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    1984 Summative Assignment*

    English 11 Bradley

    Due date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Objectives:

    To show knowledge and understanding of 1984

    To show awareness of the ways in which the production and reception of textscontribute to their meaning

    To evaluate conflicting viewpoints within and about particular literary texts

    To analyze the style, register and structure of a text

    The Product:

    An 800- to 1,000-word formal essay that answers one of these six questions:

    1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two different readers?

    2. If the text had been written in a different time or place or language or for a

    different audience, how and why might it differ?

    3. How and why is a social group represented in a particular way?

    4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded, or silenced within the text?5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a particular

    genre, and for what purpose?

    6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what effects?

    Step 1 - Complete proposal form - Monday, May 18, 2015

    Scroll to next page for the form.

    Step 2 Outline (in class, use form provided):

    Must include:

    the prescribed question that has been chosen

    the title of the text(s) for analysis the part of the course to which the task refers

    three or four key points that explain the particular focus of the task

    Step 3 Write the paper

    Formatting Guidelines:

    Use MLA format for your written task (see page 8 of this assignment sheet).

    At the beginning of your essay, copy the question youre answering.

    Your task must be written in English.

    You must acknowledge all sources you use, including the text that you are

    analyzing. You really shouldnt need secondary sources.

    *Note: Summative assessment refers to assessment that summarizes learning at the end of

    a unit. In other words, this is our end-of-unit assessment for 1984.

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    1984 Summative Paper - Topic Proposal

    Due via Google Drive, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    English 11 Bradley

    Question Answer

    What is yourname?

    Megan Minix

    What is the title

    of the text you are

    using as the basis

    of your analysis?

    1984

    Circle the

    question you are

    answering.

    1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two

    different readers?2. If the text had been written in a different time or place or

    language or for a different audience, how and why might it

    differ?

    3. How and why is a social group represented in a particularway?

    4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silenced

    within the text?5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions

    of a particular genre, and for what purpose?6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what

    effects?

    What in the text

    has led you to

    believe that you

    can answer thisquestion

    adequately?

    1984 is a book about a dystopian world and uses basically

    the main ideas as other dystopian books. As I was reading

    it I was reminded of books from the Uglies Series.

    Answer the

    questions for the

    prompt you

    chose.

    Put your

    responses below

    the questions.

    The space

    available should

    give you an

    indication of the

    length of this. Be

    concise yet

    specific do not

    1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently by twodifferent readers?

    a. Who are the two readers?

    b. What are the two interpretations?

    c. Why are these interpretations different?

    2. If the text had been written in a different time or place or

    language or for a different audience, how and why might it

    differ?a. What is the different time, place, language, OR

    audience (pick ONE)?

    b. How might the text differ?

    c. Why might it differ?

    3. How and why is a social group represented in a particular

    way?

    a. What social group are you discussing?

    b. What is the particular way that social group is

    represented?

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    write a novel,

    please.

    c. How is the group depicted in that way?

    d. Why is the group depicted that way?

    4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silenced

    within the text?

    a. Which social group are you discussing?

    b. Are you focusing on the group being marginalized,

    excluded, OR silenced (pick ONE)?

    c. How and why is this marginalization, exclusion, or

    silencing occurring in the text?

    5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions

    of a particular genre, and for what purpose?

    a. What genre are you discussing?

    b. Are you discussing how the text conforms to OR

    deviates from the genre (pick ONE)?

    c. How does the conforming or deviating occur in the

    text?

    d. For what purpose?

    6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what

    effects?a. What borrowed text are you discussing?

    b. How has 1984 borrowed from said text?

    c. What are the effects of this borrowing?

    Answers to questions relating to your prompt:7. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what effects?

    a. What borrowed text are you discussing?

    b. How has 1984 borrowed from said text?

    c. What are the effects of this borrowing?

    Dystopian worlds have a specific way to be classified. They follow certain

    characteristics, so therefore most dystopian books are very similar, the Uglies seriesspecifically to 1984 .

    The Uglies series & 1984 are both controlled by a government and a thought. They are

    under constant surveillance, which is by futuristic technology. The citizens are split into

    different level of social groups, and are all in uniform. The outside world is frowned upon

    and they both experienced a tragic past to be this way.

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    Outline Form 1984 Summative Paper

    English 11 Bradley

    Question Answer

    What is your

    name?

    Megan Minix

    What is the titleof the text you are

    using as the basis

    of your analysis?

    1984

    Circle the

    question you are

    answering.

    1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two

    different readers?2. If the text had been written in a different time or place or

    language or for a different audience, how and why might it

    differ?3. How and why is a social group represented in a particular

    way?4.

    Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or silencedwithin the text?

    5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions

    of a particular genre, and for what purpose?6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what

    effects?

    What is your

    central argument?

    You can respond

    in the form of

    bullet points or athesis statement.

    1984 is about a dystopian world, and is very similar to

    other dystopic books, like the Uglies series

    Key point 1,

    including textual

    evidence* to

    support your

    point

    *By textual

    evidence, I

    mean quotationsfrom the novel.

    The Control

    1. Controlled by government Bureaucratic Control

    a. Special Circumstances & the Party

    2. Controlled by thought Philosophical Control

    a. Pretty operation & the Thought Police

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    Key point 2,

    including textual

    evidence* to

    support your

    point

    *By textualevidence, I

    mean quotations

    from the novel.

    The Characteristics

    1. Citizens are uniformed.

    a. being pretty/bubbly & actual uniforms

    2. Citizens under constant surveillance

    a. Interface ring & telescreens

    3. Futuristic technology

    a. hoverboards and cars, nanotechnology &

    Key point 3,

    including textual

    evidence* to

    support your

    point

    *By textual

    evidence, I

    mean quotations

    from the novel.

    More characteristics

    1. The outside world is banished

    a. Smokies & Eurasia

    2. Tragic Past

    a. Rusties & WWII

    (Optional - notrecommended)

    Key point 4,

    including textual

    evidence* to

    support your

    point

    *By textual

    evidence, I

    mean quotations

    from the novel.

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    Criteria Big Brother OBrien Goldstein

    Question typed at

    the beginning of

    your essay

    Yes, the question is retyped

    at the beginning of your

    essay. You copied it exactly.

    (5 pts)

    There is a vague

    reference to the question

    youre answering, but

    you did not copy it

    exactly. (3 pts)

    You did not include the

    question at the

    beginning of your essay.

    (0 pts)

    Understanding of

    the question

    Clearly understands the

    prompt and addresses all

    parts of it.

    Response is thorough,

    detailed, accurate and

    specific. (10 pts)

    Some understanding of

    the prompt addresses

    part of it.

    Response is on the right

    track but somewhat

    superficial or sometimes

    inaccurate. Feels