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In 1984, Winston fears getting caught with his journal…a crime that is punishable by death and being vaporized.  What is your biggest fear?  Obviously, it might not be as dramatic as Winston’s situation, but we all fear something….pain, failure, betrayal, harm, abandonment, loneliness…the list is endless.

Please share what your biggest fear is in a well-written paragraph of approximately 100 words.  Identify specifically why you fear what you do and how it affects you.

Things to think about as you create your response:

Does this fear guide any part of you?  From where did this fear originate?  How do you handle this fear?  How does this fear drive your life?  Is anyone else aware of your fear?

After you have written your response and posted it, read and respond to someone else’s post. Remember:  The goal here is multi purposed:  1.  Relate your reading of 1984 to your own life – learn something about yourself that you might not have considered.  2.  Communicate effectively that lesson you’ve learned or realized to others.  This communication includes being effective and eloquent and artistically creative.  3.  Finally, this is a public post for a curricular assignment.  Any and all inappropriate posts or comments will result in no credit and further attention from me and Mr. Benjamin.  Part of English 4 is the adult aspect to which your writing must adhere.

Grading:  Your 100 word response is worth 15 points.  Your peer response is worth 5 points.  You will lose points for spelling, punctuation, and clarity just like you would on a written assignment for class.  Be sure to read what you write before you post.  You are welcome to type your response in Word in order to grammar and spell check it prior to posting, too.  Then, you can copy and paste it in the appropriate spot. The assignment(s) must be posted by the due date.

Due:  Paragraph Response:  Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, by 3:15

Peer Response (approximately 30+ words):  Friday, September 7, 2018 by                                                                                                                                                     3:15

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