Pilgrim’s Progress Paper (PPP)
- 3 page minimum.
- Must quote the book at least 3 times.
- Long Quotations (2+ sentences) do not count toward your paper length.
- Due Monday, 9/25/23
- Choose one of the following prompts
- Check MLA information here.
- Writing Improvement Major tip for this paper is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the active vs. passive voice. Check it out here, and incorporate it into this paper.
- In “The Pilgrim’s Progress,” Christian’s journey is filled with trials and tribulations. Pick three significant obstacles he encounters and analyze how each one contributes to his overall spiritual journey.
- Discuss the development of the protagonist, Christian, throughout the novel. How does he change and grow as the story progresses?
- Who are the main characters in “The Pilgrim’s Progress” and what role does each play in the story? Analyze their motivations, relationships, and growth throughout the book.
|Focus:||Student’s analysis shows an understanding of the assignment and thoroughly addresses each part of the prompt. Paper is at least 3 pages||Student’s analysis shows some understanding of the assignment, and each part of the prompt receives attention.||Shallow understanding of the assignment, much of the prompt still needs to be answered.
How to avoid: Read your prompt over several times. Explain it to someone else and let them read it.
|Content:||Ideas are detailed, well-developed, and supported with examples and specific details from the book.||Ideas have some development. Limited examples that only sometimes connect. Paper includes only generalized references to the book.||Ideas still need to be developed. No examples or no relevant examples/illustrations, and only vague references to the book.
How to avoid: When you come up with an idea, consider it only “half-power” until you have 1) examples/illustrations to help the reader understand your view and 2) specific quotations from the book that show you a) understand that part of the book and b) it supports your idea.
|Organization: Paragraphs||All paragraphs have clear ideas, are supported with examples, and have smooth transitions.||Paragraphs contain too many ideas and should split, or they contain no real idea and should combine with another–weak transitions.||Paragraphs do not develop ideas and often lack a clear beginning and end.
How to avoid: Once you finish your paragraph’s content, revise until you 1) can see that your ideas are clear and supported. * 2)
Each paragraph naturally flows to the next.
|Grammar and Style:||Sentences are clear. They are varied in pattern. Some are simple, while some are complex. Excellent use of punctuation gives the paper a professional flow and look.||Sentences make sense, but there are too many complex sentences in a row or too many simple sentences in a row. Punctuation helps the reader understand.||Sentences should be given more consideration and include fragments or run-ons. Incorrect punctuation weakens the final product and confuses the reader.
How to avoid: After working out your Focus, Content, and Organization, you’ll grasp your paper’s important points, setup, and flow. Now, you can revise your sentences to flow and better communicate your work.
Too many long, complex sentences make a paper difficult to understand. Too many simple sentences in a row get choppy.
Vary your sentence length and complexity.
*Having another person read the work can help you know whether the writing is clear/confusing, difficult/choppy etc. It also helps with proofreading.