Senior Paper and Project
The objective of this paper and project is to provide Providence St. Mel senior students the opportunity to plan, research and compose a lengthy scholarly paper based on a work of literary merit. All students will choose the novel or play they plan to do for this third and fourth quarter assignment and graduation requirement .
Students will read the novel, analyze, annotate, do research for and write a paper, create a short teaching unit and compose a five to ten minute presentation using Prezi technology to share their work. The eight to ten page paper will be due on 4/29/13 and the Power Point presentations will be due the week of May 6, 2013.
Graphics, illustrations, slides and visuals as generated by a computer projection device will serve as the technological component of this project. This project represents the capstone paper for the year’s work in English.
No late papers or presentations will be accepted.
1) Senior Paper – 7 to 10 pages, Title Page, Outline, Text, Works Cited, Appendix
Persuasive Paper which argues an interpretation, traces key symbols, motifs or themes used by that author and the significance the novel has to contemporary American, British or World literature.
2)Prezi Presentation – Outline and informational and informative slides to present key characters, author style, themes, symbols, figurative language from novel.
Students will present a five to ten minute speech reviewing the key elements of the novel studied to teach to their fellow classmates.
Minimum of five well-designed slides containing images, quotations and other important information from or about the novel. Presentations begin May 6.
Rubrics will accompany all sections for student assessment. This is a Graduation Requirement.
Novel and Author choices:
Work of literary merit – student choice – consult with teacher for approval.
Please see AP Prompts with novel choices listed. Any major work of literary merit may be considered. Please check option with me.