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Critical Analysis Essay Requirements
Directions: For the Critical Analysis essay, you will choose from one of the
topics listed below and write a 1,000-word essay that responds fully to the
guidelines provided. Students with any further questions should please ask in
class during designated times and direct any specific questions to the teacher
via email at wvenus@gordonstate.edu.
This essay is due, printed out and stapled, at the beginning of class at 11:59
p.m. on Sunday, April 18.
1. Find a printed advertisement from a magazine or an online ad and write
an analysis that explains why you think it was designed the way it was.
(Note: As with Topic 2 this topic would be fairly easy to get a C on, but
the more insightful and specific the analysis is, the better the grade will
be. In other words, rather than say that a detail from your advertisement
is effective for its target audience, you might say why you think that kind
of detail is particularly effective to its target audience, or how a particular
detail could have been handled differently to make it more or less
effective. Also, this is not a comparative analysis, so you should use only
the details of this particular advertisement in your analysis of it.) You
must cite the advertisement itself with your essay in order to get better
than a D.
2. Find a television commercial and write an analysis that explains why you
think it was designed the way it was. (Note: See Topic 1 for more
information on writing an insightful and specific analysis for more
information about doing well on this topic. As with Topic 1, this is not a
comparative analysis, so you should use only the details of this particular
advertisement in your analysis of it.) You must submit a URL for the
advertisement itself with your essay in order to get better than a D.
3. Pick out a single scene from a film or television series and write an essay
that explains what you think its thematic significance is to the rest of the
film or series. (Note: As with Topic 1 this topic would be fairly easy to get
a C on, but the more insightful and specific the analysis is, the better the
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grade will be. In other words, rather than say how the scene you have
chosen is significant because of the way it advances the plot of the film
or series, you might say how you think that this scene is important to the
overall meaning or purpose. Also, since this is an analysis, you should
only use only the details from the plot as points of reference to support
the opinion you have of the scene.) You must submit a URL for a video of
the scene with your essay in order to get better than a D.
4. Write an essay describing something funny (a joke, perhaps, or an action)
you have heard or seen, and write an essay explaining why it was funny
(or why it wasn’t funny) and argue what could have been done to make it
better. There is a way, believe it or not, to cite a joke, so if you choose
this topic meet me about how to do that in the works cited page.
5. Suppose that a given animal (your choice, but only one) never existed.
How would it have changed what it is like to be “human”? (Note:
remember, this topic is not asking you what it would be like if the animal
existed and then disappeared, nor is it asking you how things would be
different for us in a practical sense; it is asking you how we would view
ourselves differently in the absence of the animal, without even realizing
it.)
6. Think of a song you have heard recorded in two different versions and
write a comparative analysis of the two. Given the fact that the lyrics and
melody of the two versions are mostly the same, you should focus
instead upon the artist’s interpretation of them – stylistically, tonally, etc.
7. The topics above were chosen because they contain promising subjects
of analysis, but there are plenty more quality subjects that have not been
mentioned here. If you believe you have a good subject of analysis that is
not mentioned above, clear it with me first, and we will work out the
terms and requirements for the essay.
These questions are strongly analytical, so you want to answer them in your
essay by approaching your chosen topic in the way that the Handbook
(http://www.gordonstate.edu/successcenter/writing-handbook.html) describes
analysis (Sections 3.6.1 and 3.6.4) and in the way we discussed in class during
Weeks 9 and 10. A key thing to remember is that an analysis of any kind will be
characterized by a close attention to the intended effect of the subject of your
analysis and by attention to detail: the details will be the support you use to
make a judgment about whether or not, or to what extent, the effect is
achieved. The better you are able to explain how the details contribute to the
effect, the better your analysis will be. Also remember that you may point to
details that aren’t there, but would have led to a different effect if they were.
Beyond that, remember also that your focus does not have to be entirely upon
the details of the subject itself; you can also focus on how the context of the
subject (where you found it, who its target audience must be, etc.).
Minimum Assignment Requirements: Your essay should answer the topic
question carefully; be careful not to exclude any part of it or answer it
differently than it is asking you to answer it. Your essay should also have a
specific thesis statement near the end of the introductory paragraph, and it
should conform to all relevant MLA guidelines for in-line citation described in
Section 21.2-21.8 of the Handbook. It should also have a properly formatted
MLA works cited page, and the guidelines for that are in Section 21.9-21.32 of
the Handbook. Because this assignment requires you to document, you will
need to have a rudimentary works cited page. Any references you make to
artifacts of any kind should be correctly cited there and in the text. You cannot
expect a grade better than a D if you do not meet these minimum
requirements.
Special Assignment Requirements: Below there are listed each of this
assignment’s special requirements, along with their numbers and the points
deducted for each requirement not met.
1) Every line is double-spaced (-2 points)
2) It begins with a properly formatted MLA heading1 (-2 points)
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See the “Pre-formatted MLA Template” on my web page for an example of an MLA header
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3) There are properly formatted MLA headers on each page2 (-2 points)
4) It has a title (-1 point)
5) It is stapled (-1 point)
6) There are no questions posed nor any use of second-person pronouns
(+2 points)
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Also see the “Pre-formatted MLA Template” on my web page for an example of a properly
formatted MLA heading

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