Write a Research Paper of 9-10 pages.
With introduction and conclusion. Keeping with our four episode studies of the television series Scandal, House of Cards, Blackish and Damages, choose a television series that ideally is in its third season, is available on DVD/Blu-Ray, and has generated critical interest. Identify four episodes for study from the same season, but not necessarily sequential or episodes 1 through 4. For example, a student might study season three, episodes 3, 4, 12, and 20 of the X-Files (why you ask, because 4, 12, and 20 were written by Darin Morgan and 3 pivots the series from a larger story arc to episodic storytelling). Gather at minimum three college-level sources in support of your project. To find articles use Rotella Library electronic resources like Academic Search Premier, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and the various newspaper databases. Find books in the reference room and the stacks. Consider visiting Tomas. Developing an argument takes time and arguments tend only to take shape as a result of drafting— writing to discover. Don’t get stuck on this step. Instead jump ahead and get started on your paper’s components (see below).
The best method for developing an argument for your research paper is to zero in on one of the analytical strategies explored this semester. These include genre study, narrative analysis, and production analysis, as well as rhetorical and cultural analysis. As we took notice in class, there is a characteristic shot in Scandal, something is seen through another, often dirty or smeared glass. A study of Scandal might analyze how at the level of the shot Scandal reinforces the idea of being spied upon unaware. As we also took notice in class, Blackish employs a narrator in the form of lead character, Dre. An analysis of Blackish might debate to what end Dre as narrator creates identification with the viewer. from one to the next. Your paper should have a thoughtful title, and it should be formatted in MLA style (1A style). It should provide a works cited list (an MLA formatted bibliographic list of all items referenced within the paper) and a bibliography (an MLA formatted bibliographic list of all items of research.
The final components are your introduction and conclusion. Abandon the idea that a lengthy paper needs to be written from beginning to end. Instead, take a page from television and film production— where shooting is completed out of sequence and in an order that facilitates efficient production.The final components are your introduction and conclusion. Abandon the idea that a lengthy paper needs to be written from beginning to end. Instead, take a page from television and film production— where shooting is completed out of sequence and in an order that facilitates efficient production.