In order to earn credit for your Encore experience, you must hand-deliver your paper to the Box Office by 5:00 p.m. on December 9th, 2013, the Monday of finals week. The purpose of your Encore paper is for you to reflect back over your six Encore experiences this term, reviewing, interpreting, and describing in some detail how you have changed and what you have learned during the term.
Box Office protocol for when you turn your papers:
- Turn in your paper to the Box Office to either window in the Gibson Theatre Lobby between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- If your paper is not approved you will need to immediately make the appropriate changes and resubmit before the deadline of 5:00 p.m.
- If your paper is approved you will then complete the survey. Please be sure to leave enough time to complete the survey which will take around 20 minutes to complete based on the length of the line and the time when you are submitting the paper.
- If you have turned in your paper early you will need to go to the Box Office on paper day to complete the survey.
- If you arrive at 5:00 p.m. your paper will not be accepted as you will not have time to complete the survey and make necessary changes.
A satisfactory paper will include correct:
- 1200 minimum word count with citations (APA format)
- Correct formatting (1” margins) and syntax (spelling and grammar)
- Content which analyzes versus summarizing the events attended
- Adequately and appropriately references the number of performances required to build the argument
FALL 2013 ENCORE PAPER TOPICS - Coming Soon!
- Include your word count, Minimum word count: 1,200 words, on the bottom of your last page of you paper
- First and last name with class year in the upper left corner; single spaced
- The text of the question you are answering, single spaced in 10 font
- Body of paper: Double-spaced in 12-point font (Times New Roman or Goudy Old Style) APA format
- One-inch Margins
A paper will not be satisfactory if it is poorly organized or marred by grammatical and spelling errors, or if it is not your own work or fails to demonstrate, by providing sufficient detail, that you have participated appropriately in the course.
Ideas that you have learned or abilities that you have developed this term may be discussed in your paper. Be sure to use Encore events to illustrate your points.
- Use specific examples from Encore events (required)
- You may ask your Writing Instructor for help
- Do not summarize. Analyze!
- Avoid using weak verbs such as “liked” and “disliked”
- For each event, keep together your ticket stub and your program for review and your notes from the performance to prepare for the paper.
Note: The Encore staff reserves the right to return a well-intentioned but poorly written Encore paper for revision by a specified deadline .
- After each event, write down some comments for future reference
- Shortly after midterm, draft an outline of the paper
- Two weeks before your Encore paper is due, review a draft with your Writing Lecturer or a tutor at the Tutorial Center. Be sure to make an appointment in advance!
- Hand in your paper the Monday of Finals Week, December 9th by 5:00 p.m. to the Box Office and make sure that our records show that you have attended six events and have turned in your paper. (Keep your programs and your ticket stubs! If there is a discrepancy between our records and your records, having the programs and ticket stubs from all of the performances you attended will help solve the problem faster!)