Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday Jan 17th

Today you brought in your rough draft of your eulogy. Remember that a eulogy is a usually a speech written in honor of a person who has passed away.

A handful of students chose to share their eulogies aloud with the class. Afterward we took time to critique them. Take those same points of critique and apply them to your eulogy if you chose not to read yours.

  • Does your eulogy center around honoring your subject and telling your audience what he/she should be remembered for? Or does your eulogy go a bit too far creatively and lose that focus?

  • Does your eulogy share anecdotes/short detailed stories to SHOW your audience what he/she should be remembered for? Or is your essay very TELLING in nature?

Remember that there is a word count of about 250 words (a little more or a little less is fine). Also, make sure if the eulogy is about yourself to write it in 3rd person.

I will post a rubric for this assignment tomorrow. Your final package for this assignment (including the rough draft, the final draft and the rubric) is due when you come to school on Tuesday.


Although I am not assigning it or grading it, it would be in your best interest to edit your rough draft thoroughly so you will be able to turn in the best possible paper on Tuesday!