Types of short written assignments — Analysis, Questions, Quotes, and Summaries

You will occasionally be asked to write something on one of the readings (or a film, in which case replace author by filmmaker). This may be done as an alternative to my giving you a quiz on the reading (although there could still be a quiz). Here are the “types” of things I might ask for:

As a rule of thumb, an Analysis should be about 500 words; Summaries, about 300 words; Questions and Quotes, I don’t care. You will not be penalized for writing more. Remember to typeset what you turn in, and remember the formatting requirements on the course-information sheet.