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Constructing arguments in your final paper As you come up with a topic, try to think conceptually , and you should make a point in your paper. A point is only a point when there is a stated or understood counter-point (or counter-argument ) that you are investigating, arguing against, questioning, supplementing, etc. So when you are formulating your point or argument, try thinking it through from the opposite side — distinguish your point from some counter-point. Questioning your claim again and again will open up avenues of inquiry that are much more focused and in the end much more interesting than simple discussion and/or comparison. Structure your paper around its argument, not around the evidence for the argument. Thus, you would not simply walk through the plots of the film(s) — you would formulate some specific argument, and then pick things from the films to prove your point. Critical use of critical sources
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course 165 262 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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