assignment 1 : Submit a 6 Page Final Reaction Paper, due during Finals period. Reaction Paper guidelines: Please submit via the Sakai Dropbox. (standard 12 point Times font, double spaced, single sided, usual 1 inch margins) This reaction paper can be on any comedian, film, theme, or topic of your choice that we either covered in class, or that you have encountered outside of the course material that has captured your interest. If you wish, the subject/ topic/ angle/ focus/ content/ issues can a development of a direction that you mentioned or covered in a reaction snippet or in your presentation, but should feature new content. You are welcome to include your own interpretations, viewpoints, the paper should be mostly analysis, argument, and critical assessment. Hence, strive to make observations and arguments that can be substantiated with direct evidence from the sources you have encountered, and strive to back up your viewpoints and interpretations with examples from the sources. Unlike the snippets, this is not a simple brainstorm exercise; please organize your thoughts and ideas into clear, well-structured sentences and a standard paper format with well-constructed paragraphs. Grading of the paper will be based upon the following criteria: 1. how you develop your ideas and use evidence from the films and/or readings to support your position 2. the clarity and quality of your writing, including the organization and presentation of your ideas; 3. spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Assignment 2: Submit a total of 8 “reaction snippets” (just about a paragraph long each). Each snippet should aim at expressing your reactions/opinions/thoughts on any aspect of any material we have covered in the course. (Please submit it in Sakai Dropbox). Don’t worry about writing style, grammar, etc – this is not a writing assignment, it is just a very informal brainstorm “get your thoughts down” activity in which you can even use bullets instead of full sentences if you would like. **I will not be grading these snippets, instead you
will simply get credit for whether you submitted them or not.