essay 2 submission

Format: 3 pages (1000 word count), 1” margins, double-spaced, 10/12 pt. type. On a cover page or in the top left-hand corner, be sure to put your name, my name, our class, and the date. Use an effective structure that carefully guides your reader from one idea to the next, and edit thoroughly so that sentences are readable and appropriate for an academic audience.

Labeling and file protocol: Files must be in a PC-friendly format; those sent submitted in a different format or without the proper file name will not be accepted and the student will receive a zero for the assignment. The names of files submitted must be saved as NAME.ASSIGNMENT NUMBER (i.e., Sam Jones.Essay 2). This is the name of the file on your computer, NOT the title you might give the essay itself. Students may submit papers as .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc or .docx files; on any word-processing program, use the dropdown menu under “Save As” to find these options. Or simply paste text directly into the text field. Either way, if I can’t open it, I can’t grade it, so no Google docs, Pages, Mac-only format, etc.

See grading rubric.

Rubric

EX CR Essay 1 (1)

EX CR Essay 1 (1)

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnswer the question; stay on topicYou’re expected to consider and respond to my questions and suggestions for this essay, hence staying on the assigned topic.

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEdit thoroughly so that sentences are readable

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVocabulary is appropriate for an academic audience

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMake sure that your argument or discussion guides your reader carefully from one idea to the next

5.0 pts

Total Points: 20.0

Choose 1 or 2 and submit to the Essay #2 portal under Assignments once it opens.

1: Sappho’s poetry.

Pick any three of her pieces, and discuss each of them for the following points:

What’s the poem’s subject/topic, as much as you can determine it? How is the topic universal (timeless), and how does it specifically reference the world of ancient Greece? Finally, what does the poem say or mean to you individually? There’s no wrong answer, as long as you clearly cite specific lines in her poems to support your interpretation.

2: Art of the Western World: the Classical Ideal.

Discuss the main points made by Michael Wood and his colleagues. What was important about Greece artistically? Which artworks and buildings are most celebrated and admired, and why? You should discuss at least three examples that illustrate your position, one of which must be the Parthenon. Review the program at this link (the program is also available to view on DVD in Grossmont College’s Media Center). Stop after the Altar of Pergamum (26 minutes), as that’s the end of the Greek section; the second half discusses Rome.

Art of the Western World: Episode 1 The Classical Ideal (Links to an external site.)Art of the Western World: Episode 1 The Classical Ideal

Option 2:

First, give a brief plot summary that answers the following questions. This should take no more than one good paragraph:

  • How does Oedipus ascend to the throne of Thebes, and what happens at the crossroads where three roads meet?
  • What crimes does Teiresias know Oedipus is guilty of, and how does the king respond?
  • What events lead up to his final exile?

Next, answer at least one of the following analysis/interpretation questions:

  • In practical and philosophical terms, what is Oedipus trying to do by fleeing Corinth?
  • How do the various plot details model irony? Give at least two examples.
  • What lesson(s) would a Greek audience have drawn from the story?

3 pages (1000 word count), 1” margins, double-spaced, 10/12 pt. type; on a cover page or in the top left-hand corner, be sure to put your name, my name, our class, and the date. Use an effective structure that carefully guides your reader from one idea to the next, and edit thoroughly so that sentences are readable and appropriate for an academic audience.

You can rewatch the play here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TonLOAkc1OYLinks to an external site.

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