Write a response paper to The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. Core constituents of the assignment are (a) Meaningful engagement with the text itself, but which does not simply repeat the story back to me that is, do not simply synopsize the plot or the narrative.
Write a response paper to The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. Core constituents of the assignment are:
(a) Meaningful engagement with the text itself, but which does not simply repeat the story back to me; that is, do not simply synopsize the plot or the narrative.
(b) This is not a review of these books, in the sense of whether you liked it or not, but critical responses to the ideas and arguments presented in the book, in light of the concepts and discussions of our course. Think of yourself entering into an intellectual conversation with the author.
(c) The paper should examine:
– What the story says about what it means to be human
– Does it say that some humans are better or worse? Why?
– Does the author resolve the issue? How?
– Does the story suggest there are ways of being human we can’t avoid?
(d) Rubric points:
– Thesis statement/research question clear, and appropriate.
– Focussed, informative, and comprehensively developed.
– Argument provided for thesis/research question.
– Exceptional understanding of topic.
– Logical progression and development of ideas.
– Ideas expressed clearly.
– Effective transitions between ideas.
– Effective introduction and conclusion.
– Variety of references used.
– Data employed is relevant, accurate, and credible.
– Data employed supports the thesis/RQ investigated.
– Grammar and spelling are correct.
– Variety of proper sentence structures deployed.
– Variety of accurate and effective vocabulary used.
– Documentation is complete and correct.
Note well: Any summary or study guide material such as Sparknotes, E-Notes, Cliff Notes, Coles Notes, and the like, as well as material drawn from any essay-for-purchase site are NOT considered appropriate sources. Any use of these will significantly affect one’s grade. Under no circumstances may you use the film or television version.