Hamlet Final Assessment

Hamlet Final Assessment

DUE DATE: WEDNESDAY, 12/20, 11:30 PM

At the end of the Hamlet unit, you will have two choices to earn 100 points. These choices replace the final essay test that was in the course originally. You can choose only ONE of the following options, and the due date remains the same. These activities will be graded just like the test would have been, meaning there is no chance to redo or revise the assignment. However, this will be taken into consideration when I grade them.

No matter what option you choose, it must be completed in a Word document and labeled or titled so that it is clear to your teacher which option you chose. On your document, write it as a heading, like this:

Your first and last name

Date

Name of the option you chose

Models of each assignment can be found in class announcements.

Option #1: RAFT

A RAFT is a writing assignment that encourages you to uncover your own voice and formats for presenting your ideas about the content you are studying.  In this design, you have a lot of freedom to choose what interests you. 

  • R = Role of the writer: Who are you as the writer?
  • A = Audience: To whom are you writing?
  • F = Format: In what format are you writing?
  • T = Topic: What are you writing about?

The process:

  1. Use the chart below to choose two characters from the ROLE column. Your goal is to write in the voice (Role) of YOUR CHARACTER. 
  2. Using the knowledge and understanding that you have gained throughout the reading and viewing of Hamlet, choose a related Audience, Format, and Topic from the chart below. 
  3. As you craft your creative writing assignment, be sure the character’s personality and motivations are evident. For instance, you could choose Ophelia (role), Hamlet (audience), blog entry (format) and betrayal (theme). Then you will write a blog entry from Ophelia’s point of view with Hamlet as the intended audience focused on the theme of betrayal.
  4. Next, repeat this process for a different role, audience, format and theme.
  5. Please see the model below (pg. 8) to understand what to do.
  6. If you are unsure of what a particular format is, the best thing to do is look up examples online.
  • YOU MUST CHOOSE TWO CHARACTERS FROM THE ROLE LIST AND COMPLETE TWO DIFFERENT RAFTS. THEY WILL BE WORTH 50 POINTS EACH AND MUST BE AT LEAST 200 WORDS EACH.
    • To clarify, this means two different roles, two different audiences, two different formats and two different themes.
  • You may use some words from the play, but if you do they MUST be exact and put in quotation marks. The goal, however, is to use your own words. No outside sources are to be used for this assignment.
  • You can choose to write about a particular scene or event, or the play as a whole.
  • You are in the voice of the character, so if you choose the role of Ophelia, then you will become her (first person POV) and reflect her personality and motivations in your writing.
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