Finding Support Narrowing your topic; finding sources
According to King, why do we crave horror films? • Do you agree? • Why do you think we watch so many horror films? • For those of us who do not like modern horror, why don’t we like it? Stephen King’s “Why We Crave Horror Films”
General topic: Horror Films – Why do we watch them? • What kind of horror films? • Slasher? Monster? Psychological? Demons/Ghosts? Zombies? Others? • Define we. • Teens? Male teens? Female teens? Females in general? Males in general? Old people? Kids? How to Make this Your Topic
Why do male teens watch slasher films? • Why do female teens watch films about demons? • What do teens want from the modern day horror film? • Why has the horror genre gotten so bloody? • Do we need/want more violence? • Are we desensitized to violence? Why? • What do we GET from watching these movies? Focusing/Narrowing
What did you all say about the goriness of the modern horror film? Journal Reflection on Horror Genre
Galileo • Films on Demand • eBooks Researching the topic
Methods of annotating? • Gathered too much/too little • Organizing (to print or not to print) • What am I looking for? • How much support do I really need? • Balancing my p.o.v. with sources How do I weed through my sources?
Find a topic • Start off big and then narrow it down (not too narrow!) • Gather more research than you need • Write your thesis • Find a method of organizing your support • Write the paper! Getting started