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Book/Media Assignment

For this assignment, you will choose a book, movie, or television show that 1.) addresses interpersonal communication and 2.) informs you and the class about an aspect of interpersonal communication that you have learned about during your time in the course this semester.

The paper should be 4-5 pages long, double-spaced in 12-pt Times New Roman or Arial font with 1” margins, and include the following:

An introduction and conclusion
A 1-2 page summary of the book using direct quotes from the book
2-4 pages of analysis explaining what you learned from the book or how the book applies to your own life, quoting from the book and directly engaging these quotes (do not offer a quote and then stop writing)
Utilization of the chapter of our textbook to which your book report book best applies (directly quote and apply our textbook to this assignment)
Utilization of one additional outside legitimate resource (magazine article, newspaper article, scholarly journal, online book review) that discusses the book or parallels the concepts in the book
A Works Cited page in APA format
A heading on the first page
Page numbers
On the due date of the assignment, you will give a 3-5 minute oral presentation on your selected work. In the presentation you should offer direct quotes or direct connections as appropriate and explain what you learned and how it is relevant to your life. The presentation is worth 100 points.

You will be graded on writing mechanics, use of Standard American English, adherence to due date, creativity, and use of the above tools. The paper is worth 100 points.