Topic: Prepping for ELA 30-1 and ELA 30-2 Diploma Exams?
Assignment 1 (1 hour): Personal Prose Response to Literature written in a creative prose form(not poem or lyric) practiced during your course. The exam booklet usually has an excerpt story/novel, a poem, and a visual. All pieces are selected for a specific unifying theme: similar(but by no means limited to) to what I've posted on "focus questions".
http://iblog.stjschool.org/dsader/engli … questions/
Responses can be personal, creative, critical. Typically a short story, narrative, or narrative essay.
... to understand the basis of the facts and quotations used to support the essay's argument, and thereby help to evaluate to what extent the argument is supported by evidence, and to evaluate the quality of that evidence. The academic essay tests the student's ability to present their thoughts in an organized way and is designed to test their intellectual capabilities.
Although the 5 paragraph essay format is quite poplar for this assignment, it is not required. Establish a voice, develop ideas, connect ideas from test literature to ideas from personal experience or creative inspiration. Do not connect to literature studied during your course. Connect to detailed, relevant, and insightful personal experience, or more philosophical/creative ideals. Show off your best style, select precise language, wrangle with complexity, and build a confident expressive voice. The tone of the more successful responses tend to a high quality of Lexical_density .
Can you write about duality and paradox and how our ends are not necessarily shaped by our means?
Assignment 2 (2 hours): Critical/Analytical Response to a piece of literature studied during your course. Select ideas from a single, challenging, appropriate piece literature studied during your course - usually the main novel or drama of the course or a challenging and accessible short story. Discuss the ideas generated from and significance of details you connect. A traditional essay format(1600-2000+ words) is the norm: opening, thesis, body paragraphs, closing.