Smoke Signals, 1998; Directed by Chris Eyre.

1. Develop a thesis statement pertaining to the assigned film text and whether or not it,
the film, in your view has the power to transform one’s political sensibilities. Your
argument should express your point of view regarding the politics of difference,
political sensibilities, and political transformation(s) as related to the film.

2. Develop three (3) topic sentences that articulate the major ideas that will comprise
the body of your essay. Remember that your topic sentences should clearly state the
argument or point to be made in the respective paragraphs and must map back to your
thesis statement.

3. Identify three (3) scenes from the film that support your thesis statement- Briefly
explain your choices of scenes and how the scenes specifically support your thesis
statement. Also, provide the exact time the scenes begin and end within the film text-
4. Lastly, fully develop your introductory paragraph. Remember that the best possible
thesis will answer some specific question about the text. In this case a question related
to the film’s power to transform political sensibilities regarding difference.

ACED ESSAYS