Guidelines for final paper revised

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Guidelines for final paper revised

  1. 1. Guidelines for Final PaperYour final paper should be 4-5 single-spaced pages. (If you would like to include animage – which would be great, but is not necessary – the image should not count towardthe page length.)It is due on Monday, May 30, and is worth 40% of your final grade. Please hand it in twoways: 1) as a hard copy at the beginning of class 2) on-line to turnitin.com. Our class title is: cine y literature en lengua inglesa (3993278); the password is: filologiaYour paper will advance an argumentative thesis, or main point, about one of the filmsviewed for class. • To support your argument, you should include analysis of a single shot from the film. You should first describe the visual and formal elements of the shot you have chosen. Then explain how information is conveyed by those visual and formal elements. • In addition, as part of your argument, you should refer to one of the other texts from class, either a film viewed for class, or one of the readings. • Your audience is a student at the Complutense who has seen the film but has not taken this class. Use your understanding of film form and your knowledge of film terms to convince this student of your argument about the film. • Develop an interesting argumentative thesis, one that someone might disagree with or resist. • Do not describe the plot of the film. (Remember that your audience has already seen the film!) Summarize the plot in one sentence and then focus on the shot you have selected. • Do not simply repeat the argument I made in class, although you may further develop or complicate it. • Do not analyze the scenes we have viewed and discussed in class. • Most importantly, use only your own words in this paper. This assignment involves no outside research. However, if you do use an outside source – which I recommend against – be sure to provide a citation for that source. • If you include uncited material in this paper, you will receive a failing grade for not just the paper, but the entire class.

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