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Title of Paper

Your Name

Rasmussen College

COURSE#: Course Title

Professor’s Name

Assignment Due Date

Thesis Statement:

Title of Paper: Outline

I. Introduction

A. Attention grabbing sentence about topic

B. Thesis statement

II. First paragraph main point – topic sentence

A. Supporting details (in-text citation for outside resource used as support/evidence)

1. Details about the supporting details

2. Details about the supporting details

B. Supporting details (in-text citation)

C. Transition sentence

III. Second paragraph main point – topic sentence

A. Supporting details (in-text citation)

1. Details about the supporting details

2. Details about the supporting details

B. Supporting details (in-text citation)

C. Transition sentence

IV. Third paragraph main point – topic sentence

A. Supporting details (in-text citation)

1. Details about the supporting details

2. Details about the supporting details

B. Supporting details (in-text citation)

C. Transition sentence

V. Conclusion

A. Summary of main points/Restatement of thesis statement

B. Sentence to state a judgment on topic, make a prediction, or call the reader to action

References

Visual Thesis Outline

 

  1. Sensory Response – When analyzing the viewer’s sensory response to a particular visual, it is important to consider the visual elements that attract the eyes. Close your eyes when considering a visual. When you open your eyes, what are the first visual elements that you see? When analyzing a viewer’s Sensory Response, you may consider analyzing at least two of the following effects:
  2. Colors
  3. Lines
  4. Shapes
  5. Balance
  6. Contrast
  7. Perceptual Response – When analyzing a viewer’s perception of visuals, it is important to consider the audience. Consider who is or is not attracted to this type of visual communication. When analyzing a viewer’s Perceptual Response, consider at least two of the following effects:
  8. Target audience specifics (age, profession, gender, financial status, etc.)
  9. Cultural familiarity elements (ethnicity, religious preference, social groups, etc)
  10. Cognitive visuals (viewer’s memories, experiences, values, beliefs, etc.)
  11. Technical Response – When analyzing a viewer’s response to certain visuals, we need to consider the technical visual aspects that may affect perception. Describe how visuals affect the interpretation of the intended media communication message. Address specific technological elements that impact perception. When analyzing the Technical Response, consider the Laws of Perceptual Organization (similarity, proximity, continuity, common fate, etc), and at least two of the following types of visuals:
  12. Drop-down menus
  13. Hover-over highlighting
  14. Animations
  15. Quality of visuals
  16. Emotional Response – When analyzing a viewer’s Emotional Response, it is important to consider the targeted audience preferences and emotional intelligence. Discuss what the viewer might want to see and what type of visual presentation will set the tone for that response. When analyzing the Emotional Response, consider the effects of at least two of the following types of visuals:
  17. Mood setting colors
  18. Mood setting lighting
  19. Persuasive images
  20. Positioning of search or purchase buttons
  21. Social media icons and share options
  22. Ethical Response – When analyzing a viewer’s Ethical Response, it is important to consider the targeted audience values and beliefs. Identify any negative messages about certain ideas, groups, or cultures. Describe and pinpoint images that may be inappropriate for a variety of viewers. Keep in mind that your website can be accessed by all ages and groups. When analyzing the Ethical Response, consider at least two of the following types of visuals:
  23. Visual stereotypes
  24. Limitations in diversity
  25. Inappropriate images for all audiences
  26. Digital alterations
  27. False representation or advertising