ENGLISH 3270: FILM & LITERATURE
DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th
FORMAL PAPER #1: TOPICS and REQUIREMENTS
· All papers are due on Wednesday, November 7th at the beginning of class. Each day or portion of a day that a paper is late (this includes being tardy to class!) will reduce its grade by three points, and no papers will be accepted after Wednesday, November 14th. Nonsubmission earns zero points. Any problems with delivery are the student’s responsibility.
· Papers should be between 4 and 6 pages; much longer or shorter papers will be penalized. Margins should be one inch, font should be 12 point, and spacing should be double. All papers must be proofread; excessive misspellings, missing words, and formatting errors will result in a 3-10 point markdown. Give a title that suggests your argument.
· Papers may be about Blow Your House Down, The Wasp Factory, My Beautiful Laundrette, Playing Away, Bhaji on the Beach, or Trainspotting. If you want to write about a topic not listed below or would like feedback on an essay in progress, please come to my office hours, or should they prove inconvenient, schedule an appointment. I'm also happy to approve topics via email; in any case, topics not on this sheet must be run by me or emailed to me by Thursday, November 1st.
GRADING: This essay is worth 160 points; there will be an opportunity to revise and resubmit after you receive your grade. Your performance will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Argument: 40 POINTS
Evidence: 45 POINTS