write an analysis of the episode, detailing which actions taken are realistic and which ones are not.

CSI Analysis Draft

Although this is only a draft, you should try and get as close to this decription as possible.  Have a paper that is mainly done will allow you to receive the maximum amount of feedback from your Peer Reviews.

Project Description:

Watch an episode of CSI (any of the versions) on network TV or by using an Internet service such as Hulu.com. Take notes about actions taken by the scientists. Then, write an analysis of the episode, detailing which actions taken are realistic and which ones are not. For two actions that are not realistic, discuss what the scientists would have done if the scenes were always realistic.

You need to use outside sources when writing this paper. The sources you use for this assignment should include at least two outside sources or articles. One of your outside sources can be any of the provided classroom readings. Significant amounts of information from these outside sources should be incorporated into your paper. Wikipedia is NOT an appropriate outside source for any college level paper and should not be used as an outside source in this paper. Also, your CSI episode should be referenced but does not count as one of your two other outside sources.

In addition to presenting information from your sources, do some significant critical thinking in applying the course material and material from the outside sources to the CSI episode and your analysis of this episode. To show your critical thinking and that you incorporated your outside references into your paper, no more than 10% of your paper may be quotations.  The majority of your paper must be written in your own words.

Make sure that you provide citations throughout your paper.  Remember that for any information you receive from outside sources, whether you quote it, paraphrase it or summarize it, you must provide citations telling the reader where that outside information came from. Make sure that you provide citations for the episode as well as your outside sources.

Your paper should contain the following items:

Cover/Title Page

  • Body of Paper
    • 900-1,500 words long
    • Introduction
    • Short episode synopsis
    • Episode Analysis, including the following items:
    • Realistic and non-realistic actions taken by the actors
    • 2 non-realistic actions further discussed
    • 2 non-realistic actions analyzed for how those actions would have been performed in the “real world”
    • Analysis must incorporate information received from 2 outside sources
    • Conclusion
  • References Page

Format of Paper

  • Times New Roman font ONLY
  • 12 point font
  • 1 inch margins (you will have to change your margins if using Word 2003 or earlier)
  • Double Spaced

The paper does not need an abstract. It should be in APA format, including the citations and the References.