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Angelicum College
M J Cuenco St Quezon City

THE ULTIMATE DREAM –
POSITIVE EFFECTS OF REALITY TV SHOWS

an argumentative paper

presented to:

Ms. Marcia Roliza M. Del Mundo
Faculty member

as a partial fulfillment
of the requirements in

ENG 2-Communication Skills with Writing in the Discipline

Pesented by:
Leader
Members (in alphabetical order)

COURSE
Second Semester, 2010-2011

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

DEDICATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE ULTIMATE DREAM –
POSITIVE EFFECTS OF REALITY TV SHOWS
 
I.    INTRODUCTION
 
Reality television is a genre of television programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded.  The genre has existed in some form or another since the early years of television, began in earnest as a television formula in the 1990s, and exploded as a global phenomenon around 1999-2000, via series such as Big Brother and Survivor.  

 Such shows frequently portray a modified and highly influenced form of reality, utilizing sensationalism to attract viewers and so to generate advertising profits.   Participants/contestants are assured of big prizes and instant ticket to stardom, and thus every audition attracts millions of hopefuls to audition for the programs.

                This argumentative paper aims to highlight the positive effects of reality television programs to the lives of Filipinos.  Specifically, it aims to answer the following questions:

1. How did reality shows come to the Philippines?

2. What are the reasons why Filipinos strongly patronize to reality TV shows?

3. Who are the big winners of reality TV shows in the Philippines and what are the inspiring changes in their lives?

4. How do reality TV shows affect Philippine society positively?  
II.   BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Reality TV...
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