BA 77 ASSIGNMENTS FALL/SPRING
Select one of the three themes presented in the films we observed this semester. Compare and/or contrast how the principal characters experienced adversity and triumphed over it. Describe each character you selected in the context of the film’s environment. At least three literary sources should be utilized with proper bibliographical citations. The three themes are as follows:
1) Heroic leadership (e.g. Tucker: The Man and his Dream, Hoffa, Norma Rae, etc.)
2) Ethical dilemmas (e.g. The Insider, Civil Action, Rainmaker, etc.)
3) Corporate greed (e.g. Wall Street, Network, Quiz Show, etc)
Every student is required
to go to the
N.B. Although quotes from literary sources are desirable for your formal writing assignment, they must be properly cited. Plagiarism won’t be tolerated! All papers will be scanned using plagiarism software and those students found not to be in compliance will receive a failure grade.
Select one or more film analysis questions from each film shown in class. Answer the questions completely, providing as much detail as possible. These assignments are to be based upon your opinions supported by specific examples from the movie. Each film requires a one page response. Answer as many questions as necessary to satisfy the one page requirement.
BOTH ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE ON THE 10TH TUESDAY OF THE SEMESTER.
Schedule For Formal Writing Project
Class 1: Explain project to students
Classes 2-3: Begin developing first draft of formal writing project
4-6: Students with last
names A –KL meet with
7-8: Students with last
names KM – Z meet with
Class 9: Students final draft review with fellow. (Optional)
Class 10: Formal
Class 11: One full grade penalty for late submissions
Class 12: Two full grade penalty for late submissions
1) The paper fully develops a clearly stated argument or thesis
2) Provides sufficient evidence and supporting examples.
II. Development and Organization
1) The paper contains an introduction and conclusion
2) Each paragraph develops a coherent idea, and paragraphs follow each
3) Opening and closing of each paragraph connect the paragraph to the overall
idea of the paper.
III. Global Error
1) The paper is easy to read; sentences make sense, and are written in a clear,
IV. Local Error
1) Correct spelling.
2) Proper punctuation and capitalization.
3) Paper shows evidence of having been carefully proofread.
The following scale will be used for each of the four criteria:
The four items will be equally weighted in assigning a letter grade