Reaction paper (Short Paper I) – React to one of the films viewed in class. See paper guideline under course content. ..
PAPER MUST BE PROOFREAD with minimal errors.
A reaction paper is just what its name suggests—a paper explaining your reaction to a film. It may be like a review, because your reaction may involve judgment or evaluation. It may be like an analysis, because your reaction may focus on a particular character, relationship, scene, or film technique. Like any good essay, your reaction paper should develop one primary idea or perception, support it with specific evidence (usually references to individual shots or scenes), and present both ideas and evidence in clear language and a logical order.
1- These essays should reflect a careful consideration about what you think or feel about what you have read. For example, think about the following questions:
- How did you feel about what you are watching?
- What do you agree or disagree with?
- Can you identify with the movie or characters in the movie?
- How do you evaluate the situation in general?
- What did you find striking, illuminating or peculiar about the film?
- Did the film help you get an historical sense of the period it depicts, and if so how
2-Did the film fall short of recreating the aspect of criminal justice it depicts?
- if so, in your opinion, what would you have done differently?
3- Since a reaction paper describes your own reaction to a film, it is appropriate to use first
- person (I, me, my, mine) occasionally. But remember that the paper is primarily about the film, not about you, the writer.