Providing evidence

Question Description

 

 

the movie Goddess :

the article : attached in files

Commentaries

• Purpose: to cultivate the habits of critical reading by making arguments and providing evidence

• Content: identify an argument (not merely a topic) from a required reading (with direct quotations and page numbers) and discuss it in relation to the designated film of the day

• Focus: your ability to articulate someone else’ argument and state your interpretation of a film in relation to that argument; mere factual information or plot summary won’t count as argument

• Length: 1 double-space page or 350 words for each short paper; the portion in excess of the limit will not be graded for credit

• Grading: out of 10 points for each commentary, 3 for identification of an argument and logical transition, 3 points for film discussion focused on details, and 4 for writing (grammar, expression, coherence, style)

For all commentaries, there is no need for a separate citation page. Just use the in-text reference with page numbers like this: So and so argues that “quote” (author’s name, page number). Remember to use the name of the chapter’s author (e.g., Harris), not the volume editor (e.g., Berry).

SAMPLE 1: the critic’s argument first

Film Title (year) addresses the issue of … Scholar (name of the chapter, not the editor) argues that “…” (page number). I agree or disagree with this argument because … In the film, I see … (details) and interpret … (your analysis). This scene (example) shows … (back to the issue/argument stated earlier).

SAMPLE 2: your argument first

Film Title (year) addresses the issue of … In the film, I see … (details) and interpret … (your analysis). My argument is supported by Scholar (name of the chapter, not the editor), who observes that “…” (page number). A sentence or two to bring this quote to your discussion and argument and conclude.

* You only need to quote from 1 reading and address 1 issue/argument. Try to grade yourself using this scale: out of 10 points for each commentary, 3 for identification of an argument and logical transition, 3 points for film discussion focused on details, and 4 for writing (grammar, expression, coherence, style)