Introduction to Japanese Film

JAPN 331: Introduction to Japanese Film

Final Essay – Research Preparation Sheet (Abstract), Due on Tuesday, April 8

It is time to start preparing your final essay. You will complete a 7-page final essay in the end of the semester, and as the first step, you are expected to write an initial proposal using this sheet. (Please type, as far as you include the contents required below, you can use a separate paper as you wish). As the syllabus briefly mentions, your paper will be “an analytical essay” (that is, not a research paper) based on your critical reading of the film you choose. The film should be chosen from our course syllabus so that the instructor can make a fair judgment of your work. Please choose only one film. If you choose two films (no more than two please), you should articulate a very clear ground of comparison and juxtaposition. Oftentimes it is a challenging task, so that I recommend you concentrate on one single film, unless you can make a compelling and convincing argument.

Please note: Before writing the final paper, you are expected to submit this abstract and bibliography. This is not an option but an integral part of your final paper assignment. Without the instructor’s approval of your proposal and bibliography, your final paper will be neither accepted nor graded. If there are some issues in your abstract and preparation, the instructor can point them out, and is happy to consult with the structure of your paper etc. So this initial step is not a burden but should be beneficial for your final paper.

Name:___________________________________

Essay Title: ­­__________________________________________________________________

I. Abstract of your essay

Note: 1) Include a clear thesis statement and objectives of your analysis.

2) Write a concise paragraph or two in discursive sentences (no more than two paragraphs).

Do not just list the points you will make in the paper.

II. Bibliography:

Please do not include Wikipedia or other sources that do not verify authors’ names, although you can certainly use those resources at the early stage of brainstorming. At least three print resources such as books or journal articles are required. Include full bibliographic information, but not just titles and authors. Follow the most current MLA or Chicago style for citation. Also, don’t forget to list the film (primary material) you are analyzing.

At least two or three secondary materials are needed.

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Introduction to Japanese Film

JAPN 331: Introduction to Japanese Film

Final Essay – Research Preparation Sheet (Abstract), Due on Tuesday, April 8

It is time to start preparing your final essay. You will complete a 7-page final essay in the end of the semester, and as the first step, you are expected to write an initial proposal using this sheet. (Please type, as far as you include the contents required below, you can use a separate paper as you wish). As the syllabus briefly mentions, your paper will be “an analytical essay” (that is, not a research paper) based on your critical reading of the film you choose. The film should be chosen from our course syllabus so that the instructor can make a fair judgment of your work. Please choose only one film. If you choose two films (no more than two please), you should articulate a very clear ground of comparison and juxtaposition. Oftentimes it is a challenging task, so that I recommend you concentrate on one single film, unless you can make a compelling and convincing argument.

Please note: Before writing the final paper, you are expected to submit this abstract and bibliography. This is not an option but an integral part of your final paper assignment. Without the instructor’s approval of your proposal and bibliography, your final paper will be neither accepted nor graded. If there are some issues in your abstract and preparation, the instructor can point them out, and is happy to consult with the structure of your paper etc. So this initial step is not a burden but should be beneficial for your final paper.

Name:___________________________________

Essay Title: ­­__________________________________________________________________

I. Abstract of your essay

Note: 1) Include a clear thesis statement and objectives of your analysis.

2) Write a concise paragraph or two in discursive sentences (no more than two paragraphs).

Do not just list the points you will make in the paper.

II. Bibliography:

Please do not include Wikipedia or other sources that do not verify authors’ names, although you can certainly use those resources at the early stage of brainstorming. At least three print resources such as books or journal articles are required. Include full bibliographic information, but not just titles and authors. Follow the most current MLA or Chicago style for citation. Also, don’t forget to list the film (primary material) you are analyzing.

At least two or three secondary materials are needed.

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