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Final Project Rationale
What the heck is a rationale?
The project must
include a 500 word rationale that
explains how/why you did what you did and how your project fits into this
course. It must include text
based evidence, which means that you will use direct quotes from the works we
read while explicating your own work. This is an explication.
Your rationale is your defense. You are defending your piece’s placement in
the course. This means that you must prove how it fits.
specifics from the works we read.
Authors, titles, character names, etc. Even better, throw in direct
quotes. Show how you were inspired or how you are engaging in the
your purpose. You should explain
your theme/message. Why was this project
important to you?
to the motifs we’ve covered. Explain why you chose to use them in your
piece. How do they help illustrate your purpose?
may use “I.”
- Have a
clear thesis, at least three supporting examples, and a conclusion. A one paragraph defense will most likely
be a vague mess and will cost you points off your final project grade.
should appear right after your story (in the same column format) with a
FORMATTING THE FINAL PROJECT
is centered and bold, no italics, no quotations marks, no underline
- Have a
byling directly under your story (by Jimmy Spacinski)
page setup à