Be sure to include ALL pages of this project (including the directions and the assignment) when you send the project to your teacher for grading. Dont forget to put your name and I.D. number at the top of this page!

Analysis and Response
There are two parts to this written project: one literary analysis essay and one creative response. For each part, you will choose one of several options. Project 1 is worth 100 possible points (50 points per part). It is 12% of your course grade. Type your answers to each part of the project in the spaces provided in this document (scroll down).
Note that you are completing a written project, not just two papers. Each aspect of the project involves a series of steps that will lead you through the writing process and help you to create a powerful piece of writing. As you delve into the project, make sure that you thoroughly read and complete each step. Refer to the Course Appendix for guidelines on writing conventions and citing sources.
The final draft of EACH part of this project should be two double-spaced pages (about 600 words). Note the part of the project and the option you have selected on the first page of each part of your project. Review the information on the process of writing before you begin.

The Writing Process
Quotation marks are put around the in The Writing Process for a reason. There is no one single process that works best for everyone. There is also no one single writing process that is best for all kinds of writing. The process can vary from writer to writer and task to task, based on such factors as the authors style, habits, and level of writing experience, as well as the nature of the writing to be done. There is, however, a model that illustrates the basic components of most writing processes. This process includes the following stages: understanding the task (the assignment), exploratory or discovery writing, shaping and planning, drafting, revising, editing and proofreading, and learning something from the entire process.
Even though the stages are listed in order, the process is not linear. Circular is a more accurate description. There is no clear, step-by-step logic to the process. Instead, it is recursive. Though it always starts with understanding the task, and ends with learning something from the task, the steps in the middle are not always straightforward. Writers swing back and forth between stages of the process as is appropriate. For example, a writer may decide to rearrange a couple of paragraphs while revising. Such recursive swinging around the circle can and should happen repeatedly in the process of creating well-written prose.
Also, notice that the drafting stage usually comes somewhere in the middle of the process. If youve ever suffered from writers block, it may well be because youve jumped to the drafting stage too soon. Such a situation does not allow enough time for shaping and planning.
Remember that the process does not end with drafting. Revising and editing are important parts of the process. You might move back and forth between drafting and revising and then jump to exploratory writing if you get stuck.
Keep in mind that revising and editing come toward the latter part of the process. If you try these too early, they might cause some writers block as well. The simple fact is that our brains can only handle so many tasks at one time. The task of putting ideas and experiences into words takes up a lot of brain space. When we are trying to articulate and construct knowledge, but are also worrying about spelling, punctuation, grammar, and mechanics, we are simply giving our brains too much to do, and both parts usually suffer. Nobody cares how sloppy or incorrect your early drafts are! Concentrate on getting your ideas on the paper!
One more important point you should notice is that revising, editing, and proofreading are three distinct acts. Revision means to see again. It deals with the global aspects of writingfocus, purpose, audience, development, coherence, organization, introductions, and conclusions. Editing deals with more sentence-level issues, like grammar, punctuation, and style. Proofreading involves reading for mechanical errors, like typos, missing capital letters, etc. This task should be saved until all other parts of the process are completed to your satisfaction.
Finally, notice that learning to write, writing, and writing well are more than questions of where to place commas. Writing is about making meaning and constructing knowledge. When you are at the end of the writing process for one writing task, you are really only at the beginning of benefiting from what you have learned.
One of the goals of this course is to help you develop your own writing process. As you do the work of this course, you will be guided through the process. Keep in mind that not all techniques work for all people. Try everything you are presented with once to see how it feels, and then decide whats best for you.

Part A: Literary Analysis
With this exercise, your focus will be to write an essay where you make inferences (or draw conclusions) about a writers personality. An autobiographical account is colored by the writers viewpoint. Consequently, readers can determine a great deal about a writer by examining and considering the details in the authors work. You will determine your judgments by examining the manner in which the author portrays himself, events, and other people.
Choose ONE of the following options:
a. Write an essay in which you describe Powhatans personality.

b. Write an essay in which you describe William Bradfords personality.
c. Write an essay in which you describe King Philips personality.
Your challenge is to describe the personality of this person in a two-page (about 600 word) essay by drawing conclusions about the author.
Review the reading from the textbook and base your response on information provided in the reading. As you approach this assignment, move through each of the five steps described.