Short Paper Assignment

Must choose one film from the list. this is a film analysis paper, not a film summary paper, need to analysis the film shooting skills.

ENG 202: Short Paper Assignment

For the short paper assignment, you will analyze how an image, a piece of music or background sound, a scene, or another film technique adds to the meaning of the film as a whole. I encourage you to make use of the questions in chapter three of Writing about Movies to help you get started with this paper.

Your paper must make an argument (that is, it must have a thesis statement) about how your selected film technique adds to the meaning of the film as a whole. The readings for week three will be especially helpful for you as you start writing, but please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding the paper assignment.

You will be graded based on content (make sure you work with a clear, focused thesis statement and fully develop your ideas), evidence (use textual evidence from the film to support your thesis), organization (make sure each paragraph connects to your thesis; use topic sentences and transitions), and mechanics (make sure your prose is clean and clear).

*Please note: your paper must be 2-3 pages, double-spaced, 1-inch margins, and in Times New Roman font. Please include a title, a header (first page only), and page numbers.