SENIOR SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 2014
“Meaning and morality of One’s life come from within oneself. Healthy, strong individuals seek self expansion by experimenting and by living dangerously. Life consists of an infinite number of possibilities and the healthy person explores as many of them as possible. Religions that teach pity, self-contempt, humility, self-restraint and guilt are incorrect. The good life is ever changing, challenging, devoid of regret, intense, creative and risky.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
Essay Question:Choose 1 character from each of the summer reading books, Crime and Punishment and King Arthur. You may not use Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment as one of your characters. How do your characters exemplify or contradict Nietzsche’s quote above through their actions and words? Think carefully about your answer and do not fall into simplistic or trite conclusions but rather your answer should take into account the complexity of the characters. Be sure to support all claims (statement that you make about your characters) with documentation (citations) from the text.
Your paper should contain at least 4 body paragraphs.
One paragraph should compare/contrast the ideas between your first character and Nietzsche’s ideas
One paragraph should compare/ contrast the ideas between your second character and Nietzsche’s ideas
One paragraph should consider how your two character’s motivation differs from one another regarding Nietzsche’s quote The final body paragraph should deal with your own conclusions regarding what these have to say about these ideas.
The paper must…
Be typed, double spaced, #12 Times New Roman font
Be written in third person
Contain an introduction paragraph, a specific arguable thesis, paragraphs that contain supported ideas, and a conclusion sentence. Formal diction (this is not a journal entry)
Be at least 3 pages full pages long and no more than 4 pages.
Your paper may have as many quotes and paraphrases as are necessary to convey your ideas but it must contain 2 quotes from each book that support or contradict Nietzsche’s quote above.If your paper does not contain the above criteria then it will receive a grade of “F”
The paper will be graded on
How well it address the question asked
Ability to analyze and evaluate the material
Ability to draw connections between different texts Ability to use adequate support for a claim
The skillful use of diction and syntax
The papers compliance with the afore mentioned criteria
Suggestions for success on the projectBefore you read:DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST WEEK TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT
Before reading the books, look over the questions carefully and understand what is being askedAs you read:Consider the character and think how Nietzsche’s quote may relate to them.
Do not choose your characters too soon. Leave time to choose characters that you are confident writing about.
As you go, underline passages that might apply to the paper so you do not forget about them when you are ready to write. Write your thoughts in the margins of the books so, at the end, you have collected your thoughts and are ready to write When you write:DO NOT WAIT TO THE LAST WEEK TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNMENT
Make sure to proof read your paper.
Physically check off the requirements for the paper listed on this sheet to make sure you do not miss any of the requirements.Grading Scale:4- Superior- meets below requirements as well as demonstrates ability to handle complex evaluation
3- Well Done- meets below requirements as well as demonstrates ability to analyze
2- Meets Basic Requirements and address grading criteria
1- Improvement is Need
F- Fails to meet the requirements