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Note that this is not a group assignment; you must work ALONE while studying and writing your thesis, outline, and paper. No collaboration outside of the writing workshops is permitted; if you do collaborate (outside of the assigned workshops and perhaps just watching the film together), you risk plagiarism, possible failure on the assignment, and/or failure of the course. (So donít do that.)

All paper workshops are mandatory; absences will count double and you will receive a 0 for that workshop participation grade.

Paper Workshop I

1) Submit your Workshop 1 Worksheet to your workshop partner (listed on the class roll) by the date on the schedule via a printed copy. The worksheet includes: a) summary sentence and b) thesis sentence (one sentence each and they must be different) along with c) one or two class readings that will support your thesis, d) annotated with examples of how the film illustrates that reading,

2) Read, annotate, & edit your workshop partner's thesis, readings, & examples. Refer to our Comments Guide for guidance. Your job is to offer suggestions for how to make the thesis clear, how to make sure it's a thesis and not a summary, how to improve the writing & grammar, and how to best support that thesis with examples from the film. Write your name on all documents with your comments so you get credit for your work.

3) Bring your written comments on your partner's thesis and examples on hard copy to the workshop. Exchange and discuss with your partner your written feedback on your partner's paper outline during Workshop I in class. Save all of your TA and partner's written comments; you will turn them in to Dr. Bonner with the final version of your paper.

Your comments and your outline will be graded for their effort and thoroughness.

Paper Workshop II

1) Submit your Textual Analysis Paper to your workshop partner (listed on the class roll) by the date on the schedule via D2L Dropbox AND bring a hard copy to class for the TAs. Copy via email Word attachment to Dr. Bonner and our TAs by this deadline too.

2) Read, annotate, & edit your workshop partner's paper. Refer to our Comments Guide for guidance. Your job is to offer suggestions for how to make the thesis clearer, how to make the writing & grammar clearer, and how to best support that thesis with examples from the film's formal techniques. Write your name on documents with your comments so you get credit for your work.

3) Bring your written comments on your partner's paper on hard copy to the workshop. Exchange and discuss your written feedback on your partner's paper with your partner during Workshop II in class. Save all of your TA and partner's written comments; you will turn them in to Dr. Bonner with the final version of your paper.

Your comments and your paper will be graded for their effort and thoroughness.

Paper Workshop III

1) Exchange your Textual Analysis Paper with your assigned partner (listed on the class roll) before the date on the schedule via D2L Dropbox and a printed copy; this new draft MUST include all of Dr. B's revisions from the last draft. Copy via email Word attachment to Dr. Bonner and our TAs by this deadline too.

2) Read, annotate, & edit your partner's paper before Workshop III, discerning at least 3 substantive suggestions to improve the paper on each category of C, MGS, and O. Refer to our Comments Guide and Textual Analysis Paper guidelines for guidance. (More comments are welcome; as always, your comments and your effort on the assignment will be graded.) Write your name on documents with your comments so you get credit for your work.

3) Do NOT email these comments to your partner. Instead, bring a printout of your typed up suggestions to submit to your partner for discussion during Workshop III. Email ONLY Dr. B & our TAs (NOT your partner) the 3 substantive suggestions that you propose for your partner's paper before the date on the schedule. Save all of your TA and partner's written comments; you will turn them in to Dr. Bonner with the revision of your paper.