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Uses And Gratification Theory Communications Analysis Essay
This essay asks you to conduct research to identify recent literature about a particular topic in mass communication theory and practice, and then put that literature to work in service of an articulation of the current state of research as it relates to that topic.
Start by selecting a theory of interest to you – this can be one we have covered already or one we will discuss later in the semester. For this essay assignment, you will write a 4 page (double-spaced) essay that articulates the theory in question, what recent literature tells us about that theory and the contexts in which it can be applied, how practitioners can benefit from examining those contexts through the lens of the theory, and what gaps in the literature exist that ought to be the focus of future research considerations. There is no required minimum number of references, but you should exhibit a good summary of the current literature/research on the topic – this will likely include at least several sources.
An excellent essay will:
Demonstrate mastery of the theory
Provide thoughtful insights about the recent research employing and/or relating to the theory
Adhere to conventions of strong writing (e.g., be concise, organize information according to a governing logic, include a coherent introduction and conclusion, etc.), and
Adhere to APA style rules for references and in-text citations. You do not need to include APA style formatting such as a running header or title page, but your name should be on the assignment.
Your essay should be structured in the following order:
Introduction (introduce the theory, why the topic is important, and purpose of the paper)
Body of paper (explain the theory, summarize recent literature, discuss how practitioners can benefit and what gaps in the literature exist that ought to be the focus of future research considerations)
Conclusion (brief reminder of key points, wrap up)