Assignment Outcome
  • Students will be able to apply readings from Unit 1 to their own personal thought or action resolutions for the future.

Relevant Course Outcomes
  • Students will be able to recognize and articulate the value of studying early world literature.
  • Student will be able to identify and analyze the textual, historical, and cultural contexts of works of literature.
  • Students will be able to develop insights effectively through written communication.

Due: February 5
Page Length: will vary plus Works Cited
Other: font style optional, SINGLE-spaced (with no excessive spacing or extra spacing in header around name, class, etc.), MLA style
Requirements: must include quotations from at least 3 of the readings from Unit 1

Instructions:
Throughout Unit 1, we have discussed the significance of cultural heritage, including literature. We have seen the lengths to which individuals or groups will go to destroy cultural heritage and we have seen what people are willing to do to protect it. We have discussed the reasons why cultural heritage gets targeted for destruction, and we have looked at active efforts to prevent its destruction, in wartime and in peace.

Hopefully, at this point, you have formed some ideas about the importance of cultural heritage, particularly literature. It is time then to articulate these ideas. Considering everything we have discussed as well as your own thoughts on the subject, you will now create your Resolution List. For this List, you will define a minimum of 8 personal resolutions concerning how you will engage with cultural heritage in the future (in this course and beyond). These can be thought and/or action resolutions. Thought resolutions are those intentions for your future habits of mind. Action resolutions are those intentions to complete some form of action, i.e. to DO something.

At least 5 of your resolutions must relate to primary texts of early world literature. For each of your resolutions, provide a significant explanation and reasoning. Over the course of the 8 resolutions (in other words, each resolution does not need a quotation), you should use quotations (cited in MLA style) from at least 3 of our readings in this unit. Thus, you should provide a Works Cited (in MLA style) at the end of your Resolution.


Rubric: Resolution List
The Resolution List is 10% of the overall course grade.
Criteria
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Number of Resolutions
(5 points)
Minimum of 8 resolutions; minimum of 5 related to early world literature
Minimum of 7 resolutions; minimum of 4 related to early world literature
Minimum of 6 resolutions; minimum of 3 related to early world literature
Minimum of 5 resolutions; minimum of 2 related to early world literature
Explanation and Reasoning
(60 points)
Provides careful and in-depth explanation and reasoning for resolutions, including appropriately-selected evidence to develop main and supporting points
Provides solid explanation and reasoning for resolutions, including appropriately-selected evidence to develop main and/or supporting points
Provides basic explanation and reasoning for resolutions, including potentially irrelevant choices for evidence to develop main and/or supporting points
Provides little or faulty explanation and reasoning, including a lack of evidence to develop main and supporting points
Resolution
(20 points)
Demonstrates careful and in-depth thought concerning personal relationship to cultural heritage, particularly early world literature
Demonstrates solid thought concerning personal relationship to cultural heritage, particularly early world literature
Demonstrates basic thought concerning personal relationship to cultural heritage, particularly early world literature
Demonstrates little or haphazard thought concerning personal relationship to cultural heritage, particularly early world literature
MLA Citation
(20 points)
Employs correct and consistent MLA citation format in-text and in Works Cited; meets/exceeds secondary source requirement (3+)
Employs mostly correct and consistent
MLA citation format in-text and in Works Cited; meets secondary source requirement (3)
Employs recognizable MLA citation format in-text and in Works Cited with errors and inconsistencies; does not meet secondary source requirement (2)
Employs unrecognizable MLA citation format in-text and in Works Cited with confusing errors and inconsistencies; does not meet secondary source requirement (1)
Mechanics
(20 points)
Utilizes the mechanics of writing and grammar both correctly and with effective, deliberate (potentially even elegant) purpose; adheres to course Writing Expectations
Utilizes the mechanics of writing and grammar correctly and deliberately, though may contain some errors; demonstrates solid understanding of course Writing Expectations
Tends not to use the mechanics of writing and grammar correctly and contains noticeable errors; demonstrates basic awareness of course Writing Expectations
Does not use the mechanics of writing and grammar correctly and deliberately and contains noticeable errors; demonstrates little awareness of course Writing Expectations