Application Paper #1
The reaction paper is
your opportunity to (1) analyze what you have learned from this class, (2)
integrate concepts from chapters 2
through 4 to elaborate on your explanation of a film or television show’s
story, and (3) illustrate your growing communication competency through your
analysis and your written communication.
You need to
incorporate at least three terms from chapters 2, 3, or 4. Cite any quotes or
paraphrases used from the text or media. Do not cite from the glossary. I
expect definitions to come from the body of the chapters. Do not plagiarize!
The paper needs to be
more than 1 page and less than 2 pages, double-spaced in 12 pt. Times New Roman
font with 1” margins all around. THE ENTIRE PAPER NEEDS THIS FORMATTING. PAGE
NUMBERS, HEADING, ETC. Proper grammar and language rules must be followed for
you to receive a desirable grade. PROOFREAD EVERYTHING.
You will be using MLA
or APA formatting techniques including a reference page, which cites your textbook
and the film properly. Do not include an abstract, headings, or subheadings
(i.e. introduction, body, conclusion).
DO NOT USE A CITATION GENERATOR (bibme,
citationmachine, etc.). DO NOT DO THIS. You
need to learn to research independently. All you need to know is on the Purdue
website. Do not send me your reference page ahead of time expecting me to fix
it for you.
Here is the website
you should use: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
If you hand me your
paper, and I see issues with font, length, or margins at first glance, I will
hand the paper back to you to edit and turn in late, meaning a 15% deduction to
This paper is worth
thirty (30) points.
· Pick a movie or a television show (limit
it to one specific episode).
· Apply at least three terms to what you
see in that film or TV show. Have some consistency. Do not jump around concepts to fill up space.
Make sure the paper has a general theme and flow.
· Introduction: This should preface what
you will be discussing. This should include both the text you’re evaluating and
the concept. Keep it brief, but it should be at least three sentences. There
should be a clear thesis statement at the end of the paragraph.
· Body: This should illustrate your
understanding of the concepts in the text as they relate to the film or TV show.
o If you think it will help, you can
include a very brief synopsis before jumping into your application (2-3
o Do not simply gloss over the terms. I
expect multiple sentences revolving around each term.
· Conclusion: This should briefly
reiterate your thesis. It should also include a statement of the ways that
knowing how to apply these concepts relates to reality.
Off limits terms: perception, language,
grammar, all five of the functional communication competencies, nonverbal
communication, immediacy, deception, nonverbal codes, pitch, tone, volume.