Our first think piece enables you to share your reactions to what you have been reading and make connections with our study of communication. A think piece is a short paper (4-5 pages) that uses an informal tone to evaluate and respond to what you have been reading. It is not a summary. Target a specific topic or event in communication history for further reflection. State a point and then examine it. To develop your point, cite specific examples and quotations from the readings to support it. This makes your opinions and ideas stronger and more interesting.
Express your ideas and thoughts about how the changes in communication technology impacted the people in the past and are still impacting us today. Some ideas and potential sections of the text will guide you:
Hopefully, the ideas above will get you started thinking about and posing questions to what you have read. You may use any one of the above ideas, combination of them, or something you think of to develop as your topic.The pages numbers are just suggestions to help you get started. The next step is go back and read sections of the texts related to your topic, phrase your thesis in a sentence, outline your ideas and support material, and then write your paper.
Your paper should be 4-5 pages long. 5 citations in the text and at the end of the paper