Identify the themes or central ideas of The Sound of Waves.
First Semester Performance Task
Your Assignment: In a literary work, authors often explore more than one theme to produce a complex account. Identify the themes or central ideas of The Sound of Waves.
Possible Examples: An example of this particular prompt may be identifying central ideas like friendship and euthanasia in Of Mice and Men then connecting the two to determine that Steinbeck is suggesting we are responsible for each other. In 1984, one theme is that language is a tool of manipulation and another is that freedom is often at odds with security. These examples would address how analyzing these themes together, rather than in isolation, leads to a more complex understanding of the novel.
You have until the end of the hour on your scheduled finals date to review your notes, plan, draft, and revise your essay.
Before you start, review the assignment carefully and the information about how your essay will be scored, and then begin your work. When you have completed the Performance Task (The Essay), submit it to turnitin.com. 500 to 1000 words.
Due to turnitin.com by the end of the Final Test Period.
Your essay will be scored on the following criteria:
1. Statement of purpose/focus and organization: How clearly you state and control your thesis or main idea and develop, organize, and use style appropriate for this task, purpose, and audience.
2. Elaboration of evidence: How well you provide and analyze evidence from your text.
3. Language and Vocabulary: How effectively you express ideas using precise language appropriate for your audience and purpose, including your use of varied syntax.
4. Conventions: How well you follow the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.).