A Modest Proposal Project²Knighton 2010
Swift approached the subjects of corruption in England and poverty in Ireland from the point of view of a benevolent humanitarian. Pretend you are a modern social worker, educator, environmentalist, ormilitary advisor to the president. Attack an evil you see in the world by working on an ironic ³modestproposal´ for its solution²a proposal so outrageous that readers will see at once the severity of theproblem. Remember that some will miss your irony and attack you for your ³insensitivity,´ just as somepeople attacked Swift. Make your moral outrage clear by the sheer outrageousness of your exaggerations.1.
ou may work alone on this project or you may work with ONE other person. I would not chooseto work with someone else UNLESS you are able to schedule time outside of school to work withthat person.2.
If you work alone, you will either write a paper outlining your proposal or you will create aPowerPoint which outlines your proposal.
This PowerPoint will be turned into a videousing an account I will create for you at www.animoto.com.
ou will be required toturn in a copy of your PowerPoint with the video.3.
If you work with a partner, you and your partner will create a
video (under 3 minutes)outlining your proposal.
ou must also turn in a script.4.
ollow the guidelines listed on the appropriate checklist below.5.
turn in the rubric with your project or you¶ll lose points.6.
he video must be in a format that can be easily viewed here at school (see back of this paper).
This is worth 1 TE
Checklist for A Modest Proposal Project²Due Date: ___________________
otal Number of Points Acquired: __________
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Persuasive Techniques and Irony 1.
o I have at least 2 emotional appeals?List them here:
o I have at least 2 ethical appeals?List them here:
o I have at least 2 logical appeals?List them here:
id I use at least 2 examples of verbal irony?List them here:
10Content and Organization5.
oes my paper use adequate support?
oes my paper flow properly from paragraph to paragraph?
o all of my body paragraphs support my thesis statement?
id I correct my paper for sentence fragment errors and run-on sentence errors?
id I correct my paper for subject/verb agreement errors?
id I correct my paper for spelling errors? -1 pt per error up to 5 errors
Punctuation and Ca
id I correct my paper for these types of errors? -1 pt per error up to 5 errors
Is my paper neat and legible?
Is my paper approximately 2-3 pages long (12pt font, double-spaced)?