Note: This assignment has been revamped as of Monday, April 8. It’s now significantly easier.
Assignment: Comparative Literary Analysis
Due Date: Monday, April 15
Google Drive Requirements
- Choose a group of any size, or choose to work alone.
- Open a Google Drive document and complete all of the essay, from start to finish, in this one document.
- Share that document with me.
Other Submission Requirements
- Follow our old protocol for this: Finish your Google Drive document, print a copy, and upload a copy to Turnitin.com (when that window is opened on Friday). See the Resources page for the complete step-by-step guide.
- 100 points: score on the content of the essay, including how well it follows the guide, according to the DAMAGES rubric; shared if done in a group
- 100 points: optional individual revision of the group essay (you can also choose to accept the group essay grade)
- 100 points: individual metacognitive writing: how the group essay mirrors the writing guide (see below)
- 100 points: individual reflective writing: how the three days (Wednesday through Friday) were spent
*These point values are subject to change. Focus on the idea that you are working on collaborative writing; if the essay comes together well, you avoid having to revise, but you’ll still need to reflect and be metacognitive to justify the exercise.
Guides and Preparation
- Comparative Essay Guide: Whale and Wells | Read this first.
- Data Sheet: Novel | Fill this out second.
- Data Sheet: Film | Fill this out third.
- VirtualSalt: Transitions of Logic | Use this as you work on the essay.
- There is no MLA requirement.
- As you were told in class, this is intended to be a collaborative essay. You may work with a group of any size as long as you use Google Drive (and that Drive document tracks your collaborations).
- You may, however, work alone.
- You must follow the comparative essay guide given to you in class (and archived above).
- You must use Google Drive to work on this collaborative essay.
- You should coordinate and collaborate in class and over email, unless you are working alone.
- Next week, you must give me a full account of your role in creating this essay. This reflective and metacognitive writing will be one of your major grades during Q4.
- Monday | Read the essay assignment. Review the assignment with the teacher. Begin filling out the data sheets for the novel and film.
- Tuesday | Finish filling out the data sheets. Review the essay guide. Begin thinking about what role you wish to play in the classroom.
- Wednesday | Talk to your group, if you are using one, about the essay. Create a Google Drive document and share it. Begin writing.
- Thursday | Continue typing. Keep track of the role you play. Follow the essay guide.
- Friday | Continue typing. Keep track of the role you play. Follow the essay guide.
- Saturday-Sunday | Finish over the weekend. Use email and the comments in Google Drive to coordinate your efforts.