Modern cinema is a result of long work, planning and unique idea, which is embodied in the play of the actors. Planning the process of creating a certain film often is crucial in the creation of a movie worthy of attention. “Thunderheart” tells the story of the Native Americans who are forced to confront the … Read more
Social media language is a new phenomena in our society and it has been brought about by the prevalence of social networking sites which have brought about new channels of communication. At the center of the language used on social media is morphology as new words are being formed and used on social networks and … Read more
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An In-Depth analysis of Francis Ford Coppala’s The GodFather Costumes Francis Ford Coppola, a man with a decent relevance to this paper, once said the setting of 1940’s New York was crucial to the thematic (take a drink every time the word thematic is said in this paper) purpose of the story.Within those parameters it … Read more
One day I stood fully naked in the bathroom after a shower at my friend’s house and HE walked in. I am a 22 year old girl and my friend and I are not on that level where we walk around each other naked. So he opens the door, we were both stunned. Thereupon he … Read more
In this essay I will explore the elements that I believe make a performance a success. I will use exercises I undertook in class in order to determine why I believe a performance needs something in order to be a success the main topics I will be looking closely at character movement and voice along … Read more
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in this essay i will be exploring the way in which women are represented in romantic cinema; focusing on romantic comedies and whether the modern day has brought about change in how women are portrayed in this genre. As it is commonly acknowledged the role and treatment of women in society has changed over the … Read more
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1. Abstract The purpose of this research is to examine the repercussion of social media and how it has carved the life on mother Earth. The social influence on the people is now being transmitted online. We recognize the dynamic nature of the social media and the content contribution that people are looking forward, anticipating … Read more
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LITERATURE REVIEW INTRODUCTION This chapter presents theoretical and empirical literature review related to film tourism activities. Specific focus was placed on Tanzanian cultural heritage tourism destinations cases. It also presents theoretical frameworks and theories related to film tourism. Other subtopics presented included literature on tourist visitations, income growth and film tourism impact on destination areas’ … Read more
Adapted from James Graham Ballard’s visionary dystopian novel by screenwriter Amy Jump and director Ben Wheatley, the movie High Rise portrays the lives of people from different socio-economic and different backgrounds living in an apartment of 40 floors where the floors divide the social class of the residents.The higher the floor the wealthier and privileged … Read more
The expression “mechanical determinism” is accepted to have been begat by American financial analyst and humanist Thorstein Veblen. Gone up against its own, determinism is the precept that all occasions happen because of an immediate, earlier reason. As needs be, at the broadest conceivable level, mechanical determinism is the calculated structure in which social, cultural … Read more
ABSTRACT Brief summary of your research project (between 125 and 250 words). The abstract should cover only what appears in the original paper. In this research report I will focus on Blendle, a digital newspaper stand. The main purpose of this research is to have a clear view of the platform and an idea of … Read more
American culture and the media has imbedded itself into the mindset of today’s society resulting in people imitating and interpreting everything that they see and hear through TV, magazines or radio. This is due to the fact that media has become something like a window to the rest of the world. This is because of … Read more
What are some of the key stylistic features that identify Alfred Hitchcock as an auteur? Answer via the analysis of two or three Hitchcock films from different periods. The ways a film stages a shot, arranges a sequence, executes a scene, is almost directly linked to the director —- Auteur Theory (Sarris, 2007) The … Read more
In these recent years the term “Fake News” has become a phenomenon, we all know what it is. As it was used by our current president as a description of the opinions and reportings of the media, “Fake News” has been given a lot of influence. According to Politico.com and well, us, the media and … Read more
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How to write a media essay
Among the common methods of communication employed by a scholar is through essays. While studying ‘media and communication’, students are taught a variety of methods of communication that can be applied to various media.
The following sections offer guidelines on how to write a media essay.
It is worth noting that, just like in all scholarly activities, the student, in most instances is expected to use essay format while expressing herself/himself. Therefore, it is imperative for the student to adhere to the basic principles of writing essays. It is a prerequisite that a media student is expected to have impeccable writing skills that will deliver high quality media essays.
The initial stage of a quality essay entails highlighting the focal point. If the subject catches attention of the reader, then a focal point exists, nonetheless, it is essential to have a well structured thesis statement. The major reason for having a well structured thesis statement is that it directs individual to the main issue being addressed by the essay. The thesis statement is developed after brainstorming of ideas from various sources that have interest in the subject matter. It is the thesis statement that guides the overall content of the essay. The thesis statement is contained in the introduction part of the essay. Prior to developing the introduction and the thesis statement, one needs to evaluate the appropriateness of the title of the essay. The title of the essay is the first thing to hook a reader, therefore, it is necessary for the writer to take time and develop the most appropriate title of the essay. The body of the essay expounds the thesis by objecting it or supporting it, while the conclusion restates the thesis statement in reference to what has been discussed in the body paragraphs.
Learning how to write a media essay is not just about writing the essay, it’s also about the research conducted. It is essential to carry out research from academic databases, libraries, and the internet in order to acquaint yourself with the subject. It is essential to take notes of the important opinions made by others during the research. The knowledge acquired enables the student to have a general idea about the subject, hence forming a corner stone for the thesis statement.
Occasionally, the thesis is not clear when the focus point is not strongly highlighted, if such a situation arises, the research carried out is only meant to meet the examination conditions. Irrespective of the circumstances, one can still take a focus point in reference to the notes taken and develop a logical presentation after considering the relevant notes in a progressive manner. It is important to plan the essay so that the thoughts that were brainstormed are expressed in a succinct way.
The basic structure of a scholarly essay consists of three principle elements, the introduction, the body paragraphs, and the conclusion. These elements factor around the thesis statement. There may be many body paragraphs, however, each paragraph should focus on a single thought that revolves around the thesis statement. Each paragraph should begin with a topic sentence, which should thereafter be supported with evidence. The ideas in the respective paragraph should be put in a clear and sensible manner. The paragraphs need to be organized in a systematic way; however, the thesis statement plays a role in directing the student how to write an interesting essay. In case of a thesis statement that needs support, then the subsequent body paragraphs after the introduction will support the thesis. However, when the thesis statement is an argument, both sides of the argument must be presented in the body paragraphs, and the students will prove whose side of the argument carries weight. In the conclusion part, the student needs to exit the essay in a gracefully way by making a wrap up statement. The statement should incorporate the thesis statement indirectly but in a coherent way.
Having considered the structure and content of the media essay, it is significant to evaluate the criteria for refining it. The first principle requires the student to avoid padding and waffling. This occurs when the student lacks sufficient information and ends up putting a statement that should have been expressed in 10 words in 50 words. This should be avoided by making the writing extremely tight. Another factor worth considering is the flow from one sentence to the next and from one paragraph to the next. Media students are expected to make good use of the correct connectives; otherwise, it will be inevitable to revise the essay. Revisions come with challenges because you may be required to alter the sentences structure and sequence. One should also avoid using sweeping generalization. In addition, you should avoid repetition of words because that may adversely influence the flow of the essay, and that requires the student to an assortment of words.
Direct quotes are used in scholarly articles, however, the quotes must come from reputable sources, otherwise, one may paraphrase the quotes into own words. The quotes must be relevant to the subject of the essay and the quote should come once the subject matter has been introduced. In most incidences, the quotes used are from reputable sources and are employed to support an argument. After using the quote, one should explain it in the context of the argument. Upon paraphrasing, the source of the information must be acknowledged through referencing, otherwise, inability to reference may result in plagiarism, which is an academic offense. Although the scholar is permitted to express his/her own ideas, it is required that he/she should acknowledge the statements and ideas owned by other scholars, otherwise it results in a serious academic problem. The writer is required to acknowledge the source of ideas, if they are not his/her own. The sources may be journals, books, visual/audio or magazines. The source of the information is acknowledged through standard citation styles; these include APA, MLA, Chicago, and Harvard among others.