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Class Name: English 12 Honors
Teacher: Tom Monaco
Location: 104B
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Due: May 28
Last Modified: May 13 1:33 PM

Final writing assignment:

 

    On a personal level, what three thoughts about class discussions and/or the readings will you remember most?

 

(One page minimum please.  Due 28 May)



Due: May 16
Last Modified: May 10 6:44 AM
Due to the Senior Prom, your Study Guide and Annotations will be collected on Thursday, May 16th. 

Due: May 13
Last Modified: May 10 6:17 AM
IF YOU HAVE A 3.5 OR ABOVE AT THIS MOMENT-YOU ARE EXCUSED FROM THE STUDY GUIDE ASSIGNMENT.  THANK YOU FOR WORKING SO HARD THUS FAR IN THE QUARTER.      

Due: May 13
Last Modified: May 1 12:52 PM
By this time, May 13,  you should have completed your reading of the entire novel Pride and Prejudice.  We will continue doing an in depth read and answering the Study Guide questions during class; however, with the time remaining we will not be able to cover all of the answers for the entire book in depth.  Answer all of the questions in the Study Guide by May 17

Due: May 6
Last Modified: Apr 2 7:00 AM
Research papers are due.

English IV Research Paper: 1984 

Due: May 6

 

Our final activity with 1984 and your final project of the year will be a research paper. You will have multiple topics to choose from, you will research your topic using 1984 as your primary source along with many other secondary sources, and you will construct a well-organized research paper with an arguable thesis.

A research paper explores a topic in depth and incorporates information from a variety of sources. It should:

  • clearly state the purpose of the paper in a thesis statement
  • use evidence from a variety of sources to support that thesis
  • develop the topic logically throughout the paper and include good transitions
  • contain accurate and relevant information
  • document sources correctly

 

Requirements:

 

  • You must complete a five page typed research paper.
  • You must follow the schedule and all assignment deadlines given for this project.
  • ALL pre-writing materials must be completed in order for your final draft to be accepted and graded.
  • Your paper must provide an analysis of 1984 based on a thesis and support from the text and secondary sources. It is NOT a book report.
  • You must turn in at least 5 note sheets, and you must use the specific note sheets that I provide (no notebook paper).
  • You must use at least 4 sources besides 1984. 2 sources must be books (not counting 1984). The other 2 sources must be reliable and appropriate internet/database sources.(So, your Works Cited page will have 5 entries total.)
  • Your paper must follow the format/set-up that is given in class, along with MLA format.
  • Your research paper MUST come with a Works Cited page or it will be an automatic zero. Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any way.
  • Double-space the text of your paper, and use 12 point size font Times New Roman.
  • Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation.
  • Set the margins of your document to 1 inch on all sides. Indent the first line of a paragraph one half-inch (press tab once) from the left margin.
  • Use italics throughout your essay for the title of 1984.

 

Support/Sources:

 

In addition to using 1984 as a source, you are required to find and use 4 additional sources about your topic. All of your secondary sources must be legitimate, trustworthy and nonbiased (i.e. literary criticism, newspaper articles, scholarly essays, encyclopedias, etc.).  Unacceptable sources include, but are not limited to dictionaries, biased or commercial websites (typically those ending in .com, .net, .tv) and Wikipedia. Note, Wikipedia may be a good starting off point, or a source of information to jump start your research, but you may not use it as a source in your paper.

 

Two pieces of support are required for each body paragraph. Pieces of support include direct quotes, paraphrases and summaries. Six direct quotes must come from 1984 and six additional pieces of support must come from your secondary sources.

 

Topic Choices:

 

    1. Research the totalitarian governments and their leaders that inspired Orwell to write 1984:
      • Stalin’s Soviet Communist party
      • Hitler’s German Nazi party
      • Mussolini’s Italian National Fascist party

                       *** You can choose to focus on just one or all three.

    1. Research contemporary totalitarian governments and their leaders:
      • The People’s Republic of China
      • North Korea and Kim Jong
      • Venezuela

                      *** You can choose to focus on just one or all three.

    1. Examine the policies of America’s Homeland Security and the Patriot Act.
    2. Compare America’s culture of fear regarding terrorism after 9/11 to Oceania’s culture of fear.
    3. Compare America’s media manipulation to Oceania’s Ministry of Truth’s manipulation.
    4. Privacy issues that Americans face today.
    5. Examine when technology goes bad or is misused.
    6. Compare issues of contemporary surveillance, and corruption to the Party’s policies.

 

***Note – If you have another topic in mind, you must discuss it and clear it with me before you begin your research.

 

Great Places to Find Secondary Sources:

 

1. Thomson Gale Student Resources – accessmyschool.com/cps

·         Enter 1710 for Kenwood’s 4-digit code

·         Click on the first tab Student Resources in Context

·         Perform an advanced search of “Orwell 1984” and your topic

Click on the following content types: Academic Journals, Magazines, Primary Sources, Websites, Critical Essays, News and Reference

Keep your search broad at first, then narrow it down

·         Scroll through the list and skim articles to find those most relevant to your topic

·         Print out those sources that can best serve as evidence to back up your thesis statement

 

2. The Chicago Public Library Online www.chipublib.org

·         Click on the “Books, Movies and More” tab

·         Click on the “Search in The Library” or the “Online Research” tab

·         Perform a keyword search

·         You will have to enter your library card number and zip code

 

3. Some Internet News Resources

Fox News- https://www.foxnews.com

The Associated Press – www.ap.org

The New York Times – www.nytimes.com

BBC News – www.bbc.co.uk/news

CNN – www.cnn.com

Frontline – www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline

 

4. The Doral Academy Library (N/A ) – You can access books, journals, encyclopedias and other reference books.

 

5. The Miami-Dade Public Libraries – You can access books, journals, newspapers, magazines and other reference books. Ask the reference librarians for help. Be sure you have a library card.

 

** VERY IMPORTANT ABOUT INTERNET SOURCES:

  • When you find an interesting and relevant source on the Internet that you think you may want to incorporate into your paper, print it out so that you may read it closely, annotate it and highlight the most relevant information.
  • Be sure that when you print information from the Internet you also keep track of all of the detailed citation information (name of author, name of publication, title of article, date of publication, etc.)
  • You will be required to cite all of your resources in MLA format.
  • If you make photocopies of articles or books from the library, be sure to copy down all of the citation information.

Where do I begin?

Once you have decided on an interesting topic, the best place to start is probably the internet. Here you can usually find basic biographical data on authors, brief summaries of works, possibly some rudimentary analyses, and even bibliographies of sources related to your topic.

In addition to the Internet, you will have to use sources found in the library, sources like journal articles and scholarly books, to get information that you can use to build your own scholarship-your literary paper.

 

Different ways to incorporate your research

Direct quotes with citations

Paraphrases with citations

Summaries with citations

MLA format

All research papers on literature use the MLA format, as it is the universal citation method for the humanities. Whenever you use a primary or secondary source, whether you are quoting or paraphrasing, you will make parenthetical citations in the MLA format [i.e. (Smith 67).]

 

Most importantly, the use of MLA style can protect you from accusations of plagiarism, which is the purposeful or accidental uncredited use of source material by other writers.

 

Point Breakdown:

 

Assignment

Description

Points

Planning Sheet

This will be some brainstorming and the basic set-up of your research paper.

15

Abstract

A 1-page description of your intent. This synopsis should include your topic/issue, how it connects to 1984 why you selected this topic and what you hope to learn.

20

Thesis Statement

The thesis must be a provable argument that connects your topic/issue to the novel and to the world at large.

30

Source Notes

A minimum of 1-page for each of your 5 sources. These notes will be headed with MLA citation information for each source followed by subject headings, quotes and paraphrased information.

50

Outline

An outline of your paper.

60

Rough Draft/Peer Edit

The first version of your entire paper. EXTENSIVE edits and revisions must be made to the first draft.

75

Final Draft

Typed in MLA format including a works cited page.

210

Total Points

 

460

 

 

Your paper may also be based on one of the following topics from Hamlet

 

1. Although some people think that Gertrude is innocent in the death of King Hamlet, it is possible that she conspired to kill her husband.

 

2. While it may be true that Hamlet did not love Ophelia, it is clear that he did.

 

3. While Hamlet did act insanely, it does not necessarily follow that he is crazy.




Due: May 5
Last Modified: May 2 8:29 AM
Online submissions not permitted.
Here is your Study Guide for Pride and Prejudice, please complete it for a project grade.
Due: Apr 15
Last Modified: Apr 15 6:59 AM
Online submissions not permitted.

Visit this page for more information on MLA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTaUHS1mnvw

Due: Apr 15
Last Modified: Apr 11 6:25 AM
Please complete your reading of Pride and Prejudice to Chapter 21.  You may read further or work on your research paper during class if time allows.

Due: Apr 1
Last Modified: Mar 15 6:24 AM
Please have a copy of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.  (The desk copy is a Barnes and Noble Classic Edition).

You also will need your Study Sync books for readings of:

"A Model of Christian Charity",  "American Jezebel",  "To His Excellency General

Washington",  "Liberty Tree",  and  "To My Dear and Loving Husband"

You may tear them out of your book since they must be annotated for a grade.

​​​​​​​Please enjoy your spring break and have fun!

Due: Apr 1
Last Modified: Mar 15 10:43 AM
The readings from Study Sync will be read during class and a due date will then be set.  
Due: Apr 1
Last Modified: 12/17/2018 9:31 AM
Journals are due 4/1/19.  Please use at least one page on each topic.

 Week One:  M/TU  "What I Want for Christmas"
                     W/TH  "The Best Gift I Am Giving for Christmas"

Due: Mar 11
Last Modified: Mar 11 6:25 AM
As written on the white board, your final copy of the essay is due today and tomorrow for B day classes.  We are very near to the end of the quarter, make sure that all of your work is turned in ASAP.
Due: Mar 4
Last Modified: Mar 4 1:02 PM
I apologize, your rough draft was due today.  Please have it on Wednesday.  Final copies are due Monday, 11 March.  (Typed or hand printed)
Due: Mar 4
Last Modified: Feb 25 1:26 PM
Writing Assignment for Hamlet Act 3

Summarize the three scenes (or describe three events) in Act 3 that you find are the most important to the meaning/structure of the play. Be sure to include direct quotes from the play to support your view. Be sure to write an introductory paragraph and then develop individual paragraphs for proof of your position. Turn in your rough draft ten minutes before the end of class. (due March 4)


Final argumentative essay topics: (pick one-date TBA)

1.Although I grant that some people think that Gertrude is innocent in the death of King Hamlet, I maintain that she is guilty.

2. While it may be true that Hamlet did not love Ophelia, it is clear that he did.

3. While it is true that Hamlet acted insanely, it does not necessarily follow that he is crazy.


Due: Mar 4
Last Modified: Feb 13 6:29 AM
Second collection of Journal entries. ( topics thus far in the quarter)

"My Feelings About Polonius"

"The Luckiest Day of My Life" (taken from "Lady Fortune")

"My Plans After June First"

"_________________ " is a memorable movie because...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-760fdkm24
Due: Feb 14
Last Modified: Feb 13 7:16 AM
acuity (n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate (v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent pictorially
depraved (adj.) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles enervated (v.) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble, hamstring
esoteric (adj.) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret fecund (adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat (n.) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness figment (n.) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
garner (v.) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future use hallow (v.) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly, revere idiosyncrasy (n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy (n.) shame and disgrace
mundane (adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned with what is ordinary
nuance (n.) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate gradation or shade of difference
overweening (adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant (n.) a strong attraction or inclination
reputed (adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged
sophistry (n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous (adj.) costly, rich, magnificent ubiquitous (adj.) present or existing everywhere

Due: Feb 7
Last Modified: Feb 6 10:44 AM
Unit 5 Vocabulary Quiz on Monday/Tuesday 2-11,12

Journal entry: "The Luckiest Day of My Life"
Due: Jan 28
Last Modified: Jan 23 10:41 AM
acuity (n.) sharpness (particularly of the mind or senses)
delineate (v.) to portray, sketch, or describe in accurate and vivid detail; to represent
pictorially
depraved (adj.) marked by evil and corruption, devoid of moral principles
enervated (v.) to weaken or lessen the mental, moral, or physical vigor of; enfeeble,
hamstring
esoteric (adj.) intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
fecund (adj.) fruitful in offspring or vegetation; intellectually productive
fiat (n.) an arbitrary order or decree; a command or act of will or consciousness
figment (n.) a fabrication of the mind; an arbitrary notion
garner (v.) to acquire as the result of effort; to gather and store away, as for future
use
hallow (v.) to set apart as holy or sacred, sanctify, consecrate; to honor greatly,
revere
idiosyncrasy (n.) a peculiarity that serves to distinguish or identify
ignominy (n.) shame and disgrace
mundane (adj.) earthly, worldly, relating to practical and material affairs; concerned
with what is ordinary
nuance (n.) a subtle or slight variation (as in color, meaning, quality), delicate
gradation or shade of difference
overweening (adj.) conceited, presumptuous; excessive, immoderate
penchant (n.) a strong attraction or inclination
reputed (adj.) according to reputation or general belief; having widespread
acceptance and good reputation; (part.) alleged
sophistry (n.) reasoning that seems plausible but is actually unsound; a fallacy
sumptuous (adj.) costly, rich, magnificent
ubiquitous (adj.) present or existing everywhere
Due: Jan 23
Last Modified: Jan 22 7:01 AM
Topic for Journal:

"My Feelings Concerning Polonius"

Due: Jan 16
Last Modified: Jan 14 6:52 AM
Recent Journal topics:  (all entries are to be one page minimum)

1/9-"My View of Hamlet As Reflected BY his Actions Thus Far In Act I."

1/14 -  "My Illusion-The Reality"



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