Yesterday, we read Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language." I asked you to read the essay and then answer a set of study questions designed to bring out some of the most important issues. I also gave you a copy of an undergradute university student's essay on the topic of language and the novel, 1984.
Today, we wrote the novel objective test, including a section on vocabulary words from your study sheet. We used the second half of the class to complete our notes and to do our prewrite for an essay on the following prompt: "discuss the role of language in our society." Remember that at this level, you are expected to employ quotations for support. You may bring to class ONE PAGE of notes with anything on it except completed sentences or paragraphs that are to be used in your writing.
Also, please remember that you are to complete a blog comment for EACH of the three blog post inquiry questions.
On Thursday and Friday we will watch the 1984 film version of the novel.