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  1. Oct 2016
    1. A more specific framework for ana-lyzing female scientists emerges when drawing on studies across fiction genres.

      Framework for analyzing female scientists emerge from fiction genres. Goes along lines with the previous paragraph

    2. While previous scholarship gener-ally considers audiences’ reactions to the representations of scientists and ex-perts within non-fiction programming, the scholarship on their representations in fiction programming garners a little more depth of inquiry.

      Fiction representation of scientists has to be more in depth

    3. Scientists of all types—doctors, fo-rensics experts, chemists, biologists, physicists, and others—appear regularly throughout television programming.

      Different types of scientists appear throughout tv programming.

    4. The Big Bang Theory offers a unique moment to explore the representations of female scientists within the situa-tion comedy

      BBT offers to explore the representation of female scientists in a sit-com

    5. Starting with the third and fourth sea-sons, The Big Bang Theory introduced more regular female characters as love interests for the main characters.

      BBT introduced female characters in the season 3-4 for love interests. *regular?

    6. UNLIKE SCIENCE FICTION AND POLICE PROCEDURALS,the situation comedy genre historically has offered few, if any, represen-tations of female scientists.

      Few representation of female scientists in sit-coms.

    7. Bernadette’s and Amy’s scientific careers set them up as suitable partners for their accomplished boyfriends, but these careers become fodder for the developments of their relationships.

      Includes both Amy and Bernadette. Careers are key to the development of relationships

    8. While both Bernadette and Amy pos-sess achievements as scientists as part of their characters, sharp contrasts appear in those representations.

      Contrast about their representation both including Amy and Bernadette

    9. Both Bernadette and Amy earn rec-ognition for their achievements in their fields.

      The topic sentence for the 2nd previous (?) one, Amy was only in the intro, however this topic sentence, includes both female characters.

    10. While discussions of work become one way to show their professional roles, another way lies in showing these characters performing their professional roles in a work setting.

      How characters perform professional role in the show.

    11. Amy’s discussions of her expertise and her work appear more frequently throughout the show.

      Topic sentence is about Amy's expertise and work

    12. Because Bernadette and Amy work as scientists, they both have the potential to contribute to the discussions among the friends about their own work and to share their own observations based on scientific inquiry.

      Because? Female characters contribute to conversations with their friends that are based on scientific inquiry.

    13. The professional aspirations for fe-male characters thus become an oppor-tunity for ridicule within situation com-edies.

      Female scientists in a sit-com are ridiculed for aspiring a professional role

    14. A professional role refers to a char-acter’s job or occupation outside the home.

      Defining a professional role for a character

    15. Unlike other television genres, the situation comedy offers the opportunity to push the boundaries of these repre-sentations in terms of female scientists through their professional roles, their gender roles, and their intelligence.

      Topic sentence about the structure of the paper

      1. Professional Roles
      2. Gender Roles
      3. Intelligence
    16. A hegemonic tension operates throughout situation comedies and pro-vides a flexible boundary along which these tensions humorously play out.

      Sit com provides flexible boundary while humors tensions plays out.

    17. Among all these studies, few focus on scientists generally and female scien-tists specifically in situation comedies.

      The topic sentence of the paragraph is about focusing on female scientists in sit-com

    18. A third theme centers on work-life balance, in that female scientists strug-gle to find equilibrium (Long et al. 359).

      The topic sentence dives right into the third theme. I know when you read you find out about 1 and 2 but the topic sentence started with theme three.