incorporating varied sentence structure W r i t i n g

incorporating varied sentence structure W r i t i n g

In this assignment, you will analyze a film, play or television program to better understand how it reflects major principles of communication within culture. This assignment will help you connect the communication principles you are learning to the real world.


  • Analyze the forms, major principles, and myths of human communication.
  • Explore the role of culture in human communication and explain the aim of using a cultural perspective to understand communication.
  • Define communication competence and its qualities.


1. Choose a film, play or television show that you believe represents your particular cultural experience. You may base this choice on ethnic, cultural, national or religious background, sexual orientation, gender, etc.

2. Explain what the work gets right about communication between the characters and anything that it gets wrong.

3. Is it an accurate depiction or does it weigh on stereotypes?

4. Use examples of your knowledge of the culture and communication competence to support your position.

5. Write essay that summarizes your cultural perspective of the film, play, or television show that you chose.

If, for any reason, you are not comfortable discussing your personal cultural background, then choose a work that you believe represents a different cultural perspective.

Explain what the work says about that cultural. Is it accurate? Is it done well? Does it challenge stereotypes or reinforce them? Use specific examples to support your position.

  • The use of outside resources is strongly recommended, and all papers must be cited and written in current APA format.


-Ideas are clear, insightful, thought-provoking, and focused so that they consistently support the topic, thesis and audience for the paper.

-Development is fresh, with abundant details and examples that arouse audience interest and provide relevant, concrete, specific and insightful evidence in support of sound logic.

-Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper’s purpose/ plan and consistently demonstrates effective and appropriate rhetorical transitions between ideas and paragraphs.

-Readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating varied sentence structure, precise word choice and correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Mastery of style)

-Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and works expertly to support the essay’s purpose/plan.

-4 pages not including the refrence page and MUST BE APA style.

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