Novel_Research_Essay

Name:                                                                                                 Date:1984 Research EssayAssessment OF Learning:The Task: You will write a multi-source essay based on the novel 1984 by George Orwell.Pick one of the topics explored in 1984 and comment on whether or not these issues are still relevant today or were an issue in the past. Topics:1. The dangers of totalitarian governments. 2. The consequences of controlling information and history.3. The ethics of psychological manipulation.4. The ethics of manipulation through violence.5. The ethics of language as a form of mind control.6. The struggle of classes and their lack of mobility.7. The ethics of alienating citizens through the control of love.8. The use of surveillance to control citizens.Sample thesis:The United States NSA and Big Brother both use surveillance technology unethically by gathering private information to suppress freedom of speech and thought.Your essay…Must be at least 4 pages long (this does not include your works cited page).Include 1 introduction, 1 conclusion and 3 body paragraphs with 4 quotations/pieces of evidence per body paragraph.Written in Times New Roman, size 12 font, double spaced.Use at least 3 other sources besides the novel.Must use MLA formatting throughout your essay and include a Works Cited page.PLAGIARISMIf any plagiarism is detected in your work, a mark of zero will be issued.Research ESSAY RUBRICAssessment OF Learning Knowledge R (0-49%) Level 1 (50-59%) Level 2 (60-69%) Level 3 (70-79%) Level 4 (80-100%) Total -Is the description of the novel complete and correct? -Is the research complete and correct? Little to no information is given about the novel. Little to no information is given about the real-world connection. Limited understanding of novel. Little information is accurate. Limited understanding of real-world connection. Little information is accurate. Some understanding of novel. Some information is accurate. Some understanding of real-world connection. Some information is accurate. Good understanding of novel. Most information is accurate. Good understanding of real-world connection. Most information is accurate. Excellent understanding of novel. All information is accurate. Excellent understanding of real-world connection. All information is accurate. /10 /10 Thinking/Inquiry -Do your explanations prove the thesis? -Are the examples relevant and helpful in supporting your thesis? Examples are not analyzed. Little to no examples provided. Examples are analyzed with limited effectiveness. Few quotations selected effectively support the argument. Examples are analyzed with some effectiveness. Some quotations selected effectively support the argument. Examples are analyzed with moderate effectiveness. Most quotations selected effectively support the argument. Examples are analyzed with a high degree of effectiveness. All quotations selected effectively support the argument. /10 /10 Communication -Does the student use formal language? Ex: do they avoid contractions? Personal pronouns? Little to no formal writing is used. More than 13 mistakes. More than 30 spelling and grammar mistakes. Formal writing is used with limited effectiveness. 10-13 mistakes. Student uses spelling and grammar with limited effectiveness. 26-30 mistakes. Formal writing is used with some effectiveness. 7-9 mistakes. Student uses spelling and grammar with some effectiveness. 21-25 mistakes. Formal writing is used with moderate effectiveness .4-6 mistakes. Student uses spelling and grammar with moderate effectiveness. 16-20 mistakes. Formal writing is used with a high degree of effectiveness. 1-3 mistakes. Student uses spelling and grammar with a high degree of effectiveness. No more than 15 mistakes. /10 /10 Application -Is MLA formatting used correctly in the Works Cited page and the in-text references? -Are the websites, books and articles reliable? Student does not use MLA format, or makes more than 14 mistakes. The resources are unreliable. Student applies MLA format with limited effectiveness. 12-14 mistakes. Some resources are somewhat reliable. Student applies MLA format with some effectiveness. 9-11 mistakes. The resources selected are somewhat reliable. Student applies MLA format with moderate effectiveness. 6-8 mistakes. The resources selected are reliable. Student applies MLA format with a high degree of effectiveness. No more than 5 mistakes. The resources selected are very reliable. /10 /10 Comments:                                                                                                                                                                                          /80