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WHO TO WRITE FILM STUDIES ESSAYS:
HELPFUL TIPS AND PRINCIPLES
General principles and tips to
help make your writing of ess...
BALANCE THEORY AND FILM TEXT WELL
Properly identify the primary text
and the secondary texts. This will
enable you to explore, critique and
analyse the theo...
For example, for an essay for the
question or topic “What is Cinema?”
The primary text is film theory and the
secondary te...
Another example is in the essay “Visual
Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” by
Laura Mulvey.
First, she develops her account of...
BALANCING THEORY AND FILM TEXT:
❖ Avoid or limit to minimum
giving an account of the film's
plot.
❖ Rather, concentrate on framing,
editing, actor positio...
STRUCTURING AND ARGUING:
AVOID CREATING A PARA-TACTIC STRUCTURE.
❖ It is like merely creating a list
wherein you break down the
elements of a theory and test each
against the film. Doing ...
STRUCTURING AND ARGUING:STRUCTURING AND ARGUING:
INSTEAD, CREATE A SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE.INSTEAD, CREATE A SYNTACTIC STRUCTU...
CREATING A SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE :
ARGUMENT AND INTRODUCTION
See to it that your introduction
states your argument clearly. If it
does not, just continue writing until
you finish the ...
CHECKING YOUR STRUCTURE
❖ Writing or rewriting a diffe-
rent version of your introduction
after you have written the
discussion body (even includi...
To guide you such evaluation,
you can try to answer the question
“Does one idea lead into the next?”
CHECKING YOUR CONCLUSION
Coming up with a conclusion is
not merely making a summary.
And with the first, a syntactic
structure is very helpful.
A summary restates the points or
arguments you have made.
A conclusion re-incorporates and
brings together all the threads of the
essay. It reflects on how the initial
ideas has be...
FOR MORE HELP, GO TO
ESSAYWRITER.CO.UK
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How To Write Film Studies Essays Helpful Tips And Principles

  1. 1. WHO TO WRITE FILM STUDIES ESSAYS: HELPFUL TIPS AND PRINCIPLES General principles and tips to help make your writing of essays in film studies easier and better.
  2. 2. BALANCE THEORY AND FILM TEXT WELL
  3. 3. Properly identify the primary text and the secondary texts. This will enable you to explore, critique and analyse the theory.
  4. 4. For example, for an essay for the question or topic “What is Cinema?” The primary text is film theory and the secondary texts are the film or films.
  5. 5. Another example is in the essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” by Laura Mulvey. First, she develops her account of psychoanalysis and film theory. Then, she tests it against brief examples (von Sternberg). And then, tests it against an account of aspects of a key film.
  6. 6. BALANCING THEORY AND FILM TEXT:
  7. 7. ❖ Avoid or limit to minimum giving an account of the film's plot. ❖ Rather, concentrate on framing, editing, actor position and actor performance. ❖ Each time you cite an aspect of the film, relate it to the theoretical account that you have constructed in the first part of the essay.
  8. 8. STRUCTURING AND ARGUING:
  9. 9. AVOID CREATING A PARA-TACTIC STRUCTURE.
  10. 10. ❖ It is like merely creating a list wherein you break down the elements of a theory and test each against the film. Doing this is not developing an argument. You can notice that you are going towards this structure if you start to write wordings of the like as “another aspect of genre theory.”
  11. 11. STRUCTURING AND ARGUING:STRUCTURING AND ARGUING: INSTEAD, CREATE A SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE.INSTEAD, CREATE A SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE.
  12. 12. CREATING A SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE :
  13. 13. ARGUMENT AND INTRODUCTION
  14. 14. See to it that your introduction states your argument clearly. If it does not, just continue writing until you finish the current draft and you will have an overall picture of what argument you are really writing about.
  15. 15. CHECKING YOUR STRUCTURE
  16. 16. ❖ Writing or rewriting a diffe- rent version of your introduction after you have written the discussion body (even including the conclusion) will enable you to evaluate whether you have created a cumulative syntactic structure.
  17. 17. To guide you such evaluation, you can try to answer the question “Does one idea lead into the next?”
  18. 18. CHECKING YOUR CONCLUSION
  19. 19. Coming up with a conclusion is not merely making a summary. And with the first, a syntactic structure is very helpful.
  20. 20. A summary restates the points or arguments you have made.
  21. 21. A conclusion re-incorporates and brings together all the threads of the essay. It reflects on how the initial ideas has been refined, challenged or expanded.
  22. 22. FOR MORE HELP, GO TO ESSAYWRITER.CO.UK

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