This method doesn’t solely apply to papers about literary texts.My final paper for my American Horror class focused on the characters Wendy and Jack in Stanley Kubrick’s film I used textual analysis to argue that Wendy embodies male, patriarchal characteristics, threatening Jack’s place as the head of the family, thus sending Jack into madness.Office hours are an underrated resource: most professors sit and wait in their office during these hours, so why not fill that time with discourse on the latest book you’ve been reading or possible essay topics?
I like to annotate the text, underlining passages, jotting down possible essay ideas, categorizing paragraphs thematically, and so on.
(I can never sell any of my books secondhand because they’re all crammed with marginalia.) Once the assignment has been introduced, I quickly pull together a few topic ideas and schedule a meeting during office hours to discuss them with my professor.
So while I agreed with Said’s theory, I also addressed scholars who countered his argument.
Likewise, I disagreed with Bannon’s thesis that Joyce was justified in his use of the orientalist aesthetic and laid out my reasons.
Another Perspective on Family Relationships in Stanley Kubrick’s .” Unlike the secondary-source quotations in my high school papers, these quotations did not replace my conclusions but added to them. As in high school, when I finished writing, I gathered my sources in a works-cited list, stapled the paper together, and turned it in. “Joyce, Coleridge, and the Eastern Aesthetic.” Alice Yang Alice Yang is a student at Northwestern University and is spending her third year at Hertford College, University of Oxford.
She is studying English literature at both institutions and planning to earn a master of fine arts in creative writing.By Alice Yang In the month before my high school graduation, everything suddenly turned slow.Hallways, filled with Virginia humidity, had a molasses quality to them.With links to 120 full essays and essay excerpts, this article will be a great resource for learning how to craft your own personal college admissions essay!Even though in many ways these sample college essays are very different from one other, they share some traits you should try to emulate as you write your own essay. You'll see a similar structure in many of the essays.In film studies, textual analysis involves examining dialogue, costumes, or scenery in vivid detail.For my analysis of the film, I wove in quotations from other sources, such as Barbara Creed’s essay “Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection” and Frank Manchel’s piece “What about Jack?To reinforce my thesis, I tied in works like Edward Said’s .In my papers, I view my secondary sources as a medium that allows me to converse with their authors.I still engage with secondary sources and include works-cited lists and other kinds of bibliographies in my essays.After all, in higher education, where you’re surrounded by academics—who make a living from their original thoughts—crediting sources becomes even more important.