Self-assessment Sheet for Event Reports Task: • Before you hand in your paper (or even a draft of the paper), please take a few minutes to review your work in light of the following points. Ask yourself what kinds of strategies you are using as a writer in thinking about these questions. • Please write your responses on a separate sheet of paper and staple it (one sheet is sufficient) to the front of your paper. Please do not use this sheet. 1. Clearly Articulated Thesis Your paper should have a strong thesis paragraph that 1) provides a short background to the topic, 2) presents the thesis, and 3) proposes a strategy for the addressing the thesis. Sample Research Question : Why was Devi so apparently anti-Hindu? What was Ray’s purpose in making this film? Sample Thesis Paragraph (Background) Directed by Satyajit Ray in 1960, Devi is a Bengali art film that examines religious fanaticism, the clash between tradition and modernity, and the family structure of a wealthy household. Devi
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