Choose any movie that you like, and follow these instructions :
Organize your paper into sections with headings. For a term paper the sections might be:
Main point #1
Main point #2
Main point #3
(Figures – if not embedded in text)
Length (7-8 pages).
Make sure that when you turn in your paper, you have read through it in its final form. This may prove difficult to do after the many editing sessions that you have already enjoyed with it. It is often very helpful to have a friend read it through as well as this lends a fresh perspective.
Please double-space all your text. That way it is much easier for the instructor to annotate your work.
Use 1” margins all round. Use 12 pt font. (or 14 font with 1.5 space).Number your pages.
The final copy should be clean and neat.
Try to write in the third person whenever possible. For the most part you will be presenting facts. Although, for debate papers you will be arguing a certain point of view and it may therefore be appropriate to use “I” now and then, avoid repeated use of the first person.
Avoid clichés. (“the bottom line”, “at the end of the day”, “all in all” etc.)
Avoid slang and informal terms of expression. (“Well, …”, “It was like, we went…”)
Avoid rhetoric. (“How should I interpret these results?”, “I asked myself – What do people think about global warming?”)
When you use equations in your paper, make sure that every symbol in the equation is explained. Number equations sequentially for easy referencing.
Grammar and spelling
Don’t rely on the spelling checker to find all your spelling errors. You must also read through you document to check that “their”, “there” and “they’re”, for example, are correctly used.
Read and re-read your manuscript. Edit it more than once or twice. Avoid the repetitious use of the same word in a sentence or a paragraph. Edit away all redundancies. I do not want to read the same information over and over again, simply expressed in a slightly different way each time. Remove unnecessary words. Be clear and succinct.
Cite articles by author(s) and year within your text. If there is a single author, the last name and year will suffice – e.g. (Hutchinson, 1995). If there are two authors, include both names and the year of the publication – e.g. (Hutchinson and Osborne, 1978). For more than two authors, use the first author with et al. – e.g. (Hutchinson et al., 1984).
Include the list of references at the end of your paper. Do not include references you have read but not cited. List the references alphabetically by the first author’s last name.
Apply Semiotics (class terms):
The Saussurean model
– Signified concept
– The relational system
The Peircean model
– symbolic mode
– iconic mode
– indexical mode
– denotation and connotation
-intertextuality – intratextuality
(The book “The Basic Semiotics” is uploaded on Moodle).
Apply Ethical Theories: ( 3 main theories and 3-4 Subtheories out of 12. The book “Controversies in Media Ethics, Chapter 1 is uploaded on Moodle).
Subtheories: (you don’t have to choose these four you can choose any of the 12 subtheories)
If you need me to upload any of the materials or the books that were mentioned please let me know.