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1984 Summative Assignment*


English 11 Bradley
Due date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Objectives:
To show knowledge and understanding of 1984
To show awareness of the ways in which the production and reception of
texts contribute to their meaning
To evaluate conflicting viewpoints within and about particular literary
texts
To analyze the style, register and structure of a text
The Product:
An 800- to 1,000-word formal essay that answers one of these six questions:
1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently by two different
readers?
2. If the text had been written in a different time or place or language or for a
different audience, how and why might it differ?
3. How and why is a social group represented in a particular way?
4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded, or silenced within the
text?
5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the conventions of a
particular genre, and for what purpose?
6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with what effects?
Step 1 - Complete proposal form - Monday, May 18, 2015
Scroll to next page for the form.
Step 2 Outline (in class, use form provided):
Must include:
the prescribed question that has been chosen
the title of the text(s) for analysis
the part of the course to which the task refers
three or four key points that explain the particular focus of the task
Step 3 Write the paper
Formatting Guidelines:
Use MLA format for your written task (see page 8 of this assignment
sheet).
At the beginning of your essay, copy the question youre answering.
Your task must be written in English.
You must acknowledge all sources you use, including the text that you are
analyzing. You really shouldnt need secondary sources.
*Note: Summative assessment refers to assessment that summarizes learning at the end of
a unit. In other words, this is our end-of-unit assessment for 1984.

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1984 Summative Paper - Topic Proposal
Due via Google Drive, Tuesday, May 26, 2015
English 11 Bradley
Question
Answer
What is your
Blythe Carrier-hagerman
name?
What is the title
1984
of the text you are
using as the basis
of your analysis?
1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently
Circle the
by two different readers?
question you are
2. If the text had been written in a different time or place
answering.
or language or for a different audience, how and why might it
differ?
3. How and why is a social group represented in a
particular way?
4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or
silenced within the text?
5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the
conventions of a particular genre, and for what purpose?
6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with
what effects?

What in the text


has led you to
believe that you
can answer this
question
adequately?

Orwell separates everyone in London into three groups. At


the bottom are the proles. the middle is the , and the top is
the Party. The party workers are represented by blue
overalls. Blue overalls are usually worn by the hard
working people of america. The proles wear torn clothes or
clothes that are ill fitting. These types of clothes represent
the poor, the people who can not afford to live the good
life.

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Answer the
questions for the
prompt you
chose.
Put your
responses below
the questions.
The space
available should
give you an
indication of the
length of this. Be
concise yet
specific; do not
write a novel,
please.

1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently


by two different readers?
a. Who are the two readers?
b. What are the two interpretations?
c. Why are these interpretations different?
2. If the text had been written in a different time or place
or language or for a different audience, how and why might it
differ?
a. What is the different time, place,
language, OR audience (pick ONE)?
b. How might the text differ?
c. Why might it differ?
3. How and why is a social group represented in a
particular way?
a. What social group are you discussing?
The proles and the party workers
b. What is the particular way that social
group is represented? Jobs
c. How is the group depicted in that way?
poor living conditions and blue overalls
d. Why is the group depicted that way?
The people of the party are to be respected and the
proles are meant to bee seen as nothing
4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or
silenced within the text?
a. Which social group are you discussing?
b. Are you focusing on the group being
marginalized, excluded, OR silenced (pick ONE)?
c. How and why is this marginalization,
exclusion, or silencing occurring in the text?
5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the
conventions of a particular genre, and for what purpose?
a. What genre are you discussing?
b. Are you discussing how the text
conforms to OR deviates from the genre (pick ONE)?
c. How does the conforming or deviating
occur in the text?
d. For what purpose?
6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with
what effects?
a. What borrowed text are you discussing?
b. How has 1984 borrowed from said text?
c. What are the effects of this borrowing?

Answers to questions relating to your prompt: Question 3.The two different social groups
that are being discussed are the party workers and the proles. The party workers are
represented by blue overalls and nice living conditions while the proles are represented
by tattered clothing and poor living conditions. The reason they are depicted this way is
because the party workers are meant to be shown respect and to show that they are
important and the proles are to not get respect and seen as low lives. The party workers

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receive good jobs from the government that pay well and the proles dont have good
paying jobs instead they have to sell their bodies to live.

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Outline Form 1984 Summative Paper
English 11 Bradley
Question
Answer
What is your
Blythe Carrier-Hagerman
name?
What is the title
1984
of the text you are
using as the basis
of your analysis?
1. How could the text be read and interpreted differently
Circle the
by
two
different readers?
question you are
2.
If the text had been written in a different time or place
answering.
or language or for a different audience, how and why might it
differ?
3. How and why is a social group represented in a
particular way?
4. Which social groups are marginalized, excluded or
silenced within the text?
5. How does the text conform to, or deviate from, the
conventions of a particular genre, and for what purpose?
6. How has the text borrowed from other texts, and with
what effects?

What is your
central argument?
You can respond
in the form of
bullet points or a
thesis statement.
Key point 1,
including textual
evidence* to
support your
point
*By textual
evidence, I
mean
quotations
from the
novel.

Proles and the Party workers


How they are separated
they can bring down the party
the limits of the party
why they are separated like they are
Blue overalls and tattered clothing

The two parties are separated by living conditions and


clothing choice.
emphasized by the blue overalls which were the uniform
of the party

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Key point 2,
including textual
evidence* to
support your
point

Power.
In chapter two page. the party shows its power to take
away your thoughts. Room 101. They break winston and
make him the last free thinker.
We,the party, control all records, and we control all
memories. Then we control the past do we not?

*By textual
evidence, I
mean
quotations
from the
novel.

Key point 3,
including textual
evidence* to
support your
point
*By textual
evidence, I
mean
quotations
from the
novel.
(Optional - not
recommended)
Key point 4,
including textual
evidence* to
support your
point
*By textual
evidence, I
mean
quotations
from the
novel.

How the proles can bring down the party. The proles have
feelings, they are more of a human being then we are. They
can think for themselves and voice their opinion without
trouble.
If there is hope, Winston writes, it lies in the proles.
Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and
until after they have rebelled they cannot become
conscious

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Criteria

Big Brother

OBrien

Goldstein

Question typed at
the beginning of
your essay

Yes, the question is retyped


at the beginning of your
essay. You copied it exactly.
(5 pts)

There is a vague
reference to the question
youre answering, but
you did not copy it
exactly. (3 pts)

You did not include the


question at the
beginning of your essay.
(0 pts)

Understanding of
the question

Clearly understands the


prompt and addresses all
parts of it.
Response is thorough,
detailed, accurate and
specific. (10 pts)

Some understanding of
the prompt; addresses
part of it.
Response is on the right
track but somewhat
superficial or sometimes
inaccurate. Feels like a
SparkNotes job. (6 pts)

Lack of understanding
of the prompt; does not
address prompt.
Response is vague,
inaccurate, and/or
extremely superficial.
Clearly a SparkNotes
job. (1 pt)

Thesis statement

Clear, concise, has a so


what factor; Presents clear
argument that goes beyond
summary; Demonstrates
understanding of effect of
literary technique (5 pts)

Missing one or more of


clarity, conciseness, and
so what factor;
Presents adequate
argument but may be
more summary than
analysis; adequate
understanding of effect
of literary technique (3
pts)

Unclear, wordy,
confusing, or lacking in
a so what factor;
Lacks argument; lacks
understanding of effect
of literary technique (1
pt)

Body of paper

Points clearly support


thesis; Uses relevant
quotations to support ideas;
develops thorough
argument; clear
understanding of how style
effects meaning (10 pts)

Points sometimes
support thesis;
Quotations are more
descriptive than
analytical; develops
basic argument;
superficial understanding
of how style affects
meaning
OR: Your ideas match
your thesis, but because
your thesis was not an
argument, neither is your
paper.
(6 pts)

Points do not support


thesis;
Paper is all summary;
lacks analysis;
Lacks understanding of
how style affects
meaning

Adequate introduction,
transitions, and
conclusion.
Thesis statement found
later in the essay.
Conclusion restates
ideas; adequate sequence
of ideas
(3 pts)

Missing or poor
introduction, transitions,
and/or conclusion;
no thesis statement to be
found;
Ends abruptly; lacks
sense of closure; ideas
are all over the place;
lacks focus and

Organization

Strong introduction,
transitions, and conclusion.
Thesis statement found in
the first paragraph
Conclusion synthesizes
ideas and does not
introduce new information;
Logical sequence of ideas
within and between

(automatic deduction of
5 pts in this category if
there are no quotations
at all)

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paragraphs.
(5 pts)
Quotation
integration
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Quotations embedded into


own sentences extremely
smoothly. Quotations do not
stand alone. You never refer
to quotations as quotes or
quotations in your
sentences. (5 pts)

sequence
(1 pt)
Quotations embedded
into paper somewhat
smoothly; still too much
filler like on page 35
or you can see this in
this quote. You refer to
a quotation as a quote
or quotation once. (3
pts)

Quotations placed in
paper in a clunky
manner; Quotations
stand alone and are not
embedded into your
own sentences; You
refer to a quotation as a
quoteor quotation
multiple times. (1 pt)
(automatic zero in this
category if there are no
quotations at all)

Sentence
structure/word
choice

Effectively uses
variety of sentence
types to create a
smooth flow;
Sentences are clear;
Uses words correctly;
effectively uses a
varied, vivid
vocabulary; finds the
delicate balance
between sounding
sophisticated and
purple prose (5 pts)

Overall smooth writing;


some issue w/ sentence
structure, but they dont
necessarily interfere with
meaning;
Attempts to use a
sophisticated
vocabulary; may
misuse words from
time to time (3 pts)

Issues w/ sentence
structure interfere with
meaning;
Many words used
incorrectly;
vocabulary is bland
OR too much
purple prose (1 pt)

Conventions

Engaging, formal, and


objective tone; very few
grammar errors;
consistently uses present
tense verbs (5 pts)

Formal tone; a handful of


grammar errors, but
theyre not overly
distracting; usually uses
present tense verbs (3
pts)

Limited awareness of or
inconsistent tone; Many
grammar errors that
distract from the content
of the paper (1 pt)

Format (MLA)
Times New
Roman 12
Double spaced
MLA heading
Header w/ page #
Descriptive title
(in addition to the
copied question)
Margins (1 or 1.25
inches)
In-text citations
Works cited page

Zero errors (5 pts)

Two errors (3 pts)

Four or more errors


(1 pt)

Word count

800-1,000 words

750-799 words

749 or fewer words

See last page of this


handout for sample format!

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Word count typed at the end
of the essay
Example
Word count: 947
(5 pts)

OR

OR

1,001-1,050 words

1,051 or more words

Word count typed at the


end of the essay
(3 pts)

Word count not typed at


the end of the essay
(1 pt)

1984 Summative Rubric Conversion:


60=100

59=99

58=98

57=97

56=96

55=95

54=94

53=93

52=92

51=91

50=90

49=89

48=89

47=88

46=88

45=87

44=86

43=85

42=85

41=84

40=83

39=82

38=81

37=80

36=80

35=80

34=79

33=79

32=78

31=78

30=77

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28=75

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26=73

25=72

24=71

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20=69

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13=62

12=60

11=60

10=60

9=59

8=58

7=57

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Blythe Carrier-Hagerman
Mr. Bradley
English 11
May 26th 2014
Separation of Social Groups in 1984
How and why is a social group represented in a particular way?
George Orwell creates two social groups in 1984. The Proles and the Party Workers. He
describes the workers as wearing blue overalls, the color of the party while the proles wear dirty
and tattered clothing. The party workers live in nice buildings and the proles live on the side of
town that is rundown always getting bombed. The party workers are treated better than the proles,
they receive more benefits from Big Brother while the proles have none and most times the only
job a prole has is to sell their bodies because the government will not hire them. The social
groups are separated by power, thoughts, and treatment. The following are examples of how
Orwell does a good job at describing each of them and making them all seem as though they are
important parts of the story line.
The party workers wear blue overalls to work, no matter what department they work in
they all wear the blue overalls. emphasized by the blue overalls which were the uniform of the
party (Orwell 4 Kindle Version). The proles wear tattered clothing and live in rundown houses in
areas that are always getting bombed.The party workers have better clothing than the proles
because they are more important than the proles. The proles are seen as undesirable, nobody
working for Big Brother wants to be a prole so they follow the laws without question.

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The Party represents the power that they hold above all of the people living in London.
The party shows its power when they take Winston to Room 101 after he gets arrested and is
interrogated by OBrien. When OBrien ask where the past exist Winston answers that they are in
the memories and records of the people and OBrien replies we,the party, control all records,and
we control all memories. Then we control the past, do we not?(Orwell 313 Kindle Version). As
OBrien continues to ask questions Winston continues to defy him and this results in Winston
receiving shocks and they keep increasing every time Winston answers a question wrong. The
party is able to show its power over what people think, if you think different from the party then
the party tries to fix you so that you think they way they want you to think.
The proles are the other social group that are in 1984. The proles live in the dirtier part of
London and are not treated as nice as the party workers are. The part of town in which the proles
live is constantly getting bombed, almost every week there are dead proles after every bombing.
Unlike the party workers the proles thoughts are not monitored as much and they also dont get
into as much trouble as the party workers. When Winston writes in his diary he writes if there is
hope, it lies in the proles,what Winston means is that is there is ever any hope of bringing the
party down then it lies within the proles because they are able to freely think and speak the way
they want to(Orwell 89 Kindle Version). Winston also says that Until they become conscious
they will never rebel, and until after they rebelled they cannot become conscious meaning that
they will not rebel until it is too late, they will not realize that they can bring down the party until
too much damage is caused by Big Brother(Orwell 90 Kindle Version).
Over all the social groups are separated by jobs, clothing, housing, and benefits that they
receive from Big Brother. Orwell manages to capture what our society looked liked at this time
period. The higher up that you were in a government job meant how much respect you were
given, where you lived, and how you dressed. The lower you were in a government job or if you
had no job at all determined where you live, clothing,and respect. The lower you were the more
chance you had at living in a run down house with old clothes and little to no respect from others

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around you. The higher up you were ment that you received more respect, better living
conditions, and newer clothing. It also meant that you had more benefits when it came to how the
government treated you. Orwell manages to capture all of these things in this book. He was able
to imagine what the future looked like after the war. Orwell paints a picture of how the world
could have been, constant monitoring of all thoughts, elimination of those who thought
differently, and a complete and utter dictatorship. The social groups would be even further
separated by treatment from the government. Freedom would be limited to what the government
qualifies as freedom, examples such as why and who you can marry, whether or not you can get a
divorce, how to care for your children and the education that they receive.

Word count:821
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Works Cited
Orwell,George. 1984. New York: Signet, 1950. Print.