The research paper will need to be at least 6 pages long, not including the Works Cited page at the end. If you desire to go over the 6 pages, please ask your instructor. Instructors will vary in how much over the page limit students may go.
The paper will have MLA Style for documentation of sources and formatting. Please refer to the resources located in this unit for assistance. Also, please do not hesitate to contact me individually by email with any questions you might have.
Your instructor will provide guidance on the topic of this essay. Some instructors will allow great freedom in choosing topics, while others will limit topics or have a selection of topics to choose from. This freedom on topics will vary depending upon the instructor, so please ask your instructor if he or she does not make this clear.
The paper will need to have a thesis to keep the paper focused and organized. Unit 3 explains how to develop the thesis and use it for an organization.
Include a visual aid such as a picture, graphic, table, chart, etc. in the research paper and give credit to the source of this visual aid. In the six pages this assignment requires, the graphic should take up no more than one-half of one of those pages. (That really means 5.5 pages of writing with .5 of a page allowed for the visual aid). This visual aid requirement is to be in compliance with state guidelines for the class.
The paper needs to have at least 4 outside sources. At least half of the sources you use need to be non-internet. By non-internet, this means general web pages found through a search engine such as Google or Yahoo. It is acceptable to use library sources that are accessed online, such as the college’s system of OhioLINK and the EGCC Gateway. Please refer to the links below for assistance in accessing these library sources.
https://egcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/ONLINE-LIBRARY-QUICK-START.pdf (Links to an external site.)
https://egcc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PASSWORD-LINK-information-Oct-06-2017.pdf (Links to an external site.)
The paper uses a formal, academic tone of voice.
The paper is an original creation for this course session and not a reworking of any previous essay submission from any prior course experience.
Here is a copy of the research proposal
The research paper aims at assessing the depiction of gender and sexuality in various forms of media like television, video games, and music. It is necessary to look at the issues, especially since the world is becoming increasingly open about the topics. However, since people spend large amounts of time interacting with media, it is necessary to question how damaging or beneficial their representations of different people are; the paper should cover gender and sexuality with a specific focus on younger people. It is relevant to assess the topic with children because their surroundings considerably influence their behavior and mindsets.
The project will comprise the most famous creators of children’s media; the creators include production studios, television channels, and video game creators. From the individual pieces, that is, games, television shows, and movies, the project will consider three criteria. It will compare the complexity of the characters with respect to their genders and sexuality; the complexity will account for their influence in the piece, and how much focus they draw. The project will also look at the integration of complex lesbian, gay and transgender characters. The third aspect will be the ratios of the characters; it will include the ratio between queer and straight characters, plus the ratio between female and male characters. This project will then compare the results to real-life values, such as the ratio of males to females in the cast, and the ratio in real life. After comparison, the research should develop an informed conclusion about whether or not children’s media provides a realistic representation of gender and sexuality in society.