This assignment involves the preparation of an essay that evaluates the portrayal of the specified family issues or situations in a specific medium in terms of whether or not the portrayal is realistic. Findings from the literature should be used to support what you say about whether or not a particular aspect of the portrayal is realistic. Do not search for articles that discuss television or the media. The literature should tell us about the reality of family life or a family issue.
Remember to carefully proofread your paper. Using a computer spell checker is helpful, but spell checkers will not catch all errors. Also remember to carefully follow APA format on the reference page and when citing references within the body of the paper. You do not need to list the medium (television show, movie, book) that you are evaluating on the reference page. The medium also does not count as one of the five required references. When referring to the medium within the body of the paper, just capitalize the first letter of each word in the title and either enclose the title in quotation marks or italicize or bold the title.
See the media critique instructions that include the marking rubric and the file "Media Critique Information" that was included in the course announcement on November 5th for more information and some examples.
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