Instructor: Ms. L. Halsted
Essay Assignment #2: Research Paper
With this essay, we will fully enter the world
of research. In class, we have discussed and practiced how to write
a good research paper. For this essay, you will take the techniques
we learned in class and apply them to a paper of your own.
Choose a classic or controversial film and
answer the following question: What makes your chosen film powerful?
A successful essay will:
Contain a clear assertion of your position (thesis
statement) early in the paper—this should not be a summary of the
film, but an argument about what makes your film powerful.
Discuss specific aspects of your chosen film.
Incorporate at least two outside sources—these sources
can be credible internet sources, journal articles, magazine
articles, newspaper articles, or books.
Use correct MLA format.
Utilize well-focused sentences and paragraphs.
Be carefully proofread.
Be 1500 words long.