The growth of new media has changed the way news are produced and consumed. Particularly, mobile phones, the Internet, and social networking media have increasingly become the default news channels for many urban Asians. What are the implications of these
Before you can develop an argument of your own, you need to have done enough research about others’ ideas—arguments and counter-arguments in the existing research literature. As such, you may
eventually come up with a well-supported argument of your own. For this purpose, a major researchessay like this one (50%) should include no less than three (3) highly relevant primary academic
references as part of your review of research literature on your research topic (you need to read them and discuss/cite them in your essay) on top of other relevant, credible sources both
online and offline.
Use of terms
Make sure you fully explain the meaning of key concepts you use in your essay. You had better to clearly define a key concept (e.g., terms like “democracy”, “communism”, or “globalization”) before you
use it. As many concepts do not have a “standard” or “universal” definition, it is always a good idea to have a research of certain concept and then provide (choose) an operational definition for your essay.
Analysis and research
Good essays analyse the subject matter rather than just describe it. Try to construct a strong and coherent argument in your essay with an introduction, body and conclusion. Ensure that your conclusion answers your research question.
Writing, references and style
All essay questions require your own research and further reading. You may use both academic and non-academic sources. Online resources may be used, but they should be either databases of
scholarly works or institutional sites – materials from websites of individuals alone are not sufficient for academic essay writing and must be treated cautiously.
It is an offence to copy another person’s work without crediting the source. All copied materials (words,
charts, works, papers and so on) MUST be acknowledged and credited to original
author(s)/organisation(s), even if you are not quoting them directly. This includes Internet sources. All
works cited in your text must be included in your “List of References” at the end of your essay.
Please use APA or Harvard style for your essay and you must use it accurately and