Write a 6-8 page scholarly researched argument paper on a topic assigned by your instructor.
The essay should clearly state your position on/conclusions about the issue, supported by researched evidence and reasons, including any relevant mass communication theories and media literacy concepts studied in this course. The essay should be 6-8 pages in length and employ 6-10 authoritative and credible resources, of which at least three must be peer-reviewed, scholarly journals. The paper’s ideas should be properly documented with in-text citations and an end-of-text reference list formatted according to American Psychological Association rules.
Specific quotations must be employed, with no more than three of them extended/block quotes, as specified by American Psychological Association rules. The sources may not include general websites, blogs, Wikipedia, wiki-type materials, etc.
Your paper must be carefully edited and proofread. The paper also should follow all the other American Psychological Association format and style rules, i.e., be double-spaced and include a title page.
Here is the grading rubric. The paper will be evaluated in terms of how well it meets the requirements of the assignment for both content and form; how in-depth the exploration and analysis of the issue is; how well outside sources are integrated into its narrative; the credibility, currency, and authority of its research; and how professionally the paper is written and edited in terms of academic language conventions.