Assignment Essay

Part 1 General Topic (pre-assignment uctionsinstr): Before opening the assignment, read the provided sources and look through the sources you have used on your own papers for two that you can use to construct an argument regarding the topic of analyzing sources of information and the problem of misinformation. It is a good idea to underline, highlight, and otherwise make notations on your sources prior to opening the test. Further instructions regarding specific topic and approach will be provided when you open the assignment.

Your essay will use a minimum of 4 sources:

• A scholarly journal article source from among the sources provided to you with this assignment. Carefully review what constitutes a scholarly source in the Composition and Rhetoric Guide as many sources which at first glance appear scholarly actually are not.

• A non-scholarly source from among the sources provided to you with this assignment(either primary or secondary sources are fine).

• A scholarly secondary source is chosen from the sources previously used in your English 102 essays this semester; it must be a source you have previously used not a new one. As before, be sure to review what constitutes a scholarly source to be sure your scholarly source is actually scholarly. Be sure you have this document saved to your computer as you will need to turn it in with the assignment; the formats accepted will be .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, and .png.

• A non-scholarly source chosen from the sources previously used in your English 102 essays this semester; it must be a source you have previously used not a new one (either primary or secondary sources are fine). Be sure you have this document saved to your computer as you will need to turn it in with the assignment; the formats accepted will be .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, and .png. • If you wish, you may use additional sources from the sources provided with this assignment, but you may not use any additional outside sources. While you may certainly use your Little Seagull Handbook during the assignment, it is also a good idea to write the proper works cited entry for each source on the source before you start the assignment. Remember to always check your citation format with your handbook. This will save you time when you write the Works Cited page for your essay. In your final essay, you are expected to demonstrate mastery of the following:

 Ability to write an original, well-organized, sufficiently developed essay including an argumentative thesis statement that addresses the prompt

 Awareness of a general academic audience along with the ability to engage the audience and maintain authority

 Reading comprehension of the articles provided

 Ability to construct clear, well-formed sentences

 Ability to use quoting and paraphrasing to support

your own ideas and claims

 Mastery of proper MLA in-text documentation

 Ability to construct a proper Works Cited page Note:

It is important that your essay reflect your opinions and ideas about the issue. Articles are provided to give you a foundation for understanding the topic. You should NOT simply summarize or restate information from the articles provided but use them to help support your own claims and personal experience. Remember that all work submitted must be original. You are not permitted to submit work written. — Your assignment essay must be typed and submitted in one of these file formats: .word or .pdf. No other file formats will be accepted by the assignment.

The assignment is available to take at any point between 8 a.m. Monday, May 4th and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6th. Once open, there is a 2 hour time limit; your assignment will be automatically submitted at the end of 2 hours if you have not already submitted it prior to that.

This assignment will require you to submit a document attachment in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format; only one of these 3 formats will be accepted.

assignment-essay

I’m stuck on a Writing question and need an explanation.

Choose one or two situation(s) and/or “groups” to address. This assignment must be in essay format. Your essay should be a minimum of 1,000 words. You must use correct grammar, correct punctuation, and complete sentences.Your essay must also be in MLA,APA, or AP format. If you are not familiar with these essay formats, please refer to The Purdue Owl website and use whichever essay format you prefer.

Wiregrassstudentradio.com is a Troy University official student-run on-line radio station. It “broadcasts” from noon until midnight weekdays (central time). It needs to raise about $200 a month to meet its expenses, license fees, etc. This puts it in competition for advertising dollars with every other media outlet in Pike County, including the Troy Messenger, Troy Cablevision Channel 52, and WTBF-AM (1947) and WTBF-FM (1997), the only commercial stations in Pike County.

WTBF-AM is a “local” station, playing primarily to the Troy population of approx. 15,000 and to a lesser extent, Pike County, with about the same number or residents.

WTBF-FM is an “oldies” station, with older demographics (35-65), and is more local than most but also carries news and information to appeal to the entire Wiregrass, which their signal covers well.

Troy Messenger is the only local newspaper, and it is published five days a week. They skip Monday and Sunday.

Group One is managing wiregrassstudentradio.com. What do we play in order to attract our core audience, how much are commercials, and what can we do to promote it?

Group Two gets to be the new owners of WTBF-AM/FM. How do we maintain the current level of service and profit against this new upstart? What do we play and why? How do we promote? What do we charge?

Group Three gets to be the new owners of the Troy Messenger.

Group Four gets to start a new TV station in Pike County.

You will be a part of any group (you choose). And you can choose up to two situations (groups) to address. You can also just address one—that’s entirely up to you.