ALL3356W Chinese Film
Paper4: Film Argument
DUE:Monday, Nov. 28 (by midnight)
Makean original argument about one or more films watched in the class sofar,
supportingit with concrete evidence from both the film and the relevantreadings.
Pleaseread the assignment below carefully. Papers will be graded according to howwell
theyfollow the assignment instructions.
Thepaper must have a clear, focused thesis (your own main argument), stated inthe
introduction,which the body of the paper systematically argues. All papers must citeat
leastone course reading in a way that helps to advance your own argument (norandom
citationsjust to meet the requirement).
Allpapers must include specific evidence from the film(s) that supports yourargument.
Descriptionsof scenes and shots should show the analytical skills you used in Papers1-3
ofthis class. There are links to most films on the course Moodle page. Somerequire
signingin at the UMN Digital Content Library site and possibly searching for the filmif
thelink does not take you to it. If you do not see a link on the Moodle site, youmay have
tocheck out the film from either the East Asian Library in the Wilson Library orthe
SMARTLearning Commons in the Walter Library, or else finding it throughAmazon
Primeor Netflix if you have access to those.
length:3-5 pages, double-spaced (about 900-1500words).
Pleaseconsult all of the “Guidelines for Writing Papers” handout (available onMoodle).
Followthose “Guidelines” for citing course readings. No sources outside of coursetexts
needto be used, but if you do use other sources—either online sources or other booksor
articles—youmust cite them using either MLA or Chicago Manual of Styleform.
Papersthat use any sources without proper use of quotation marks and citationswill
receivea “0” (F) for plagiarism, and the student will be reported to the Officefor
StudentConduct and Academic Integrity.
mechanics& organization 3
quality/clarityof thesis 4
useof evidence from readings 4
useof evidence from film 4
total15 points (15% of final grade)