All assignments should be two pages typed, 1.5 spaced. You can go longer if you need, but I’m more concerned about style than you “finishing” some sort of plot—though feel free to.
Make sure you have a title.
100 points total.
- Choose a short story and “rewrite” it in the style of either Faulkner or Hemingway—if the story is “too long”, you can even just rewrite a part of it.
- Write a story in the style of either Faulkner or Hemingway based on a myth
- Write a dialogue / or even a short story using only lines from both Faulkner and Hemingway. (Each line will need to be cited.) You will obviously be able to capture the “writing style” with this one, so you will be mostly graded on your ability to present a coherent conversation.
Runbic, Part A:
- 50 points: Completely matches the style of either Hemingway or Faulkner: syntax of sentences, diction, pacing, and conventions.
Is free of unintentional spelling, typographical, and grammatical errors—this should be “publishable.”
Completely achieves objective of prompt.
- 45 points: Matches the style of either Hemingway or Faulkner: syntax of sentences, diction, pacing, and conventions.
Is free of unintentional spelling, typographical, and grammatical errors—this should be “publishable.
Achieves objective of prompt.
- 40 points: Completely achieves 2 of the 3 items above.
- 35 points: Mostly achieves 2 of the 3 items above.
- 30 points: Is successful with one of the items above.
Rubric, Part B:
50 points. All papers are to be accompanied by a meta-cognitive piece (see handout), stapled to the back. This is also worth 50 points and should provide enough depth for me to see your understanding (again, refer to questions on handout.) You will be graded on the specificity of your comments on both the decisions you made as a writer for the assignment, as well as the process of composing this piece.
Bring two copies in on Friday for Peer critique (a seperate homework grade.) Final Draft due in-class on Monday, November 24th.
Print this rubric and staple to back of assignment if you want comments.