Draw on course ideas and your own reflections to review the following documentary: Gould, Vanessa, director, Obit: Life on Deadline (New York: Kino Lorber Films, 2017), 96 min. What did you like and dislike about this movie? What impressions of journalism did it give you? Do you agree with what it has to say?
We will watch and discuss this documentary in class on January 22. There is also DVD on four-hour reserve in the library and the movie is available on iTunes a copy of the.
I will evaluate you on:
1. The structure and style of your paper;
2. Its originality within the parameters of the assigned topic;
3. How informative and interesting it is;
4. How much effort you appear to have put into writing it;
5. Your ability to integrate course ideas.
The assignment should be around 850 words long, typed double-space, with a cover page. Please use only your student ID number to identify it. You can write in the first-person singular if you want to. In marking the assignment, I’ll be on the lookout for plagiarism and will subtract marks if I discover evidence of it. For more about writing this paper, see “Suggestions on Writing an Essay” below. As for the layout of your assignment, I accept any consistent method. The Department of Social, Cultural and Media Studies recommends the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide, a copy of which is in the library’s reference section. Purdue OWL also presents the essentials of ASA style.
Please write good assignment you have allow use outside article or anything or any ideas but please make sure it related to documentary. I am happy if you use any outside article or any thing. You can use your textbook ideas if any thing related to documentary please write good assignment. Please follow all instructions that professor mention related to documentary.
Here my professor mentions some good suggestions for good paper you can read
Suggestions on Writing an Essay
[I wrote the following short essay to let students know what I look for in a paper. I tried to heed my own advice as I was writing it. You do not have to follow these suggestions to the letter. Reconcile what I say with what you already know about writing papers.]
People who mark papers are hard to figure out: what are they looking for? I thought I’d clarify my position by explaining what I look for in a paper. In brief, an effective paper for me is one that is both enjoyable and informative. I’ll elaborate on my position by discussing the structure, the style, and the content of an effective paper.
In terms of structure, I like to have a clear sense of where the paper is headed. A good paper has an introduction, a middle and a conclusion. Ideally, the introduction should do three things: 1. attract the reader and give her a desire to read the paper; 2. state in a concise way what the paper is about (a thesis statement is not a bad idea); and 3. outline the paper briefly (what are the main sections of the paper, and what is their order going to be?). You should also clearly structure the body of your paper. I find that the best way to organize ideas is the most obvious one: the structure of your paper should make sense to the reader virtually at a glance. In the conclusion, you should briefly reiterate your key points, restate your position in light of these points, and suggest what, if anything, can be done.
In a word, I’m the visitor, and you’re the guide. Let me know where you’re taking me, and what we’re going to do on the way.
In terms of style, what is important to me is clarity. Make it easy for me to understand what you’re saying. Unclear prose is like a wall between me and the content of the paper: it’s hard for me to appreciate the content if I cannot make out your style. A professor once told me that the best way for someone to improve her style is to read. There are many writers who strive towards clarity in their prose. John Steinbeck comes to mind, working hard to achieve a simple, straightforward style. The paper, furthermore, should be free of typos: do keep in mind your computer’s suggestions on grammar and spelling.
For me, the content of your paper should be original, well-reasoned and, once again, easy to understand. When I have to read several papers on similar topics, I welcome anything novel or different. You could for instance add a touch of humour to your paper. Also give me the impression that you’ve given your paper some thought, and that you care about the topic. In addition, the paper should make sense: explain some of the assumptions that underlie your major points, and address some of the objections to these points that might arise. Finally, be concrete by using examples.
Structure, style and content are all closely related: improve one and the other two will follow. It takes time to write a good paper, but I think the effort is worthwhile. After all, organizing your ideas and expressing them clearly are significant skills. You’ll find them useful throughout your life, whether you’re writing an e-mail to a colleague or an article for Vice.