Assignment 1: Impact of Media on Your Life This assignment is worth 70 points (7

Assignment 1: Impact of Media on Your Life
This assignment is worth 70 points (7%) of your final grade. 
According to data from Statista (2023), the average American adult spends more than half of each day (13 hours, 8 minutes) consuming media across various platforms. This includes watching television, browsing the internet, listening to music, reading books, and using mobile devices. The impact of media consumption on individuals can vary depending on the content and context of what they consume. 
To assess the implications of your media consumption.
For this activity, you will be applying critical thinking skills to formulate and support your conclusions on a problem or issue. 
For this exercise, choose a day this week and catalogue all the mass media you consume during that day. Then, reflect on your media use and write a 1–2 page (about 250-500 words) essay that addresses the following questions:   
How does your daily media consumption influence your personal and social well-being? 
What has the impact of increased consumption been on your family, your friends, and your community?  What do you see as the implications for society of this increasing media consumption?  
A thoughtful, thorough 1-2 pages (about 250-500 words), double-spaced essay in 12-point Times Roman or similar serif font, with all the basic components for a beginning, middle, and end.
The first paragraph should contain a thesis that introduces your main idea or position on the question posed to you in the assignment prompt. What is the point you intend to make in your answer?
The middle paragraphs should provide information, examples, and details to support your main idea or position. This is where you should show use because statements and detail what you know or think about the topic.
The final paragraph should sum up your main idea or position on the topic. 
Support your comments with relevant information that you researched in the course’s learning resources.
Use APA-style in-text citations to cite the sources of the information that you used in assembling ideas for your argument. 
Create a matching APA reference list at the end of the document. 
(make sure Turnitin Score is 20% or below for all assignments; otherwise, revisions will have to be made before grading).
Statista. (2023, January 9). Time spent per day with digital versus traditional media in the United States from 2011 to 2023.