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English II - CultEx: Maddux

Maddux Assignment Detials


Cultural Exploration Paper (CultEx)

English 2 On-Level

 

Objectives

The overriding objective of cultural exploration is for students to use the analysis of a variety of texts as a vehicle of critical thinking on a sophisticated level. Through the process, students should:

  • Develop an arguable, original thesis and develop coherent support for that thesis, sustaining focus in a paper of substantial length

  • Synthesize ideas from multiple sources

  • Ground analysis in close reading of language

  • Write with clarity, fluency, and a scholarly tone

 

Class Requirements for 2016-2017

Students must thoroughly examine several non-fiction texts from a cultural perspective, utilizing additional illuminating texts.

  • Students will read four pieces of informational texts and read (or view, listen to) an additional illuminating text.

  • Students must complete three graded writing exercises to encourage their thinking.

 

Topic Selection, Exploration Activities, and Drafting Deadlines

Assignment or Activity

Where to turn in

Due Date

You will be exploring a specific topic within a country that is unfamiliar to you.

Topic Selection Form

Choose your topic and submit the form found on Google Classroom.

Form on Google Classroom

Sept. 6/7

Article Selection and Notes Page  (Source 1 and 2) (click to open instructions)

Assignment on Google Classroom

 

Writing #1 (click to open instructions)

Submit to Google Classroom AND Turnitin.com

 

Article Selection and Notes Page  (Source 3 and 4) (click to open instructions)

Assignment on Google Classroom

 

Writing #2 

Submit to Google Classroom AND Turnitin.com

 

Choose an Illuminating Text

Show Ms. Maddux in class

 

Writing #3

Submit to Google Classroom AND Turnitin.com

Nov. 27/28

Final Product

To be determined

TBD