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English 4: Part 1 Assignments (2 total in this course)
Assignment 1 of 2:
One could say that characters like Beowulf portray great leadership, and other human traits that employers look for when seeking to hire the best candidate for a job. The literature you have read also demonstrates universal themes and deals with emotions and experiences we recognize today: standing up for a cause, the need for community, and taking long, life-changing journeys.
Develop a personal response in which you demonstrate how you would deal with these universal themes in one of the scenarios below. This assignment requires you to get creative. Follow the instructions in your prompt of choice. You only have to pick one prompt.
You are welcome to use first person (I and we) and to present this in any form you choose — multimedia presentation (i.e. power point; video), poem, short story, letter to the editor, journal entry, blog post, newspaper article, advertisement, or even a series of Facebook status or Twitter updates — as long as your writing meets the minimum word count of 250-300 words.
PROMPT #1: Leaders must be able to show loyalty to their cause, their country and to their people. Loyalty is clearly shown as one of Beowulf’s character traits. You are the leader of your own organization or company, and you want to show your volunteers and staff members that you are a loyal leader. What are some steps you would take to portray this loyalty? For example, how would you handle complaints from both clients and employees should problems arise? What systems would you put in place to ensure quality control and show that you are true to your word as a leader? Be sure to tell your reader about the company and present a specific scenario that you are dealing with. If presenting this in multimedia form, you could go as far as showcasing your brand that should also exemplify loyalty to clients and those in your company.
PROMPT #2: You are trying to open up a restaurant / coffee shop that will become a social gathering place for your friends and peers. You want this place to be really cool — but also a place where people can relax and get comfortable. What kind of establishment will you open? How will you get people in the doors? What will they do once they get there? How will you keep them there for long periods of time and keep them coming back? Write a description or story of your ideal social meeting place.
PROMPT #3: Imagine that you are a Journalist, and you are sent on a trip abroad for scoop on a story that will put you in top ranking as a Journalist. What will this news story be about? Who will you interview? Are they famous or well-known? What are they like? Where is the trip? Describe the places you visit. Describe the characters you meet along the way. How will this story change your life? Who would the people be and how would they talk, act, and dress? A nerd? A prep? A jock? The pretty girl? Write your own social satire of the members of your group.
***Your paper should not contain more than 20% of quotes from outside sources!***
Assignment 2 of 2:
Choose a character from one of the fictional texts you have read in the course (also listed below) to demonstrate characteristics that make the perfect hero. If choosing an elegiac poem such as "The Seafarer" consider how the theme of heroism could be represented in the poem. Describe the character traits of the specific character of the text, providing specific examples that show this character as a perfect hero. Ensure that you provide citations from the text or any source used for your analysis. Be sure to use a formal and academic tone; avoid use of personal pronouns such as I, me, we, and my.
Writing No's /Using Personal Pronouns
Some Fictional Texts Read in the Course:
***Choose which text you prefer to write about***
The Wife's Lament
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
***Choose which text you prefer to write about***
Your essay should contain at least three (3) paragraphs with introduction, body, and conclusion. Each paragraph should contain at least five (5) full sentences. Pay attention to grammar, style, and organization / flow of ideas for your discussion.
Textual Evidence / Citations
English 4: Part 2 Assignments (1 total in this course)
Assignment 1 of 1:
Assignment: Research Paper
Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times” link below:
After reading the selection from Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times”, choose one of the following topics to find out more about, and write a clearly developed and well-formed research paper on your chosen topic.
Topics (Choose one and using your sources cited in APA format, answer the questions below)
- Using your source(s), explain how children were treated during the Victorian time period and the conditions they lived in. How is this shown in Charles' Dickens's text (give specific examples)? Consider what it would be like if things were the same today and a child had to work in your vocational field of choice. How hard would it be for a child to work in your field of choice?
- Research and discuss classism in England during Victorian Times. What were the social classes of this time? What problems were caused because of classism? Do we experience classism still today? How is that reflected in our society compared to how it was during the Victorian era? Consider the types of jobs available to people depending on social classes during the Victorian Era. How do jobs nowadays reflect one's social status?
- Research and discuss the role of women in Victorian England. What were some of the abuses of women? Consider the role women play in today’s society, are they still subject to similar abuse? In looking at your career of choice, do you think women have the same options in your field as their male counterparts?