CSE 87C: Computational Narratology
A short paper is due on the last day that this class meets. You must have
an outline of the paper approved by me before you begin writing. The
following are requirements for preparing this paper:
There are no very rigid rules about the subject, which can be chosen to match
your own interests and talents. It is a very good idea to look over the
course outline and course notes before beginning. DO NOT pick a topic that is too
general. Here are some specific suggestions, just to indicate the kind of
topic that is appropriate:
- The paper should be about 3 pages per co-author, not counting the
- The paper should make good use of significant material presented in this
class; much of your grade will depend on how well you do this.
- It should have a good solid bibliography; use proper format for citations,
with full names of authors, full title, date, page numbers, and publisher, as
- Each reference should have a unique identifier, and you should use those
identifiers in the text whenever you use ideas from that reference.
- Avoid unsupported opinions and appeals to authority.
- Use as much concrete data as possible, such as screen shots, quotes from
original source documents and interviews, etc.; be as specific as possible.
- Provide introduction and conclusion sections.
- Weak English is acceptable as long as it is clearly understandable.
- The pages of your paper should be numbered.
- Don't forget to include title and author name(s)!
- Sketch a design for a video game or art project that makes significant use
of one of the alternative approaches to narrative that discussed in this
course, such as parable, deep embedding, cut-ups, intertextuality, or
- Discuss some application of information technology to education; you may
include some information on the history of this area.
- Discuss the ethical aspects of some video game, using the Labov theory of
evaluation in narrative.
- If you have appropriate research and HTML skills, there may be
opportunities to prepare some webpages for future versions of this course as a
- More to come .....
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