Essay: Analyze Media Stereotypes

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Essay: (4-5 pages, double spaced, Times News Roman, size 12)

Please do not change font, space, size, you will get -2 deductions.

Select one media clip and critically analyze the media representation of race, class, and gender. Cite chapters from Part II. This clip can be a sample episode from any TV show, movie, news report, documentary, etc. Since this is only a 5-6 page essay, please make sure you cover one or two aspects of representation, and focus on providing an in-depth analysis.

1) Do not have a cover page (and include page number in there)

2) Do not change the font

3) Please do select one media clip (TV shows, Movie, News Report, Documentary or Commercials)

4) Offer an insightful analysis focusing on race, class or gender

5) Cite Textbook readings (no outside source needed)

6) Include Reference pages (APA FORMAT)

Writing tips:

1) Avoid: I, we, you, colloquial expressions: this is a formal academic writing

2) When you cite, don't forget to give quote, otherwise it'll show as plagiarized, I use Turninit, which is an automatic plagiarism detector, it shows exactly where you plagiarized and how much.

3) Your paper should address module topic and engage with the textbook reading, otherwise, no matter how well it's written, it will be considered incomplete.

4) Have a clear thesis statement, sub thesis statement, provide example. General format of paper is Intro/Body/Conclusion/Reference page in the end.

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Essay Rubric INTRODUCTION and CONCLUSION (Background History/Thesis Statement) 20marks: There is a well-developed introduction with an attention grabber that grabs the reader’s interest and continues to engage the reader up until the thesis statement. The thesis statement should clearly state the experience or event that will be described as well as the effect on the writer. Conclusion should effectively wraps up and re stresses the importance of the thesis. MAIN POINTS (Body Paragraphs) 20marks: Well developed main points/topic sentences that relate directly to the thesis. Supporting examples are concrete and detailed. The analysis is developed with an effective point of view. Organization/Style/Mechanics 20 marks Logical Progression of ideas with a clear structure that enhances the thesis. Transitions are effective and vary throughout the paragraph, not just in the topic sentences. Writing is smooth, skillful, and coherent. Sentences are strong and expressive with varied structure. Diction is consistent and words are well chosen. Punctuation, spelling, and capitalization are all correct. No errors. Specific Module Instructions 40 marks: Essay follows/addresses the module assignment instruction/guidelines exactly as requested: these include page lengths, font, size, spacing of paper, specific instructions on case studies that need to be examined, or essays that need to be cited, number of references, questions asked from the instruction as well as expectations for each assignment explained in the video clip. ...
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School: Boston College


The media serves as a critical source of knowledge and education. The representation
of phenomena through the press is a reflection of the nature of the society we live. The
gender and race representation of the media depict some races and genders to be superior to
others. Psychologists and clinicians mainly offer to warn parents about the exposure of media
to the children due to social learning behavior. The race and gender stereotypes continue to
mess the minds of people in the society and thus promoting a discriminative society. The
objective of the study targets to analyze media stereotypes on gender and race through the
analysis of the film known as “Hidden Figures”.
“Hidden Figures” Film Analysis
The film ‘Hidden Figures’ is an American drama movie directed by Theodore
Melfi. The storyline of the film targets three African American mathematician women who
worked at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) (Lesti & Ross, 2003).
The film helps to bring out the negative historical stereotype of the African American women
in the work environment and the society. The objective of the author in the movie is to bring
out the strength of the black woman in the society and their contribution to growth and
development in the society.
The film focuses on the professional life of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson),
Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who are African American mathematicians and
physicians also known as the human computers (Melfi, 2016). The women are the brains
behind the success of the NASA project and thus help to challenge the perception of the black
women in the American society.
Gender and Race Stereotypes in the Film
The three African American women in the film target to fight against racial and

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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