PAPER 2: SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION VERSUS REAL LIFE
first-graded draft due Fri., Mar. 4, final draft due Fri., Mar. 25
ASSIGNMENT: The general question that I would like you to answer is whether or not the movie Shawshank Redemption is accurate. You may consider whether the movie accurately depicts prisons by comparing the movie to prisons in the 1940-1960 or another time period, but you must choose one period to look at. To help narrow down your paper appropriately, I have come up with a list of approved topics. Even after picking one of these topics, you will need to further narrow down your ideas.
prison work detail
letter writing campaigns
education in prison
Is the paper narrow enough?
Have I done enough research?
Is my argument clear throughout the paper?
Have I done enough analysis of my research and the details from the movie?
Papers will not be accepted unless they are
Final draft will be
binder clipped with cover sheet
See paper guidelines for the penalties for not turning in a paper that meets these general requirements.
Feb. 14—go over paper 2, watch Shawshank Redemption
Feb. 16--watch Shawshank Redemption
Feb. 18-- watch Shawshank Redemption
Feb. 21—paper 1 due, discuss movie and accuracy
Feb. 23—go over library research
Feb. 25—no class, h.w. find your sources in the library
Feb. 28—discuss paper topics h.w. read chapters 5 and 6 in MLA handbook
Mar. 2--go over MLA and sample paper; h.w. finish draft
Mar. 4—first-graded draft paper 2 due, peer review
Mar. 7-11—spring break
Mar. 14—peer review
Mar. 16—peer review h.w. peer review
Mar. 18—trade peer review, peer review
Mar. 21—peer review
Mar. 23—catch-up day
Mar. 25—paper 2 due
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