Proposal for Thematic Springboard Paper
1Thematic SpringboardDirectionsand RubricENG2102 -Spring202130% of final gradeDeadlinesDiscussion of Movies Prof. H Has Seen due: Thursday, February 18Proposal due:Tuesday, February23Discussion post due: Tuesday, February23Discussion replies due: Tuesday, March2Rough draft due: Thursday, March 4Final paper due: Thursday,March 25Submission checklist due: Thursday, March 25TopicRequirementsChoose one of the articlesfrom “Barbara’s Recommended Articles”to be your key analyticalarticle. Using the main argument and supporting ideas from the article,analyzeamoviethat is NOT mentioned in the article. Yourfocus moviemust be a movie that Prof. Hirschfelder has seen.You must include supporting details from the focus movie and include the required number of quotations (see below) from your key analytical article and at least 2 other analytical articles.Example papers are postedunder Modules in Canvas.Submission Requirements□Your paper must be at least 2000words (suggested maxof 2400 words).A paper less than 2000 words will receive a grade of zero.□Highlightor underlineall quotations from the movie and articles.□Submit your paper to Turnitin.com.□Complete the Submission Checklist on Canvas.□If you used the 24-hour extension and/or the one-week extension for the Scene Analysis, you can CANNOTtake advantage oftheusedextension(s) on this paper. Content Requirements and TipsI will use a rubric that evaluatesthe six areas below, ranking each one as either Excellent, Competent, Marginal, or Below Expectations. A paper that is below expectations in one or more areasmay notearn a passing grade.Each area is introduced with a general summary and is followed by important requirementsand tips.1)Introduction and FocusYourpaper’s focus is on topic, sufficiently limited, and unified. The introduction effectively identifies the key elements of the paper (movie and analytical article) and properly quotesthe thesis of the analytical article. Your thesis is positioned emphatically at the end of the intro and effectivelysumsup your main argument. □In your intro, reference your key analytical article by identifying the author(s) by full name, giving the full article title, and quoting the article’s thesis statement.Also identify your focus movie.□Your thesis should be analytical (not factual).Your thesis should sum up what your analysis proves about your focusmovieand should clearly relate to the thesis statement of the key analytical article.□Do not quote in your thesis, except if you need to emphasize a key phrase from your analytical article.2)Organization Your paper’s organization progresses logically, appropriately dividinginto 3-5body sections,and incorporates effective topic sentences and transitions.□Analyze some aspect of the focusmoviein each body paragraph. You may include brief references to other movies(including movies analyzed in the key analytical article) when relevant and useful.□Each topic sentence (placed at the beginning of each body paragraph) should sum up what you prove in that paragraphANDexplain the connection to your thesis statement.oDo NOTquotefrom a sourceor summarize the movie in your topic sentences.□Each section should consist of 1 or more paragraphs. Avoid paragraphs more than a pagelong.
2□You don’t have to organize details chronologically. Perhaps divide into typesof symbols or themes.□Include a conclusionparagraph.3)Supporting EvidenceYour paper has sufficient and relevant supporting evidence from the focus movie, keyanalytical article, and additional articles as indicated below,following the quotinglimitsgiven below. Appropriate theoretic and insightful quotations from sources are chosen. □Do not summarize the movie just to give background; when you include a detail or event, you mustanalyze its significance.□Discussaspects of the movie (narrative elements, cinematography, editing, etc.)that support your thesis. An excellent analysiswould exploreoverlooked, obscure details viewers are likely to miss.□Avoid using quotations that simply summarize the movie. Use quotes that provide insightful comments about the movie.□You must quote from at least 3 analytical articles (including your key article). The maximum number of articles allowed is 5.□Quoting minimums and maximums:o5-8quotes from the key analytical articleo4-5quotes totalfrom all other articlesoAll other articlesmustinclude at least 2 analytical articles (besides your key article)oOptionally, include quotes from the focus movie and other relevant movies.□Use your computer’s highlighting or underlining feature to mark each quotation in your paper.4)AnalysisYour paperdemonstrates an understanding of the key analytical article by analyzing specific aspectsof the focusmovie, with more analysis than quoting and description. The analysis effectively relates each supporting detail to the thesis and explains the significance of all passages quoted. □Include analysis in each body paragraph.□Analyze the significance of eachsupportingdetailfrom the focusmovie.□Analyze the significanceof all quotesfromyour sources.□Analysis might explore these types of questions:oHow does this quotation or detail relate to your thesis?oWhy did you choose this quotation or detail?oHow does this quotation or detail relate to other quotes you have included?oWhy do you agree or disagree with the author’s interpretation?oHow does this source agree with or differ from your other sources?□Effective analysis often comprises 2/3 of a paper, with only 1/3 being quoting and summary.5)MLA Format Your paper follows MLA rules for paper format, quotations, signal phrases, page references for the article, and a works cited section for all sources.□Each time you quote, you need to include a signal phrase.□It is optional to include time-stamps for movie quotes or page referencesfrom websitesarticles.1□Include the focus moviein your works cited section identifying the format you used towatch the movie (such as Netflixor DVD).Do NOTinclude entries for other movies mentioned in your paper.□Include a URL address, accession number (AN), or digital object identifier (DOI) for each article.□Required: Usethe 8thed. MLA format for the works cited.I willpenalize for errors in thisformat.6)Grammar / Standard ConventionsYour paper follows standard rules for diction, syntax, and grammar as well as conventions for titles, names, and tense. There are few major errors and a limited number of minor errors. □Review the corrections I made on your Scene Analysis.Searchfor the same mistakes in this paper.□Use MLA conventions for movie and article titles, use of present tense, and namesof characters.□I will not mark or correct all erros.