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Somewhat random but hopefully useful reflections on what I expect and hope for in a paper for a film class.
Somewhat random but hopefully useful reflections on what I expect and hope for in a paper for a film class.

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Published by: Alec Brookes on Jan 26, 2012
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Considerations for Russ3003 PapersObjective of the paper: The goal of this paper is to demonstrate your ability to analyze cinema. It is nota paper about your understanding of history, politics or language. Although all these things provide acontext for films, they will only support your analysis of film; they will not replace it.Since the goal of the paper is analysis, you do not need secondary sources. However, if you want todiscuss the context of the film, you should find a secondary source to provide that context. Not onlymight it catch some errors in your knowledge, it is far more professional and will reflect well on your  paper. If you wish to consult a theoretical source, you may, but only in order to engage with it.Secondary sources are not a substitute for your own analysis, which, I add once more, is the goal of the paper.Regarding sources, you may follow either MLAformat or Chicago Manual of Style. There are a number of electronic resources to help you with correct formatting. You are entitled to a RefWorks  account through MUN. This program, along with the Write-n-Cite plug-in, will allow you to click your way through all your citations and format your bibliography for you in any style required. Zoterois a  plug-in for the Firefox browser that tries to do the same sort of thing. Although it had trouble with alarge bibliography 4 years ago, I believe these wrinkles have been sorted.Length requirement: The midterm essay should be 6-8 pages in 12-point Times New Roman. Thistranslates roughly to 1700-2250 words and this is what I expect. The final essay should be 10-12 pagesin 12-point Times New Roman or approximately 2800-3350 words. The aim of assigning specificlengths to papers is to encourage a certain amount of substance and technique.Paper submission: Papers may be submitted by e-mail toabrookes@mun.caor alec.brookes@gmail.comuntil midnight of the due date. You must receive an e-mail confirming myreceipt. If you don't have that e-mail, I don't have your paper. I will return the paper to you via e-mailwith comments in a .pdf file. You may submit your paper in a number of different formats, although I prefer Word, OpenOffice or .pdf files. You may also of course hand in your paper hard copy. In thiscase it is due either in class or to the secretary in the German & Russian general office by 4:30pm thatday.Advice on the Style and Content of your paper:You should clearly state the thesis of your paper: this will be the claim you are trying to prove with therest of your paper. The goal is to create a single idea that will act as an umbrella for your analysis.Tell me the order of your argument at the beginning. The content of your argument should prove theclaim you make with your thesis in a coherent manner.The content of your argument should contain premises that are supported by examples from the film(s)you are purporting to analyze.A thesis may be given from any perspective (e.g. Structuralist, Freudian, Marxist), but the analysisitself must be based on the tools of Film Analysis, as discussed in Bordwell and Thompson or the Film

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