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Thursday, June 3, 2021



Mother, should I build a wall?
-Pink, from The Wall

Current Work: Novel Study
George Orwell's 1984: This is to practice writing in an academic style, analysing how ideas are presented in novels. Chapter Work.

For information on University-grade essay formatting, including citation, check out Purdue University's web content.

Extensions: Extensions for 24, 48 or 72 hours may be granted if an email is sent prior to deadline, outlining reasons the extension is needed, and providing evidence the assignment has been started. Extended assignments will need to be emailed directly as the window for submission to D2L will have passed.

Before submitting any written work to me through D2L, ensure you've formatted it according to one of my required formats, and you have used Spell Check.

 

Quotation Work
Email me the final product created by correctly filling in the cells, for one of these each week:

1. The Hunger Games
2. The Hobbit
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Past Work
   
April 28
Colourful Writing #1
Submit one original, informal writing piece to D2L, using prescribed format #1 Formatting counts for marks. The three-part story structure will help make this story interesting. Demonstrate knowledge of the Personal Writing Guide. Try for 1.5 to 2 pages in length. Demonstrate consistent verb tenses, and proper punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing. Informal and personal writing only. Be descriptive, colourful and interesting. (no informational pieces. No essays. No journalism)
May 5
Colourful Writing #2, #3
Two more original, informal writing pieces, using prescribed format #2 for the first one. and format #3 for the second. Try for 1.5 to 2 pages in length (double-spacing the second one should double this size). Demonstrate consistent verb tenses, and proper punctuation, capitalization and paragraphing. Be descriptive, colourful and interesting. (no informational pieces. No essays. No journalism)
May 19
Essay Bootcamp
Write a pair of essays, each strongly arguing only one side of a very two-sided issue. Show me you can write in a formal tone intended for submission for marks in an academic setting. Have a peer vet your essays to see how closely they follow all the Essay Bootcamp instructions . If your essays do not seem to follow my expectations, I will be asking who vetted them for you. Submit the finished, vetted, essay pair to D2L on May 12th.
May 26
Short Fiction Essay
Write an essay showing how three science fiction pieces explore similar ideas or present similar concerns about the future. Choose three different authors from this assortment.
June 2
Media: The Wall
Show you can follow these instructions, and talk intelligently about how lyrics, art, music, movie and tour elements are used to express ideas and thoughts. Submit through D2L by Nov 2, using format #3, only with two columns.
TBA
1984 Chapter Work and Recycled Essay

As you read through, chapter by chapter, do an exercise in catching Orwell using a few writerly tricks/exploring several ideas. Cite quotations and explanations to show you have caught him doing that. Complete by TBA . Then, build the quotations you found, on one of the topics you were finding quotations for, into a "recycled essay." Submit that one through D2L by TBA , putting your handwritten chapter work in your folder for me to cross-reference with your Recycled Essay.

TBA
The "payoff" to all the poetry work you've done. Instructions. Submit this to TurnItIn by Jan 25th, but also print it and put it straight into your folder in the classroom early the following week. The point is to show me you can edit your formal writing yourself. (The Stop! Sheet should help with the formal tone of this piece)
TBA
Personal News
Here is an assignment which gives you a chance to show that your informal writing in January is better than it was in September, without needing me to work on it with you. Instructions. Submit this to TurnItIn by Jan 25th, but also print it and put it straight into your folder in the classroom early the following week. The point is to show me you can edit your informal writing yourself. For informal writing, the rules are very different from academic writing. For example, personal pronouns are encouraged.
The Famous Poets and the Personal News are the culmination of your demonstrating your skills. Get those three right, if you didn't get a single other thing right all year. Use the Stop! Sheet, formal/informal writing, commas, capitals, paragraphs... all of that.
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