For the Unit 9 Assignment, you will complete a reflective essay to address the following questions:When you hear the word “scientist” what do you envision?Discuss at least three characteristics of your vision of a scientist.Which famous people or characters from the media come into your mind?What characteristics do they have in common?Has your image of what a scientist does and how they look changed over time? If so, how has this changed and what influenced you?Are fictional scientists usually the heroes, villains, or a combination of the two? Provide at least two detailed examples to support your position.How is science portrayed in fictional media (i.e., television shows, movies, music, books, etc.)? Is it seen as a positive, negative, or neutral force in the world? Give specific examples supporting your position.Do you think the portrayal of scientists in the various forms of media influences how society views people in this profession? Why, or why not?Can the portrayal of science in media influence how certain research and technology is viewed and accepted by the general public (e.g., cloning)?
You are expected to use outside resources for this essay. Cite outside sources in proper APA format. You can find numerous APA resources in the KU Writing Center Writing Reference Library on the Research, Citation, and Plagiarism page.
Basic Writing Expectations:A minimum of 1,500 words not including the title or reference pages.At least three reliable academic resources utilized.Per APA include a title page, double space, font size 10 or 12.Include a highly-developed viewpoint/thesis, purpose, and exceptional content.Demonstrate superior organization: use logic.Free of grammar and spelling errors.No evidence of plagiarism. Note: no more than 10% of your paper should be direct quotes.Use APA style for all in-text citations, references, and body of paper.