MidtermOutline - Guidelines 5:40:00 PM MIDTERM AND FINAL...

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Guidelines 12/03/2008 19:40:00 MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAM GUDELINES During the week before your Midterm and Final exams I will present you with five or six essay topics to choose from in your exam. This allows you to prepare in depth a topic that is particularly interesting to you. This gives you the advantage to explore areas of your specific interest to you. Since this affords you the opportunity to personalize and tailor your exams to your own interests, the exam should be an in-depth essay on your chosen topic. Specifically, this means: ESSAY CRITERIA: 1. Your essay should draw on all of the following : lectures, assigned readings, lab discussion sections as well as your own notes and ideas and insights about the films shown in class and labs. 2. While your essay should build its line of argumentation on the ideas and thoughts presented in class, your discussion should also incorporate your own thoughts, observations and perspectives about the films. 3. Be sure to discuss and analyze SPECIFIC SCENES and IMAGES and/or moments in the films. That is, avoid generalizations and be specific whenever possible. This also provides a good opportunity to bring in your own ideas and observations to your discussions. 4. Your essay must discuss in detail all the films and/film clips relevant to your topic seen in class/ and lab. 5. Avoid plot summaries ! Instead the essay should give an analysis of the films i.e., specific images, scenes or particularly telling moments in the films that illustrate the points you are making about the unique style and narrative, thematic and visual characteristics of the film author and his work. Be sure to prepare your topic in depth. Remember to include: 1. Historical context 2. Influences/Philosophy 3 . Narrative Characteristics 4. Visual/stylistic Characteristics
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5. Plenty of Examples from scenes & images from the films
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Topics 12/03/2008 19:40:00 Choose ONE of the following: 1. Discuss the US cinema in the 1950's. Use as your examples The Searchers Touch of Evil , and Rebel Without A Cause
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BUS 215 taught by Professor Mcquiddy during the Spring '08 term at Chapman University .

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