thought. Also, I am expecting to see analysis and the synthesis of ideas in your essays (not just a manipulation of direct quotes with your words spliced in between).
Content Requirements: Content must be comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive. Your response should be at least 90% original thought. Must use data from a minimum of one scholarly source to support statements and draw a thorough and convincing conclusion from the data.
Bibliographical Requirement: Please do not use unprofessional sources such as Wikipedia, About.com, Answers.com, Dictionary.com, How.com, or anything remotely similar. Examples of scholarly sources include our course content (e.g. Read & Watch resources), textbooks, journal articles, trade magazines, and conference proceedings. UMGC has a top-notch, extensive online library. You can find many scholarly sources there. Note: “Personal communications (e.g. Twitter Posts, Blogs, and YouTube Videos)” are not considered professional or scholarly sources. Include at least ONE in-essay citation in EACH essay and a reference list at the END of each essay.
Formatting Requirements
The paper must follow APA guidelines throughout. See Course Content>Course Resources>Sample Paper to Show Appropriate Document Formatting.
Double-spaced (including the reference page) with the first line of each paragraph indented.
1-inch Margins
12 point professional font
Begin each essay on a separate page
This exam is **not** a group project. Your answers should be yours alone.
Please spell-check your work.
Download, complete and submit Project 4 no later than 11:59 PM (ET)
Due Date
May 10, 2022 11:59 PM

Topic is on Anorexia and how it affects peoples life including myself. 1. It mu

Topic is on Anorexia and how it affects peoples life including myself.
1. It must be in the proper format. This is NOT a Full Sentence Outline.
2. It must have the proper header. Headers will be on the first page of the assignment ONLY and will be in the following format:
Name: (Insert your full name here)
Section #: (This is your CRN)
Speech Title: (Please come up with a title for your speech)
General Purpose: (This will be one of the following: To inform, To entertain, or To persuade)
Specific Purpose: (This is a more specific statement that follows the General Purpose. Example: To inform my audience of the three spheres of influence Michelle Obama has had on society)
Thesis: (This is your thesis statement)
3. It must have BOTH Oral and Written citations.
Oral citations are written into the Full-Sentence Outline. Example: According to an article written in 2019 by Heather Silvis, she states that phubbing is a huge problem in interpersonal relationships today.
Written citations are at the end of a sentence where research was used. It does not matter if it was paraphrased or quoted, it must have a written citation if it did not come from your own thoughts. A written citation is in APA or MLA format and is in parentheses at the end of the sentence. Example: According to an article written in 2019 by Heather Silvis, she states that phubbing is a huge problem in interpersonal relationships today (Silvis, 2019).
4. It must have a proper works cited or bibliography page at the end. You may use APA or MLA formatting for this. If you are using Microsoft Word, you can use a hack that helps create your works cited page for you. Here is a video with a tutorial on how to create a works cited page in Microsoft Word for you automatically.
5. It must be long enough to satisfy the requirements of the assignment. For this speech, the time requirement is between 6 and 8 minutes. A speech that is 6-8 minutes should be roughly 900-1200 words.
6. It MUST include Transition Sentences. Transitions come in between each section of a Speech. There should be a transition between the Introduction and Body, in between each Main point of the Body and between the Body and the Conclusion. Transition Sentences must be in parentheses and in italics. Example: (Transition: Now that I have told you about how Michelle Obama made a difference as the first lady, let me tell you about her philanthropic endeavors).
7. Make sure the content is relevant to the assignment.
Look below on the example I’ve provide.

Students will use concepts from Hamlet on the Holodeck, Reality Is Broken, Conve

Students will use concepts from Hamlet on the Holodeck, Reality Is Broken, Convergence Culture and other readings to critique a work of digital media. The work must incorporate multiple media and respond to user interaction. Papers must include a link or other citation of the work and include references to in-class readings and other writings, reviews or analysis of the work. Students should list at least 6 sources. The paper may be written in magazine style, where citations are inserted conversationally. For example: “In Hamlet on the Holodeck, Janet Murray describes works of digital media as procedural, which is related to the computer’s ability to execute a series of instructions.” However, unlike a magazine article, students must submit a reference list with their paper. Papers should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and a minimum of 1000 words. DUE Wednesday, April 6.
The paper should include:
• A (brief) description of the plot. I will not accept papers that are mostly plot descriptions.
• Backstory on the work itself – who are the authors/producers? When was it produced? What was the audience reception of the work?
• Aesthetic analysis of the work, using Murray’s vocabulary (and other words we have learned this semester). They include:
• Participatory
• Spatial
• Encyclopedic
• Procedural
• Immersive
• Agency
• Transformative
Quality of Research – 30
Application of ideas learned in class – 30
Quality of Writing – 40
Students should research newspaper and magazine articles and reviews of the digital works that they plan to analyze. Some of the best sources are below:
Metacritic – https://www.metacritic.com/ (Links to an external site.)
Start here. Metacritic reviews movies, games and TV. It includes user ratings as well as links to reviews written by professionals (click on the Critic Reviews tab for each item). It also gives all of the background information about the producers.
Endgadget, CNET and more –
https://www.engadget.com/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.cnet.com/ (Links to an external site.)
These sites review hardware (check them before buying new tech), but sometimes also review software, games and TV/video.
Platform-based Magazines – Games that are made for specific platforms have magazines or at least web sites that often have news about or reviews of games.
High-Quality MSM – Mainstream media may have high-quality reviews of popular games, TV shows, podcasts and more. These sources include The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wired Magazine and others.
“To tell a story, you must first of all build a world….” –Umberto Eco
Serial (Links to an external site.) (nonfiction)
Homecoming (Links to an external site.) (fiction)
TV Series (tell us how a TV series extends the narrative universe and shows elements of participatory, spatial, encyclopedic or procedural elements, or other concepts from Murray.)
Game of Thrones
The Wire
Breaking Bad
The Sopranos
Super Mario AR
http://shek.it/ (Links to an external site.)
Android AR Experiments
https://experiments.withgoogle.com/ar (Links to an external site.)
Ad Campaigns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd0XPKtqEV8 (Links to an external site.)
Magic Leap
Magic Leap | Demos: Waking Up with Mixed Reality (Links to an external site.)
Magic Leap Virtual Reality – Behold The Future (Links to an external site.)
Pair-Burst Memory
https://vimeo.com/14359696 (Links to an external site.)
Village LIVE
https://annekgoodfriend.github.io/Bootstrap_villageLIVE/ (Links to an external site.)
New York Times Augmented Reality App
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/01/sports/olympics/nyt-ar-augmented-reality-guide.html (Links to an external site.)
Images from Carne Y Arena
CARNE y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) – Trailer (Links to an external site.)
MYST – Chapter 1 (Links to an external site.)
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/may/26/firestorm-bushfire-dunalley-holmes-family (Links to an external site.)
A New Age of Walls
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/border-barriers/global-illegal-immigration-prevention/ (Links to an external site.)
Easter Island is Eroding

In chapter 10, we discussed advertising and strategic communication. We always l

In chapter 10, we discussed advertising and strategic communication. We always live with various forms of advertising. Sometimes we don’t realize that an advertisement is an advertisement. Just as advertisers are struggling with strategies and tactics to persuade us, critical thinking is essential to our consumption of advertising. As a practice of critical thinking, let’s think about the following question.
Consider both a familiar and an unfamiliar industry or category (e.g., cars, entertainment companies, airlines, hotels, etc.). Name three brands within each category. How did you become familiar with the brand, through direct use or only through advertising? Did advertising influence your decision to first use that brand?

In chapter 8, the textbook explains “fake news,” which means that individuals an

In chapter 8, the textbook explains “fake news,” which means that individuals and groups create fictitious stories and feed them into social media streams like Facebook and YouTube, where users widely shared the stories, unaware of – or unconcerned with – their veracity. Think about the following questions and post your answers.
Have you seen or heard any fake news? What was the fake news about? Why do you think fake news is an important issue in the social media era? How can we stop or reduce the spread of fake news as news creators and media consumers?