GEH1051/GEK1049: Narrative
2017-18, Semester 2
Essay

Qn: 1) Write an essay on how narrative is used in ONE of the following:
        a) your major subject, or the subject that you intend to major in,
        b) one of your hobbies,
        c) a particular profession,
        d) a music video (under 5 minutes),
        e) a movie/video game trailer
                 OR
       2) Write an essay based on your tutorial presentation

You may want to take a look at the Narrative Connections page to get an idea on how narrative is used in some disciplines. You may also find the following topics that I curate useful in seeing how narrative is used in various disciplines and professions, and in film. In this regard, you may find some of the e-zines I curate on Flipboard of some use to you: Politics and Narrative, The Cinematographer, Video Game Narrative, Business & Narrative and Film Directing.

Deadline: 9th April 2017 (11.59 pm or earlier).
No. of Words: Between 500 to 2,000 words (excluding the words in your reference list at the end of your essay).
Software to be Used: Microsoft Word (any version). If you want to use another software, discuss the matter with your tutor.
Referencing: Any systematic method of referencing is allowed. Among the style sheets you may want to use for your essay (in order of preference) are those of the American Psychological AssociationHarvard Referencing (or one of its accepted variations), the Modern Language Association or the Linguistic Society of America. You may also want to use referencing software such as EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero or the inbuilt referencing facility within Microsoft Word itself. If you refer to material found on the Internet, hypertext links should be made to them: these could easily be done using Microsoft Word.
Method of submission: Soft copies through the IVLE module workbin. Students should scan their files for viruses before submitting them.

Sample essays (for topics 1a and 1b) can be found in the GEH1051 workbin in IVLE.

Percentage of total marks for this module: 20%.