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.
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.
At least two or three secondary materials are needed.