Term Paper Guidelines
*compare between the film
- The Personal
- Au revoir Taipei
Paper Format: Please consult the latest edition of MLA Style Manual or MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. You may want to visit MLA formatting website at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01 for guidance. Your paper must be typed, double-spaced with one-inch margin on all four sides of the page.Please staple your 3 pages of text followed by a works cited page (listing at least three external academic sources). You should proof-read your writing carefully, making sure that there are no spelling, grammar, or punctuation mistakes.
Paper Content: Your paper must be written in your own words and based on your own research findings; plagiarism, plot summary, or paraphrase of a secondary source will not be tolerated. Please abide the rules as outlined in the UCSD Policy on Academic Integrity published in the UCSD General Catalog.
Please write a cogent essay in which you begin by stating a problematic (thesis) on Taiwan films, then go on to frame Taiwan film/theme(s) you plan to analyze or compare, to examine textual evidence in detail to support your argument, to draw on current scholarships, and to conclude with your creative insights. While important to review major findings in the field, you should demonstrate your critical capacity by engaging the experts and sustaining your own line of arguments between primary and secondary sources.
Grading Criteria: You will be graded on (1) 4.0 points: originality in developing your textual analysis and perspective; (2) 3.0 points: your command of the research field and criticism; and (3) 3.0 points: organization of your paper and quality of writing. Do not turn in a paper that you have submitted or are writing for any other class.