It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
A paper reporting or describing a research study will usually include the following elements:
1. Question(s) the researcher is trying to answer
2. Reasons why it is important to answer the question(s)
3. Literature Review that explains what is already understood or has already been studied on the topic
4. Research Method used in this study
5. Results of this study
6. Conclusions that can be made based on this study
7. Limitation(s) of this study
8. Recommendation of areas for additional study
9. References of works consulted for this study
Even after a thorough search, you may not be able to find many sources on your specific topic. Possibly, your exact topic has not yet been studied. In that case, you can use other studies related to your topic to help in designing your study.
Your topic analyzes a cultural artifact that we have not seen/discussed in class. A cultural artifact, as discussed throughout the semester, can be a literary text, a musical style or a particular artist/work, a film, a graphic novel, a social movement, etc…
The artifact comes from a non-USAmerican context
The analysis uses one or more of the theoretical perspectives we have developed throughout the course (Anthony Cohen’s symbolic community, Ernesto Laclau’s populism, Michael De Certeau’s space/place, Edward Said’s Orientalism, etc…). This does not mean that you drop names or keywords. The analyisis must be centered on the use of the theoretical concepts as a perspective from which to understand the artifact at a deeper level.
You will need to use four critical sources to support your analysis.
These four sources need to come from academic journals, whether online or printed.
Only one source from an encyclopedia, general interest magazine or journal will be accepted.
The paper has to be at least 6 full (complete from top to bottom) pages long. The extra page with the “Works Cited” list does not count towards this minimum.
Follow MLA guidelines. If you use another disciplinary format (APA, Chicago…) you can follow that.