Some judiciously-spaced milestones will help keep the project on
track. Email completed milestones and attach your work as an MS Word document, which you should make sure it is double-spaced, with one-inch margins and numbered pages.
(October 25, in class)
An in-class review of the project webpage, and an opportunity for students to ask questions.
Thesis (November 5, 11:00 p.m. via email)
A 300-word description of your tentative topic, and the films you intend to study). Prof. Curley will comment extensively on your thesis by way of offering guidance.
Preliminary outline and unannotated bibliography (November 19, 11:00 p.m. via email)
The outline should present your research to date within the structure of your paper, summarizing its parts in some detail. You need not use traditional outline format.
It practically goes without saying that you should have already begun to gather and review the scholarship. Accordingly, your outline must be accompanied by an unnanotated bibliography of at least five germane secondary sources (articles, essays, book chapters, and the like), listed in a standard bibliographic format.
Full outline and annotated bibliography
(November 27, 11:00 p.m. via email)
Email Prof. Curley with a more developed and detailed version of your preliminary outline. Your prose need not be completely polished, and there may be some gaps in the overall struture. Think of it as a rough rough draft.
Also include an annotated bibliography, a comprehensive list of seven secondary sources (hopefully the same ones listed in the preliminary bibliography plus two more) formatted as follows:
- the source itself, presented in a standard bibliographic format;
- a paragraph summarizing the source -- its main idea or ideas; and
- another paragraph describing how the source has informed the project.
The annotated bibliography should list only those sources that have proven useful to the project.
Final paper (December 12, 11:00 p.m, via email)
A polished-to-perfection, ultimate version of your paper, due at the end of our regularly scheduled final examination period. This version should include an unannotated bibliography, but one that lists any new sources gathered and used between now and Nov. 27.